Supreme Court seeks response of Centre, State on PIL seeking NRC for Tripura

Guwahati, October 8: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India and the Election Commission of India, on a plea seeking implementation of the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Tripura to identify illegal immigrants in the state.

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The PIL was filed by the Tripura People’s Front and two other individuals. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph considered the petition seeking to identify illegal immigrants.

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The Centre has not taken any decision to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Tripura – an exercise to identify illegal immigrants. A delegation of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), led by its president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on July 30. 2,89, 83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC.  Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final draft NRC. Of these, 37,59,630 names have been rejected and the remaining 2,48,077 are on hold.