In order to update the 1951 NRC, the authorities finally decided one of the 14 documents could be submitted to prove an applicant or her family’s presence in the state before March 25, 1971. As the problem of infiltration from across the border persisted, in 2005, the signatories of the Assam Accord agreed to update the 1951 register to detect illegal non-nationals and settlers. It’s a support for truth and fairness in journalism. Log in to any of these,, and, Call toll-free numbers 15107 or 18003453762, SMS: ARN 21-digit ARN to 9765556555/9108464438/9108464450. In the state, one first had to produce documentary proof issued before March 24, 1971 – like the 1951 NRC or electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971 – to prove that one’s ancestors were residing in India before that date. "All the names appearing in the NRC, 1951, or any of the Electoral Rolls up to the midnight of 24th March, 1971 together are called Legacy Data," the official Assam NRC website said. Many of the applicants excluded are, reportedly, still waiting to be told the reasons for their exclusion upon which they will be able to lodge individual appeals in the Foreigners' Tribunals. All rights reserved. The legacy data was critical for the citizens residing in the state "in order to prove linkage with parent or ancestor" through "any legally acceptable document which establishes the relationship in clear terms between (1) the member of the family, and (2) the name of person whose name appears Legacy Data or any of the admissible documents issued upto midnight of 24th March, 1971". Watch | India’s first batch of homegrown asafoetida, ‘New Congress’ stood up in Gwalior-Chambal: Digvijaya, ‘Abducted’ soldier’s family protests in Srinagar, seeks his whereabouts, Crossword blog #178 | Make a mark or two with a brace, Can the right to work be made real in India? The purpose of the process is to determine genuine Indian citizens in Assam from illegal immigrants. What is the cut-off date to get included? However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. The final list will be referred to the Foreigners Tribunal, and those left out can appeal to the courts. But it is easier said than done. “The NRC to be released on August 31 cannot be the final one until the Constitution Bench gives its verdict on our petitions. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings. • Why and when did the Supreme Court start monitoring the update? The ultimate goal of the NRC is to identify Indians living in Assam. On Tuesday, the apex court, while fixing 31 August as the new deadline, rejected the government’s plea for re-verification. Walk in to your designated NRC seva kendras from 8am to 4pm on Monday and 10am to 4pm from January 2 to 31 on all working days. Essentially, sample re-verification means picking names at random to check if the result that has been drawn about them — on whether they are genuine citizens or not — is correct, by checking legacy documents, family tree, etc. This date was agreed upon while signing the Assam Accord in August 1985 to end a six-year violent agitation against foreigners in the State. The entire process of updating the list had been laid out with a step-wise approach, but this new demand for re-verification by the Modi government and the Sonowal dispensation has added to the confusion in what has already turned into a chaotic event. This … The other question that remains is what happens to those are found to be foreigners? 3.29 crore people from 68.27 lakh families have submitted over 6.5 crore documents with the government of Assam to prove their Indian citizenship. If anyone’s name features in the NRC of 1951 or in electoral rolls till 1971, they and their subsequent generations become eligible for the latest NRC. There is no clarity, however, on how those eventually left out and tagged as ‘foreigners’ would be dealt with, given the humanitarian and diplomatic import of the issue. In June, an ‘additional draft exclusion list’ was published where one lakh names were dropped from the list. • Why is the exercise important for Assam? Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. By 1979, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad were out on the streets to protect the interests of the indigenous Assamese people. NRC or National Register of Citizens is a register containing names of Indian citizens, being updated in Assam. It is estimated around 4 lakh names will be on hold. It is a massive administrative exercise aimed at identifying illegal foreigners – illegal Bangladeshi migrants to be specific. He/she will be given an opportunity to complain to the NRC authority. Anyone who entered into Assam prior to that date is recognised as a citizen. • When was it last prepared? You have reached your limit for free articles this month. varsity withdraws Arundhati Roy’s book after ABVP’s objection, ‘Soorarai Pottru’ movie review: A splendid Suriya shoulders this rollercoaster ride. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. They alleged that the Bangladeshis were taking over their culture, land and jobs. Failing to provide any of the above, one would be declared a non-citizen of India. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. It is painful that the last stages of this exercise, which affects the fate of at least four million people, are being carried out at the height of the monsoon season, as Assam has been through one flood surge and is likely to receive one or two more. It has also alleged that the figures of excluded people are less than those quoted by the government in the past. They will have to file for claims and objections and submit relevant documents for re-verification.