Assam NRC final list 2019 Updates: BJP should learn its lesson, myth of illegal immigrants busted, says Asaduddin Owaisi

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Assam NRC final list 2019 Updates: BJP should learn its lesson, myth of illegal immigrants busted, says Asaduddin Owaisi
  • 16:00 (IST)

    AGP expresses unhappiness over final NRC

    Asom Gana Parishad says it is not happy with final NRC. It added that there is a scope of review of the NRC final list in the Supreme Court. Several other parties also expressed their displeasure with the final NRC.

  • 15:30 (IST)

    Aadhaar to those who get entry in final NRC

     

    Aadhaar cards will be issued to all those who were excluded in the draft NRC but could get entry in the final list. This will happen as NRC authorities have taken biometric data from more than 36 lakh people who have claimed Indian citizenship after their exclusion from the draft NRC published on July 30, 2018.

    However, those who may be excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and can not prove their Indian citizenship after pursuing legal process will not be eligible for obtaining Aadhaar cards anywhere in the country as their biometrics will be flagged.

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Every section of Assam is unhappy with the status of NRC: Gaurav Gogoi

    Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi also took to Twitter to say, "Every section of Assam is unhappy with the status of NRC. Even BJP ministers are complaining. Careless implementation that many genuine Indian citizens will have to unnecessarily face the courts. Congress will provide all help. Nation above politics is our motto. NRC is another."

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Protect genuine Indian citizens, says Adhir Ranjan Choudhury 

  • 14:23 (IST)

    So-called myth of illegal immigrants busted, says Asaduddin Owaisi

    Asaduddin Owaisi of the AIMIM said that the BJP should stop asking for NRC throughout the country in terms of Hindus & Muslims. They should learn from what has happened in Assam. "BJP should learn a lesson. They should stop asking for NRC throughout the country in terms of Hindus & Muslims. They should learn from what has happened in Assam. The so-called myth of illegal migrants has been busted," he said. 

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Thin line between nationalism and xenophobia, Shashi Tharoor quotes Tagore on NRC

    Reacting to the final NRC list, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, "There is a thin line between nationalism and xenophobia —besides, hatred of the foreigner could later turn into a hatred of Indians different from oneself." -- Rabindranath Tagore. The prescience of a great man!"

  • 13:55 (IST)

    Veteran who fought in Kargil, current and ex-MLAS among 19 lakh missing from NRC

     

    Ananta Kumar Malo, the AIUDF MLA from South Abhayapuri, and his son’s name were not in the final list of NRC published today. Another person to be missing on the list of citizens was retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, who has been declared a foreigner in the previous draft. He said he was not surprised to not find his name on the NRC list. He said, "I was not expecting my name to be in the list as my case is still pending in the High Court, I have full faith in the judiciary and I'm confident that I will get justice. "   

  • 13:34 (IST)

    Hindu, Muslim organisations raise credibility concerns

    In a surprising turn of events, Hindu and Muslim groups find themselves on the same page ahead of the publication of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday. Both groups have expressed serious concern that many might find themselves excluded from the final list and have thus threatened to agitate. Significantly, ethnic groups in Assam, which have been demanding the NRC update, have kept a safe distance from such concerns.

  • 13:23 (IST)

    Ex-CM Tarun Gogoi not happy with NRC

    Tarun Gogoi, former chief minister of Assam, said that he was not happy with the way National Register of Citizens final list has been published. He said that many Indians had been excluded and a large number of foreigners were  included. "This will lead to much more problem now." he said."The Home Ministry has miserably failed to prepare the NRC. Now they are trying to hoodwink the people," he added. He also said that the final list was a failure of the state government.

  • 13:14 (IST)

    SC should allow re-verification for 'correct and fair NRC': Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Alleging that the names of refugees from Bangladesh who migrated before 1971 have not been included in the NRC, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, urged the Supreme Court to allow re-verification for "a correct and fair NRC."

  • 13:12 (IST)

    All you need to know about Assam NRC

  • 13:03 (IST)

    EC yet to decide on voting rights for those excluded from the NRC

     

    The Election Commission is yet to decide on voting rights for those who have been excluded from the final NRC list but whose names figure in the voters' list, reported the Times of India. Under the rules, the EC can issue a notice asking why their names should not be struck off the electoral rolls. However, officials said that no decision has been taken yet and the EC would wait and watch as to how they are dealt with in regards to access to government services and benefits. 

  • 12:32 (IST)

    Surprised at gap between initial estimate of illegal immigrants and actual names excluded: AASU

    "In the last 40 years, six years of Assam Agitation and 34 years after that Assam has been demanding identification and expulsion of illegal migrants. It was decided that all people who were not in India before 24 March 1971 will be identified and expelled. We were hopeful of a positive result because it was done under the supervision of the Supreme Court. It is surprising that the final number of exclusion is so less than it was originally estimated," said AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya addressing the media in Guwahati.

  • 12:31 (IST)

    State govt lost opportunity to hand indigenes a foreigner-free NRC, says AASU

    "Since the Central and state governments failed to update the NRC for the last six decades since 1951 such mistakes have crept into the latest documents. Had it been done every 10 years it would not have been so. The political parties have failed to fulfil their responsibility. We demanded that reverification be done using government agencies but it was not done. However, we have faith in the Supreme Court and we will approach it. Only due to the apex court things at least this took a shape. The Assam government failed to avail the opportunity to hand the people of the state a foreigner-free NRC. In fact in the last one year only 75 people were referred to the Foreigners' Tribunal," said AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi.

  • 12:30 (IST)

    AASU disappointed with NRC final list

    "There are faults in the latest NRC. AASU is disappointed with the document. When AASU wanted only 10 documents to be given for reverification, the Centre and the state governments insisted on 15 in the Supreme Court. Officers who were diligent working were transferred out. The NRC is incomplete but we have complete faith in the judiciary. We will approach the Supreme Court to appeal for rectification of these mistakes," president of All Assam Students' Union Dipankar Kumar Nath said at a press conference in Guwahati.

  • 12:08 (IST)

    Intention was never to throw these people out, says man behind NRC petition

    Pradip Kumar Bhuyan, an 1958 IIT-Kharagpur graduate and now an octogenarian, was the man behind the petition that started the National Register of Citizens(NRC) updation. He spoke to The Indian Express exclusively. Weighing in on the complexities of the process, Bhuyan, who helped draft the original petition seeking updation of NRC, says that his intention was not to trigger a humanitarian crisis. He says the ggovernment's constant neglect has made the problem burgeon into an unsalvagable mess, which has huge human rights implications. 

    "The exercise is so massive that it is bound to affect people. It is so massive that if there is even 1% discrepancy, it means affecting the lives of three lakh people! What happened in the last few years can be traced to the faults in operation and implementation. I never want anyone to be persecuted — especially women and children. The Indian government needs to take responsibility for this. Why did successive governments ignore this issue since 1985?"

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Over 19 lakh under threat of being held in detention camps 

    Those who have been rejected by the tribunals and have exhausted all other legal avenues can be declared foreigners and -- in theory -- be placed in one of six detention centres with a view to possible deportation, although Bangladesh is yet to signal its cooperation. 

    Ten new such camps have been announced. One with space for 3,000 is being constructed in Goalpara, west of Assam's capital Guwuhati. The camps currently hold 1,135 people, according to the state government, and have been operating for years.

  • 11:37 (IST)

    'Lost all hope from present NRC exercise', says BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma

    The number of errors has also turned some in the BJP in Assam against the process, with Himanta Biswa Sarma, a BJP minister in the state, saying it had left off "so many genuine Indians". "We have lost hope in the present form of the NRC," Sarma told reporters, saying that the party was already mulling a "fresh strategy on how we can drive out the illegal migrants".

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Exclusion figure also includes those who didn’t file 'claims' after the final draft'

     

    The final number of people excluded from NRC may be subject to revision as it also includes those who didn’t file “claims” after the final draft. This number stands to be around 3.8 lakh. If any of these people, now decide to challange their exclusion in a court of law, the total number of people may change. 

    "Any person who is not satisfied with the outcome of the claims and objections can file an appeal before the Foreigners Tribunals,” says state coordinator Prateek Hajela in his press statement. 

  • 11:22 (IST)

    Meanwhile... Delhi BJP president wants a NRC in national capital as well

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has called for the NRC exercise to be conducted in Delhi as well. 

  • 11:18 (IST)

    Original petitioner for updation of citizens' log furious over meagre numbers excluded, says whole exercise was wasted

    Furious after seeing only 19,06,657 people out of the NRC, Abhijeet Sharma of Assam Public Works — on the basis of whose petition, the Supreme Court ordered the NRC to be updated — said, "Where is the figure of 80 lakh foreigners? We had always warned that NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela should not be trusted. There were some people who did not allow either Centre or the state governments to be part of the process. Despite repeated appeals of reverification, it was not done. Wipro which was responsible for the software part has done a shoddy job. If you ask a person whose origin is already of suspicion, living in those places where a lot of illegal migrants are living like in the char areas, he or she will obviously include as many names as possible. This is a waste of Rs 1600 crore. We gave the prime 10 years of our lives for nothing," Sharma said. 

    "NRC has deceived the people of Assam," Sharma said.

  • 11:08 (IST)

    What are the legal recourse available to those left out of NRC?

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured that those whose names have been excluded from the NRC will get an oppurtunity to file their appeal and be heard in the Foreigners' Tribunal (FT) as per the direction of the Union Home Ministry.

    "The fact that the extension of filing an appeal from 60 days to 120 days to the FT, will help all excluded persons to enjoy a level playing field", he said. "Nobody will be subjected to any unnecessary harassment," the CM said. 

    The home ministry had planned to set up a total of 1,000 foreigners tribunal in phases; as of now, 100 foreigners tribunals are functioning. People who may be excluded from the final NRC can approach any one of these tribunals for inclusion of their names. Sonowal assured people that the state government will provide legal aid to poor people in their fight against exclusion from the NRC so that they can pursue their cases in foreigners tribunals and in higher courts.

  • 11:01 (IST)

    Congress meeting over NRC shortly

    Congress meeting to be held shortly at 10 Janpath on  Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) final list issue, ANI reported. 

  • 11:01 (IST)

    Watch: People throng at NRC Kendras to check NRC final list 

  • 10:58 (IST)

    Situation peaceful but Assam Police asks residents to remain wary of hate mongers, fake news

    "The situation has been peaceful so far. We have taken firm security measures," Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Jadav Saikia told News18 Assam NE. Section 144 has been imposed in 14 of 33 districts. 

    Meanwhile, Assam DGP asked the people to report to police about possible misinformation on NRC being sought to be spread in the social media. Students have been asked to be alert about hate messages that may be spread and bring them to the notice of the police. 

  • 10:50 (IST)

    AAMSU raises fears that genuine Indians may bear brunt of clerical errors, inadequacies in process

    The All Assam Minorities Students’ Union fears that names of genuine Indians have been left out from the final NRC. "But we are still hopeful that those names will be included," An AAMSU leader said. 

    The All Assam Minority Students Union was formed in 1980 to push back against the indenes' Assam movement, which it said was targeting Muslims of East Bengal origin, Bengali Hindus and Nepalis based on false propaganda.

  • 10:44 (IST)

    What is the first step if your name is excluded from NRC?

    Firstly, it is important to understand that nobody can be labelled an illegal migrant, or a non-citizen just because their name did not find mention in the National Register of Citizens. Only a foreigners tribunal, a quasi-judicial body especially set up to solve matters of dubious citizenship, has the right to give a verdict on someone's citizenship. It is this body, a resident should approach to dispute the exculsion of their names from the government's list. 

  • 10:38 (IST)

    List can be accessed both online and offline

     

    Hard copies of the Supplementary List of Inclusions will be available for public view at NRC Seva Kendras (NSK), offices of the Deputy Commissioner and offices of the Circle Officer during office hours. Online,status of both inclusion and exclusion can be viewed online in the NRC website. People can check their names online using Application Receipt Number (ARN). 

    People are advised not to panic if they cannot immediately access the list or can not find their names in the list. It could just be a technical bug due to heavy traffic on government servers. Otherwise, those excluded too have been assured of all possible legal recourse. 

  • 10:33 (IST)

    After being excluded from the final draft, a total of 36,26,630 people were called for reverification 

     

    In the final draft of NRC, published on 30 July 2018, total 2,89,83,677 numbers of persons were found eligible for inclusion. Thereafter, claims were received from 36,26,630 numbers of persons against their exclusion. A massive verification was carried out for all these people under Clause 4(3) of the Schedule of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. 

  • 10:24 (IST)

    More than 3 crore included in final list of NRC

    The final list of citizens will include a total of 3,11, 2100 names. These people will be deemed legal and rightful citizens of India, resolving years of ethnic dispute and anxiety of illegal immigrant population making into electoral rolls of India. 

  • 10:22 (IST)

    In conclusive list of citizens, over 19 lakh state residents excluded

    According to the Assam government, 19,06,657 people have been left out of the final list of NRC. All legal options, including the right to appeal in highest courts of India, is open to these people. The government has vowed to provide them with legal assistance to fight their case

  • 10:15 (IST)

    Direct link to check NRC final list

    Here is the direct link to check the final NRC list: https://www.thefinalnrc.com/FinalNRC/Draft.htm. You can directly check your status by entering the ARN number and a captcha text, built in for sites security. 

  • 10:11 (IST)

    Meanwhile... Guwahati faces incessant rainfall as millions await verdict on citizenship

    Meanwhile, as Assam waits for more clarity on the final verdict, which has already been put out on government's websites, several parts of Guwahati face incessant rainfall and are waterlogged, while rains lash Barpeta.

  • 10:07 (IST)

    Govt publishes last list of National Register of Citizen

    The final lift of NRC was released by the government on 31 August at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) across the state and on www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in online. In the final draft, published in July last year, of the 3.29 crore registered names, as many as 40,07,707 applicants found their names excluded. 

  • 09:54 (IST)

    Govt extends time frame to appeal to foreigners tribunal against exclusion from NRC

    The Central Government has already extended the time period for appeal in an Foreigners Tribunal from 60 days to 120 days. 
    Last month, the Supreme Court had rejected the central and Assam governments' plea for sample re-verification to find out wrongful inclusions or exclusion of names in the NRC. The Supreme Court-monitored NRC exercise, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants, mostly from Bangladesh, was carried out only in Assam, which faced influx of people from the neighbouring country since the early 20th century. 

  • 09:51 (IST)

    AASU urges govt to sign extradition treaty with Bangladesh

    "The NRC process has been done under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The approach of the government in this matter has been disappointing. We urge the Centre to sign extradition treaty with the neighbouring countries so that those who do find their names in the document can be sent back to their parent countries. Despite repeated reminders from the apex court it has not been done so far. We have complete faith in the Supreme Court. If some indigenous and tribal people are left out by mistake then 30 regional organisations including eight Sahitya Sabha organisations will assist them," president of All Assam Students' Union Dipankar Kumar Nath told News18 Assam NE 

  • 09:41 (IST)

    60-yr-old woman commits suicide over exclusion from NRC, says report

     

    The anxiety over NRC is now pushing people over the brink: 33 people have killed themselves so far, six in July itself. Today, news broke that a 60-year-old woman Shayera Begum from No. 1 Dolabari village near Tezpur allegedly committed suicide by jumping into well due to rumours on NRC. Her name was not on the list so far, News18 Assam NE reported. More details on this are yet to follow

  • 09:39 (IST)

    Govt promises legal aid to people from economically weaker section of society who are excluded from NRC

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda ​Sonowal on Friday said that the state government will take up the cause of those excluded from the final NRC to be published Saturday and ensure that nobody is subjected to any "unnecessary harassment". As long as the appellant's plea remains sub-judice with the Foreigner's Tribunal, he or she cannot be treated as a foreigner, the chief minister said. 

     
    Sonowal assured people that the state government will provide legal aid to poor people in their fight against exclusion from the NRC so that they can pursue their cases in foreigners tribunals and in higher courts.

  • 09:35 (IST)

    Today's NRC publication will be a “Supplementary Inclusions List”

     

    The final list that will be out today will only be a “Supplementary Inclusions List” which will provide the names of those included in the NRC after they had filed “claims” against their exclusion in the final draft published 30 July last year or excluded in the additional draft exclusions list published on 26 June, 2019, or those who were in the final draft but had “objections” filed against their names or those who were included in the final draft but called for hearing from 5 July, 2019, onwards.

  • 09:33 (IST)

    Don't believe in rumours, govt will help those who are excluded from NRC, says Assam Police

  • 09:17 (IST)

    On his last day in office, Assam’s police chief insists that adequate security arrangements are in place

    With the publication of the contentious National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam scheduled for Saturday, security arrangements have been beefed up across the state, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said. “Saturday is when the NRC will be finally released and we have made all arrangements to maintain public order, so there is no reason for anybody to worry about security,” Saikia said. Using inputs from SSPs and district magistrates stationed across the state, the police has conducted vulnerability assessments for various regions in Assam and has deployed forces accordingly, especially in the NRC Seva Kendras, he said. 

    Saturday also happens to be Saikia’s last day as an officer of the Indian Police Service. Reflecting on what is widely considered in the state to be an illustrious career, Saikia says that he looks back at his tenure with “a fair amount of satisfaction and happiness”. Recepient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2015, Saikia looks forward to moving back to academics. “I have another life outside the police service. I deliver lectures as a visiting professor in various institutes such as IIM Ahmedabad and National University Singapore, and I plan to give more time to that now.”
    The National Register of Citizens will be released online publicly at 10am on Saturday.

  • 09:08 (IST)

    NRC final list: A timeline

    On one hand, the publication of the NRC list will culminate a process that practically started in May 2005 but had been stewing for much longer. On the other hand, it will impel lakhs of Assam residents into a legal quagmire as they are set to be stripped off their citizenship by the stroke of a pen. Those who are labelled 'outsiders' must defend their rights as Indian citizens in a court of law, or suffer deportation or detention.

    While the civil rights activists label the exercise arbitrary and blatant subversion of human rights, indigenes argue that it cannot be judged based on reportage of selective events and a without proper historical context. Ridden with State excesses and several rounds of bloody communal violence, it's a long and blighted history.

  • 09:05 (IST)

    Section 144 imposed in Assam

    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.

  • 08:45 (IST)

    'Why make us suffer pains of Partition all over, 70 later' says Assam resident awaiting final list

    After attending six hearings, 70-year-old Prantosh Roy, a businessman in Assam’s largest city Guwahati, has a question for the government: why are ordinary people being forced to suffer the pain of India’s partition decades later?  

    Roy says his grandfather was born in Krishnanagar city of West Bengal’s Nadia district and relocated to Brahmanbaria in Tripura district of then East Pakistan about a century ago. While his elder brother moved to Assam in 1951, Roy came to Guwahati in 1960. He proudly displays a picture of him with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal when he was felicitated along with others for serving a 19-month jail term during the Emergency.  He has also been associated with All Assam Students Union (AASU), the body that first mooted the idea of creating an NRC. But still, Roy, has had to attend four hearings since 15 May 2019 and will be watching keenly the last list for his name. 

    Excerpted from report originally published in News18

  • 08:37 (IST)

    Assam on alert as govt readies to file final list of legal residents after SC-monitored process

     Amid tightened security and a ban on assembly of more than four people in some public places considered sensitive, the stage is set for the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam today. The Centre has rushed additional 51 companies of paramilitary forces to Assam to maintain law and order in the state. 

     
    The state police have also been deployed along with the central paramilitary forces and all measures are in place to ensure peace and harmony in Assam when the final National Register of Citizens list is published today in few hours' time. Personnel from home guards, task force and village defence parties have also been extensively deployed for maintenance of the law and order situation, Assam DGP said.

  • 08:34 (IST)

    Who do not need to check the NRC final list today?

    People who are included in final NRC and may not check their application status if they are:

    1) Included in the final Draft list

    2) Not excluded in Additional Draft Exclusions List,

    3) Not called for hearings held from 5 July, 2019 onwards.

     

  • 08:32 (IST)

    Final NRC draft left out 40 lakh of which over 36 lakh filed objection

    The final draft NRC included 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants, and left out over 40 lakh people. Over 36 lakh of those left out, had filed “claims” against the exclusion and of the 2.89 crore included, objections were filed against around 2 lakh people. 

  • 08:26 (IST)

    Who should check the NRC final list today?

    After 31 August, online facility will reflect the result of any change in status from Complete Draft NRC for claimants/objectees/any member included in Draft but were called for any hearing held on or after 5 July 2019. The status of all NRC applicants will be available online from 7 September, 2019. So, you may check the list today if:

    1) You submitted a claim upon not being included in the final draft list (published on 30 July, 2018)

    2) You were excluded in the Additional Draft Exclusions List (published on 26 June, 2019)

    3) You had any objection filed against their inclusion

  • 08:24 (IST)

    How to check your name in NRC offline?

     
    Citizens who want to check their final NRC status in an offline method, can visit their respective NRC Seva Kendra/Office of Circle Officer/Officer of Deputy Commissioner and check their names in the Supplementary Inclusions List on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm.

  • 08:19 (IST)

    How to check your name in NRC online?

    When the final list of legitimate citizens, or rather those who are deemed of dubious domicile, is published at 10.00 am, here is how you can ensure that your name has been included. 

    1) Log in to websites – www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in

    2) Look for link that says "Supplementary Inclusions/Exclusions Lists (Final NRC) status"

    3) Type in your Application Reference Number (ARN) to check if your name has been added to the final NRC

Assam NRC final list 2019 Latest Updates: Ananta Kumar Malo, the AIUDF MLA from South Abhayapuri, and his son’s name were not in the final list of NRC published today. Another person to be missing on the list of citizens was retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, who has been declared a foreigner in the previous draft.

Furious after seeing only 19,06,657 people out of the NRC, Abhijeet Sharma of Assam Public Works — on the basis of whose petition, the Supreme Court ordered the NRC to be updated — said, "Where is the figure of 80 lakh foreigners? We had always warned that NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela should not be trusted."

Furious after seeing only 19,06,657 people out of the NRC, Abhijeet Sharma of Assam Public Works — on the basis of whose petition, the Supreme Court ordered the NRC to be updated — said, "Where is the figure of 80 lakh foreigners? We had always warned that NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela should not be trusted.

According to the Assam government, 19,06,657 people have been left out of the final list of NRC. All legal options, including the right to appeal in highest courts of India, is open to these people. The government has vowed to provide them with legal assistance to fight their case.

The final lift of NRC was released by the government on 31 August at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) across the state and on www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in online. In the final draft, published in July last year, of the 3.29 crore registered names, as many as 40,07,707 applicants found their names excluded.

The anxiety over NRC is now pushing people over the brink: 33 people have killed themselves so far, six in July itself. Today, news broke that a 60-year-old woman Shayera Begum from No. 1 Dolabari village near Tezpur allegedly committed suicide by jumping into well due to rumours on NRC. Her name was not on the list so far, News18 Assam NE reported. More details on this are yet to follow

The final draft NRC included 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants, and left out over 40 lakh people. Over 36 lakh of those left out, had filed “claims” against the exclusion and of the 2.89 crore included, objections were filed against around 2 lakh people.

Ahead of the publication of the final list of the government’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Assam government is taking stock of the law and order situation in the state. The list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise is scheduled to be published today (31 August).

On 23 August, at a meeting with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of all the districts, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed them to thwart any attempt at causing disturbance after the publication of the final NRC and ensure peace in the state.

 Assam NRC final list 2019 Updates: BJP should learn its lesson, myth of illegal immigrants busted, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Representational image. PTI

The final draft was released by the government on 30 July, 2018, at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) across the state. In the final draft, of the 3.29 crore registered names, as many as 40,07,707 applicants found their names excluded.

Out of the 40.37 lakh applicants who were not included in the draft list, 36.2 lakh have claimed inclusion. On 26 June, 2019, the NRC authority published an additional draft exclusion list, where an additional 1,02,462 persons were included in the list of excluded persons, taking the total ineligible persons to 41,10,169.

The final NRC list will include the names of all Indian citizens who have been residing in the state before 25 March, 1971.

Public who may check their final NRC status if they:

1) Submitted a claim upon not being included in the final draft list (published on 30 July, 2018)

2) Were excluded in the Additional Draft Exclusions List (published on 26 June, 2019)

3) Had any objection filed against their inclusion

4) Were called for hearings held from 5 July, 2019 onward

Public who are included in final NRC and may not check their application status if they are:

1) Included in the final Draft list

2) Not excluded in Additional Draft Exclusions List,

3) Not called for hearings held from 5 July, 2019 onwards.

Steps to check if your names have featured on final NRC list: 

Offline

Citizens who want to check their final NRC status in an offline method, can visit their respective NRC Seva Kendra/Office of Circle Officer/Officer of Deputy Commissioner and check their names in the Supplementary Inclusions List on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm.

Online

1) Log in to websites – www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in

2) Look for link that says "Supplementary Inclusions/Exclusions Lists (Final NRC) status"

3) Type in your Application Reference Number (ARN) to check if your name has been added to the final NRC

After 31 August, online facility will reflect the result of any change in status from Complete Draft NRC for claimants/objectees/any member included in Draft but were called for any hearing held on or after 5 July 2019.

The status of all NRC applicants will be available online from 7 September, 2019.

With just three days left for the publication of the NRC, the state government on Tuesday said it will provide free legal aid to "needy" people whose names do not figure in it, as it sought to assuage the fears of bonafide Indians who apprehend losing citizenship.

Besides the government, the state's ruling BJP and opposition Congress have also come forward to assist bonafide Indians who are kept out of the NRC.

Assam is the only state to have a National Register of Citizens (NRC). The NRC was first prepared in 1951 under the purview of the Census Act, 1948.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Aug 31, 2019 16:00:34 IST