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NRC publication timings up till August 31, 20% rejected sampled re-verification plea


  • Last week, the Central and Assam government had demanded the extension of the last date from the court.
  • The Center had said- Verification of identity documents of many people is yet to be done
  • Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had said – Sampling need not be verified again

new Delhi. The Supreme Court extended the deadline for issuing the National Register of Citizen (NRC) on 31st July from 31st July to 31st August. However, the apex court dismissed the petition of the Center and the Assam Government, in which 20 % samples of NRC Draft demand was re-verified in the border areas.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had said that the report of Assam NRC convener Hazla shows that 80 lakh names were reconverted after disposing of all claims. In this case, there is no need to re-verify the sample here.

20% sample verification needed – Mehta

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R.F. Nariman’s Bench passed this order. Earlier, the Central and Assam governments had appealed to the Supreme Court to increase the last date for issuing NRC. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had claimed that many people’s names were added to the collusion of officials in the border areas. So about 20 % of samples need verification again.

Verification of documents of many people – center

It was argued from the Center that in the NRC list, the names of millions of Bangladeshi people have been wrongly added to the list of border districts of Assam. This has added names of millions of intruders to NRC. Mehta said that Coordinator did a good job in this case, but we are working in the matter of millions of people. Many people have yet to verify verification documents.

40 lakh people were not included in the list

There were 3.23 crore applications for filing nomination in NRC but names of 40 lakh people were not included in the NRC report released last year. The NRC was being monitored by the Supreme Court. Its purpose was to identify the people coming from outside Assam and to get them out of Assam.

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