Guwahati, Aug 31 The final National Register of Citizens or NRC – a list intended to identify legal residents who were able to prove their citizenship and weed out illegal immigrants from the state – has been published.
Prateek Hajela,State Coordinator,NRC said, ” A total of 3,11,21,004 persons found eligible for inclusion in final NRC leaving out 19,06,657 persons including those who did not submit their claims.Those not satisfied with outcome can file appeal before Foreigners Tribunals. ”
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Over 19 lakh people in Assam have been left out of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was released on Saturday morning.
Some 19,06,657 people have been excluded from the final list, which names 3,11,21,004 people as Indian citizens.
The process of NRC update in Assam differs from the rest of the country and is governed by Rule 4A and the corresponding Schedule of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
“These rules have been framed as per the cut-off date of March 24 (midnight), 1971 decided as per the Assam Accord. The process of receipt of NRC application forms started at the end of May 2015 and ended on August 31, 2015. A total of 3,30,27,661 people applied for it through 68,37,660 applications,” said a statement issued by the NRC authorities on Saturday.
“The particulars submitted by the applicants were taken up for scrutiny to determine eligibility of their inclusion in the NRC.
“The NRC update is a mammoth exercise with around 52,000 state government officials working on it over a prolonged period. All decisions of inclusion and exclusion in the list are taken by these statutory officers. The entire process has been meticulously carried out in an objective and transparent manner,” it said.
The draft NRC, which was published last year, found 2,89,83,677 persons eligible for inclusion in the list. “Thereafter, claims were received from 36,26,630 people against their exclusion,” the statement said, adding that a verification was also carried out of the persons included in the Draft NRC under Clause 4(3) of the Schedule of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
The National Register of Citizen or NRC final citizens’ list in Assam will be published online at http://www.nrcassam.nic.in. on Saturday at 10 am.
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It was six years ago that a mammoth exercise was started to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951 by identifying illegal foreigners living in Assam and since then lakhs of people have been living an anxiety.
Security has been tightened in Assam, with tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police posted across the north-eastern state bordering Bangladesh.
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was imposed in several parts of the state ahead of the release of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens. In Guwahati the prohibitory order was clamped in Dispur, where the secretariat and Assembly complexes are located, besides at Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and Khetri police station areas, the police said.
Earlier, the first part of the draft NRC, called Part Draft NRC, was published in December, 2017 and incorporated the names of 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore applicants.
The final draft of the NRC contained 2.9 crore names out of the total 3.29 crore applicants.
The NRC, first published in Assam in 1951, is being updated as per the directions of the Supreme Court.