On a day when over 19 lakh people have been excluded from the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that it should be implemented in Delhi also as the city is facing ‘dangerous’ problem of illegal immigrants. “National Register of Citizens (NRC) is needed in Delhi as the situation is becoming dangerous. Illegal immigrants who have settled here are the most dangerous, we will implement NRC here as well,” the BJP MP said.
However, another BJP leader said that he had lost all hope in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and feel that it won’t be effective in removing illegal immigrants.
"We have lost hope in the present form of the NRC right after the draft. When so many genuine Indians are out, then how can you claim that this document is a red letter for the Assamese society," Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was released today and names of over 19 lakh applicants have been excluded from list.
A total of 3,30,27,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC. Of them, 3,11,21,004 have been included in the document and 19,06,657 excluded, a statement from the NRC State Coordinator's office said here.
The status of both inclusion and exclusion can be viewed online in the NRC website, www.nrcassam.nic.in. However the official website of the NRC crashed within a few minutes of the publication of the list.
The site belonging to the Office of the State Coordinator of National Registration (NRC), Assam, however, was restored shortly.
The final list was published at 10 am and the hard copies of the Supplementary List of Inclusions are available for public viewing at the NRC Seva Kendras (NSK), offices of the deputy commissioner and offices of the Circle Officer during office hours, the statement said.