NRC rejects ‘No-Show’ objections

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The NRC authorities have decided to dispose all objections where the objector are not present during the hearing process and accordingly almost all of 2 lakh objections are to be guillotined ex parte.

More than 2 lakh objections were filed by at the last minutes, mostly by the AASU activist and supporters. But when the hearing came none of them came forward to appear in the hearing causing great social tension and administrative hiccups.

The matter was raised before the Supreme Court who in turn asked the NRC authorities to take decision. Accordingly the  NRC authorities on May 11 directed – In case of absence of objector, hearing to be disposed ex-parte, and not to be rescheduled. The DOs (District Officers) will be required to record if the Objector was present or hearing was conducted ex-parte in absence of objector.”

As per rules, both the objectors and the persons against whom objections were raised must be present during the hearing process on objections.

The NRC authorities have further decided not to reveal the identity or address of objector to anybody until further orders. Moreover, on June 15, an additional draft National Register of Citizens will be published.

The additional draft National Register of Citizens will segregate the names of all ineligible persons that were included in the complete draft NRC published on July 30, 2018. These persons will be given an opportunity to go for claims. An awareness campaign will be launched in the media from the first part of June in this regard.

The National Register of Citizens authority has already issued the necessary direction to the Deputy Commissioners and also the District Registrars of Citizens Registration (DRCR), who have accordingly informed the respective Local Registrars of Citizens Registration (LRCR) to initiate action.

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