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NRC Assam trouble: threat to losing citizenship for transgenders

NRC Assam trouble for Transgenders

Transgenders, the people who fight against social discrimination on a daily basis due to their gender. Many are abandoned by their families while many leave their homes because of regular insult they face in the society. Even the Government in control has not been successful in solving their issues, instead have created more problems for them. And today, one more serious issue has come up against them, the difficulty of getting their names enrolled in the NRC name lists.


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A noticeable amount of the Transgender population in Assam are facing difficulties in getting their names enrolled in the NRC name lists due to lack of sufficient documents. This issue might result in losing their citizenship.

One transgender (Can’t mention the name) left her home and came to Guwahati to find work. She cannot apply for NRC now as she can’t go home to collect her documents.

“I was chased out of my home and beaten up by my brothers as I behaved like a girl. I left home forever and came here. Since then there is no contact with my family members. Nobody was ready to give me a job here, and so I had no option but to start begging on trains. I am scared to go home for documents,” She said.

In the same way, many transgenders were forced to leave home because of social stigma.

NRC latest update under Supreme Court supervision

A part-draft name list containing 1.9 crore names got unveiled on Sunday. There were a total of 3.29 crores of names registered. The next record of titles will include the names of the remaining people. The 1951 NRC list is being updated in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme court March 24, 1971, as the cut-off date, as agreed in the Assam Accord of 1985.

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The threat of losing citizenship alarmed Swati Bidhan Baruah. She leads an organisation of more than 5,400 transgenders. She moved the office of the NRC co-ordinator here to seek its assistance.

“I have requested the NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela to look into the matter as I have received calls from many who could not apply for NRC. Hajela told me that he would discuss the matter with us in the second week of January,” Baruah said.

She previously also filed a PIL in Gauhati high court last year for a state policy for the welfare of the transgenders.

Source: The Northeast Today

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