The final Assam citizens' list will be published online at 10 am on Saturday, over a year after the first list that identifies whether a person is an Indian or a foreigner was released. The list is also likely to give clarity on the status of over 41 lakh people who were excluded in the complete draft of the NRC, which was published in July last year.
The announcement of the final NRC list is likely to be the biggest development in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term, after the centre's move to remove special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divide it into two union territories.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC), first published in Assam in 1951, is being updated as per directions of the Supreme Court to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who have illegally entered the state from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971.
Security has been tightened across the north-eastern state bordering Bangladesh, and any gathering of more than four people at public places are banned, especially at sensitive areas that have seen violence in the past, including main city Guwahati.
The centre has sent 20,000 additional paramilitary forces to Assam.
Here are the highlights on the situation in Assam a day ahead of the release of final NRC list:
- submitted a claim upon not being included in the final draft list (published on July 30, 2018),
- were excluded in the Additional Draft Exclusions List published on June 26, 2019,
- had any objection filed against your inclusion.
- were called for hearings held from July 5, 2019 onwards.
- You are included in final NRC and may NOT CHECK your application status if you are:
- included in the final Draft list,
- not excluded in Additional Draft Exclusions List,
- not called for hearings held from July 5, 2019 onwards.
- Steps to check whether your name appears in the final NRC:
- You can visit your respective NRC Seva Kendra/ Office of Circle Officer/ Officer of Deputy Commissioner and check your name in the Supplementary Inclusions List on all working days from 10am to 4pm.
The Goverment has ensured adequate safeguards for people whose name may not appear in the Final NRC.- Assam Police (@assampolice) August 29, 2019
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