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

National register of citizens: Draft list of those ineligible upon re-verification to be out on June 15

The NRC prepared in 1951 is being updated to include the names of people or their descendants who appear in the 1951 NRC, in any electoral roll or in any one of the other admissible documents issued up to the midnight of March 24, 1971.

Complaint against editors who opposed citizenship Bill, Centre asks Assam to act

The editors named in the complaint have called it an attack on the freedom of the press and free speech. Two of the three have been vocal in their criticism of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.


Amit Shah's statement on NRC intended to shake country's foundations: Mehbooba Mufti

The BJP president, while addressing a rally as part of his Lok Sabha campaign in West Bengal on Thursday, had said the saffron party would ensure the implementation of NRC across the entire country if voted back to power.

Will implement NRC across country, scrap Article 370 in J&K: Amit Shah

On the scrapping of Article 370, Amit Shah said, "They (Opposition) say that Article 370 must remain in the country. Tell me whether Article 370 be removed from Kashmir or not? Modi ji has decided it will be removed from Kashmir once BJP government is formed at the Centre.”

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Won’t let BJP implement NRC in Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee

“I do not come to the Hills only during polls, and run away thereafter. I come here regularly. Bimal Gurung supported the BJP... After winning, did SS Ahluwalia come to the Hills,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Will remove every single infiltrator, except Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs: Amit Shah

Expressing confidence of victory, Shah added that the countdown to "corrupt" TMC government's downfall will begin on May 23, when the BJP bags 23 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal.


Assamese Muslims, Muslims from UP, Bihar different... Fight is against Bangladeshi Muslims, not Indian Muslims: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "We have begun discussions with AGP on introducing safeguards in the Citizenship Bill. We will prepare a more acceptable draft of the Bill... Hopefully, we will see the Bill next June or July.”

Won't withdraw Central forces deployed in Assam for NRC work: Centre tells SC

Earlier, the Centre had submitted to the top court that the work on the National Register of Citizens in Assam will have to be suspended for a while in view of redeployment of central forces for the Lok Sabha elections.

Draft NRC will not affect voting rights: Election Commission to Supreme Court

“We have already made a statement that we will not do anything on the basis of the draft NRC,” senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the EC, told a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.

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.

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.