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The final list will decide the fate of the 13.9 million people not included in the first draft published

The government has also set up NRC Sewa Kendras across the state where people can check the draft.

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed uproar by members of the Congres on remarks by BJP chief Amit Shah during the discussion over the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam on Tuesday, forcing adjournment of the House till 1200 hours.

The legally-binding list is being updated for the first time since 1951 to recognize Indian citizens living in Assam and identify those not legally living in the state.

Ajmal, who is also the president of Assam State Jamiat Ulema (ASJU), said here that 40.7 Lakh is a "significantly" large number and could impact voters in minority-dominated areas especially when panchayat election is due.

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When its first draft was published on 31 December, 2017, the NRC caused concerns in some sections of society since several names were missing from the list. Of 32.9 million applicants, the names of 28.9 million have been approved and included in the draft, Sailesh, India's registrar general, told reporters in Gauhati, the capital of Assam state. Many, both Hindus and Muslims have apparently established homes and businesses, schools, farms and factories. Naidu attempted to simmer down the slogans "Prime Minister jawaab do" by saying that no slogan is going on the record because when Assam members were given the opportunity to speak, none of them spoke earlier.

"We will give two months from July 30 for such people to send their claims and objections", he said.

While Modi and his BJP government plan to remove those they deem "foreigners" from Assam state, local officials are assuring those recently designated as foreigners will not be immediately deported. The people from various states go and live in other states of the country either for work, business or marriage. "This is a draft list, not the final list", said Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

About 29 million people have been found eligible for inclusion in the citizenship document from around 33 million applicants, he said.

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The Assam controversy comes as the government looks at amending the citizenship law to allow certain "persecuted minorities", including Hindus and Christians from neighboring countries, to obtain legal status after six years of residency in India.

The state government has put stringent security in place while the chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has told Indian media that those finding themselves stateless overnight should not worry. Till August 7, the draft NRC is being made available to the people to see whether their names are there or not, he added. I urge the people to stay united to defeat all such evil designs.

It asked Centre to formulate modalities and Standard Operating Procedures, including timelines for deciding the claims and objections arising out of the publication of the draft NRC. The process of updating the NRC for Assam, with midnight of March 24, 1971, as cut off, had started in 2013, under the supervision of the Supreme Court, at a cost of Rs 1220 crore.

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