Over 1.9 mn applicants left out of NRC, parties call the list 'faulty'

The Assam government has ruled out detention of people who do not figure in the list "in any circumstances", until the tribunals declare them foreigners

Archis MohanPTI New Delhi | Guwahati

People check their names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens, in Kamrup, Assam | PTI

The updated final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which validates legal Indian citizens of Assam, was out on Saturday, with over 1.9 million applicants who failed to make it to the list staring at an uncertain future. Equally uncertain was the course of future politics in the state, as neither the NRC’s advocates nor its critics were happy with the outcome.
There were several cases of retired defence personnel, paramilitary personnel, legislators and their families not finding their names in the updated list. 
A total of 33,027,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC, of which 31,121,004 have been included in the document and 1,906,657 excluded, a statement from the NRC state coordinator's office said. Those excluded from the NRC have 120 days to appeal against it at foreigners’ tribunals. 

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First Published: Aug 31 2019 | 11:45 PM IST

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