Kamrun Nessa was marked a ‘Doubtful Voter (D-Voter)’ and her name dropped from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
*All names and personal details have been changed or beeped to protect the survivors’ identity.spent three and a half years in a detention centre in Assam.
Q- What is your name?
A- My name is [BEEP].
Q- Where is your place of birth?
Q- Can you recall any memorable incident regarding your place of birth?
A- When I had grown up a little I started playing, my mother used to go to [BEEP], she has taken care of us after my father died.
Q- Did your father die when you were very young?
A- Yes, he died in my childhood.
Q- When did you hear about NRC?
A- I heard about NRC when the names of many people appeared in NRC.
Q- Did your name appear in the final list?
Q- How many of your family members’ names appeared in NRC?
A- All of my family members’ names appeared in the NRC except me. My husband’s name appeared in NRC along with my Four children, only my name is left out.
Q- Can you recall if anyone misbehaved with you during the time of NRC hearing?
A- No, no one misbehaved with me.
Q- What is your estimated expense for NRC hearing?
A- Nearly 4-5 thousands. I went to Sarupeta by renting a private vehicle, I had to go to Kalgachia also for a hearing.
Q- Have you got help from any NGOs or any other sources?
A- No, I have got help from no one. My husband works a little and I also work in People’s home, thus we take care of our children.
Q- What is your estimated expense for NRC?
A- Around 4-5 thousand, had to manage the money working in people’s homes.
Q- How did your life change after you were declared as a D-voter?
A- My Tension increased, whatever money I get working in people’s homes will have to be used for the purpose of the case, how I will lead my life, how I will take care of my children, I think a lot nowadays.
Q- How has the Corona Pandemic affected you, like in your work?
A- Corona pandemic affected us a lot.
Q- How did you survive during the time of the Corona Pandemic?
A- We got a ration of 4-5 Kg rice from the Government, I also worked in people’s homes sometimes, and we had a very hard time. We had to go through severe hardship along with our Children.
Q- Have you got any assistance from any NGOs or Government sources during the time of Corona Pandemic?
A- No, no one helped us.
Q- Are you vaccinated?
A- Yes, I am vaccinated.
Q- Were you charged for vaccination?
A- No, it was free.