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National Register of Citizens

  1. NRC was first conducted in 1951 to enumerate Indian citizens.
  2. In Assam specifically, there have been mass movements and violent agitations over the decades against infiltrators from Bangladesh and a demand to update the NRC.
  3. After a militant movement to protect Assam against Bangladesh infiltrators, the Assam Accord was signed in 1985 between the Government of India and All Assam Students Union (AASU), which led to an amendment in the Citizenship Act, 1955, to incorporate Section 6A specifically pertaining to Assam.
  4. Everyone who entered after March 25, 1971, is to be identified as foreigner by the Tribunals and deported.
  5. For inclusion in NRC, a unique legacy code is to be submitted in the form to establish parental linkage before March 25, 1971.
  6. Legacy documents include electoral rolls up to March 25, 1971, and the 1951 NRC which was digitised and each person allotted a unique legacy code.
  7. Apart from legacy documents, any of 12 other documents, including land and tenancy record, citizenship certificate, refugee registration certificate, passport
  8. From September 25, for a period of 60 days, 40.07 lakh people who do not figure in the final draft of NRC can file their claims and objections to be included in the final list of citizens for Assam.

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