NEW DELHI, Feb 24 � Alleging presence of names of illegal migrants in Assam voters� list, Assam Public Works on Friday sought Supreme Court�s intervention.
Moving a Writ Petition (Civil) in the Apex Court, Abhijeet Sharma of APW has called for direction to the Government of Assam to undertake the update work of NRC 1951 only after the identification of the pre March 25 1971 Bangladeshis along with their descendants as Indian citizens and identification of the post March 24 1971 as Bangladeshis as foreigners.
The NGO has also called for direction the Government of Assam to start the update of NRC immediately by compiling the National Registrar of Indian Citizenship through the provisions of citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue National Identity Cards) 2003.
It was claimed that Assam�s voters� list up to 2006 has 41 lakh excess voters (over and above normal growth of voters). �It can be safely surmised that Assam�s voter�s list is saddled with lakhs and lakhs of foreigners.�
The growth trend of 2004-2006 of entire State reflects that illegal immigrants have infiltrated the whole State and enrolled in the voter�s list of the State. The 2011 Assam Elections is consistent with the statistics given by the petitioner of �excess� voters.
AIUDF, a political party which supports and woos the illegal immigrants for their own selfish ends compromising the unity, integrity and security of the Nation, has managed to secure 18 seats out of 126 seat of the Assembly which constitutes 15 per cent of the seats.
As the trend suggests, the party will be in a dominant position with 28-30 seats in the Assembly and will control the politics of the State after the next election in 2016.