The second and final draft of the National Citizen Register of Assam (NRC) has been released on Monday ie today. In this, 2.8 million people out of a total of 3.29 million people have been found eligible. Apart from these 40 lakh people are being claimed to be illegal. This figure has been released by the NRC after the order of the Supreme Court. NRC says that this is just draft, not the last list. NRC Registrar General Shailesh has informed that the people whose name was earlier in the draft and missing from the final draft, they will be sent a personal letter from NRC. Through this, they will be able to present their claim.
Priorly, Between strong security, a draft was prepared on Monday. NRC State Coordinator Mr. Pratik Hajala had said that the draft will be published online at all the NRC Service Centers (NSK) in the state of Maharashtra at 10 AM (it was a matter of issue till the first afternoon). He had told that NRC will have names, addresses, and photographs of all the Indian nationals who are living in Assam before March 25, 1971.
A senior police official said that in order to maintain law and order, security in the entire state has been increased. District Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police have been asked to take strict vigilance. In seven districts – Barpeta, Darang, Dima, Hasao, Sonitpur, Karimganj, Golaghat and Dhubri, the prohibition has been imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC. According to the official, the Superintendent of Police has identified sensitive areas in their respective districts and is monitoring the situation to prevent any untoward incident, especially rumors.
How to check your name
- The citizens can check their names on the NRC website and through SMS. The websites are — nrcassam.nic.in; assam.mygov.in; assam.gov.in
- The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has taken a special initiative to set up a 24-hour control room at its central office here to help people.
- The NRC is being updated under the Supreme Court supervision with March 24, 1971, as the cut-off date for genuine Indian citizens in Assam.
High security has been deployed
Center has sent 220 companies of the Central Armed Police Force to keep the security tight in Assam and neighboring states. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has taken a high-level meeting recently in the wake of the NRC draft and asked the officers to be alert and interpret the claims and objections of people whose names are not in the draft. The Chief Minister has instructed the officials not to send any case based on the NRC draft list to the Foreign Tribunal. Hajela said that there will be sufficient scope for the claims of whose names in the draft will not be available.
What to do?
He said, “If the names of the real citizens are not present in the document, then they will not be panic. Rather they have to fill the form specified in the women/male related service centers. These forms will be available from August 7 to September 28, and the authorities will have to tell them the reasons why they left their names in the draft. After this, they will have to fill in another designated form to register their claim under the next step, which will be available from August 30 to September 28. Applicants can see their names by visiting the NRC service center, from 30 July to 28 September, from 10 am to 4 pm on all working days. The NRC is being updated under the supervision of the Supreme Court.