Papers in Devanagari script, Urdu dialect keep many out of NRC

GUWAHATI: A bit of Hindi-speaking people whose names didn't determine in Assam’s ultimate draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have alleged that that they had submitted paperwork to end up that they hailed from other parts of India however have been neglected because the paperwork have been in Devanagari script and Urdu dialect.

“The prison report which I've submitted belongs to my circle of relatives, which hailed from Muzaffarpur in Bihar,” Mohan Kumar Shah, president of All Asom Bhojpuri Parishad for Tinsukia district, advised ET. “As this can be a prison report of 1951, it's in Devanagari script and the dialect is Urdu.”

Several others mentioned that they had submitted identical paperwork and have been advised via the officials all the way through the report scanning process that the paperwork have been difficult to decipher because of the script and the dialect.


On Thursday, about a hundred people amassed in Tingrai, a tea generating space in Tinsukia around 516 km from Guwahati to talk about their non-inclusion in the NRC. After the assembly, Shah mentioned that they had decided to satisfy Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and petition Union home minister Rajnath Singh in regards to the exclusion of numerous Hindi-speaking people from the NRC.


There are numerous people throughout Assam whose families had shifted to the state from other parts of the country previous to 1950, Shah mentioned.


“In British generation people from Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand have been introduced via the British to paintings in tea estates as building labourers.


While people working in tea estates have via and big made it to the draft NRC, we people from Bihar and other Hindi-speaking people were neglected,” he mentioned. The paperwork submitted via those people, he mentioned, proved that their ancestors have been from other states and that they belonged to these families.
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