Disgruntled students of the All Assam Students’ Union will appeal before the Supreme Court over the exclusion figure in the National Register of Citizens list that was released earlier today.
Guwahati: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) said that it is not happy with the exclusion figure in the final National Register of Citizens or NRC which was released today, and will appeal against it in the Supreme Court.
The All Assam Students' Union is a signatory to the Assam Accord, a 1985 document that provided for "detection, deletion and deportation of foreigners” from Assam.
The NRC in the state has been updated under the monitoring of the Supreme Court to include only genuine Indian nationals.
"We are not happy at all. It seems there were some deficiencies in the updation process. We believe that it is an incomplete NRC. We will appeal to the Supreme Court to remove all the faults and discrepancies in this NRC," AASU General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.
The final NRC was released on Saturday leaving out over 19 lakh applicants. Addressing a press conference, Gogoi said the final figure of exclusion did not reach the figures officially announced by the authorities on various occasions.
The National Registration of Citizens (NRC) has included over 3 crore people in its list, whilst leaving out as many as over 19 lakh people.
The citizens' registry was released around 10 AM online, ending six years of speculation over the exercise that identifies illegal foreigners living in Assam.
Assam government officials said that the list was released online at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) across the state. Prateek Hajela, state coordinator of the NRC stated, ''Those not satisfied with the outcome can file an appeal before Foreigners Tribunals.”
The NRC updation process was started in the state on orders of the Supreme Court in 2013. It was carried out by the Registrar Ge
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