Save the political identity of indigenous people, write the correct spellings of our names

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We, the Boro people are one of the most beautiful tribes of India. And so our names too but when it comes to be spelled by other Non-Bodo people they however fail to go with the flow of ascent and here the mistakes begin.

The days when the names are enrolled in census, the mistakes in typing our names begin and so does it in the same manner comes in VOTER IDs and many alike. A few days back, I heard a group of old men talking about mistakes in their VOTER IDs and so I went on to lead a team of few college boys in my hometown "Gohpur - a historical place" to find out the real number of victims of wrong spelling in VOTER IDs and to surprise us, about 2/3 of the citizens (The Boro People) are the victims of wrong spellings in their VOTER IDs. This is a serious issue as only the concerned families will run for the correction of the wrong spellings, but majority of the innocent common man who are farmers and illiterate have no idea how to correct the same and even if they come, they're often not cared and just harassed by being demanded a number of proof certificate to validate their correct names. There are number of incidents when even after correction, the mistakes continues.


Correct Name: KHWRWMDAO, Wrongly Spelled: KWRWMDAO or KURUMDAO or KARAMDAO

Correct Name: JWNGSAR, Wrongly Spelled: JONGSAR or JUNGSAR or JUNGSIR

What am looking forward is that there be a special appointee in regions when made data entry during census and so, the appointee be a Boro person so that there be no mistakes or negligible even if so. Let the data collection and entry of the Boro villages be done by Boro people itself.

This is really a big problem for illiterate villagers because the banks and such other organizations deny to accept the wrong spellings. So, there comes huge waste of time and money in running for affidavit to show that the spelling has been wrongly typed by the data entry person etc. They take advantage and victimize the innocent common man. Why? The answer will lead to the reasons why we call ourselves politically deprived since independence.

The question that arise here is why do we need to run for affidavit to prove the validity of our names just for the mistakes done by the data entry person. Our names are unique and have beautiful meaning, altering even a single letter results in different meanings of our names and I believe we have the right to live with dignity with the names given by our parents.

Even if average 1/3 of total Boro population across state is facing this problem then the number of victims is about 12-15 lacs. Therefore for the rights of these 12-15 lacs of citizens (currently) and for the upcoming generations of Boro community; to be known by their correct names, there be some arrangements made regarding the same by the "Election Commission of India"

Therefore I request you all to kindly sign the petition for the sake of these victimized citizens and upcoming generations of Boro community. We, too have the right to be known by the correct spellings of our names!