The Centre and the Assam government today moved the Supreme Court seeking an extension of the July 31 deadline for finalisation of the National Register of Citizens, NRC. The Centre told an Apex Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that India cannot be the refugee capital of the world.
The union and state government also sought to include sample verification of the citizens in the NRC, saying lakhs of people have been wrongly included in areas bordering Bangladesh due to the involvement of local officers.
The first draft of the NRC for Assam was published on the intervening night of December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018 in accordance with the top court's direction. Names of 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated then. (AIR NEWS)