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No plan to extend NRC to other states: Govt

No plan to extend NRC to other states: Govt
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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday told Parliament that the government does not intend to extend the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, currently being conducted in Assam, to any other states, according to Scroll website. Ahir was responding to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Prasun Banerjee's question about whether the Government has any such plans.

"The National Register of Citizens in Assam was prepared in 1951 as a non-statutory process by recording particulars of all the persons enumerated during 1951 census," Ahir said in his written response to the Lok Sabha.

"The exercise to update NRC 1951 is being conducted under the special provisions in respect of State of Assam under the Citizenship Act, 1955, and the Citizenship Rules, 2003. At present there is no proposal to extend the National Register of Citizens to states other than Assam," the minister added.

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