Basic points: NRC for Assam to be published on August 31


Basic points: NRC for Assam to be published on August 31

Guwahati:  The National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam will be published on August 31, Saturday.

> Non-inclusion of name in the NRC does not make someone a foreigner.

> People whose names are not in the NRC will not be detained under any circumstances.

> Detention comes into force only after the Foreigners’ Tribunals declare someone as a foreigner. 

> A person can be declared as a foreigner only by the Foreigners’ Tribunal.

> Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP Government has stated that it will provide free legal aid to people in need whose names are not in the NRC. 

> Assam’s two main political parties — BJP and Congress — have also promised to help those people who are left out of the final NRC. 

> The government is making necessary arrangements to provide adequate legal help free of cost to people through District Legal Services Authorities. 

>The free legal services include: fees for processing, drafting, typing, clerkage and remuneration of lawyers empanelled with the state legal service authority.

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