Over 1 lakh names in new NRC Additional Exclusion list in Assam

An additional list of names of people excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released on June 26. This Additional Draft Exclusion list names a whopping 1,02,462 people who have been excluded from the NRC.


According to a press release by the NRC authority, “The persons whose names appear in the Additional Draft Exclusion list are those persons whose names were included in the draft NRC published on 30th July 2018, but have been subsequently found ineligible due to the following reasons:
1)Persons who were found to be DF (Declared Foreigner) or DV (Doubtful Voter) or PFT (persons with cases pending at Foreigners Tribunals) or their descendants as applicable discovered after publication of draft NRC,

2)Persons who were found to be ineligible while appearing as witnesses in hearings held for disposal of Claims and Objections,

3)Person who were found to be ineligible during the process of verification carried out by the Local Registrars of Citizen Registration (LRCR) under provisions of Clause 4(3), after publication of Complete Draft NRC on 30th July 2018.”

The entire press release may be viewed here:

The list was released at 10AM in Assam and hard copies are available at all NSKs and offices of Deputy Commissioner/SDO (Civil) and Circle Officers. The people whose names appear on the list will be informed individually via Letters of Information (LOI) about reasons for exclusion, details of Disposing Officer as well as date and time of hearing.

When the NRC final draft was released on July 30, 2018, a whopping 40,07,707 people were left out. Many of them were Bengali Hindus, working class Muslims, Koch Rajbonshis and Gorkhas. Over 55 percent were women and children. This new list has generated further anxiety among people whose citizenship is under the scanner. A fresh set of formalities will now need to be completed and many are viewing this as a fresh bid to target and harass people who are perceived to be ‘outsiders’ or ‘foreigners’.



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