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    SC issues notice to Assam NRC Coordinator for ‘Unilaterally’ Deleting Names From NRC List

    A plea alleged that the decision was taken by the coordinator without any consultation with the Supreme Court

    GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court on Friday asked Assam NRC State Coordinator, Hitesh Dev Sarma to reply on a plea seeking the directions issued by him for unilaterally deleting names from the final National Register for Citizens (NRC), Assam which was published on August 31, 2019.

    The plea on behalf of Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind sought the intervention of the apex court against the directions sent by the coordinator to all the deputy commissioners and district registrars of citizen registration in Assam, directing them to delete ineligible person along with their descendants from the final draft of the NRC.

    In the plea, the petitioner has prayed the Supreme Court to take action against Sarma for deletion of any included names from the final NRC, without the prior consent of the top court.

    It added that the decision was taken by the coordinator without any consultation neither with any of the stakeholders nor with the Supreme Court.

    Though filed as a contempt petition, the SC bench proceeded to consider it as an interlocutory application.

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