GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Senior advocate and convener of the Prabrajan Virodhi Manch (PVM) Upamanyu Hazarika today welcomed the Supreme Court's direction to conduct a sample reverification of 10 per cent of NRC data.
�The Supreme Court�s direction to conduct a sample re-verification of 10 per cent of NRC data in every district is a welcome move. As pointed out in my representation of August 26 last to the Registrar General of India and the State Coordinator of NRC Assam that there are fundamental flaws in the procedure adopted, which cannot be corrected or rectified through the claims and the objection process,� Hazarika said.
The PVM has demanded a re-verification of data in the migrant-dominated areas and the bordering districts of the State, alleging that the flaws in the NRC verification process were intrinsic to the process and can be rectified only through reverification.
�It is a matter of concern that though the flaws and the discrepancies were within the knowledge of the RGI and NRC authorities, they chose to keep silent. If the draft list becomes final in its present form, it will certainly include a large number of foreigners. The sample reverification must be carried out with all honesty and objectivity, and should not be a cover-up exercise,� Hazarika said.