Assam: 19 lakh applicants not in NRC list
The National Register of Citizens has been published online in Assam. This includes the names of more than 3 crore people. But 19,06,657 people have not been able to find a place in the NRC.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been published online in Assam. According to officials, it includes the names of 31 million applicants. At the same time, the names of 19 lakh, 7000 people have been left out.
A woman giving her biometric data in Kamrup district on Friday before the publication of the NRC.
According to NRC Assam Coordinator Prateek Hazela, the names of a total of 3 crore 11 lakh 21 thousand 4 people are included in the NRC.
At the same time, the names of 19 lakh, 6 thousand and 657 people are not included in it. This also includes people who have not claimed their citizenship.
He said that those dissatisfied with it can appeal to the Foreigners Tribunal.
According to officials, people can check their names in the NRC using their application receipt number.
In the NRC draft published on 30 July last year, 40.7 lakh people were not included. Out of the three crore 29 lakh applicants, two crore 90 lakh applicants were in the list.
The 1951 NRC in Assam included the names of 80 lakh people. At the same time, according to the 2011 census, the population of the state is more than 31 million.
Employees engaged in saving applications for NRC.
The movement to identify illegal migrants and send them back was started by the All Assam Students Union in 1979. This movement lasted for about six years.
Following pressure from the movement, the Assam Accord was signed on 15 August 1985 in the presence of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]