More time in NRC updation. Assam Govt moves Supreme Court seeking time

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Guwahati:

More time in NRC updation

The state government on Wednesday moved Supreme Court seeking more time to publish the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

As per the order of the Supreme Court, the final draft of the NRC is scheduled to be published on June 30.

State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela on Wednesday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court Registry in a sealed cover, as per reports.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing before a Vacation Court.

Assam Govt moves Supreme Court seeking time

S per sources, the state government informed the apex court that the NRC updating work has suffered because of the floods in Assam. However, the state government has not specified the time it requires to publish the draft.

The NRC matter is listed for hearing before the Justice Ranjan Gogoi Bench on July 2, as per reports.

Delay in NRC updation

It may be mentioned that a day after Hajela said the deadline for the publication of the final draft “may get delayed” due to the flood situation in the Barak valley, the Congress alleged that the Assam government is not serious about updating the NRC.

“It seems that the state coordinator of the NRC did not take the process seriously. Even though the Supreme Court is directly supervising the updation process, the state government has also not taken the process seriously,” Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora said.

The first draft of NRC was released on December 31 (midnight) last year, which included the names of 1.90 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.

 

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