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The deceased, Noor Nahar Begum, daughter of Abdul Kalam, was a resident of Rowmaria Village in Assam’s Darrang district
The deceased, Noor Nahar Begum, daughter of Abdul Kalam, was a resident of Rowmaria Village in Assam’s Darrang district|EastMojo image
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Assam NRC: Confusion over new list claims life of minor girl

Teen mistakes ‘additional draft exclusion list’ to be final NRC; hangs self after not finding name; in reality, non-inclusion enhances chances of appearing in final register

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: Just a few hours after the state government released an additional draft exclusion list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Wednesday, ahead of the final publication on July 31, a teenage girl in Assam’s Darrang district committed suicide failing to find her name in the list on Wednesday.

The deceased girl, identified as 13-year-old Noor Nahar Begum, was the daughter of Abdul Kalam, a resident of Roumari Chapori village in Darrang district.

As per reports, Noor Nahar, whose name got excluded in the draft NRC published July 30 last year, was expecting her name to appear in the final list. She allegedly hanged herself upon confusing the additional list released by the state government on Wednesday to be the final NRC.

Raising concerns about the confusion created among people over the NRC process in the state, relatives of the deceased girl informed that she did not know that non-inclusion of her name in the additional draft exclusion list of NRC indicates that her name will be included in the final NRC.

“Noor Nahar’s father went to the nearest NRC Seva Kendra to check his daughter’s name in the additional list released by the government yesterday. After finding Noor’s name in the additional exclusion list today, he informed her over phone following which she committed suicide by hanging herself,” a relative said.

Ahead of the final deadline for final publication of NRC on July 31, the Assam government on Wednesday released an additional exclusion list to the draft NRC. The list can be viewed at the designated NRC Seva Kendras, the office of the deputy commissioners, SDOs (circle) and circle officers. It can also be viewed online by going to the website link, https://addnl.nrcdrafts.com/addnlexclusionlist/Draft.htm.

It is to be noted that Assam government didn’t make much publicity about the additional NRC exclusion list, which apparently led to the confusion among the people in the state.