In this Section
The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), an umbrella body of Dalit, tribal and minority groups, raised the plight of Assam’s doubtful voters at the national level. NCHRO national coordinator Reny Ayline said Assam is the only state in the country where certain people are branded as doubtful voters. She added the practice constitutes violation of human rights and should be stopped immediately.
“Branding people as doubtful voters is great injustice on them and a clear violation of their fundamental rights. This practice is found only in Assam. It is a great shame as our Constitution has no such category as doubtful voters. So, we are going to raise this issue on a wider platform at the national level. The people who are branded as doubtful voters need justice,” Ayline said. NCHRO, which has been fighting against human rights violation of Dalits, minorities and tribals, raised the issue of doubtful voters in front of prominent human rights activists at a conclave in New Delhi on Mar 13.