SC seeks report on Assam draft NRC ramification

SC seeks report on Assam draft NRC ramification

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Guwahati: People queue up outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon to check their name on the first complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on July 30, 2018 and comprises names of 2,89,83,677 people of Assam. A total of 3,29,91,384 people had applied for inclusion of their names in the document, but 40,07,707 had been left out due to some discrepancies in their documents.All genuine Indian citizens whose names did not figure in the NRC will get ample opportunities
Guwahati: People queue up outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon to check their name on the first complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on July 30, 2018 and comprises names of 2,89,83,677 people of Assam. A total of 3,29,91,384 people had applied for inclusion of their names in the document, but 40,07,707 had been left out due to some discrepancies in their documents.All genuine Indian citizens whose names did not figure in the NRC will get ample opportunities
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a report on the ramifications, including advantages and disadvantages, of giving another opportunity to the 40 lakh people who were not included in the final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman directed the Assam state co-ordinator Prateek Hajela to submit the report by September 4.
Fixing the next hearing for September 5, the top court made it clear that the report should to be submitted to the court alone.
The court said the date for the commencement of receiving claims and objections, which at present is August 30, has to be postponed.
It directed Hajela to specify the time required to complete the verification process on the basis of claims and objections from those left out of the draft NRC.
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