Guwahati | The people who were excluded in the final NRC list that was released last month can now check their status in a new list published online.
The NRC is carried out by the government to pick out all the illegal immigrants, mainly from Bangladesh.
The list contains individual statuses of all the 3.30 crore applicants of the NRC process.
All persons who had applied for the inclusion of their names in the NRC list and have a valid ARN number can check their final status online at nrcassam.nic.in.
A total of 3,30,27,661 persons had applied for inclusion of their names in the updated list of NRC Assam. More than 19 lakh people in Assam were excluded from the final list of the NRC that was released by the government on August 31, while over three 3.11 crore persons were included.
The list contains the names of all the people, the ones who have been accepted and the ones who have not.
According to the central government, the ones who are not included in the list can appeal to the Foreign Tribunals. They can approach any one of the 400 Tribunals built. However, they have to appeal within 120 days of the publication of the final list.
The foreigners’ tribunal will also issue certificates to the excluded people and explain them why they have been left out of the final list of NRC.
Under the provisions of Foreigners Act, 1946 and Foreigners Tribunal Order, 1964, only the tribunals are empowered to declare a person as a foreigner. Hence, non-inclusion of a person’s name in the final list of the NRC does not by itself amount to him/her being declared a foreigner.
The final list published on August 31 had received a lot of criticism for its process and for leaving out 19 lakh people, even from the BJP.