Additional Draft Exclusion List of Assam NRC Contains Over One Lakh Names

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The office of the National Register of Citizens(NRC) for Assam has come up with an "additional draft exclusion list" consisting the names of 1,02,462 people in the state, reports The Hindu.

The additional list purged the draft NRC, published on July 30, 2018, of the names who were included earlier but later found to be ineligible for three reasons. The draft contained the names of 40.07 lakh people who were excluded last year from the 3.29 crore applicants.

"People found to be declared foreigners or doubtful (D) voters or with cases pending at Foreigners’ Tribunals discovered after publication of the draft NRC are in the additional list. So are their descendants, as applicable,” a State government spokesperson said.

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The other categories of people in the additional list are those found to be ineligible while appearing as witnesses in hearings held for disposal of claims and objections, and during the process of verification carried out by the local registrars of citizens registration.

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