Assam NRC Draft List Live updates: BJP, Congress spar over citizens’ list; Section 144 imposed in all 33 districts of Assam

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New Delhi | Updated:Jul 30, 2018 7:38:29 pm

Assam NRC Final Draft List Live updates: The BJP and Congress today accused each other of politicising the NRC final draft which included the names of 2.90 crore citizens and left our 40 lakh names. Citizens can log on to the official website of the Assam government – assam.gov.in, to check the details.

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Assam NRC Final Draft Live Update: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition led by the Congress today trained guns at each other over the release of much-awaited second and final draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The draft comprising the names of 2,89,83,677 people of Assam was published online by the Registrar General of India earlier today. Names of around 40 lakh people have been left out of the list that has sparked a political slugfest with the opposition parties accusing the government of playing ‘vote politics’ ahead of the general election. The government, on its part, has, however, rubbished all such accusations saying it had no role in the preparation of the list and the draft was prepared under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The first list of the NRC process was released on December 31 last year with around 1.9 crore names.

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    19:38 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    National Register of Citizens is our brainchild, says former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

    Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that NRC is our brainchild. News agency ANI reported him as saying, "40 lakh people whose name have been excluded should not worry. They will get a chance. NRC is to find out the number of foreigners in Assam. As long as our name is in voters' list, we are citizens of India."

    16:07 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Will abide by SC direction, says CM Sonowal
    15:11 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

    The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day following an uproar by the opposition, especially the Trinamool Congress and the Samajwadi Party over the publication of Assam's National Register of Citizens. The Upper House witnessed three adjournmments earlier in the day due to ruckus over the issue before the Chair called it a day at 2:13 pm.

    14:59 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Congress politicising NRC final draft, says Jitendra Singh

    MoS in PMO Jitendra Singh accused the Congress of politicising the whole issue. He said that the Home Minister has categorically rejected allegations that the government was involved in the entire process of drafting the list. Singh also noted that the draft was prepared under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

    14:55 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    About First draft

    The first draft, with 1.9 crore names, was released on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, this year. Assam is the first Indian state where the NRC is being updated after 1951, with March 24, 1971 as the cut-off date, to include names of "genuine Indian citizens".

    14:45 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Ripun Bora, Congress

    Congress Member of Parliament (MP) from Assam, Ripun Bora expressed concern over the situation. "The ineligibility of around 40 lakh people is a very high figure and very surprising. There are a lot of irregularities in the report. We will raise this issue with the Govt and in the Parliament. A political motive of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also behind this," he told ANI.

    14:36 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Rajnath Singh: 'Don't worry, no coercive action against any one'

    "Some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear. I want to assure all that there is no need for any apprehension or fear. Some misinformation is also being spread. The NRC process has been done impartially"

    14:17 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Sarbananda Sonowal

    "For this remarkable feat, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the 55,000 officials engaged in NRC updation process and the people living across the Barak and Brahmaputra valleys, plains and hills of the state," Sonowal said.

    14:11 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    There were people who have Aaadhar cards and passports but still their names are not in the draft list. Names of people were removed on the basis of surnames also. Is the Govt trying to do forceful eviction?:  West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    13:50 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Assam CM Sonowal congratulates people

    Assam Chief Minister has congratulated the people of Assam state for the successful publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list. Calling it a 'historic day', he said that the day will remain etched in their memories forever. 'For this remarkable feat, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the 55,000 officials engaged in NRC updation process and the people living across the Barak and Brahmaputra valleys, plains and hills of the state.' The CM also thanked the officials, who were involved in updating the NRC.

    13:41 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Section 144 imposed in Assam

    Police said that prohibitory orders under Sec 144 of CrPC have been imposed in all the 33 districts of Assam as a precautionary measure. The final draft is available for perusal at all the NRC sewa kendras (NSKs) in the state. The applicants can also visit the NRC website or call 24x7 toll-free numbers --15107 from Assam and 18003453762 from outside Assam - and refer to their 21-digit Application Receipt Number(ARN) to find out the details.

    13:32 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    What is NRC list ?

    The NRC is a list of Assam's citizens and it is being updated following a direction of the Supreme Court. The document is touted to be a proof of Assamese identity. The NRC will include the names of all Indian citizens who have been residing in Assam before March 25, 1971. The application process for the NRC started in May 2015 and a total of 6.5 crore documents were received from 68.27 lakh families across the state. The process of publishing the final draft was carried out in cooperation with the Registrar General of India, along with the central and the state government employees.

    13:26 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Vote politics by BJP, says Mamata

    Mamata Banerjee said that the BJP government is playing "vote politics" ahead of the general elections. She aske does the government has any rehabilitation programme for 40 lakh people whose name were not included in the draft list of the NRC.

    13:20 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Mamata Banerjee slams BJP

    Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the BJP-led Central government for not including the names of 40 lakh citizens in the much-awaited second and final draft list of the NRC. Addressing the media, she said that there were people who have Aaadhar cards and passports but still their names are not in the draft list. "Names of people were removed on the basis of surnames also. Is the government trying to do forceful eviction?" she questioned.

    13:01 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Check full NRC draft list on assam.gov.in

    Citizens can log on to the official website of the Assam government – assam.gov.in, to check the second and final draft list of the NRC. As soon as the draft list was published, the website was 'down for maintenance”, but is up and running fine.

    12:57 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Kiren Rijiju speaks

    MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju said that the NRC issue is sensitive and urged people o not spread misinformation regarding the same. He also slammed the Congress party for its claim that the NRC issue was raised with political motivations. "Why are such claims being attested to an exercise ordered by the Supreme Court. The SC is monitoring the entire process. Government is only doing its job," he said.

    12:35 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Rajnath Singh defends government

    Speaking on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejected opposition parties' charge that the government "intentionally" left the names of over 40 lakh citizens. The Home Minister said that  the government has no role to play in it. "I want to ask the Opposition, what is the Centre's role in this? It is happening under the supervision of the Supreme Court. Such sensitive issues should not be politicised."

    12:31 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Rajya Sabha adjourned again

    Rajya Sabha adjourned again till 2pm due following an uproar by the opposition. The Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee said that the 40 lakh names were "intentially" not included in the NRC list.

    12:30 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    People checking draft list in Guwahati
    12:03 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Congress alleges irregularities in NRC final draft list

    The Congress' Assan unit has slammed the Centre over non-inclusion of 40 lakh names. Assam PCC and Rajya Sabha MP said that 40 lakh names 'ineligible is a very high figure and very surprising'. 'There are lot of irregularities in the report. We will raise this issue with the Govt and in the Parliament. Political motive of BJP is also behind this.' Click here to read full story

    12:00 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Claims process to begin from Aug 30

    Sailesh, Registrar General of India, told reporters that the process to file claims and objections will begin from August 30.  "The process for making claims and objections will begin on August 30 and continue till September 28. Adequate and ample scope will be given to people for making objections. No genuine Indian citizen should have any fear."

    11:59 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Uproar in Rajya Sabha
    11:58 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    TMC moves adjournment notice in Lok Sabha

    Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the NRC Assam list draft which was released today. The party has claimed that the Centre "intentionally" eliminated the names of 40.7 lakh citizens. The list which was released today morning has 2.90 crore names.

    11:58 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Trinamool Congress slams Centre

    West Bengal's Trinamool Congress slammed the government for not including the names of over 40 lakh people in the second and much-anticipated list of the NRC. The party claimed that the Centre "intentionally eliminated" 40 lakh names.

    11:45 (IST)30 Jul 2018
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh reacts

    Home Minister Rajnath SIngh said that some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear. "This is a completely impartial report. No misinformation should be spread. This is a draft and not the final list." He said that even someone whose name is not in the final list can approach the foreigners tribunal. "No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic."

    Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged people os the state to refrain from making 'inflammatory' remarks and help the government in maintaining the law and order situation under control. On Sunday night, CM Sonowal had chaired an all-part meeting where all participants agreed to extend support to the government in updating the list. The first draft list was published on the midnight of December 31, 2017.