NRC: SC orders re-verification of 10 per cent of people excluded from draft

NRC: SC orders re-verification of 10 per cent of people excluded from draft
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New Delhi: The apex court ordered re-verification of 10 per cent of the people in Assam who were excluded from National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft published recently.

It must be noted that the second draft NRC list was published on July 30 which includes the names of only 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore. The names of 40,70,707 people do not figure in the list. Observing that it was merely a draft, The Supreme Court on July 31 had made it clear that there will be no coercive action by authorities against over 40 lakh people, whose names do not figure in the NRC.

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman also deferred the scheduled date of August 30 for receipt of claims and objections to the draft NRC.

The next hearing is on September 5.

President Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Maulana Arshad Madani has expressed satisfaction over the legal procedure and hoped that the people will get justice.