The updated Assam citizens list, also called the National Register of Citizens of India list or the NRC list, was published online at 10 am. In the crucial citizen’s list, 3.11 crore have been included and 19 lakh people have been left out. The final NRC Assam list is aimed at identifying legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state. The Centre has said people whose names don’t appear in the final NRC cannot be declared foreigners till all legal options are exhausted. It also said that every individual left out from final Assam citizen list can appeal to Foreigners Tribunals.
The NRC Assam list, first published in Assam in 1951, has been updated to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who have illegally entered the state from Bangladesh after March 1971.
Security has been tightened in Assam, with tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police posted across the north-eastern state bordering Bangladesh.
Here’s How To Check Your Name In The List:
You can check their names in the NRC Assam list offline or online.
Check Assam NRC List 2019 online:
To check your name in the NRC list online, keep your Application Reference Number or ARN handy.
1: Log on to any ot he following website: www.nrcassam.nic.in or www.assam.mygov.in
2: Check on the link that says, “Supplementary Inclusions/Exclusions Lists (Final NRC) status”
3: Punch in your Application Reference Number (ARN) to check if your name has been added to the final NRC list.
— NRC Updation Assam (@NRCupdateAssam) August 30, 2019
Check Assam NRC list offline:
You can visit your NRC Seva Kendra, office of Circle Officer or Office of Deputy Commissioner to check the names in the supplementary inclusion list on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm.
When the draft citizen list was published on July 30, 2018, there was a huge controversy over the exclusion of 40.7 lakh people from it. The draft list included the names of 2.9 crore people out of the total 3.29 crore applications.
In the list published in June 2019, over one lakh more people were excluded. Assam has seen a huge influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century.