Supreme Court directs agencies to secure NRC data with similar framework as of Aadhaar

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Supreme Court while hearing the case on National Register of Citizen passed an interim order. The order states that security aspects of the NRC data will get the same kind as of Aadhaar.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi headed bench is hearing the case. The Judge said that only hard copies of lists carrying inclusions and exclusions will be provided at district offices. The updating of data in NRC will be done according to the provisions laid down in section 66a Judgment.

Earlier, Supreme Court of India, on Thursday reserved the order on the citizenship status of people, who were born in India between 1971 and 1987, and who were not included in the NRC (National Register of Citizens) list.

Recently, the apex court also extended the deadline of National Register of Citizens till August 31.

BACKGROUND OF NRC-

NRC is a register containing names of all genuine citizens of India. After the 1951 Census of India, the register was prepared for the first time. From many years, NRC is now being updated in Assam to include the names of those persons (or their descendants) who appear in the NRC, 1951, or in any other electoral rolls up to the midnight of 24 March 1971, or in any other government-issued documents up to the midnight of 24 March 1971, which would prove their citizenship in Assam or in any part of India on or before 24 March 19. It is only being updated for the state of Assam.

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