1.9 million left out of Assam's final NRC list, police on high alert

Topics NRC Assam | NRC Bill | NRC

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The much-awaited final list of the Assam National Register of Citizens was announced today, even as security was beefed up in the state and the police was put on alert. 

Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator, NRC, said a total of 3,11,21,004 persons were found eligible for inclusion in the final list and 19,06,657 persons including those who did not submit their claims, were left out.

Meanwhile, some 218 companies of the central paramilitary forces are on the ground, even as no untoward incident was reported immediately after the final list was out.

A press statement released by the NRC confirmed that after considering all those already included and after disposal of all claims and objections and proceedings under Clause 4(3), a total of 3,11,21,004 numbers of persons were found eligible for inclusion in Final NRC, while 19,06,657 persons, including those who did not submit claims, were left out.

The final NRC is a supplementary list that includes or leaves out those whose names were not included in earlier drafts, or against whom objections had been raised. 

Applicants can find out their status at NRC sewa kendras (NSKs) and offices of circle officers and deputy commissioners or log on to the NRC official site (nrcassam.nic.in).

NSKs across the state were flooded today with anxious applicants who wanted to find out whether or not they were included in the final list.

Prior to the announcement, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had tried to assuage the people stating that those excluded will not be regarded as foreigners and will be given a chance to appeal.

What if your name doesn't feature?
  • You will not be declared a foreigner and will not be detained
  • You can appeal within 120 days in foreigners’ tribunals, which will ascertain your citizenship status on the basis of provisions of Foreigners Act, 1946, and Foreigner (Tribunals) Order, 1964 
  • Various political parties are also ready to provide you free legal aid
  • You also have the option of appealing in HC and Supreme Court

Read the full press release by Office of State Coordinator, NRC:

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