The AAMSU was demanding cancellation of the updating process of the NRC undertaken in Barpeta as a pilot project in Assam. As part of the project, the citizens have been asked to attach some documents, as proof of their Indian citizenship with the standard government form. These documents include the list of NRC 1951, electoral roll of 1966 and that of 1971. The purpose of NRC is to identify and enlist Indian citizens in the state. The Bengali-speaking Muslims, along with some Bengali-speaking Hindus, of the state have protested vehemently against this project. Most of the protests have been led by the AAMSU. “The fact that this kind of registration is done nowhere in India, brings out the dubious and illegal credentials of NRC. It has been launched with the precise purpose to target and discriminate against us,” said AAMSU leader A. Hamid.