ACR calls for re-verification of voters' enrolment

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Itanagar, Sep 10: The Aruanchal Citizens' Rights (ACR), an NGO, has sought the state chief secretary's intervention for a 'complete re-verification' of the electoral rolls.

In a memorandum submitted to the chief secretary yesterday, the NGO alleged that there was mass enrolment of non-indigenous voters in every Assembly constituency in the state during the recently concluded enrolment process.

''False enrolments by the state and people with vested interests are questionable and not in accordance with the definition of citizenship and the meaning of ordinary residents and permanent residents,'' the ACR stated, adding that the situation required a holistic consideration of the process.

Such cases were particularly glaring in the Assembly constituencies adjoining the Assam border, most of the district headquarters and constituencies where migrant labourers were present in large numbers, the ACR alleged.

It called upon the civil societies to ensure genuine enrolment process to protect the democratic will of the state's true indigenous people.

The NGO was also contemplating to launch a thorough exercise to find out the facts and figures of enrolment for the welfare of the indigenous people, the memorandum added.

UNI

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