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.
Ever since the draft was released, the Opposition has been at loggerheads with the BJP-led Centre and questioning as to where these 40 lakh people would go.
Reacting to the alleged manhandling of six Trinamool Congress MPs, one MLA and one minister at Silchar aiport in Assam, Mamata Banerjee said a there was a “super emergency” in the country”
Mohammad A Haq served the Indian Army between September 1986 and September 2016 as Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) before retiring.
Hundreds of people travelling to Nagaland and Meghalaya were sent back from the two states by the police and a students’ outfit.
Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said, “We don’t want to make the ongoing exercise too complicated at the cost Indian nationals.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is planning to conduct massive campaigning in West Bengal along the Indo-Bangladesh border to press for NRC in the state.
The agitators warned of intensifying their stir if the Bengalis were stripped off their citizenship, before lifting the blockades by afternoon.
ASI Shah Alam Bhuyan, who was attached to CM Sarbananda Sonowal until recently and also his predecessor Tarun Gogoi, was shocked on not finding his name in the NRC.
Rajnath Singh said that the draft NRC has been prepared in accordance with the law and under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
Shah said the process for NRC, whose mandate is to identify illegal immigrants, was started in 2005, when the UPA was in power, but the government lacked the courage "to throw out Bangladeshis."
Contemplating to take biometrics details of over 40 lakh people excluded from NRC draft: Centre to Supreme Court
The Centre told the SC that some states, including West Bengal, have fears that people whose name has not found mention in the second and final draft NRC, will migrate to other states.
Mr Shah reminded the Congress leadership that in 1971 the then prime minister Indira Gandhi had herself stated that "no Bangladeshi infiltrator" will be allowed to stay in India.
The BJP chief charged the Congress with not having the courage to identify illegal migrants in Assam, an exercise which was to be conducted as part of the accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi.
Rijiju's remarks came a day after Gandhi said that the draft NRC issued on Monday that excluded more than 40 lakh applicants has created a "massive" sense of "insecurity" in the state.