Former three-time Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi has made a startling remark on the recently updated Complete Draft National Register Of Citizens that not much of an effort was made by the present publication as not many foreigners have been found out from the entire process.
In fact the present updated NRC complete draft has been proved to be a failure and the entire process was very tardy.
2,89,83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the Draft NRC.
“The point of NRC was to point out the foreigners and determine how many of them reside in Assam. The present NRC draft couldn’t locate any foreigners. Otherwise, why the government has given so much importance to the ‘claims and objections’ procedure? (sic),” Gogoi tweeted.
Gogoi also stated that the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP led) government couldn’t get the things right in regard to the updating exercise of the NRC of 1951.
He also said that among the forty lakh, who were not included in the final draft NRC, a vast majority will turn out to be Indian Citizens.
The NRC was prepared in 1951, after the 1951 Census which contains the names of Indian Citizens of Assam. The NRC updation of 2014-2016 across Assam includes the names of those persons (or their descendants) who appear in the NRC 1951, or in any of the Electoral Rolls up to the midnight of March 24, 1971 or in any one of the other admissible documents issued up to the midnight of March 24, 1971, which would prove their presence in Assam on or before March 24, 1971.
It may be mentioned that the persons whose names didn’t figure in the Complete Draft can apply for Claims & Objections from August 7. The NRC authorities will issue three separate forms for claims, objections and corrections from August 7 both at the NRC Seva Kendras (NSKs) and online. The forms will be also available for downloading from www.nrcassam.nic.in. The NRC authorities will receive the forms from August 30 to September 28.