Soon after the Assam government released its second and final draft of state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh urged people — whose names are not there — not to panic and said this is a draft and nor the final list, according to ANI.
“Some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear. This is a completely impartial report. No misinformation should be spread. This is a draft and not the final list,” ANI quoted Singh as saying.
Assam released the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Monday declaring over 40 lakh citizens ‘outsiders’. Among total applicants of 3 crore 29 lakh 91 thousand and 384, the final draft NRC has included 2 crore 89 lakh 83 thousand 677 people as ‘eligible’.
“Out of 3.29 crore people, 2.89 crore have been found eligible to be included. This is just a draft, and not the final list.The people who are not included can make claims and objections. I must emphasise that this is a draft, not the final one,” said Assam Registrar General Sailesh while releasing the final NRC draft in Guwahati.