July 21, 2021 6:44 pm
Referring to the Citizenship Amendment Act, Sarma said that there are two perspectives on this- for protestors outside Assam, the demand is why Hindus alone should be given citizenship, Muslim migrants too should be covered.
June 13, 2021 7:16 am
"You will see the rise of a leader here and there but when you come to the bigger national picture, the people of India will always vote for a party that will safeguard the integrity and sovereignty of the nation," says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
May 14, 2021 4:58 am
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who took charge on Monday, had earlier this week said, “Regarding the NRC, our position is very clear. In border districts, we want a re-examination of 20% names included, and in other districts, that of 10% names.”
March 29, 2021 1:26 am
Over the last year, NRC authorities have variously cited the Covid pandemic, massive floods and checking discrepancies in the preparation of the rejection orders as reasons for the delay.
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”.
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.
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.
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?
October 09, 2020 7:27 am
Assam currently has six detention centres to hold ‘illegal foreigners’ – all inside jails.
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.
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.