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Assam’s NRC released, nearly 40 lakh residents not included in final draft

Prime News, National (Dispur), July 30:- The much-awaited second and final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released on Monday amid tight security. Out of a total of 3.29 crore people, 2,89,83,677 people have been found eligible to be included in the National Register of Citizens. The names of 40.07 lakh applicants did not find a place in the historic document, touted to be a proof of Assamese identity. However, officials have asked people not to worry as this is just a final draft and they can file claims if they are residents of the state. “This is just a draft and not the final list. The people who are not included can make claims and objections,” State NRC Coordinator said on Monday.
While releasing the data, the officials yet again reassured that no one will be sent to detention centres on the basis of the draft and residents can file for claims. “Based on this draft there is no question of any reference to Foreigners Tribunal or any person being taken to the detention centre,” Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary (North East) said. Every person whose name was in the first draft but is missing from the final draft will be given an individual letter to file the claim for her/his non-inclusion during claims and objections.

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