The final list of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam left out more than 19 lakh people out of the 3.29 crore applicants. That is almost half of the 40 lakh people excluded in the final draft published last year.


According to Indian Express, Out of 3,30,27,661 applicants, 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in the final list. Prateek Hajela, state coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), said,

Taking into account all the persons already included and after disposal of all Claims and Objections and proceedings under Clause 4(3), it has been found that a total of 3,11,21,004 numbers of persons are found eligible for inclusion in Final NRC leaving out 19,06,657 numbers of persons including those who did not submit Claims.

Those excluded from the list or not satisfied with the outcome can approach a Foreigners Tribunal with a certified copy of the rejection order from the NRC, along with the grounds for appeal. The Tribunal has to give its final order within 120 days from the date of production of records.

While talking about the drive to verify citizenship, Hareja also said,

The entire process of NRC update has been meticulously carried out in an objective and transparent manner. Adequate opportunity of being heard has been given to all persons at every stage of the process. The entire process is conducted as per statutory provisions and due procedure followed at every stage

According to state government officials, 300 Foreigners Tribunals will be functional by September 1.