Assam's first draft of NRC identifies 1.9 crore as Indian citizens

At stroke of midnight on Dec 31 Assam set to find out legit citizens of India

Even as political parties in Assam welcomed publication of the first draft of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC), a war of words has broken out between the ruling and opposition sides over non-inclusion of names of various political personalities and both sides have also accused the other of trying to delay the entire exercise of updating the register.Principal opposition party Congress expressed surprise over the fact that the first draft features names of only 1.9 crore Indian citizens living in Assam.

"The process of accepting complaints will start once the final draft is published as rest of the names are likely to appear in that", Hajela said.

Talking to the media in Guwahati last night, Register General of India, Sailesh and State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela said that name of those applicants whose verification have been completed by 31st December have been included in the draft.

"It is a part draft".

People flocked to seva kendras across Assam in large numbers since morning on Monday to check whether they figured in the list containing the names of those who were recognised as citizens of India in the Supreme Court-monitored exercise, hours after the document was released at midnight. We need an explanation for this discrepancy, ” he said.

Assam has been driven into a conflict between the permanent residence and those who have migrated from Bangladesh.

The NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens, which was prepared for the only time in 1951 and is being updated for only Assam to weed out illegal immigrants. This was a key election promise made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before it won the state polls in 2016.

People carrying documents to prove their citizenship, thronged the seva kendras, which opened at 8am, and stood in long queues to check if their names were included in the draft. It can also be checked through automatic receipt of SMS by pre-registering applicant's mobile number by sending an SMS to 9765556555 or 9108464438 and 9108464450.

"It is a tedious process to verify the names".

Names of AIUDF supremo Badruddin Ajmal, MP Sirajuddin Ajmal, MLAs Hafiz Bashir Ahmed Kasimi and Haji Aminul Islam are not in the first draft, even as the party claimed that some family members of those leaders have found their names on the first list. "We have faith in the Supreme Court which is monitoring the update process", he said.

"There is no need to panic as rest of the documents are under verification", he said. It covers 1.90 crore people out of total 3.29 crore applicants, who submitted their documents to include their names in the NRC.

The entire process will be completed within 2018, Sailesh said.

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