For four million, another chance to make it to NRC

Distribution of claim and correctionforms begins
Some 2,500 Nagarik Seva Kendras (NSKs) in Assam began issuing claim, objection and correction forms on Friday for people excluded from the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. NRC officials could not specify how many forms were collected, but they expect the pace of collecting forms to pick up within a week.
Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government had completed only 30% of the work related to the NRC. “Preparation of the NRC will take a long time, and by the time it is completed, people’s perception about it may change. People should not come to any final conclusion at this juncture, when only 30% work is done,” he said at a function in Agartala on Friday.
“People whose names are missing from the NRC can apply again with valid documents. Then there are the courts to file objections later. There is no need to panic or create unrest,” Mr. Sarma said. He advised tribal political parties in Tripura, such as the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, an ally of the ruling BJP, to wait for the “expensive” Assam exercise to be completed successfully before demanding the NRC for their State.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has asked the NRC authorities to designate officers who can read Hindi and Urdu documents submitted by applicants at the Kendras. “Hundreds of Hindi-speaking people from central and northern India could not find a place in the final draft of the NRC as they had submitted documents either in Hindi or Urdu,” APCC spokesperson Gauravv Somani said.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/for-four-million-another-chance-to-make-it-to-nrc/article24661166.ece

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