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Indian state leaves 13 million citizens off register

02 January 2018, 10:34 | Tara Lloyd

Indian state leaves 13 million citizens off register

Villagers walk past CRPF personnel patrolling a road ahead of the publication of the first draft of the National Register of Citizens in Juria village of Nagaon district of Assam

Assam today published the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) recognising 19 million out of the 32.9 million total applicants as legal citizens of India.

The servers of the official websites for checking names in the NRC draft were jammed as thousands of people attempted to see their names in the first draft, NRC sources said.

"It is a part draft". It contains 1.9 crore persons, who have been verified till now. The names of the remaining applicants are under various stages of verification. "Social media will be monitored closely for misinformation on the NRC draft and strict action will be taken against those attempting to create trouble", he said.

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Assam has been driven into a conflict between the permanent residence and those who have migrated from Bangladesh.

National Register of Citizens (NRC) state coordinator Prateek Hajela releases the first draft of NRC in Guwahati, on Monday. This was a key election promise made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before it won the state polls in 2016.

Send an SMS from your pre-register mobile number to 97555655 or 9108464438 or 9108464450 in the format 'ARN space ARN (number)' to get information on the inclusion of your name in the NRC draft.

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"We assure the people of Assam that Congress leaders and workers will leave no stone unturned to ensure that not a single claim of any citizen is left unaddressed and not a single family or a section of people suffers on account of lack of appropriate verification of their documents or claim", he said. "There is no need to panic as rest of the documents are under verification", he added.

One can also call the 24X7 toll-free helpline number 15107 from Assam and 18003453762 from outside Assam the check if a name has been included in the first draft. "We will be able to complete the entire process this year", Sailesh said.

Under the Assam Accord, the government needed to identify and deport illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and provide constitutional safeguards to indigenous communities of the state. The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the entire process, had ordered that the first draft of the NRC be published by December 31 after completing the scrutiny of over two crore claims along with that of around 38 lakh people whose documents were suspect.

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At least 68.27 lakh families comprising 3.29 crore applicants had submitted 6.5 crore documents in support of their citizenship claims.



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