Assam: FIR lodged against Coordinator of NRC for exclusion of genuine Indian citizens

Assam: FIR lodged against Coordinator of NRC for exclusion of genuine Indian citizens


After more than 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants in Assam were left out NRC, an FIR had been lodged against the Coordinator for Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela for excluding genuine Indian citizens from the updated citizens’ list.

The FIR was lodged on Tuesday by Asom Garia-Maria Yuba Chhatra Parishad at Guwahati’s Latasil Police for producing an expensive “farcical” document that left out many indigenous people. The organization represents Garia and Maria, two categories of indigenous Assamese Muslims.

The complaint against Hajela had been filed so that the government probed the entire process of the NRC updating exercise, the spokesperson said.

Inspector Upen Kalita, in charge of the police station, confirmed the registration of the FIR. “The subject is that many people have been excluded from the NRC intentionally,” he said.

On September 4, Chandar Mazumdar, a member of the All India Legal Aid Forum lodged an FIR against Hajela at a police station in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh town. Mazumdar said the NRC Coordinator had his family deliberately excluded from the NRC.

Other organizations too have upped the ante against Hajela. The All Assam Bengali Yuba-Chhatra Parishad has demanded his arrest and removal as the State NRC Coordinator.


Updated by: News Sources 2019-09-05 3:42 PM