The final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC), that was prepared to filter illegal residents from Assam was released in Assam. The list has been published in online at the site nrcassam.nic.in, which ended the very long wait of millions of Assam residents who will now get to know whether they are an Indian or a ‘foreigner’. NRC is an effort to identify Indian citizens living in Assam and separate them from the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
NRC officials said that, “Taking into account all the persons already included and after disposal of all Claims and Objections and proceedings under Clause 4(3), it has been found that a total of 3,11,21,004 numbers of persons are found eligible for inclusion in final NRC leaving out 19,06,657 numbers of persons including those who did not submit Claims”.
Out of 3.30 crore applicants, 3.11 crore were included in the
final list and thus approximately the remaining 19 Lakhs were left out. As a consequence of this, the security
arrangement was strengthened up in Assam. Police control rooms are on high
alert and linked with the the NRC headquarters for real-time monitoring of the
law and order situation
NRC is a list of names of Indian
citizens, which was prepared for the only time in 1951. It is now updated for the state of Assam only now to filter out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. The draft of this NRC was earlier published on July 30, 2018 resulted in a huge controversy as it excluded 40.7 lakh people from it.
Several districts in the state of Assam such as Barpeta has been
declared as 'sensitive districts'. Barpeta district have history of NRC
violence during the year 2010, when NRC pilot project was implemented.