'OI' (Original Inhabitants) not to be used anywhere: SC
The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday directed NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela not to use the term 'OI' (Original Inhabitants) anywhere henceforth during the NRC updation process.
'Family tree' of 4 lakh applicants are not matching, NRC coordinator informed the apex court.
The decisions on 2 crore applicants have been taken according to Hajela, whereas 1.3 crore decisions are yet to be taken.
The coordinator informed the court that there are issues of identity mismatch of nearly 37 lakh applicants.
27 lakh people in Assam applied for NRC by producing Gram Panchayat documents and 10,000 applicants provided Ration Cards as identity proof.
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