Over 19 lakh people in Assam have been excluded from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam that was released by the centre government today in the morning. A total sum of 3.29 crore people had applied for the NRC, of which 3.11 crore made it to the final version.
The National Register of Citizen (NRC) is by far the most significant tool to verify the citizenship in India. this was started with the motive of identifying illegal refugees who entered Assam and settled here for good, a large number of that from Bangladesh, after March 25, 1971, and send them back to their native country.
NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela provided a detail which explained that a total of 3,11,21,004 people have been found eligible for inclusion in the final list of the NRC. After completing the whole process, a total of 19,06,657 people, including those who did not submit their claims were excluded from the local habitant’s list.
“Those not satisfied with outcome can file appeal before Foreigners’ Tribunals,” Prateek Hajela said.
Persons who are not satisfied with the final layout of the NRC can file an appeal before the Foreigners’ Tribunals within 120 days. Earlier, Assam government declared that those left out of the NRC will not be detained under any circumstances until the Foreigners Tribunals declare them as foreigners.
Those people who are not on the same page with the decision of the Foreigners’ Tribunal, can approach the Guwahati High Court and even the Supreme Court.
Along with that, those who are declared as illegal migrants by the Foreigners’ Tribunals, will be transferred to detention camps and will be kept locked until being deported to their native country.