NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday made it categorically clear that no authority will take any coercive action against those whose names are missing in the final draft of Assam NRC (National Register of Citizens).
On Monday, the Supreme Court-monitored NRC had published second and final draft of the list of citizens. The list had names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.21 applicants. In effect, more than 40 lakh people, most of them are said be Bengali-speaking people, could not make to the list.
The SC order asking the central and state authorities not to take any coercive action against the excluded people was passed by a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman.
The bench further ordered that a standard operating procedure to deal with the claims of those excluded should be framed and furnished before the apex court on 16th August.