Until now, only 10 legacy documents could be used for inclusion and exclusion in the draft
The deadline for claims and objections linked to the new draft citizen's list in Assam that leaves out 40 lakh people, was extended to December 15 by the Supreme Court today.
Claimants for the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) have been allowed to produce five more documents by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
These five documents are the NRC of 1951, the voter lists of 1966 and 1971, the refugee registration certificate till 1971 and ration cards issued till 1971.
Until now, only 10 legacy documents could be used for inclusion and exclusion in the draft citizen's list, which should have been issued by various authorities and corporations from the midnight of March 24, 1971.