Petition filed in SC by Assam's NRC Coordinator seeking re-verification of lists
Assam state NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking detailed re-verification of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft and the supplementary lists, citing irregularity in the process of making the lists.
Sarma solicited re-verification under the watch of a monitoring committee, designated by the respective District Judge, District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police.
Sarma, in his petition, pointed out that the final draft of the NRC – issued on August 31, 2019 – had several ineligible names. The list also excluded many eligible names from the list, he said.
“Our view on NRC is very clear. We want 20 per cent re-verification of the list in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10 per cent re-verification in other districts,” he said.
“If after that, NRC is found to be correct, the state government would accept it and take the process forward. But if NRC is found faulty even after re-verification, we would want the Supreme Court to view this issue critically,” he added.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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