The final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on July 30, 2018. The final list excluded the names of around 40 lakh people. Of the 3.29 crore people who had filled in their applications, only 2.89 crore found their names in the draft list. The issue was raised in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session, with Opposition leaders protesting against the move. Those who figured in electoral rolls up to March

24, 1971, or who are descendants of such citizens, are eligible for inclusion in the updated NRC.

NRC News

Hearings for NRC claims and objections to begin today

The first round of hearings is scheduled to take place from February 15 to 28 at 1,436 venues.

Centre gets earful from CJI for saying halt NRC during Lok Sabha polls

The CJI observed that if there were 3,000 companies, then it was enough to deploy 2,700 for the polls even after retaining the 167 companies in Assam.


Centre committed to complete NRC within stipulated time: Rajnath Singh

There has been a huge controversy over the exclusion of 40 lakh people from the draft NRC, which included the names of 2.9 crore people out of the total applications of 3.29 crore.

After Supreme Court's rap, Rajnath Singh says govt committed to complete NRC on time

Appearing for the Centre, Attorney General KK Venugopal said the NRC exercise might have to be extended by two more weeks as forces from the state had to be withdrawn and redeployed. However, the CJI rejected the request.

Apex court notice to Centre, EC on ‘deletion’ of voter names on the basis of draft NRC

A bench issued the notices while hearing the petition by social activist Gopal Seth. The plea referred to the case of one Susanta Sen, a resident of Sivasagar district in the state of Assam.

Mamata Banerjee: NRC an electoral gimmick, won't let it be implemented in Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as an electoral gimmick and said she would not let anyone implement it in West Bengal.


Publication of final NRC not to be stretched beyond July 31: Supreme Court

The court, which perused NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela's report, ordered “having considered the matter we are of the view that, in no circumstances, the publication of the final NRC should be stretched beyond 31st July, 2019”.

No genuine Indian citizen will be left out of updated NRC: PM Narendra Modi

Rahul has lost sleep since Agusta middleman’s extradition, says Modi

People no country wants

Assam is sitting on a volcano of suffering and conflict. On test is the mettle of India’s democracy.

As Assam NRC deadline ends, 30 lakh who were left out file their claims

Assam NRC: While the final tally is expected to be clear Tuesday morning, officials said objections against 700 names in the final draft had also been filed till Saturday.

NRC Videos

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.