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Adequate arrangements will be made for appeal against non-inclusion in final NRC: Home Ministry

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WION Web Team Delhi Aug 20, 2019, 03.33 PM (IST)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reviewed the issues related to the final publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

It was decided in the meeting, held on Monday, that in order to facilitate those excluded from NRC.

According to an official release from the Ministry of Home Affairs, adequate arrangements will be made by the state government to provide full opportunity to appeal against their non-inclusion.

The Home Ministry also said that individuals whose names do not figure in the final NRC, can represent their cases in front of the Foreign Tribunals.

The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Chief Secretary of Assam.

On Monday, Sonowal voiced hope that the process of the final NRC publication will turn out to be peaceful with support from Union Home Minister Amit Shah and people of the state. "We believe that the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be peaceful. Union Minister Amit Shah is providing us with all possible help and support," he said.

On July 24, the Centre informed the Rajya Sabha that over 41 lakh people have been found ineligible for inclusion in the draft NRC in Assam.

The deadline for the final list of NRC is August 31.

The NRC aims to separate "genuine" citizens from "illegal immigrants". The government has maintained that its intention is to ensure no illegal immigrant is registered under the NRC and no genuine citizen is left out of it.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The Home Ministry also said that individuals whose names do not figure in the final NRC, can represent their cases in the Foreign Tribunals.