1.5 lakh people featuring in the first NRC draft not to be included in final draft: Prateek Hajela


Names of around 1.5 lakh people featuring in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not be included in the final draft to be published on July 30 as discrepancies were found during the verification process, NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela said on Wednesday.

These names would be withdrawn as per the July 2 order of the Supreme Court that is monitoring the updation process of the NRC to identify illegal migrants in Assam, he said.

“Around 1.5 lakh people, whose names were there in the first draft of the NRC, would not be included,” Hajela told PTI.

After the publication of its first draft on December 31 last year, the names of 65,694 persons featuring in it were found to be inadmissible during the family tree verification process, he said.

It was also found that the names of another 19,783 persons were included by mistake, Hajela said, adding that more such cases might come up during the final quality control checks.




Source: PTI

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