NRC: The pain and struggle that never ends

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Over 19 lakh people have been left out of the NRC.

At the crack of dawn, on September 1, Shehnaz Begum, 27, held her six-year-old daughter Soniyara’s hand and trudged along the muddy lanes of Batarbari village in Assam’s Barpeta district. The mother and daughter then got inside the autorickshaw of a family friend, Soyeb, and set out on a journey to the Public Health Centre in nearby Daulasal in Nalbari district.

While walking to Soyeb’s house, somewhere in front of her, Shehnaz fancied, lay the moon on the horizon, and she and her......