Give fair hearing to all those who wish to get enrolled: Supreme Court on NRC list 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 30, 2019, 12.52 PM(IST)

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The top court added that the process should not be cut short and that the same should be completed by July 31.

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the NRC (National Register of Citizens) co-ordinator, Prateek Hajela, to give a fair hearing to all those who wish to get themselves enrolled in the NRC process, news agency ANI reported. 

The top court added that the process should not be cut short and that the same should be completed by July 31.

Earlier this month, the apex court had ruled that it will not extend the July 31 deadline for finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

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The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated under the direct monitoring of the Supreme Court.

The final draft of NRC was released on July 30, 2018, that included the names of 2.9 crore people out of the total applications of 3.29 crore. Around 40.7 lakh people had found their names excluded from the list.

A window ending December 31, 2018, was provided for those who wanted to file claims for re-inclusion.

Within this same period, people who suspected that foreigners have made their way to the list were also allowed to file their objections.

The first draft was published during the intervening nights of December 31, 2017, and January 1, 2018, containing 1.9 crore names. 

The NRC aims to separate "genuine" citizens from "illegal immigrants".