Assam has released the final draft of National Register of Citizens today that decide the fate of more than one crore people living in the state. The NRC has been released online and in all the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) across the state, NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela said in Guwhati on Sunday, news agency PTI reported. The state released its first citizenship draft in January.
Security has been heightened in the state to avoid any law and order situation. Two hundred and twenty companies of the Central Armed Police Forces have been dispatched by the central government to gear up security in Assam and neighbouring states.
Here are the live updates on the release of Assam’s final citizenship draft
“Historic Day In Assam”: Prateek Hajela
“It’s a historic day in the country and Assam towards fulfillment of a major milestone of publishing draft under monitoring of Supreme Court. The exercise of the NRC in its scale size is unprecedented”: Prateek Hajela
Nearly two crore citizens were cleared in the first citizenship draft released on January 1 this year.
The NRC authorities earlier this month disclosed that 1.5 lakh people – including 50,000 people – will be dropped from the first list, since anomalies were found in their documents.
A high-level meeting was held recently by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the NRC draft.
Names, addresses and photographs of all Indian citizens, who have been living in Assam before March 25, 1971, will be featured in the citizenship draft, NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.