Agartala: The demand for the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Tripura — on the lines of a similar exercise being undertaken in neighbouring Assam — seems to be growing by the day.
Insurgent group All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF), led by its ‘commander general’ Ranjit Debbarma, is the latest to join the list of entities filing a petition in the Supreme Court seeking NRC implementation in the state.
Debbarma, who was arrested in 2013 under the National Security Act (NSA) but later acquited of the charges in May 2016, has reportedly joined hands with the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), the Tripura People’s Front (TPF), Tripura royal heir Pradyot Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman and a couple of NGOs to form a team in filing a petition in the apex court over the NRC issue.
In a report published on October 22, EastMojo had hinted that there would be several other parties along with INPT filing the petition in SC.
The hearing on the petition will take place on November 4. Senior advocate and former Union minister Salman Khurshid will represent the case in the court, said sources.
On October 22, close to two months after the TPF filed a petition in SC, the INPT announced that it will file a similar petition in the apex court. Earlier, Pradyot Debbarman, who is also the working president of the Tripura Pradesh Congress, was also reported as saying by media reports that he will file a petition in the SC for NRC in state.