Siliguri: A delegation of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Tamang faction) from Darjeeling today 13 September left for Assam to assess the hardships being faced by the Nepali speaking people there who have been dropped from the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The 15-member delegation is led by president Binay Tamang. Important leaders like Satish Pokharel, DK Pradhan, Jyotikumar Rai, Amrit Yonzan and others are part of the team.
The visit is aimed at assessing the problems being faced by the over one-lakh Nepali people who have been dropped from the final NRC published on 31 August.
The delegation will explore ways to provide succour to such people who have been rendered stateless by the exercise.
In a statement, Tamang said that they will also meet people of other communities affected by the NRC. During this visit to Assam, the delegation will not meet political leaders but only representatives of social institutions and activists working on the issue.
The initiative comes amidst BJP leaders both in Bengal and the national level publicly saying that NRC will be introduced in Bengal as well to identify illegal immigrants.