Government Has Not Taken Any Decision Yet To Prepare NRC For Entire Country
Union Minister Nityanand Rai informed the Lower House of parliament today that the central government has not yet taken any decision to prepare NRC for the entire country.
He said that one the basis of Supreme Court's direction, the supplementary list of inclusions and the list of exclusions for the NRC in Assam was published on August 31, 2019.
His written reply to a question read, "till now, the government has not taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens at the national level".
An update of the NRC (also referred to as NRIC) has been carried out only in Assam. When the final list of the NRC was published in 2019, a total of 19.06 lakh people, out of 3.30 crore applicants, were excluded, triggering a huge political row in the country.
(With inputs from PTI)
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