19 lakh people excluded from final list of NRC in Assam

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: September 01, 2019 14:31 IST
19 lakh people excluded from final list of NRC in Assam

Out of the 3.30 crore applicants, over 19 lakh people were excluded from the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam released on Saturday. Those excluded can appeal to the Foreigners Tribunal to challenge the exclusion within 120 days. The government said 100 tribunals are currently functioning and 200 more will start functioning by September first week.

The official website of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam crashed minutes after the publication of final list on Saturday. However, the website which belongs to the Office of the State Coordinator of National Registration (NRC), Assam, was restored in a few minutes. A total of 19,06,657 people in Assam were left out of the final list.
Most interestingly, The names of the family members of former Indian President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed have not been included in the final Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Saturday, ex-President Fakhruddin's nephew Ziauddin said. The names of Ziauddin's family members were also missing from the draft NRC list released last year. Ziauddin hails from Rangia in Assam's Kamrup district.
Many leaders opined that no citizens wasn’t satisfied over the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list as the name of many genuine Indian citizens have been left out. They appealed to the government to review the formation of Foreigners Tribunal.
After the final Assam NRC list was released, BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarma demanded Supreme Court to allow 20% re-verification in bordering districts and 10% re-verification in remaining districts for a "correct and fair" NRC. Sarma claimed many names were included due to "manipulation" of legacy data while "many genuine Indians" were excluded as authorities refused to accept refugee certificates.