Thousands excluded from NRC throng centres to file claims Aug 11, 2018 0 47 12345 IANSGuwahatiThousands of persons on Friday visited the 2,500 NRC Seva Kendras across Assam to ascertain the reason for non-inclusion of their names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC). Chaos prevailed at most of these Seva Kendras with people queuing up and a few staff being present to handle the huge rush. People complained that they were not able to collect the forms for filing claims and objections despite waiting for hours in the queue. The draft NRC list, published in Assam on July 30, had excluded over 40 lakh persons. NRC authorities had earlier said that the Seva Kendras will open on August 7 to enable persons whose names did not appear in the draft NRC to know the reason for rejection of their applications and to file claims and objections. The filing of claims and objections, the forms for which are available at the Seva Kendras, will start on August 30 and continue till September 28. Each of these Seva Kendras are supposed to cater to 10 villages each across the state. While the draft NRC included the names of 2,89,836,77 persons, the names of 40,07,707 persons were missing due to some 'discrepancies'. A total of 32,991,384 persons had applied for inclusion of their names. "The names of four of my family members are not in the list while those of three have been included. I came to know the reason for this situation. However, the Seva Kendra officials failed to come out with clear answers. They only told me that my documents are alright and the final draft will include their names,"said Abdul Razzak of Jalukbari area in the city. The Supreme Court, monitoring the updation of the NRC, has ordered the state government, in consultation with State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela, to frame a 'fair'standard operating procedure to deal with claims and objections on the draft NRC. The NRC authorities in Guwahati refused to comment, citing apex court orders against making any comments in the media on NRC updation and on the modalities to include the names of genuine Indian citizens in the final NRC. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES 'Male bastion' falls as first female SWAT team ready Aug 11, 2018 0 42 M'rashtra ATS nabs 3 'Hindu militants' over terror plot Aug 11, 2018 0 342 SC concerned at sexual abuses in childcare homes, seeks report on facilities Aug 11, 2018 0 34 India, Switzerland discuss bilateral ties, black money New Delhi: India and Switzerland discussed on Friday various aspects of bilateral ties, including the issue of curbing black money, as well as regional and multilateral issues during a meeting between External Affairs .. Senior CPI-M leader Jayarajan to return as Minister Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-M state secretariat on Friday gave the nod for the re-induction of CPI-M leader EP Jayarajan into the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, according to party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. .. Incessant heavy rain forces opening of all five floodgates of Idukki dam Idukki: With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even as the death toll reached .. Protests in New Delhi after seven-year-old girl raped AFP New Delhi Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said. The incident comes on .. Rafale deal: Sonia leads oppn protest, demands JPC probe New Delhi: On the last day of Parliament's monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday led her party MPs and other Opposition leaders in their protest against the Narendra Modi .. Rajasthan HC issues notice on expense details of Gaurav Yatra Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notice to the BJP state unit chief on a PIL regarding the expenses incurred on the party's ongoing 'Gaurav Yatra'led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the ..