NRC neither scientific in detecting illegal immigrants, nor in the spirit of Assam Accord; indigenous people need constitutional safeguards

  • The outrage of the indigenous people on the immigration issue is neither due to their religion nor due to their language; rather it is because of what they experienced in front of their own eyes, in their very own lifetimes.
  • There are numerous loopholes in the NRC system, which were raised in the Supreme Court by Upamanyu Hazarika, an advocate-cum-activist working on this issue for the past several years and by other petitioners.
  • As promised in their election manifesto, the present government should grant special reservations in electoral positions, land, and jobs to all communities that were present before Assam was annexed to India in 1826.