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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Assam NRC

The National Register of Citizens (NRC), prepared in 1951, contains the names of all Indian citizens. To stop the illegal migration in border states, the updation process of NRC was started in 2013 on the direction of Supreme Courtand was completed in July 30, 2018. Any person, whose name does not appear on the 1951 NRC list, will be declared an illegal migrant and faces deportation or jail. The NRC exercise has become highly controversial, especially in Assam, where the base year of identifying citizenship is 1971, under the Assam Accord. People whose names appear on any voter list in Assam up to March 24 midnight, 1971 are eligible for NRC. The exercise has come under scrutiny as many people, whose forefathers and relatives were mentioned in the original list, fail to find their name in the updated draft. With the final draft set to be published on August 31, people in Assam are running against time to prove their nationality.


Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling: Why 1 lakh Gorkhas left out of Assam NRC

January 23, 2020 5:33 am

Thousands participated in the procession from Bhanu Bhakta Bhawan to Chowk Bazar in the heart of Darjeeling town as people lined up along the road.

If Assam doesn’t identify friends, Badruddin Ajmal will be CM in 10 yrs: Himanta Biswa

January 08, 2020 10:52 am

Himanta Biswa Sarma also urged All-Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU) adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya to join the BJP and work for the people on behalf of the party.

SC asks Assam govt to look into 'communal posts' by new NRC coordinator

January 06, 2020 11:34 am

After his appointment Barpeta Congress MP Abdul Khaleque had written to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, urging him to reconsider the decision as Hitesh Dev Sarma was neither “unbiased nor trustworthy”.

Assam: NRC office prepares status report, all eyes on SC hearing

January 01, 2020 7:43 am

Assam’s new NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma said, “The priority right now is to prepare a status report for the RGI on the work that has been done till now.

'RSS PM lies to Bharat Mata': Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi over 'no detention centres' claim

December 26, 2019 1:07 pm

Gandhi attached a video, which purportedly shows an under-construction detention centre in Assam. "RSS's Prime Minister lies to Bharat Mata," Gandhi said in the tweet in Hindi with the hashtag 'Jhoot Jhoot Jhoot (lies, lies, lies).

Explained: What is National Population Register (NPR)?

December 25, 2019 1:40 pm

NPR: It's a register of usual residents of the country. It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. It includes both Indian citizens as well as a foreign citizen.

If no pan-India NRC, Assam needs fresh one or revision: Himanta Biswa Sarma

December 24, 2019 1:38 am

He said if the apex court orders for a 20-per cent re-verification in border districts of Assam, then the state will do that and give the report to the court.

Amid CAA anger, Assam readies land rights for its indigenous people

December 22, 2019 9:03 am

The announcement comes months after the state cabinet approved the New Land Policy, 2019, saying it paved the way for protection of land rights of “indigenous people” of Assam. Since Independence, Assam has had four land policies — in 1958, 1968, 1972 and 1989.

Protests against NRC and CAA move beyond campus

December 20, 2019 9:16 am

In the Old Lucknow neighbourhood in UP and in Karnataka’s Mangalore, protests took a violent turn as angry mobs fought pitched battles with the police and set ablaze buses and vehicles. One was killed in Lucknow and two in Mangalore.

Untouched by protests, Assam's Barak Valley celebrates passage of Citizenship Bill in Parliament

December 12, 2019 12:48 am

Shortly after the Citizenship Bill was passed, with 125 MPs voting in favour and 105 against, BJP members burst firecrackers to celebrate outside the party’s office in Itkhola locality. “Morality and majority both with BJP,” said Rajdip Roy, BJP MP from Silchar.


Assam NRC final list out: Assam NRC website crashes, people queue up at Seva Kendras

August 31, 2019 12:46 pm

Assam’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published Saturday. Of the 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh were excluded from the final list.