Hindu Legal Cell demands judicial probe for ‘D voter’ dilemma for Bengali Hindus in Assam.
Silchar Correspondent | Assam Tribune | Aug 19, 2015::Demanding a judicial probe into the alleged harassment meted out to Bengali Hindus in the name of D-voters in the State, the Hindu Legal Cell has appealed to the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government to issue an ordinance to put an end to the process of deportation.
In a memorandum submitted to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Assam Governor PB Acharya, the Cell has pressed for the grant of citizenship rights to the Bengali Hindus and permission to include their names in the current update of the NRC.
Referring to the protection of Hindu migrants under Section 2 of the Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act of 1950, Dharmananda Deb, the convener of the Cell, rued that the Bengali Hindus are being harassed without proper justification since 1997. He said that despite the legal provision of protection, the Election Commission of India and the Government of Assam have allowed “such grave injustice to Bengali and other Hindu migrants in the State.”
Members of the Cell mentioned the recent cases of Suchandra Goswami of Silchar, Rita Das of Badarpur, Bandana Rani Das and the 102-year-old Repati Das of Karimganj and many others who have allegedly been sent to detention camps as D-voters.
The Cell has questioned the role of the Modi Government in fulfilling its promise to protect the interests of Bengali Hindus and Hindus in general. The Cell has urged the Government to take immediate steps to pass the ordinance for the protection of Bengali Hindus.
Read also: D Voter Issue.
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