Over 19 lakh excluded from Assam’s final NRC

  1. The final list of National Register of Citizens(NRC) has been released in Assam.
  2. The names of 3 crore 11 lakh applicants have been included in the final NRC while 19 lakh 7 thousand have been excluded.
  3. However,Assam CM has assured that those excluded from final NRC will not be detained and they can appeal against their exclusion in the Foreigners’ Tribunals. 
  4. The Assam government will establish 400 Foreigners Tribunals in the state to deal with such appeals.
  5. 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.
  6. NRC seeks to identify illegal migrants in Assam who had entered the state on or after 25th March 1971.The update is being carried out under the Citizenship Act,1955 and according to rules framed in the Assam Accord,1985.
  7. The process of updating the NRC is being carried out by the Registrar General of India and is being closely monitored by the Supreme Court.
  8. Foreigners Tribunal(FT) was set up in Assam in 1964 through the Foreigners Tribunal Order 1964.The tribunals are mandated with identifying the legal status of suspected foreigners in Assam.