Assam’s final NRC list has been published by the authorities. Early reports say that 10.06 lakh individuals have been excluded in the list. On the other hand, over 3 crore citizens are part of the final list. The Supreme Court-monitored NRC update exercise published first draft in July last year. It should be noted that the final list, which was published today, can be termed as the supplementary list of the draft published in July last year. The 2019 list will contain the exact status of the people left out in the 2018 draft.
Here are LIVE updates in this crucial story:
2:10 pm: Many people in Assam have told me that the parents' names are included, but names of their children are excluded. For example, Mohammad Sanaullah, he has served in Army. His case is pending in High Court. I am sure that he will also get justice: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM.
1:30 pm: I was not expecting my name to be in the list as my case is still pending in the High Court, I have full faith in the judiciary and I'm confident that I will get justice: Retired Army Officer Mohammad Sanaullah on his name missing from NRC final list.
12:40 pm: I congratulate NRC State Coordinator,& SC for publishing the final list. However, I'm not fully satisfied as many names of genuine Indian citizens have been left out. I appeal to govt to review formation of Foreigners Tribunal: Abdul Khaleque, Assam Congress MP on final NRC list.
12:00 pm: Reports in Indian and international media on Modi Govt's ethnic cleansing of Muslims should send alarm bells ringing across the world that the illegal annexation of Kashmir is part of a wider policy to target Muslims: Imran Khan.
11:40 am: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said he had lost all hope in the National Register of Citizens.
11:10 am: People queue up outside a NRC Seva Kendra to check their name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final list. A total of 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in final list leaving out 19,06,657 people.
Barpeta: People queue up outside a NRC Seva Kendra to check their name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final list. A total of 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in final list leaving out 19,06,657 people. #Assam pic.twitter.com/QtkrWWI9QB— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2019
11:06 am: Congress meeting to be held shortly at 10 Janpath on Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) final list issue.
11:00 am: “NRC is needed in Delhi as situation is becoming dangerous. Illegal immigrants who have settled here are the most dangerous, we will implement NRC here as well,” says BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari.
10:40 am: 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.
10:34 am: Those not satisfied with outcome can file appeal before Foreigners Tribunals, says NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela.
10:33 am: People who would be able to check their application status are those - who submitted a claim after not being included in the complete draft published on July 30, 2018, or excluded in the additional draft exclusions list published on June 26 this year, or had any objection filed against their inclusion, or were called for hearings held from 5 July, 2019 onwards. Here’s how you can check your status.
10:31 am: Section 144 has been imposed in parts of Assam.
10:30 am: Around 200 additional foreigners tribunals will be operational in Assam from Monday where bona fide citizens.
10:30 am: Names of additional 1,02,462 persons were included in the list of excluded persons in June this year taking the total ineligible persons to 41,10,169 in the complete draft.
10:29 am: In the complete draft of the NRC, which was published in July last year, names of 40,07,707 people were excluded. It had which contained names of 2,89,83,677 eligible persons out of a total 3,29,91,384 applicants.