Winter Session of Parliament: NRC to be limited to Assam for now, MoS Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir informs Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Minister of State (Home Affairs) Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday said the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) will be limited to Assam for now.

File image of Union minister of Hansraj Ahir. News18

File image of Union minister of Hansraj Ahir. News18

Ahir filed a written reply in Lok Sabha amid the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, which began on 11 December.

On 12 December, the Supreme Court had extended the last date of filing claims and objections on the inclusion of names in the draft NRC from 15 December to 31 December, 2018.

"Out of 40 lakh people who were left out of the final draft NRC, 14.8 lakh people have filed claims," NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela told the apex court.

The top court had also extended the date for commencement of verification to 15 February from the earlier date of 1 February.

Earlier, the Assam government had sought an extension of the one-month deadline for filing claims for inclusion in the NRC draft from the Supreme Court.

NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens, which was prepared for the only time in 1951 and is being updated for only Assam to weed out the illegal immigrants.

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Updated Date: Dec 18, 2018 20:11:25 IST

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