The long-awaited final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) has finally been published today, as per instructions issued by the Supreme Court of India.

After publication of the NRC, Prateek Hajela, the State Coordinator, NRC said, “A total of 3,11,21,004 persons have been found eligible for inclusion in final draft, leaving out 19,06,657 persons, including those who did not submit their claims.

“Those not satisfied with outcome can file appeals before the Foreigners Tribunals”, he added.

It may be mentioned here that the NRC authority has declared that the non-inclusion of a person’s name in the NRC does not amount to his/her being declared a foreigner. Moreover, every individual kept out of the final NRC can appeal to the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). The time limit for filing appeals on FTs has been increased from 60-120 days.

Not only this, the Government will provide legal aid to those needy people who have been excluded from NRC, through the District Legal Services Authorities. An increased number of FTs are being established at convenient locations.

It may be mentioned here that the fear of being excluded from the NRC has caused a great deal of suffering to a large number of the people of Assam

It has been discovered that about 89% who have been excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are suffering from anxiety.

This staggering figure has been revealed by a survey by the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) has revealed.