'List of exclusion to be published only online on Aug 31'
New Delhi: The Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday that the list of those excluded from the final Assam NRC be published only online on August 31.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said that like Aadhaar data, an appropriate regime be enacted for securing the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) data.
The apex court also said that the ongoing Assam NRC exercise, which is being monitored by the apex court, cannot be ordered to be reopened based on certain legal challenges raised before it.
It had earlier said that the final Assam NRC would be published on or by August 31.
It had also brushed aside criticism and statements made in the Assam Assembly and outside relating to the exercise carried out for NRC and had asked the Centre to adhere to the deadline of August 31.