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Assam releases first draft of citizens' register with 1.9 cr names

02 January, 2018, 10:34 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • CRPF personnel stand guard ahead of the publication of the first draft of the National Register of Citizens in Assam on 28 December 2017

Guwahati: The much-awaited first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), containing 1.9 crore names, was released at midnight, following which people have been flocking to the seva kendras across Assam since this morning to check whether their names figured in it. "The rest 1.39 crore people are under different stages of verification and we will come out another draft after completion of verification process". The Counter Insurgency (CI) grid, involving the Army, police, paramilitary and Intelligence agencies, has been regularly reviewing the situation and directing all possible action to ensure peace.There have been Intelligence inputs about possible tension in some parts of the State where names of doubtful citizens could be excluded in the draft list, another official said. It contains 1.9 crore persons who have been verified till date. The names of the remaining applicants are under various stages of verification. "We reiterate that Congress party remains committed to every pledge made in the accord", Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia told The Assam Tribune that NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela had himself admitted before the Supreme Court earlier that claims of 2.38 crore people had been verified. "So there is a possibility that some names within a single family may not be there in the first draft", said Hajela. "There is no need to panic as rest of the documents are under verification", he added. Mr Sailesh said, the entire process will be completed within 2018.

"You can 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".

The state government of Assam began to update the National Register of Citizens in 2015 to create a definitive list of citizens of the state and root out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. He said as per the Supreme Court's direction, the final draft will be published.

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. Peple can check the names in NRC draft by visiting nrcassam.nic.in, nrcdraft.in/NRCDraft, partdraftnrcassam.in, assam.mygov.in and assam.gov.in websites.



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