In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday extended till December 31 the deadline for filing claims and objections relating to Assam's National Register for Citizens (NRC).
Around 40 lakh people were left out of Assam's draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the apex court said that issuance of notice to those who filed claims and objections will commence on February 1, 2019, and the verification would done from February 15.
The order was passed by a bench Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.
Earlier, the deadline was December 15, while issuance of notice was to start on January 15, 2019, and the verification process on February 1.
The court changed the deadline on an application by the Assam government which had sought one month extension for filing claims and objections.
(With IANS inputs)