Out of 3,29,91,385 applicants 2,89,83,677 have been found eligible for inclusion in complete draft of NRC, that was released at 10 am on Monday, 30 July, while over 40 lakh have been left out of the list.
“This is just a draft, and not the final list. The people who are not included can make claims and objections,” said the State Coordinator Prateek Haleja.
The authorities, while addressing the conference, denied to reveal any reason for why the names of the 40,07,708 applicants have been left out of the final draft. “Reasons differ in each case, and will not be disclosed publically,” said authorities.
Adding further, State Coordinator Prateek Haleja said that each of these applicants would be individually told the reason hind the same, when they approach the relevant authorities on August 7.
The list, which is a part of a massive controversial attempt to identify and deport illegal immigrants in Assam, especially from Bangladesh, required citizens to prove they have family ties to people whose names appeared in the 1951 NRC or subsequent electoral rolls till March 25, 1971.
The final NRC list is scheduled to be announced in December 2018, the authorities addressing the Press Conference, said.