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SC reserves ruling on NRC documents

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its ruling on the validity of panchayat documents in the ongoing process to update the National Registrar of Citizens as it heard a set of 19 petitions relating to it.

A division bench of the country's top court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoiand Justice F Nariman heared the petitions onthe validity and competency of the panchayat certificates as supportive documents to update NRC.

It further heard a few other petitions relating to NRC. But did not cleared any ruling. The court is expected to pass the judgment on Thursday.

The top court, further, is expected to hear the Centre's petition for extending the deadline to July 31,2018 instead of December 31,2018.

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