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12/12/2018 2:37 PM IST | Updated 12/12/2018 2:37 PM IST

Assam NRC: Supreme Court Extends Deadline For Filing Claims to December 31

The court had earlier fixed 15 December as the deadline for filing claims and objections.

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People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft fill their forms to file appeals near a NRC center on the outskirts of Guwahati on Aug. 13, 2018.

The Supreme Court has extended the last date for filing claims and objections on inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizen (NRC) to 31 December 2018, news agency ANI reported.

The court had earlier fixed 15 December as the deadline and allowed claimants for Assam NRC to rely on five documents which were earlier objected to by NRC coordinator.

These five documents are: NRC of 1951, voter list of 1966, voter list of 1971, refugee registration certificate till 1971 and ration card issued till 1971.

The top court had fixed timeline for issuance of notice as 15 January to claimants and verification of documents as 1 February.