Assam, a northeastern state of India is often in news because of its issues related to documentation of its genuine citizens, which is also known as NRC (National Register of Citizens).
As the final list of NRC was released on Saturday, a woman in Assam’s Sontitpur district committed suicide for non-inclusion in final NRC, this was reported by state media. The woman reportedly jumped into a well and committed suicide.
However, other news sources reported that the woman committed suicide over rumors that her husband two sons were not included. But later, It was found that their name was included.
Earlier in July 2019, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) in one of its reports stated that a total of 58 people have died so far in cases related to NRC. It also stated that those who died hailed from low income, underprivileged and marginalized backgrounds.
It can be mentioned here that a total of 19,06,657 people are facing non-inclusion from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).