Confusion Prevails At NSKs In Assam To Collect Review Forms; People Asked To Come Other Day


New Delhi: Confusion prevailed in over 2,500 National Register of Citizens Nagrik Seva Kendras (NSKs) in Assam on August 10 as people who have been excluded from the list made a beeline to collect the review forms, but were asked to come back on another day. Even the forms to request a correction were missing from the NSKs.

There were many like Ashish Das, an executive with a pharma company, who were upset and disappointed on the first day of filing claims, objections and corrections in the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam as the requisite forms were not available. The only form they got was to know the reason for their exclusion from the NRC that has left out more than four million, said locals who visited the NRC centres.

Das’ name was included in the complete draft of National Register of Citziens (NRC) released on July 30. But, his name was spelt incorrectly. On Friday, he took leave from work to visit the NSK at Pandu in Guwahati to fill out a correction form. But the centre didn’t have it.

The NRC officials said that the form may be revised after the Supreme Court hearing on August 16, when the apex court is likely to prescribe the standard operating procedures (SOPs). “We will give the forms after August 16,” said CK Baisya, a senior NSK official.

Most people who came to the NSK located at a Bengali community dominated settlement by the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati were handed over the query form and asked to return again to know the reason for their exclusion.

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