Include all Bengalis of Assam in NRC
Ahead of the publication of the second draft of the National register of Citizens (NRC), a Bengali organization named Bangka Pokkho has written to the NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela demanding inclusion of all the Bengalis residing in Assam into the list.
In the letter, the organisation demanded that “each and every Bengalis residing in Assam” should be included in the final draft of the NRC. “The Bengalis should not be robbed off their constitutional rights or be removed from their homeland,” the letter stated.
The organisation demanded immediate closure of all the detention camps in Assam.
The organisation also demanded the withdrawal of all cases against Tapodhir Bhattacharya, former Vice-Chancellor of Assam University Silchar.