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Six-year-old misses NRC bus despite name in first draft

Six-year-old misses NRC bus despite name in first draft

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Six-year-old misses NRC bus despite name in first draft Six-year-old misses NRC bus despite name in first draft

Guwahati (Assam), September 04, 2018:

A six-year-old girl from Dhubri district missed the National Register of Citizens (NRC) bus along with her mother despite their names figuring in the first draft NRC. And not just that, the duo are not required to prove they are genuine Indian citizens.

Following an enquiry, the family from Dumur Daha village under Gauripur Police Station came to know that the names of Jenifa Begum, who is a Class II student, and her mother Husena Bibi were not included as they were suspected to be illegal immigrants and their cases being looked into by a foreigners’ tribunal.

The family is now at a loss.

The first draft published on December 31 last year had the names of Jenifa besides her father Husen Ali, mother Husena Bibi and grandmother. The grandmother has died since. The name of only Husen Ali figured in the complete draft. The names of Jenifa’s two sisters and only brother were also not included.

The Border Police submit reports to the foreigners’ tribunals when they suspect a person to be an illegal immigrant. Accordingly, the foreigners’ tribunal issues a notice to the person for appearance. Jenifa’s parents alleged they did not receive any such notices from the tribunal.

Some locals alleged a number of families in the village are going through such hardships. They accused the Border Police of arbitrarily issuing the notices to the foreigners’ tribunals.

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