The Supreme Court has reiterated Wednesday that the work of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam should be completed by July 31, even if the failure to carry forward objections against those people whose names were not published in the draft NRC published in July last year.
“Be brave and follow the law, the NRC should come by July 31, probably one day before but not a day later,” the Supreme Court said.
SC said that the law will work in respect of those who did not appear in support of their claim in the NRC, the bench said that their absence could be done according to the law in determining the fate of those people.
CJI also said that Court room are open for immediate hearing in summer holidays.
Earlier, on February 05, the Supreme Court had pulled out of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on the request of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be suspended during Lok Sabha elections.
In fact, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Nariman had said that the Home Ministry was not ready to complete the NRC process. MHA is bringing in all kinds of excuses to delay the NRC process in Assam. The entire effort of the MHA is to destroy the NRC process.
The Chief Justice had said that should we call the Home Secretary now? Because AG and SG are not properly briefed. We will not extend the deadline for publication of NRC beyond July 31.