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.

Assam NRC News

India is not a dharamshala, says Shahnawaz Hussain defending NRC

The BJP has for long been alleging that the demographic composition owed itself, to some extent, to large-scale infiltration of Bangladeshis which parties in power have allowed for electoral gains.

A day after raid on TMC MP's residence, ED claims to have recovered Rs 32 lakh

The probe agency claims that it has recovered total cash worth Rs 32 lakhs along with 10,000 US dollars. ED also stated that it has also seized documents that entail about circular transactions, digital evidence and property documents.


Conduct of Foreigners Tribunals in Assam is questionable

The fate of close to two million people excluded from the NRC in Assam rests with the Foreigners Tribunals. The constitutionality and conduct of these quasi-judicial bodies are questionable.

Top news today evening: PM Modi campaigns in Nashik, Mamata meets Amit Shah in Delhi, and more

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NRC across country, will send excluded out: Amit Shah

“The name itself is National Register of Citizens, not National Register of Assam,” Amit Shah said, adding, "We are here to bring the NRC, and those who are excluded will be sent out of the country after due legal process."

Uttarakhand CM says will talk NRC with cabinet, implement if needed

Rawat made the remark while speaking to the media after taking part in a cleanliness campaign as part of the Sewa Saptah that the local BJP unit has organised to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Haryana will have its NRC, says CM Manohar Lal Khattar

In a statement issued later in the day, Khattar said the government was already in the process of issuing family ID cards to the people of Haryana, and that the same database would be used for the implementation of NRC in the state.

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Haryana to implement NRC as well, hints CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Khattar met several imminent personalities Sunday, including state's former Human Rights Commission's chairman Retd. Justice H S Bhalla and ex-Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, as part of BJP's nationwide Jan Sampark programme ahead of the state elections.

‘Final’ NRC not final, names can still be removed

A ‘note’ appended to the family-wise NRC published Saturday laid out in clear terms that those included in the list may also be excluded next and that no position in the list is permanent.

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

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.