BJP appealed to the central and the state governments to plan a nationwide NRC, as they do not trust the updated National Register of Citizens which was planned for Assam. Assam, which had faced intrusion of people from the then East Bengal since the early 20th Century, is the only state having an NRC that was first prepared in 1951.
Human rights body Amnesty International conveyed deep concern on Saturday after the final list of the National Register of Citizens was published in Assam on Saturday. “The destiny of over 19 lakh people is uncertain after the publication of the final list”, it said.
BJP Assam President Ranjeet Kumar Dass said the final NRC involves very little figure of prohibitions compared to officially stated figures earlier. Almost 19 lakh people in Assam have been excluded from the final form of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam that was declared by the government today. A total of 3.29 crore people had applied for the NRC.
In July previous year, 40,07,707 people were prohibited from the complete draft of the NRC. An additional 1,02,462 persons were included in June this year in the list of excluded persons, taking the total unqualified persons to 41,10,169 in the complete draft.
NRC demanded by BJP MLA Raja Singh in Telangana :
The BJP state chief notified that the party is getting reports from various districts about exclusions of native people. Later, he added, “As per our estimate, two lakh genuine Indians were left out who had applied. Then four lakh more did not appeal after their names were not included in the draft NRC.”
Queues were formed by people outside NRC Seva Kendras to check their names :
Finally a new NRC was published on Saturday by excluding 19,06,657 persons. A total of 3,11,21,004 names were included out of 3,30,27,661 applicants.