Assam NRC list: Boy who hoisted national flag in flooded school last year, finds his name missing in the list

Last year on August 15 Independence day a picture of two boys and the teacher hoisting Indian flag in flooded school went viral on social media. One of the boy in the image nine-year-old Haydor Khan failed to find the spot in the list of final draft of National Register of Citizens, The Indian Express reported.

But Haydor’s 10-year-old relative Jiarul Khan, head teacher Tazen Sikder and assistant teacher Nripen Rabha in the image found the spot in the list, in fact everyone’s from Haydor’s family made to the list, except for Haydor.

“I don’t understand anything about the NRC… I will do whatever the learned people in our area say. Everything was under water. The other children were scared to swim to the point where the national flag was being hoisted in our school. But Jiarul and I swam up to the spot, stood there and saluted our flag”, Haydor said to Indian Express.

The picture was taken by Mizanur Rahman, another teacher at the Naskara lower primary school.

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