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Assam Government Releases Final Draft List Of National Register Of Citizens In The State, 40 Lakh Names Struck Off From The List

Written By Shatabdi Chowdhury | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Assam government released the second and final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Monday
  • ¬†As per the exercise, those who have entered Assam after March 24, 1971, will be viewed as illegal immigrants
  • 2,89, 83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the second draft of the NRC
  • Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final Draft NRC

In a big move against illegal immigration, the Assam government released the second and final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Monday.  As per the exercise, which was directly monitored by the Supreme Court, those who have entered Assam after March 24, 1971, will be viewed as illegal immigrants.

2,89, 83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the second draft of the NRC while names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final Draft NRC.

While announcing the second list, Shri Shailesh, Registrar General of India, said the process was completely transparent, fair and meticulously carried out. He also said that those who were found ineligible can file claims and objections.

"It is a draft NRC not final NRC. Their may be objection into draft NRC. People will get ample opportunity to file claims and objections," he said.

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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN CHECK WHETHER YOUR NAME APPEARS IN THE DRAFT OF NRC:

Walk-In

You can visit your respective NRC Sewa Kendra on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm from July 30 to September 28

Log In

You log in to the following websites and check if your name is part of the first draft of NRC — www.nrcassam.nic.in, www.assam.mygov.in and www.assam.gov.in.

SMS

You can also check the status online. Type ARN and send it to 9765556555.

Call

You can also call these toll-free numbers 15107 (from Assam) or 18003453762 (outside Assam)

If a person's name does not appear in the draft then he or she will have to apply in prescribed forms in their respective Sewa Kendras and these forms will be available from August 7 to September 28 and the authorities will inform them about reason for their names being left out.

WHAT DOES THE FINAL NRC DRAFT CONTAIN:

  • The draft will be published at all the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) across the state and applicants can check their names in the list which will include the applicant’s name, address and photographs
  • The NRC will include the names of all Indian citizens who have been residing in Assam before March 25, 1971

SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS:

  • Tight security arrangements have been made in the state, ahead of the release of the draft
  • 22 locations declared as highly sensitive in Guwahati
  • Hatigaon, Maligaon, Noonmati, Lal Ganesh, Guwahati Club, Pandu, Nizarapara, Satgaon, Panjabari are some prominent locations declared highly sensitive by administration
  • Heavy security deployment in and around NRC State Coordinator's Office at Bhangagarh area in Guwahati
  • CrPC Section 144 imposed in 7 sensitive districts of Assam
  • Sonitpur, Dhubri, Dima Hasao, Darang, Karimganj and Golaghat
  • Additional security arrangements in all districts across the State
  • Security also beefed up in neighboring States of Meghalaya, Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram
  • Arunachal Pradesh government has asked the police department to maintain a vigil at all the check gates, while the Meghalaya Police has been kept on alert along the interstate border with Assam

Earlier, while speaking exclusively to Republic TV, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, assured "no one will be sent to detention camp".

"Everyone will get fair chance to prove their citizenship and include their names during claims and objections," he added.

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