Shillong, Sep 9: The Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee, Assam, on Saturday submitted a memorandum to the secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs on various demands regarding the National Register of Citizens (NRC), including issuing copies of Rejection Orders to the excluded to facilitate the filing of appeals.
Members of the social organisation demanded that the NRC data must be secured by making an Aadhaar-like data security regime; Aadhaar should be issued to those included in the FNRC; copies of the rejection orders should be issued so that individuals can file appeals; FNRC inclusion should be conclusive proof of citizenship for all purposes; and issuance of national identity cards to all included persons.
The organisation also demanded that those who missed the date to apply for NRC should be given another chance to do so and that the legacy data search portal should be opened to the public during NRC appeals hearing before Foreigners Tribunals.
“That CRPC strongly suggests the authorities to immediately fulfil the demands listed above for justice and fair play. Also, it is suggested to the general public not to be confused by misleading and false political and media propaganda about Final NRC published in 2019 and insist on and produce only inclusion of names in Final NRC as proof of citizenship for any purposes before police or other authorities,” the organisation said in its letter.