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NRC Update: Final Draft NRC Leaves Behind Over 40 Lakh names; Centre says to ‘Keep Calm’

Guwahati: The Herculean task of releasing the much-debated National Register of Citizens (NRC) has finally been achieved. The final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been released today in Guwahati.

The final draft of the NRC has left over 40 lakh people in Assam in a state of shock and disbelief as their names were left out of the final draft.

It may be mentioned that out of the 3.29 Crore people over 40 lakh people have been left out even though the NRC officials have officially clarified that those whose names have not been included will not be declared as foreigners.

The officials further clarified that no punitive action will be taken against them. Registrar General of India, Shailesh stated before the Media on Monday that, “Whoever does not have a name will get the opportunity to file claim/ objections under adequate time. Those left out will have the option to file an online application in NRC website or visit an NRC Seva Kendra.”

It has also been declared today that December 2018 has been fixed for the release of the final NRC.

Reports said that no sporadic incidents of violence have been reported, but there are clear indications of tension prevailing in the air.

Briefing over the security situation after the announcement of the final draft NRC, Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Nath said that the department has sufficient back-up force to thwart any unwanted situations.

The Central Paramilitary Forces will be stationed across the city and Assam until the entire process has been successfully completed.

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Registrar General of India Sailesh (Right) addressing Press Conference in Guwahati

NRC Final Draft Release: At a Glance

#Whooping 6.56 crore supporting documents with an additional 68.31 lakh application forms were submitted.

#A fully digitized network was used to scan these mammoth load of documents in 16 rounds.

# Prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in total 7 districts that include- Barpeta, Darrang, Dima Hasao, Sonitpur, Karimganj, Golaghat, and Dhubri.

#220 companies of the Central Armed Force have been sent on war-footing speed by the Central Government to thwart untoward incidences in Assam and its nearby states.