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Assam NRC Final Draft List HIGHLIGHTS: Centre sets December 31 deadline to complete final process

Assam NRC Final Draft List Live Updates: The Congress said the government must immediately convene an all-party meet and discuss with the opposition the proposed steps to ensure no Indian citizen is left out. You can check your name in Assam NRC final draft on the official website www.assam.gov.in.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2018 10:52:03 pm
Assam NRC Final Draft List Live Updates: The first draft was published on December 31, 2017, and the names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated. (PTI) Assam NRC Final Draft List Live Updates: The first draft was published on December 31, 2017, and the names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated. (PTI)

Assam NRC Final Draft List Live Updates: Amid an uproar by opposition parties over the second and final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) which was released on Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that no person excluded from the draft will be declared a foreigner as such powers are vested only with tribunals where one can approach for remedies. “The NRC is a list of the state’s citizens and exclusion of name does not automatically make anyone a foreigner,” an official said.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said he will not allow anyone to disrupt peace and law and order in the state over the issue. “While people have welcomed the draft NRC, certain sections are trying to destabilise and spread lies. People of Assam have always lived with peace and harmony. We will not allow anyone to disturb peace and law and order,” the CM tweeted.

The Congress, on the other hand, said the government must immediately convene an all-party meet and discuss with the opposition the proposed steps to ensure no Indian citizen is left out. “The government must immediately call a meeting of leaders of all parties and should inform about the steps it proposes to take,” senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said, adding that it would be proper if the meeting is called on Tuesday.

The final draft of NRC, which was released amid tight security, incorporated names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. The names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out. Asking people whose names were left out not to panic, Registrar General of India Sailesh said the process for making claims and objections would begin on August 30 and continue till September 28. The government has set December 31 as the last date to complete the final process. Read full story here.

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Second and final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens released today. Follow LIVE Updates here.

20:38 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Happy that SC intervened, says Badruddin Ajmal

Assam MP and AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal said, "We are thankful to the Supreme Court for intervening in the matter. The NRC implementing agency was under the Assam govt that had RSS people. They had tried to remove the names of people belonging to minorities. People whose names aren't on the list shouldn't be scared." 

19:24 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Citizen of India if name on voters' list, says former Assam CM

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi said, "The National Register of Citizens is our brainchild. Forty lakh people whose name have been excluded should not worry. They will get a chance. The aim of the NRC is to find out the number of foreigners in Assam. As long as our name is in the voters' list, we are citizens of India."

19:06 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Govt must move swiftly to solve crisis, says Rahul Gandhi

Reacting to the NRC draft, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said, "The manner in which the exercise was undertaken by the BJP governments, both at the Centre and in Assam, leaves much to be desired. The execution of the exercise has been tardy." Rahul also asked the government move swiftly to resolve the crisis.

18:49 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Govt sets December 31 as deadline for final process

The government has announced December 31 as the deadline to complete the final process of the NRC draft.

18:29 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: 'Solve issues as per 1985 Assam Accord'

Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma urged the government to remove shortcomings in the entire process and settle all issues as per the 1985 Assam Accord signed in the presence of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The problems should sorted out in the ambit of the Assam Accord of 1985, the Congress leader said.

18:12 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Northeast people believe in PM Modi, this is bothering Congress, says Union minister

Hitting back at the opposition for attacking the Centre over the final NRC draft, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said the support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the people of the northeast and the assault on the government reflects deep concerns among the Congress and its allies. Singh, Minister for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), said the Opposition had wanted voters to be excluded from the list and even created such a perception. "The government has laid down a timeline....please come forward with your claims and cognizance will be taken and the names will be included. The people of the northeast have totally put their might behind Prime Minister Modi and this is deeply bothering the Congress and its allies," Singh told reporters inside Parliament premises.

17:49 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Congress demands all-party meeting

While stating that there should be no politics over the issue, senior Congress party spokesperson Anand Sharma said the government must immediately convene an all-party meet and discuss with the opposition the proposed steps to ensure no Indian citizen is left out. "The government must immediately call a meeting of leaders of all parties and should inform about the steps it proposes to take," Sharma said, adding that it would be proper if the meeting is called on Tuesday. "Questions have been asked over the methodology being followed in finalising the NRC. It raises question marks on the credibility of the process," he said.

17:43 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Ghosh steps up attack on Bengal CM

Asserting that those supporting illegal immigrants will be thrown out of the country, Ghosh said, "The NRC in Assam is being implemented following the orders of the court (Supreme Court). It was Congress which had proposed the idea of NRC. Now they are speaking against it." Taking a jibe at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, the state BJP chief said, "Those who are inviting illegal immigrants from the neighbouring country should not talk much about integrity and security of the country." 

17:26 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: If voted to power, will publish NRC in Bengal, says BJP

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the NRC will be published in Bengal on the lines of the one in Assam if his party is voted to power in the state. Supporting the publication of the NRC complete draft in Assam, he said some politicians are "shedding crocodile tears" as they are wary that their "vote bank" politics will come to an end. "If we (BJP) are voted to power in Bengal then we too will implement NRC in Bengal. We will send back illegal citizens to Bangladesh. Tough days are ahead, we will not tolerate any illegal immigrants in Bengal," Ghosh told reporters.

16:42 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Won't allow anyone to disturb peace in state, says CM

"While people have welcomed the draft NRC, certain sections are trying to destabilise and spread lies. People of Assam have always lived with peace and harmony. We will not allow anyone to disturb peace and law and order," the CM tweeted.

16:24 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft:CM Sonowal thanks media, people for maintaining peace
16:10 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft:Will always follow SC direction, says CM Sonowal

Speaking to reporters, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Assam is a very peaceful state and we are confident that all sections of the society will come forward to maintain peace and tranquillity in the time to come. We will always abide by the direction of the Supreme Court."

15:48 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: No coercive action against those not named on list, says MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs said that no coercive action will be taken against those who have not been included in the list. There can be cases of some prominent/famous person not finding his or her name in the draft NRC report as the process is initiated by the applicant and not by the NRC. The personality has to re-apply with supporting documents, the ministry said.

15:32 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: State Congress lends a helping hand

While appealing all those, whose name did not appear on the list, to remain calm and maintain peace, Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora said, "In the post NRC draft publication scenario, we appeal all to maintain peace and tranquillity. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has opened help centres in all GP level to help and guide the genuine Indian citizen whose names are dropped from the final draft to file claims and objection forms."

15:11 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Banerjee, TMC MPs to visit Assam

A delegation of TMC MPs will visit Assam along with party supremo Mamata Banerjee. "A delegation of TMC MPs will visit Assam along with party head Mamata Banerjee," Derek O' Brien said.

15:08 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: CM Banerjee was not consulted, says Derek O' Brien

Continuing his attack on the government, TMC MP Derek O' Brien said, "This government is not keen on running Parliament till August 10. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was not consulted while preparing the NRC final draft. We have sought an appointment with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard."

15:05 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Upper House adjourned for today

The Upper House has been adjourned for the day in the wake of the uproar over the NRC final draft. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress plans to circulate "Five things you need to know" on the NRC draft among all the opposition MPs.

14:18 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Process for making claims and objections will begin on August 30

Declining comment on non-inclusion of around 40.07 lakh applicants, NRC state Coordinator Prateek Hajela said the exercise was carried out as per the instructions of the Supreme Court. Hajela also said people would be able to reapply for inclusion at the sewa kendras. "The process for making claims and objections will begin on August 30 and continue till September 28. Adequate and ample scope will be given to people for making objections. No genuine Indian citizen should have any fear," he said.

13:29 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: People being made refugees in their own country, says Mamata Banerjee

Calling it a "game plan", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said people were being made refugees in their own country. "People are being isolated through a game plan. We are worried because people are being made refugees in their own country. Its a plan to throw out Bengali speaking people and Biharis. Consequences will be felt in our state also," the TMC supremo said at a press conference. Banerjee also asked if the Centre had a rehabilitation plan for the 40 lakh people whose names were not included in the NRC final draft. "Where will the 40 lakh people whose names have been deleted go? Does Centre have any rehabilitation program for them? Ultimately it is Bengal which will suffer. Its just vote politics by BJP. Request Home Minister to bring an amendment," she said.

13:21 (IST)30 Jul 2018
Assam NRC final draft: Bengalis living in Assam being targeted, says Mamata Banerjee

Addressing the media after the Assam NRC final draft was released on Monday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that Bengalis living in Assam were being targetted and asked if the government was trying to do forceful eviction. 'There were people who have Aaadhar cards and passports but still their names are not in the draft list. Names of people were removed on the basis of surnames also. Is the government trying to do forceful eviction,' she asked.

The government expects the Registrar General of India (RGI), monitoring the NRC upgradation, to complete the process of publishing the final NRC by August 31. The second and final draft of Assam's NRC will be released today. (Express photo)

The first draft was published on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, with the names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants being incorporated. The second draft was scheduled to come out on June 30 but was delayed by a month. Earlier this month, NRC authorities disclosed that 1.5 lakh people would be dropped from the first list since anomalies were found in their documents. Around 50,000 of them are rural women. Is being Assamese about language, religion, ethinicity, or citizenship? Read here.