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Ruckus Over Assam NRC: Rajya Sabha Adjourned Over Unruly Opposition

NEW DELHI, July 30: The Rajya Sabha on Monday saw repeated disruptions over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue and was adjourned for the day amid a ruckus in the post-lunch sitting. Soon after the House met in the post-lunch sitting, the Opposition members again raised the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC). Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for 10 minutes to meet at 2.11 p.m.

But, as soon as the House was reconvened, the Opposition MPs were again on their feet. Naidu then adjourned the House for the day amid the noise.

The Upper House earlier saw two adjournments in the morning over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue whose final draft was released on Monday and which excludes more than 40 lakh persons.

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.