SC Rejects Govt Demand To Reopen, Re-verify NRC; Exclusion List To Be Published On Aug 31
GUWAHATI: The top court rejected the government's demand to reopen and re-verify National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
The two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justice R F Nariman said that the entire NRC exercise cannot be reopened after the Centre and Assam government sought 20 per cent sample re-verification in districts bordering Bangladesh.
The court said that the security aspects of the data involving NRC will get the same kind as of Aadhaar.
Further, it ruled that exclusions to the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be published online only on August 31, the date on which the final NRC is scheduled to be released.