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Long queue in front of NRC centres

GUWAHATI: Altogether 2500 NRC centres are teeming with hundreds of people who are lined up to catch a glimpse of their names in the first updated NRC draft a day after the Registrar General of India in Guwahati. From early in the morning these people started waiting in the serpentine queue in front of the Seva Kendras where the employees helped them check out their names.

 Some others in the semi urban areas are lined up infront of the cyber cafes to check their names in the NRC draft. “I came here early in the morning to check my name in the updated NRC and I got immense joy as I found out my name with the help an official at the NRC,” said Tularam Bora at Rangajan in Titabor.

 Rajani Gogoi in Sivasagar could not find out his name in the updated NRC draft as he tried to check it at the specified website. “ I tried to check my name as I browsed the website. I could not find out. I am not disappointed at all. My name would be there in the next updated draft. That’s not an issue. But I don’t want the name of even a single illegal settler in the list,” said Gogoi in the Phukan Nagar area in the town.        

Many people have erupted in joy on Friday we hours after they find out their names on the internet while some others shared the joy as they started receving SMS from the NRC authorities. Registrar General of India Sailesh along with coordinator Prateek Hajela released the first updated NRC draft at a crowded press conference in Guwahati at 00.00. The first draft contains the names of 1.9 crore Indian citizens living in Assam out of more than 3 crore applicants.  

 

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