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NRC to leave out lakhs of names

Cases pending in FTs

GUWAHATI, July 4: The complete draft NRC would not include the names of more than three lakh people owing to a number of reasons. It has been further confirmed that 1 lakh 79 thousand 935 persons and their descendants’ names would also be excluded as ‘suspected citizens’. Their cases are subjudice in different Foreigners Tribunals in Assam. Moreover, the names of about 1.25 lakh of doubtful voters (and their descendents) tagged as ‘D’ voters by the Election Commission of India (ECI) would also be excluded. The Supreme Court and the Gauhati High Court gave their nod to the NRC authorities in this regard.

This is besides the approximately 1.50 lakh people whose names erroneously appeared in the first part NRC draft and which are going to be excluded from the complete draft NRC to be published on July 30 this year. The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the nod to the NRC authorities to exclude these 1.50 names.

Meanwhile judged by the magnitude of the number of people who would be excluded, both the Central and the State security agencies have geared up to meet any consequences.