The final list of Assam citizenship will be published tomorrow 10 Am. But there are problems for around 40 lakh people as they dont have their name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list for Assam.
“DO NOT BELIEVE RUMOURS ABOUT NRC. Non-inclusion of a person’s name in NRC does NOT amount to his/her being declared a foreigner.” Spokesperson at MHA said. “Every individual left out from final NRC can can appeal to Foreigners Tribunals, an increased number of which are being established” he added.
What is NRC
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens. The register was first prepared after the 1951 Census of India. The NRC is now being updated in Assam to include the names of those persons (or their descendants) who appear in the NRC, 1951, or in any of the Electroll Rolls up to the midnight of 24 March 1971 or in any one of the other admissible documents issued up to mid-night of 24 March 1971, which would prove their presence in Assam or in any part of India on or before 24 March 1971.