NRC not to be extended to other states: Centre

After much speculations, the government at the centre has clarified that there are no plans to extend Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to other parts of the country.

The NRC of 1951 in Assam is being updated under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955, and the applications for preparation of the NRC in Assam were invited in May-August, 2015, said Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir in a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

“The exercise to update NRC 1951 is being conducted under the special provisions in respect of state of Assam under the Citizenship Rules, 2003. At present, there is no proposal to extend the NRC to states other than Assam,” said Ahir.

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