Live updates: Assam final NRC list released; 3,11,21,004 persons included, 19,06,657 excluded
The government of Assam has published the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list on Saturday amid tight security arrangements across the state. The final NRC list can be checked at www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in.
Guwahati: The government of Assam on Saturday published the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list amid tight security arrangements across the state. The final NRC list can be checked at www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in. According to the Assam government officials, the list was released online around 10 AM at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) across the state. A total of 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in final NRC leaving out 19,06,657 persons, including those who did not submit their claims. Those not satisfied with the outcome can file an appeal before Foreigners Tribunals, said Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator, NRC.
The purpose of releasing the NRC list is to identify whether a person residing in Assam is actually an Indian or a foreigner.
Security was tightened across the state ahead of the publication of the NRC list. As a precautionary measure, fifty-one companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) had been deployed in various parts of the state. Section 144 of CrPC has been clamped in Dispur, where the state Secretariat and Assembly complexes are located. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in vulnerable areas like Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and Khetri. Prohibitory orders are already in place in Dispur since August 28 and will stay until further notice.
The publication of the final NRC list - a sensitive political issue - is likely to stir up a huge gamut of reactions involving a large number of stakeholders. Barring AASU, all major political parties, including Congress and AIUDF, have expressed fear that names of many genuine Indian citizens might be left out while those of the illegal foreigners may be included.
Keeping in view the far-reaching implications of the move, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has called upon the people of the state to maintain peace and tranquillity.
Ahead of the publication of the NRC list, the Ministry of Home Affairs has also urged people not to believe in rumours.
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Here are some visuals from Assam's Barpeta where people have lined up to check their names on the final NRC list at the Seva Kendra.
Barpeta: People queue up outside a NRC Seva Kendra to check their name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final list. A total of 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in final list leaving out 19,06,657 people. #Assam pic.twitter.com/QtkrWWI9QB
— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2019
Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has called for a similar NRC exercise to be conducted in Delhi as well.
BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari: National Register of Citizens (NRC) is needed in Delhi as situation is becoming dangerous. Illegal immigrants who have settled here are the most dangerous, we will implement NRC here as well. pic.twitter.com/3T2kEogFP5
— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2019
The Congress party will hold a meeting at 10 Janpath on the issue of the final Assam National Register of Citizens list.
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 on the NRC website. People can check their names online using the Application Receipt Number (ARN).
A total of 3,11,21,004 persons found eligible for inclusion in final NRC leaving out 19,06,657 persons including those who did not submit their claims. Those not satisfied with the outcome can file an appeal before Foreigners Tribunals, says Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator, NRC.
Here's how you can check your name in the final Assam NRC list. READ
The Centre has already extended the time period for appeal in Foreigners Tribunal from 60 days to 120 days. The Supreme Court had last month rejected the Centre and Assam governments' plea for sample re-verification to find out wrongful inclusions or exclusion of names in the NRC.
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 final NRC list was released by the Assam government at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) across the state.
The Assam government has released the final NRC list amid tight security arrangements.
Ahead of the release of NRC list, Congress Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor quotes Rabindranath Tagore.
"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! #NRC
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 31, 2019
Cautioning people not to believe in rumours about NRC, the Home Ministry has said that non-inclusion of a person's name in NRC does NOT amount to his/her being declared a foreigner.
DO NOT BELIEVE RUMOURS ABOUT NRC.
Non-inclusion of a person's name in NRC does NOT amount to his/her being declared a foreigner.
Every individual left out from final NRC can can appeal to Foreigners Tribunals, an increased number of which are being established. pic.twitter.com/8pzNlFV5Ok
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) August 29, 2019
In a video appeal on Friday, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has urged the people to not indulge in rumour mongering ahead of the publication of the final NRC list.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) August 30, 2019
Ahead of the publication of NRC list, Assam Police have appealed to people to stay calm and not to believe in rumours.
The Goverment has ensured adequate safeguards for people whose name may not appear in the Final NRC.
Don't believe rumours, as some elements are trying to create confusion in society.
— Assam Police (@assampolice) August 29, 2019
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has been imposed in several parts of Assam including Dispur, Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and Khetri police station areas.
Ahead of the publication of NRC list around 10 AM, the State NRC Coordinator of Assam and other officials are expected to reach NRC Central office in Guwahati.
Police deployed in Hailakandi district for security measures ahead of the release of the final NRC list for Assam.
— Hailakandi Police (@HailakandiPolic) August 30, 2019