With the publication of the final list of NRC today morning, 3,11,21,004 persons were found eligible for inclusion in the final NRC, leaving out 19,06,657 persons, including those who did not submit their claims. The Centre stated that people whose names don’t appear in the final NRC cannot be declared foreigners till all legal options are exhausted. Every person left out of the NRC can appeal to the Foreigners Tribunal, and the time limit to file the appeal has been extended from 60 to 120 days.
The status of both inclusion and exclusion can be viewed online on the NRC website – www.nrcassam.nic.in. Although the website crashed soon after the list was published, due to overload of users.
People can also check the status at ‘Seva Kendras’ set up by the State government, offices of the deputy commissioner and offices of the Circle Office.
The Home Ministry said at least 1,000 tribunals will be set up in phases to hear disputes; 100 tribunals are already open and 200 more will be set up in the first week of September. If one loses the case in the tribunal, one can approach the high court and then the Supreme Court. No one will be put in detention centers until all legal options are exhausted, the government informed.
You can check the list using your ARN number. If one’s name has not appeared on the list, he/she will get complete cooperation to prove his/her citizenship, read a released statement from the State NRC office.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC), first published in Assam in 1951, is being updated as per directions of the Supreme Court to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who have illegally entered the State from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971.