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National Register of Citizens


Bengal polls: In Matua bastion, some voters in dilemma about CAA

April 22, 2021 7:24 am

Though most Matuas backed the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the hope of an expedited citizenship process, some point out that several Hindus were kept out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam in 2019.

Online 'census' for Assamese Muslims launched by indigenous associations

April 16, 2021 2:37 pm

The census is “modelled on the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)” and aimed at "distinguishing Assamese Muslims from Bengali-speaking migrant Muslims."

BJP promises ‘corrected NRC’ in Assam manifesto, silent on CAA

March 24, 2021 2:07 am

J P Nadda said the initiatives in BJP's manifesto for Assam were to strengthen connectivity, infrastructure, education, health and women empowerment as part of the party's aim for inclusive development.

Five months to frame CAA rules, no NRC plan for now: Government to House

February 03, 2021 8:13 am

The government also clarified in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday that no decision has been taken on a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) yet. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had earlier said the NRC would follow the CAA.

‘They called us illegal. How is it possible?’ Family declared Indians after year in detention

January 01, 2021 5:12 pm

In June 2019, as the couple were arrested and sent to the detention centre in Goalpara district, their world collapsed around them.

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.

Assam: NRC authorities to delete names of 'ineligible persons' from citizens register

October 15, 2020 5:53 am

The National Register of Citizens, published in August last year under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, excluded 19 lakh-odd applicants out of around 3.3 crore applicants.

'Noise of silence': Shot entirely in Tripura, Bollywood's first film on NRC awaits OTT release

September 28, 2020 1:21 pm

Gearing up for release on popular OTT platforms before the end of this year, the film was entirely shot in Tripura, another first for Bollywood.

As a committee suggests a new definition of ‘Assamese’, a new cut-off year

September 07, 2020 9:23 am

At a time when the world battles growing concerns of statelessness, can India afford to have a community of second-class citizens in a state strategically important like Assam?

Living on the edge

September 04, 2020 11:07 pm

For those excluded by NRC, fair hearing at tribunals remains urgent necessity, which must be expedited


This is how protests against CAA unfolded in Jama Masjid, other parts of India on Friday

December 20, 2019 9:00 pm

From Delhi's Jama Masjid to Mumbai's Kurla and beyond, the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continued Friday with crowds marching in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Vadodara.