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NRC: Veteran who served 30 yrs in Indian Army excluded from citizen list

The draft, which was released on July 30, left out nearly 40 lakh people in Assam

ANI  |  Guwahati (Assam) [India] 

former officer, Indian Army officer, Mohammad A Haq, NRC list
Mohammad served the Indian Army between September 1986 and September 2016

Mohammad A Haq, who served for the for 30 years as Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) before retiring, is upset with the government for not including his and his family's names in the recently announced final Register of Citizens (NRC) draft.

"I served in the for 30 years. I am really sad that my name is not mentioned in the NRC list. I served the nation with commitment. I have legacy data of my parents. The investigation should be fair and friendly," Mohammad A Haq told ANI.

Mohammad served the Ithe ndian Army between September 1986 and September 2016.

He next hopes that government will help him and his family.

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The draft, which was released on July 30, left out nearly 40 lakh people in Assam, incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. Since then, the Opposition has been at loggerheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre over the issue.

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The first draft was published on December 31, 2017, and names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated.

The features the names, addresses and photographs of all Indian citizens, who have been residing in the northeastern state before March 25, 1971.

First Published: Thu, August 02 2018. 07:24 IST