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Apex Court refuses to extend NRC finalisation deadline in Assam

Names of about 40.07 lakh applicants - most of them Muslims, are missing from the NRC draft

Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:08 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

NRC deadline

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday refused to extend the deadline for the finalisation of National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

The court declared that the process must be completed on or before July 31. It said that the process could not be delayed even by a day.

The apex court allowed the coordinator to proceed as per law if objectors do not appear.

The second and final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published by the Registrar General of India on Juky 30, 2018. The document has 2.9 crore names out of the total 3.29 crore applicants in Assam.

However, names of about 40.07 lakh applicants - most of them Muslims are missing from the draft.

Earlier, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had criticised the Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs' plea requesting a suspension of the NRC work during the general elections.

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