NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the last date to file claims and objections on inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) to December 31, 2018. Earlier, the last date for submission was December 15.
The draft NRC was published on July 30 in which names of 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore people were included. The court’s order came after the Assam government asked it to extend the deadline on Tuesday. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said that issuance of notice to those who filed claims and objections will commence on February 1, 2019, and the verification would done from February 15.
The list incorporates names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. The names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out. Earlier, the apex court had allowed the use of five more documents by claimants for the draft Assam NRC, saying the premise “better to exclude genuine person than to include a wrongful person” can’t be accepted.