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NRC Final List: If name missing, these options available

NRC Final List: If name missing, these options available

NRC Assam: The govt has promised for legal aid to people economically weaker section of society who are excluded from NRC.

Aug 31, 2019 09:53 IST

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The Assam Government has prepared final National Register of Citizen or NRC list. More than 41 lakh people are anxiously waiting for the list to check their names on the list. The state government has set up more than 1,000 foreign tribunals for those whose names are missing in the list.

NRC Assam Final List Official Link:

Who will be declared foreigner?

Union Home Ministry has been declared that “non-inclusion of a person’s name in the NRC does not by itself amount to him/her being declared a foreigner” as the person will be allowed to present his/her case before designated foreigners’ tribunals. Those people left out of the NRC will not be detained “under any circumstances” until the foreigners’ tribunals declare them foreigners.

How to Appeal in foreigners’ tribunal?

  • Section 8 of Schedule to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003 provides an opportunity to appeal.
  • The time limit to file an appeal has been increased from 60 days to 120 days – till December 31, 2019.
  • A total of 1,000 tribunals have been sanctioned by the home ministry. If one loses the case in the tribunal, the person can move the high court and, then, the Supreme Court.
  • No one will be put in detention centres until all legal options are exhausted, the government has stated.

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