, the citizens will have to prove that they are the residents of India and their families have been living in India before 1971. If anyone’s name doesn’t show in the final list, he or she will not be sent immediately to the detention camp.
-Aadhaar cards will be issued to all those who were excluded in the draft NRC but could get entry in the final list. This will happen as NRC authorities have taken biometric data from more than 36 lakh people who have claimed Indian citizenship after their exclusion from the draft NRC published on July 30, 2018.
-Those who may be excluded from the final NRC and cannot prove their Indian citizenship after pursuing legal process will not be eligible for obtaining Aadhaar cards anywhere in the country as their biometrics will be flagged.
-Assam chief minister
has said that the state government will take up the cause of those excluded from the final NRC and ensure that nobody is subjected to any “unnecessary harassment”. As long as the appellant’s plea remains sub-judice with the Foreigner’s Tribunal, he or she cannot be treated as a foreigner, the chief minister said in a statement.
-As many as 200 additional foreigners tribunals will be operational in Assam from Monday where bona fide citizens, whose names do not figure in the final NRC, can approach to challenge their exclusion. The Centre has extended the time period for appeal in a foreigners tribunal from 60 days to 120 days. If an individual’s claim is rejected by a tribunal, he or she can approach the high court and subsequently the Supreme Court.
-The state authorities have clamped prohibitory orders in vulnerable areas, including in Guwahati, under section 144 CRPC to enforce public order.
-Assam police are in constant touch with states bordering Assam so that no miscreants cross over to create trouble. Personnel from home guards, task force and village defence parties have also been extensively deployed for maintenance of the law and order situation, DGP Kuladhar Saikia has said.
-The DGP has asked the people to report to police about possible misinformation on NRC being sought to be spread in the social media. Students have been asked to be alert about hate messages that may be spread and bring them to the notice of the police.
-“Nagarik Samitis” (citizens’ committees) which were set up under various police stations across the state about 23 years ago were used by the police to ensure that peace prevailed during the process of preparation of NRC list, DGP Kuladhar Saikia said. The nagarik samitis acquired useful information during their daily interaction with the people and the relevant inputs concerning updation of NRC were passed on to the police.
-The part publication of draft NRC was done on the midnight of December 31, 2017, and the complete draft was published on July 30, 2018. A total of 2,89,83,677 people out of 3,29,91,384 applicants were found eligible for inclusion in the register.