Family tree verification opens Pandora's box in Cachar

Silchar, Feb 19: The verification of ‘mismatched family trees’ of the applicants of National Register of Citizenship (NRC) is a process which has been employed to examine the genuineness and legitimacy of all the legacy data of the documents submitted by them. This process is on and seems to open a Pandora’s box. Quite enigmatically, Sheli Dhar (45), a homemaker, and Dipali Dhar (55), a nurse, daughters of freedom fighter Pratap Chandra Dhar, have been asked to prove their linkage related to places which they have not even mentioned in their documents.

Sadhan Purkayastha, secretary general of CRPC, Assam, sharing this information with The Sentinel said, “This is just a means to agonize and harass people. Both Sheli Dhar and Dipali Dhar are residents of Paloi Tea Garden in Dholai constituency of Cachar. They have been asked to report at Barkhola GP office on February 21 by the authorities concerned. This is not the end. Usha Acharjee and Smriti Acharjee of Joypur village in Lakhipur sub division have been asked to prove their linkage by reporting at PHE staff quarter, Mahanpur in Udalguri district on February 28 at 11 am. Dhar sisters or their family have no connection or relationship with anyone at Borkhola. Similarly, Acharjee sisters and their family have nothing to do with anyone at Udalguri.”

Sadhan Purkayastha, Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, Kishore Kumar Bhattacharjee, Sukumal Das and others on behalf of CRPC today met S Lakshmanan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar. They were asked to meet Additional Deputy Commissioner A R Mazumdar, in-charge of NRC related issues. The ADC assured that he would soon probe the matter and see that nobody has to suffer in this way. Sadhan Purkayastha is of the opinion that the process itself is not free from faults and that it has many loopholes. “CRPC urges upon the authorities concerned to desist from issuing notices in an irresponsible manner that culminates in mental and physical harassment,” Sadhan Purkayastha added to say.

Source: SentinelAssam

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