A crucial hearing is underway in the Supreme Court over the commencement of the process of receiving claims and objections for the National Register of Citizens in Assam after it was deferred by the apex court on September 5.

A bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi and RF Nariman had examined the report of NRC coordinator Pratik Hajela, in which he said that a claimant can rely on 10 of the 15 documents mentioned in list A to stake claim in Assam’s register of citizens.

The bench asked Attorney General of India KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, and other stakeholders to file their response to Hajela’s report in two weeks and scheduled the next hearing for today.

On 28 August, the Supreme Court had said it could consider re-verification of 10 percent of the people who were included in the final draft of the Assam NRC, an exercise that could be carried out by an independent team.