Assam NRC final list 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP trying to hoodwink people through NRC, says former CM Tarun Gogoi
Assam NRC Final List 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in an exclusive interview to The Indian Express, said the list that has excluded over 19 lakh people, is “erroneous” as “more illegal migrants should have been excluded”.
By: Express Web Desk | Guwahati, New Delhi, Silchar |
Updated: September 1, 2019 5:52:50 am
National Register of Citizens (NRC) officers attends to people in an NRC centre on the outskirts of Gauhati. (AP)
Assam NRC final list 2019: 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. The NRC is an exercise to identify Indian citizens living in Assam, a state marked by illegal migration from Bangladesh. Those excluded from the list will get an opportunity to file appeals and be heard in the Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT).
At least 2,500 NRC Seva Kendras (NSK) offices have been set up across the state for people to check the status of their applications today, between 10 am and 4 pm. The status can be also be viewed online at the NRC website (www.nrcassam.nic.in).
The ruling BJP, which has been passionately advocating for the NRC for decades, is not happy with the list. Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in an exclusive interview to The Indian Express said that the list that has excluded over 19 lakh people, is “erroneous” as “more illegal migrants should have been excluded” and that the party’s fight to “exclude every single foreigner” from the state will continue.
Assam final NRC list 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: It was published today on www.assam.gov.in, www.nrcassam.nic.in, www.assam.mygov.in. Out of 3.3 crore applicants, 3.11 crore were included, over 19 lakh excluded. Read latest news in Bangla
Assam NRC's final list LIVE UPDATES: At an NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati on Friday. (Express Photo: Dasarath Deka)
Assam NRC Final List 2019 LIVE UPDATES
While Congress' first reaction came with the party's Thiruvananthapuram MP quoting Rabindra Nath Tagore. "There is a thin line between nationalism and xenophobia —besides, hatred of the foreigner could later turn into a hatred of Indians different from oneself." -- Rabindranath Tagore. The prescience of a great man!" he tweeted.
A day before the final list, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had said, “As long as the appellant’s plea remains sub-judice with the Foreigners’ Tribunal, he or she cannot be treated as a foreigner,” he said, appealing to people to maintain peace, adding that the NRC was “an outcome of the untiring efforts of the thousands of people”.
On Friday, the Assam government stepped up security across all districts and assured people that those excluded will not automatically be considered “illegal foreigners”. Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia told The Indian Express: “Everything is peaceful and calm, and situation is very normal. A total of 218 companies of additional security forces are being deployed and if any objectionable social media post is brought to our attention we will take strict action.”
According to an NRC official, the publication Saturday will be a “Supplementary Inclusions List”, which will include the names of those included in the NRC after they had filed “claims” against their exclusion in the final draft published July 30 last year or excluded in the additional draft exclusions list published on June 26, 2019, or those who were in the final draft but had “objections” filed against their names or those who were included in the final draft but called for hearing from July 5, 2019, onwards.
The final draft NRC included 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants, and left out over 40 lakh people. Over 36 lakh of those left out, had filed “claims” against the exclusion and of the 2.89 crore included, objections were filed against around 2 lakh people. On June 26 2019, the draft exclusion list came out in which 1.02 lakh of the 2.89 crore people, who were all given a chance to appeal their cases, were excluded.