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Hindi speakers in Assam seek special amenities

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MANOJ ANAND
Published Aug 7, 2018, 1:40 am IST
Updated Aug 7, 2018, 1:40 am IST
Rejected applicants want officers who can process forms in Hindi, Urdu.
It was alleged that there were many instances where ‘vindictive’ NRC officials deliberately ignored the names and documents of Hindi-speaking people.
 It was alleged that there were many instances where ‘vindictive’ NRC officials deliberately ignored the names and documents of Hindi-speaking people.

Guwahati: The Hindi-speaking people living in Assam for decades have sought the intervention of authorities and asking to facilitate them with opportunity for inclusion of their names in the National Register of Citizen (NRC) by designating officers who can read Hindi and Urdu documents submitted by them to NRC Seva Kendras for inclusion of names.

Pointing out that hundreds of Hindi-speaking people could not find place in the final draft of the NRC as they had submitted documents either in Hindi or Urdu, All Assam Bhojpuri Parishad president Kailash Gupta told this newspaper that they have come across hundreds of such instances in which documents produced in Hindi or Urdu were rejected.

Asserting that non-Indian and Bangladeshi must be identified and deported from the state, Mr Gupta alleged that some NRC officials were vindictive during the process of verification and deliberately ignored and left the names of Hindi speaking people.  He argued that some names were dropped on the pretext that respective state governments failed to send verification report of documents submitted by applicants. “We have submitted the necessary documents so the onus of getting the verification report from respective state government was on NRC authorities,” he said.

In one instance, a woman’s name was dropped as her name did not not match her husband’s name. “In Bihar and UP most of married women use Devi as title after marriage which doesn’t match with the title of husband,” he said. Gupta said that some people had submitted their caste certificate in which authorities detected anomalies that a man with Gupta title is shown as of Teli caste whereas another person with same title Gupta has been shown as descendent of Baishya family.

Even some Bengali families use Gupta title, he added while pleading that NRC authorities need to take note of these problems that has led to deletion of a large number of names of Hindi-speaking people. He also pointed out that they have come across instances that names of many such Hindi-speaking people were dropped who had legacy data code of Assam itself. He referred some of the instances that NRC officials demanded money for inclusion of names. 

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