"They are trying to isolate Muslims, the number that has come out is high and it is surprising", said Ripun Bora, the state chief of the opposition Congress party that has espoused the cause of minorities. Citizens could visit either of the following websites - nrcassam.nic.in, assam.mygov.in or assam.gov.in.
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018. She has accused the BJP of using this stratagem for electoral gains, of turning people - Bengalis, Biharis, Hindus and Muslims - into refugees in their own country and of pursuing a policy of divide and rule. "They also would appeal to people to refrain from making communally inflammatory comments", an official said. I will appeal to the Home Ministry that these people need to be saved for the sake of humanity.
The minister told the Lok Sabha that the list has been published on the directives of the Supreme Court and the Centre has no role in it. "I want to make it clear.you can express your anger.but let me tell you that government is not doing anything.everything is being done under the supervision of Supreme Court".
The tea-rich state of Assam has always been the center of social and communal tensions with locals campaigning against illegal immigrants, a fight that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government has championed. This means that the names of 40.07 lakh have been left out. The list released by the government includes 28,983,677 citizens, while 40 lakh have been left out.
No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic, says Rajnath Singh. "To be included in the list, residents of the state had to apply and submit proof that they or their ancestors were in the 1951 NRC or any subsequent voter list till the cut-off date". "In how much time those claims and objections would be disposed off will be decided by the Supreme Court", Singh said. He said, "Every person whose name was in the first draft but is missing from the final draft will be given an individual letter to file a claim for her/his non-inclusion during claims and objections", as quoted by ANI.
Union Home Secretary (N-E), Styendra Garg said, "The published document should be treated as a draft document, not the final NRC".
If one's name does not feature on the list, he or she could go to their respective NSKs and fill in the prescribed forms that will be available from August 7 to September 28, and the authorities will inform them of the reason their names were withheld from the list. These claims will be finally disposed of after proper hearings.
The first NRC draft, with 1.9 crore names, was released during the intervening night of 31 December and 1 January this year. A total of 3.29 crore people applied through 68.31 lakh applications.