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Final list of Assam NRC to be published today

Security has been tightened in the state, with tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police posted across the north-eastern state bordering Bangladesh.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said his government is ready to extend support to needy people. He appealed to the public to maintain peace and tranquility in the state.

He added that those who have been left out will get full opportunity to appeal in Foreigners Tribunals. The time limit to file the appeal has been extended from 60 to 120 days.

It is for the first time since 1951 that the NRC is being updated in Assam to identify bonafide residents.

The entire project is headed by the State Coordinator of National Registration, Assam, under the strict monitoring of the Supreme Court.

The first NRC draft was published on the midnight of 31st December 2017. On 30th July 2018, the second and final draft was published.

Names of  around 40 lakh 7 thousand people were not included.

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