GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - The Asam Sahitya Sabha on Monday demanded of the Nodal Officer, NRC, government of Assam that the NRC application forms of people belonging to the enlisted communities such as SC/ST, OBC and MOBC be accepted straightaway without any legacy data or any of the requisite documents.
The apex literary body in the State also submitted a memorandum to the Nodal Officer today in this connection.
Briefing mediapersons here about its stand on the NRC and other pertinent issues of the State, Sabha president Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora stressed that to ensure more inclusion of names of original inhabitants any person belonging to the enlisted communities should be automatically included in the NRC.
It needs to be mentioned here that the writ petition submitted by the Sabha before the Supreme Court in connection to NRC and for securing the rights of the original inhabitants of Assam has been referred to the constitutional bench of the court.
�We would also like to propose that for acceptance of members of enlisted communities a certificate can be issued by any gazetted officer which shall contain the name and relations of all family members and shall be valid for them all. The same modality shall be applicable for the tea garden and ex tea garden labourers,� said Dr Bora.
The Sabha has also insisted that the last date of submission of NRC applications be extended up to October 30.
On the other hand, the Sabha has expressed its displeasure over the secrecy that has been shadowing the Naga Peace Accord and Dr Bora called upon the authorities concerned that this development should not impinge on the interests of Assam. �One of the most contentious demands of the NSCN-IM has been for creation of a greater Nagaland with Naga-inhabited areas in the region. So we have an apprehension about this accord and insist that there should be no compromise with the interests of Assam,� said Dr Bora.
The Sabha also pressed for a linguistic synthesis for strengthening the foundation of present day Assam.