As many as 50 members of a single family have been excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published on August 31 by leaving out more than 19 lakh people.

Fifty-two year old Ahmad Hussain, a primary school teacher in Barpeta district of Assam, and his entire family members, including at least 15 children, were left out from the final NRC list.

Ahmad Hussain and his family members, including 7 brothers, were living at Nichanchar village under Baghbor assembly constituency in Assam’s Barpeta district.

During the NRC application submitting process, they had used 1951 legacy data of their late father, Harmuj Ali Bhuyan, among other documents. While all the members found their name in the draft NRC, one of the brothers of Ahmad Hussain was found to be missing from the draft.

Abdul Baten, whose name was missing reapplied to get his name included in the NRC. During the process, Abdul Baten used the 1966 legacy data of late Harmuj Ali Bhuyan.

Now, while all the other family members were listed in the NRC draft, they could not find their names in the final NRC. Ahmad Hussain doubted that, difference of the legacy data of 1951 and 1966 is the main reason for it.

“We have found that, not a single member of our family was listed in the final NRC which was published yesterday. There are 50 members in our family. We had used our father’s legacy data of 1951. Our family members name were listed in the earlier draft NRC, but one of brother’s name was not included. When he applied second time, he used 1966 legacy data. For it, we were served several notices. We had appeared in hearings four times. But our names were not listed in the final NRC. We are now frustrated. We are worried about it. We will apply again following the government instructions,” Ahmad Hussain said.

The entire family is now worried after their names were not listed in the final NRC list.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.


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