Assam NRC draft: Supreme Court to hear matter today

The second final draft, which was released on July 30, included names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam.

Published: 07th August 2018 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2018 09:20 AM   |  A+A-

People wait in a queue to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released at an NRC Seva Kendra in Assam. (Photo: File/PTI)


NEW DELHI: Amid political slugfest over Assam's National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter.

The second final draft, which was released on July 30, included names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam. It left out names of nearly 40 lakh people.

Earlier on July 31, while hearing the case, the apex court observed that the process of filing objections by those whose names are not listed in the NRC draft should be fair.

A division bench of the top court, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, also directed the Centre to prepare standard operating procedure (SOP) for claims and objections.

It directed the Assam NRC co-ordinator, Prateek Hajela, and the Central Government to submit before the court the process or modalities they will follow to file objections.

The first draft of the NRC for Assam was released on the intervening night of December 31, 2017, and January 1, which included names of 1.9 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.

The NRC draft for Assam features the names, addresses, and photographs of all Indian citizens, who have been residing in the northeastern state before March 25, 1971.

The list has been updated for the first time since 1951, to account for illegal migration from nearby Bangladesh.


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  • Ram

    If everything needs to be heard and judged by the supreme court, who - today, have made unwarranted comments i.e., of dumping garbage outside LG's house and not in front of that of the CM or of their own buildings (or, pass judgment on age-old temples like Shabarimalai )- where is the necessity for the Govt.? What if the LG says "dump it in front of SC judges' house? Will they tolerate it, or will they call it 'contempt of court'? They even comment on the laws passed by a legitimate democratically elected govt. SC itself can run the country...
    3 years ago reply
  • Moosa Odhisa

    Justice Ranjan Gogoi had directed the Assam NRC coordinator to carefully follow the claims and objections and see that no genuine citizen would be left of. Lot of years were wasted by both the Congress & BJP The responsibility of the Sup Court has increased in Monitoring Assam NRC
    3 years ago reply
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