Petition filed in SC demanding NCR in Tripura

After  Tripura  Chief  Minister  Biplab Kumar De  has made it clear  that there  is no need for a National Register for  Citizens  in the  border  state, India’s Supreme Court  has accepted a petition lodged by an organization seeking  NRC.Responding to the plea the SC  on Monday sought response from the central government seeking it’s stand on implementation  of NRC in Tripura to identify illegal immigrants. A Bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph considered the petition filed by Tripura People’s Front seeking registration of citizens of Tripura in the NRC to identify illegal immigrants. The north-eastern state is considered the third smallest among 29 Indian states with a population of 3,671032 as per the 2011 Census. Tripura covers 10,491 km2 (4,051 sq mi) and is bordered by Bangladesh to the north, south, and west, and the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. The centre had on July 30 published a second draft NRC list of Assam in which out of 3.29 crore people, names of 2.89 crore were included. The first draft of the NRC for Assam was published on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1.Assam, which has faced an influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only state having an NRC first prepared in 1951. Tripura  is also the second most populated  state  after  Assam  in the  north-eastern part of  India having  two Lok Sabha constituencies  and a 60-member legislative  assembly. Incidentally, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi is overseeing implementation of NRC being  implemented in  his native  state Assam  (map courtesy to Wikipedia)

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