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Wednesday, August 04, 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.


Assam CM calls for secularism in context of Indian civilization, accuses media of bias

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.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Regional parties cannot come together against BJP because states compete with each other

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.

Assam NRC chief moves Supreme Court for relook at 2019 ‘draft’ list

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.”

Assam govt gets pulled up over request for additional funds to complete NRC work

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.

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.


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.