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Those excluded from NRC will get 120 days to appeal: MHA

Home Minister Amit Shah had on Monday reviewed issues related to final publication of the NRC. The final NRC will be published on August 31.

Write... I am a Miya

For the first time in the history of our community, we had started telling our own stories and reclaiming the Miya identity to fight against our harassers who were dehumanising us with the same word.


BJP govts either insincere or incapable of producing NRC: Ex-Assam CM Gogoi

The senior Congress leader’s comments came two days after the Assam government presented district-wise data in the Assembly regarding exclusion from the draft NRC published in July last year.

Govt to prepare National Population Register to lay foundation for pan-India NRC

The NPR will be a list of usual residents of the country. Once it is completed and published, it is expected to be the basis for preparing the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC), a pan-India version of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Flying in SC face, Assam releases list of how many out of NRC in each district

In districts close to the Bangladesh border — where the share of Muslims in the population is high — the exclusion percentage was lower, while in other districts it was comparatively higher.

Call Me By My Name: How the 'Miyas' of Assam are re-appropriating the slur

They are young, full of dreams, and are calling themselves the ‘Miyas’ of Assam. What does poetry, identity and the NRC offer them?


India moving: In the times of NRC, a look at where the migrants fit in

Census 2011 counted 14.2 crore migrants in the decade preceding it, intra-district to inter-state. Women moved for marriage, men for work, economic reforms drove the change, and Surat emerged as No. 3 destination while Chennai fell far behind.

Explained: Why Supreme Court extended deadline to publish final NRC

In Assam, the NRC was first prepared in 1951 -- the current exercise is a bid to update the 1951 register, and in the process, determine who is a legal Indian citizen based on a cut-off date: March 24, 1971.

Centre, Assam officer’s report at odds over NRC re-verification

Urging the court to allow sample re-verification, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta told the CJI that there is a “growing perception across the state that there are exclusions and inclusions, which are wrong”.

Identity trap

NRC in Assam triggers similar exercises in other states. Spread of nativist politics is troubling