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.

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Prepare NRC for whole country, no citizen rights for outsiders: RSS' Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

To a question whether this would be directed against a particular community, the RSS leader said, 'There is no reason for it to be against a community.'

SC orders immediate transfer of Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh

Last month, two cases were registered against Hajela by Assam Police following complaints of wrongful exclusions in the citizens’ list published on August 31.


Talk of NRC, CAB nothing but bid to divide people further: Sitaram Yechury

The CPM leader accused the BJP of trying to destroy the secular fabric of the nation by talking about the implementation of NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill across the country.

Manoj Tiwari calls for NRC citing rising crime in Delhi, AAP hits back

The Aam Aadmi Party hit back, with AAP MP Sanjay Singh slamming the BJP for politicising “people’s lives and property”.

Amit Shah in Haryana rally: ‘Before 2024, will throw out all illegal migrants, chun chun ke’

“For 70 years, illegal migrants have infiltrated this country and weaken our security. The BJP and Modi ji vow that through the NRC all illegal migrants will be thrown out of the country”, said Amit Shah.

Kangaroo tribunals: Foreigners’ Tribunals almost another arm of BJP government in Assam

Foreigners’ Tribunals, set up to adjudicate citizenship disputes in Assam, need strict judicial supervision, must be freed from government control.


No problem with NRC, I had a talk with PM Modi in New York: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is in Delhi to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and is scheduled to meet Modi on Saturday for a bilateral meeting.

NRC: Supporters and opposers must engage each other with empathy

Members of the civil society, instead of clinging to drastically different viewpoints, need to discuss the next concrete steps that need to be taken: The objective should be to solve the issue in a humane way instead of sitting in their respective cocoons and arguing out their cases.

Sheikh Hasina in India: Amid some challenges, celebrating a special friendship

Since 2009, Bangladesh and India have peacefully navigated many contested issues that had remained unresolved since 1947.

Amit Shah: Will implement Citizenship (Amendment) Bill before NRC in Bengal

"Mamata Banerjee is saying that Hindu refugees will be thrown out of the country. I have come here to assure all my refugee brothers that there is no need to worry as the central government will not force them out of the country," Shah said.

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Assam NRC final list out: Assam NRC website crashes, people queue up at Seva Kendras

Assam’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published Saturday. Of the 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh were excluded from the final list.

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.