Less than 5% out of 1.9 lakh objectors did not appear for hearings of objections they had filed regarding the inclusion of some names in the draft NRC during its update process.
The shocking data reveals that some organisations had filed objections to harass a particular community mentally and economically.
“For reasons not known, objectors were not appearing for hearings of objections” NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela also told the Supreme Court, earlier. In January, Hajela had told the top court, which is monitoring the NRC update process, that they had received about two lakh objections and 36.2 lakh claims.
The court asked Hajela to exercise his discretion, adding that the final NRC must be published by July 31. “Publish NRC by July 31. Maybe a day earlier, but not a day later,” the court said.
The Supreme Court had given the full discretion to Hajela in resolving the claims and objections. The Apex Court directed him to dismiss such objections (where the objectors do not turn up) right away and give justice to the people who lived in the state before March 25, 1971.
Names of 1.02 lakh persons, which appeared in the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), were deleted in the additional draft exclusions list, which was published on Wednesday.