DHUBRI, Sept 2 - Indigenous Muslim organisation, Sodou Deshi Jonogosthio Jati Sansad, Assam (SDJJS) has expressed its resentment over the NRC upgradation process claiming that names of many migrants have been included and native people have been excluded from the NRC.
In a press meet held at the Sahitya Sabha Bhawan, Dhubri, president of the SDJJS, AAM Enamul Hoque said that the entire process of NRC has failed to safeguard the indigenous people of the state, particularly the native Muslims of western Assam. He also said that names of many migrants have been included in the list for various political reasons. Hoque also said that due to a conspiracy, the names of many indigenous Muslims have been excluded from the NRC. �Due to such politics and conspiracy, the Deshi Muslims, who are native of this land and have been residing here since times immemorial by converting themselves from Rajbongsi are now deprived of citizenship.�
The organisation also demanded safeguard of the Deshi people under the 6th Schedule of the Assam Accord. �Inclusion of Deshi people under the 6th Schedule of Assam Accord and the implementation of the schedule is the only way to protect the culture and identity of the Deshi Muslims,� Hoque added.
The members of the organisation also threatened to take up an agitational path, if their demands are not met and names of indigenous people are not included in the NRC.
The SDJJ also organised a general meeting on Sunday which was presided over by Hoque and was attended by many senior citizens including senior advocate Robin Mondal and Majahar Ali as chief guests.