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Aug 16, 2018
9:11PM

SC asks Assam NRC coordinator to submit district-wise percentage of excluded people

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The Supreme Court today asked the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator to place before it the data of district-wise percentage of population excluded from the NRC draft in the state.

A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman sought the response of all the stakeholders including All Assam Students Union, All Assam Minority Students Union on the Centre's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on the NRC issue.

It directed the state NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela to make available the copies of draft NRC at all panchayat offices so that public can access it easily.

The apex court said that the claim and objection forms on the Assam NRC issue will be made available to the general public from August 20.

It also said that the receipt of claim and objection forms from the public will commence on August 30. The court posted the matter for further hearing on August 28
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Assam, which had faced influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only state having an NRC, which was first prepared in 1951.
 

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