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Assam citizens’ list: SC fixes Dec 15 deadline for filing claims, objections

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also allowed claimants for Assam NRC to rely on five documents which were earlier objected to by NRC coordinator.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for filing of claims and objections for the inclusion of names in Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) to December 15.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also allowed claimants for Assam NRC to rely on five documents which were earlier objected to by NRC coordinator.

These five documents are NRC of 1951, voter list of 1966, voter list of 1971, refugee registration certificate till 1971 and ration card issued till 1971.
Until now, 10 legacy documents could be used for inclusion and exclusion in the draft NRC, which should have been issued by various authorities and corporations since midnight of March 24, 1971.

The court also fixed the timeline for issuance of notice to claimants as January 15 and verification of documents as February 1.