The Supreme Court on August 13th, 2019 rejected the Centre’s demand to reopen and re-verify the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The court also mentioned that the security aspects of the data involving NRC will get the same kind as of Aadhaar. The top court also rejected the government’s plea for a further extension of the deadline to publish the final NRC list.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said ordered that the list of those excluded from the final Assam NRC be published only online on August 31st, 2019.
On the midnight of December 31st, 2017, partial draft of the NRC was released and subsequently on July 30th, 2018, the complete draft NRC was released. A total of 28,983,677 persons were found eligible out of 32,991,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC.
The NRC authorities on June 26th, 2019 published an additional draft exclusion list consisting of 1,02,462 persons.
Guwahati | First Published: Aug 13, 2019