SC hears Hajela’s report on NRC

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela to commence the process for filing of claims and objections for inclusion in the Final Draft NRC from September 25.

A Bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton F Nariman said those left out of the Draft NRC can rely on 10 of the 15 documents prescribed.

Window for filing of claims and objections shall remain open for 60 days.

The Bench said it will consider after a month whether to allow the other five documents as well or not.

Next hearing in the NRC case will be on October 23

It asked Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela to respond in 15 days to the latest affidavit filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and posted the matter for further hearing on October 23.

 

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