WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR NAME IS NOT IN THE NRC
Exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of a resident of Assam. Those who are not in the final list will not be detained and will continue to enjoy all the rights as before till they have exhausted all the remedies available under law. It does not make the excluded person stateless. It also does not make him a foreigner,” says Raveesh Kumar, official spokesperson of the external affairs ministry. So, a person excluded from the NRC will continue to own land and property, keep jobs and apply for new positions in government and private sectors. The excluded individuals can file an appeal within four months to the Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) contesting their exclusions. The district administration can also refer their names to the FTs. If they don’t get reprieve from the FTs, they can go to the high court and later the Supreme Court. The Election Commission will take a call on their voting rights once all the names are referred to the FTs. In Assam, since 1997, a person referred to the FTs, is marked as D-Voter (they lose the right to vote). Once a person is legally declared a foreigner, he or she will be sent to a detention centre.