Those who can't prove that they came to Assam before March 25 1971 will be deemed illegal migrants.
The Assam controversy comes as the government looks at amending the citizenship law to allow certain "persecuted minorities", including Hindus and Christians from neighbouring countries, to obtain legal status after six years of residency in India. He also dismissed the idea of granting long-term visas to people whose names are not included in the final NRC. What about BJP MLA Ramakanta Deuri?
On Wednesday, the federal home minister, Rajnath Singh, said that he had ordered the Assam government not to take any action against those whose names do not appear on the register.
During the 2014 election campaign, would-be PM Modi had openly declared that Bangladeshi Muslims living illegally in India posed a threat to India's security and integrity.
The process of receipt of NRC application forms started during the end of May 2015 and ended on 31 August 2015.
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The citizenship test is the culmination of years of often violent agitations by Assamese demanding the removal of outsiders they accuse of taking jobs and cornering resources in the state of 33 million, known for its tea estates and oil fields.
Suban said both he and his father were born in Assam, and showed Reuters a soiled yellow document that showed his father's name in the list of voters in Assam for 1965, before the cut-off date.
According to the NRC, out of 32.9 million people in Assam, 28.9 million have made it to the draft citizens' list.
He said nobody has been harassed in the entire process and at every stage of the process, adding that adequate opportunity of being heard will be given to all persons.
Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, have targeted at the Centre over the issue, claiming that it will have serious ramifications. In parliament on Monday Singh told MPs that there would be no deportations based on the register and said there was no need to create "unnecessary panic". "Many of them may be below 18", he said.
"Adequate and ample scope will be given to people for making objections". The home ministry announced that the final list will be published around December 2018.