NRC: SC Rejects Govt. Demand to Reopen & Re-Verify

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the government’s demand to reopen and re-verify National Register of Citizens (NRC) saying that the security aspects of the data involving NRC will get the same kind as of Aadhaar.

According to NRC, the status of people born in india between 1971 and 1987 will be decided depending on the final decision by the Supreme Court Constitution bench based on the provisions of Citizenship Act.

A bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that only hard copies of lists of inclusions and exclusions to be provided at district offices and the NRC should be updated according to law laid down in Section 66a judgment.

The apex court had earlier extended the date of publication of final NRC from July 31 to August 31 and in the last hearing, the top court has been firm on their decision and instructed the NRC authorities to publish the NRC on the said that in any circumstances.

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