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.
You can visit your respective NRC Sewa Kendra on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm from July 30 to September 28
You can also check the status online. Type ARN and send it to 9765556555.
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.
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.