Assam: How NRC spurred applicants to trace family trees
Most people who live in the hinterlands of Assam knew little about family treesa concept that was used to verify whether an applicant was indeed genuine
Kokrajhar/Guwahati (Assam): In Bongaigaon’s north Salmara, 190 km from Assam’s capital Guwahati, Sanatan Rai heaved a sigh of relief after finding his name in the second draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) last week. It has been a stressful year for the Rai family. One crucial detail had kept him and his family members from being listed in the first draft—his grandfather. The death of his parents and the fact that he himself never found out the name of his grandfather was the cause of all the trouble.
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