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SC to hear NRC issue today

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NEW DELHI, July 1 - The report of the NRC (National Register of Citizen) State Coordinator, Prateek Hajela to the Supreme Court is scheduled to come up for hearing before the Bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi tomorrow.

According to sources, Hajela had filed a report on June 29 in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court. The apex court, which reopens on Monday after the vacation, is likely to take it up in the afternoon.

The NRC authority, which was scheduled to publish the second draft of the NRC on June 30, missed the deadline on account of floods and erosion in several districts of Assam that hampered the update work.

It is understood that Hajela has intimated the top court about the prevailing flood situation in the State with the hope of the Ranjan Gogoi Bench setting a fresh deadline for publication of the second draft of the NRC.

Sources said that the Union Home Ministry is on board in the matter and the Centre�s counsel is also going to support Hajela�s report. �We need another 10-15 days� time to wrap up the job,� sources added.

Meanwhile, the Centre has been holding a series of meetings to review the situation in Assam. It has held meetings with Assam government officials and has committed to deploy adequate security forces to deal with the situation.

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SC to hear NRC issue today

NEW DELHI, July 1 - The report of the NRC (National Register of Citizen) State Coordinator, Prateek Hajela to the Supreme Court is scheduled to come up for hearing before the Bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi tomorrow.

According to sources, Hajela had filed a report on June 29 in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court. The apex court, which reopens on Monday after the vacation, is likely to take it up in the afternoon.

The NRC authority, which was scheduled to publish the second draft of the NRC on June 30, missed the deadline on account of floods and erosion in several districts of Assam that hampered the update work.

It is understood that Hajela has intimated the top court about the prevailing flood situation in the State with the hope of the Ranjan Gogoi Bench setting a fresh deadline for publication of the second draft of the NRC.

Sources said that the Union Home Ministry is on board in the matter and the Centre�s counsel is also going to support Hajela�s report. �We need another 10-15 days� time to wrap up the job,� sources added.

Meanwhile, the Centre has been holding a series of meetings to review the situation in Assam. It has held meetings with Assam government officials and has committed to deploy adequate security forces to deal with the situation.

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