The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for
publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam from
July 31 to August 31, 2019.
However, the plea for sample reverification has
been rejected. The Centre and Assam had urged the court for a 20% sample
reverification of names included in the draft in the districts bordering
Bangladesh and a 10% sample reverification in the remaining districts of the
National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register which contains the name of
all citizens of India residing in Assam. It was prepared in 1951.
the NRC is being updated in Assam. It seeks to identify illegal migrants in
Assam who had entered the state on or after 25th March 1971.
update is being carried out under the Citizenship Act, 1955, and according to
rules framed in the Assam Accord, 1985.
draft Assam NRC was published on July 30, 2018 in which the names of 2.89 crore
of the 3.29 crore people were included.