GUWAHATI, May 27 - Voluntary organisation Assam Public Works (APW), the primary petitioner in case No. 274/09 of the Supreme Court on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, on Monday resented that its November 20, 2018 request to the State NRC Coordinator for the soft copies of the District Magistrate Investigation Team Report (DIMIT) Form has not been complied with.
The DIMIT Form would have helped the APW properly raise documented objections against doubtful persons whose names have featured in the final draft NRC.
In a statement issued here on Monday, APW president and applicant of the Supreme Court case, Abhijeet Sarma alleged that despite there being a Supreme Court direction, issued on August 28, 2018, for carrying out sample re-verification of at least 10 per cent of the names included in the final draft NRC, if required by a team of NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) personnel from a neighbouring district, there was no perceptible initiative to re-verify such names.
Under such a situation, the APW again moved the Supreme Court on October 23, 2018 with the plea that 100 per cent re-verification should be carried out in the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Chirang, South Salmara, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Darrang, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi.
�Even after being the primary petitioner, we are still totally unaware about what has been done by the State NRC Coordinator in relation to the August 28, 2018 direction issued by the Supreme Court on the 10 per cent re-verification in this regard,� said Sarma.
Compelled by this situation, Sarma said the APW is planning to file another affidavit in the Supreme Court with the plea that the court should attach more importance to the matter of re-verification of the 10 per cent names that appeared in the final draft of the NRC to ensure a flawless NRC with the inclusion of names of all the genuine citizens and exclusion of names of illegal migrants.