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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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.


104-yr-old in Assam dies a ‘foreigner’, hoping ‘CAA will solve all’

December 15, 2020 7:32 am

On Sunday evening, Chandrahar, 104, suffering from a heart disease, who had spent three months in a detention camp for “foreigners” in Assam two years ago, died in his son’s run-down cottage in Boraibasti in Assam’s Cachar district — still a “foreigner”.

NRC: Assam minority students union, Jamiat to challenge deletion order in SC

October 28, 2020 1:49 am

The NRC process has hit a stonewall as rejection orders are yet to be issued to the 19 lakh excluded people — it will allow them to appeal against the exclusion in the Foreigners' Tribunals.

Explained: Move to delete 'ineligible' names from Assam NRC - who, and why

October 19, 2020 12:57 pm

The process of deleting names of people who had been erroneously included in the NRC has started, but no estimate of the total numbers is immediately available, according to the state coordinator of the register.

Explained: Why court wants Assam detention centres set up away from jails

October 11, 2020 10:32 am

What are these detention centres? How many do they hold, and what is the significance of the Gauhati High Court order?

Gauhati High Court seeks report on detention centres from Assam govt

October 09, 2020 7:27 am

Assam currently has six detention centres to hold ‘illegal foreigners’ – all inside jails.

Assam govt firm on NRC re-verification demand

September 02, 2020 2:46 pm

Around 19 lakh applicants were left out of the NRC. A total of 425 people are currently lodged in the six detention centres in the state.

Daily briefing: 22-year-old Pulwama shopkeeper chose target of attack; Daily Covid cases scale record peaks

August 31, 2020 8:27 am

From a furniture shopkeeper zeroing on the target for the Pulwama attack to the UP government asking for details on the number of Brahmins who have applied and received arms licences, read the top stories from print edition here.

Assam: NRC authorities to recheck rejection orders

June 19, 2020 5:49 am

Over 19 lakh people were excluded In the final NRC published in August last year. They would be able to file an appeal for inclusion at the state's Foreigners Tribunals only after the rejection order is issued.

60-year-old woman lodged in Assam detention camp dies, toll rises to 30

April 07, 2020 1:53 pm

The woman, who was in detention since February 2018 according to jail records, was a cancer patient. With this, the total number of deaths in Assam's detention centres has risen to 30.

Prateek Hajela of Assam NRC fame is removed as health chief after power shift in Bhopal

April 02, 2020 7:32 am

On Wednesday, after addressing a meeting to review the state’s preparedness to meet the COVID-19 threat, Chief Minister Chouhan ordered the removal of Hajela.


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.