Assam: NRC final draft out; 4 million applicants find their names missing

30 July, 2018, 19:00 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • People queue to check their names on the draft list of the National Register of Citizens in India's Assam state

A total of 3.29 crore people had filed an application for the NRC.

# 10:06 am: This is just a draft and not the final list.

# 14:20 pm: Home Ministry categorically said that government has no role in it, the entire process was carried out under SC's direction.

For its part, the Assam government has been publicising what steps the 4 million not on the list need to take to rectify the situation. A conglomerate of groups from the Barak Valley, which has a high concentration of Bengali-speakers, and rights groups have also criticised the way the Assam government has gone about the task set by the Supreme Court (beginning with setting the criteria determining eligibility) for violating human rights. There will be plenty of scope for filing claims and objections and process for it will begin on August 30. "We can not do anything about it", said Rajnath Singh.

Women queue to check their names on the final draft of the National Register of Citizens in Assam's Morigoan district. AFP
Women queue to check their names on the final draft of the National Register of Citizens in Assam's Morigoan district. AFP

Unsatisfied with the minister's response, an unrelenting opposition staged a walkout from the House.

Of the more than 32 million people who applied to be recognized on the register of Indian citizens, 4,007,707 were rejected, registrar general Sailesh told reporters in the state's capital, Gauhati. For now, 40 lakh people risk losing out; this figure could either drop significantly or rise.

"There were people who have Aaadhar cards and passports but still their names are not in the draft list".

"It is inhuman and is a torture on people. They also would appeal to people to refrain from making communally inflammatory comments", an official said. She further questioned their future and asked what if Bangladesh also denies citizenship to them.

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The part draft, published on December 31 past year, had the names of 1.9 crore people.

Indian authorities published the final draft Monday of their National Register of Citizens for the state of Assam, a largely agrarian state of 33 million that shares a border with Muslim-majority Bangladesh and Bhutan and that has wrestled with a tide of illegal immigration for decades. The updated NRC shall contain names of persons eligible for inclusion in updated NRC by virtue of being original inhabitants of Assam.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

The second and final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released today.

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Banerjee also alleged that the Central government has resorted to "vote-bank politics".

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said those excluded will be given chance to make claims and objections. "If you attack Biharis, Marathis or Gujaratis, will they not hit back?" she countered, adding, "Remember there are Assamese, Biharis in West Bengal too".

Out of the 40.07 lakh applicants who have been left out of the final draft NRC released, on Monday, 2.48 lakh applicants have been kept on hold including the D-Voters (doubtful voters who have been disenfranchised on account of failure to prove citizenship), descendants of D-voters and persons whose cases are pending before the foreigners tribunal.

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