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The final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on July 30, 2018. The final list excluded the names of around 40 lakh people. Of the 3.29 crore people who had filled in their applications, only 2.89 crore found their names in the draft list. The issue was raised in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session, with Opposition leaders protesting against the move. Those who figured in electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971, or who are descendants of such citizens, are eligible for inclusion in the updated NRC.


Two years of Assam NRC: Lakhs make it to list, but struggle for Aadhaar

August 30, 2021 5:21 pm

State government officials reckon it is a “unique problem” and attribute it to red tape and a lack of clarity on the NRC exercise itself.

Gujarat HC quashes order against NRC-CAA protester: 'Can’t be externed for raising grievance against govt’

August 26, 2021 10:00 pm

Quashing the externment order against the person, identified as Mohammed Kaleem Siddiqui, the court observed that “a citizen cannot be subjected to externment for raising his grievance against the Government”.

Scarred by lockdown, migrant workers return home to vote against CAA-NRC

April 24, 2021 5:41 am

As the second wave of the pandemic started raging in Delhi, 38-year-old Malda resident Akhtar Hossain started for home — in the district’s Haldibari area — along with his wife and three children.

TMC spreading lies about NRC, it will have no impact on Gorkhas: Amit Shah

April 12, 2021 6:05 pm

Later, addressing a poll rally in the Dhupguri assembly constituency, Shah declared that the BJP is ahead in 92 of the 135 seats that went to polls in the first four phases of the West Bengal assembly elections.

No plans to conduct NRC exercise in Bengal, CAA to be implemented: Vijayvargiya

April 05, 2021 12:15 am

Contending that Banerjee's "foolish claims" will yield no result, Kailash Vijayvargiya said the TMC, sensing defeat, is levelling absurd allegations against the saffron party.

RGI turns down Assam govt's request to financially support pending NRC work beyond March 3

March 27, 2021 10:31 pm

In a letter on March 4, the Assam government had sought an additional Rs 3.22 crore per month beyond March 3 for completion of the pending NRC activities in addition to the allocated Rs 1,602.66 crore for the entire project.

Gowher Rizvi: '(NRC) internal exercise, why should we raise it?'

March 26, 2021 7:14 am

The fact that Prime Minister Modi has chosen to come to Bangladesh — the first overseas trip in post-Covid period — shows the importance he is attaching to Bangladesh, said Rizvi.

No decision yet on nationwide NRC, govt tells Rajya Sabha

March 17, 2021 7:28 pm

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said there is no provision of detention centres under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the National Register of Indian Citizens.

SP seeks 5% Muslim quota in education, non-implementation of NRC

March 01, 2021 7:53 pm

The Samajwadi Party had been part of a pre-poll alliance that was stitched together by NCP Chief Sharad Pawar in the 2019 Assembly elections.

CAA rules may take six more months; no decision yet on NRC: Centre in Parliament

February 02, 2021 10:54 pm

The committee was also of the view that Aadhaar data should be used in the upcoming Census to reduce the duplicacy and wastage of expenditure.


A week on, anti-CAA protests at Kolkata's 'Shaheen Bagh' continues to gather steam

January 15, 2020 5:26 pm

While at each of these places there were about 500 protesters,at Park Circus seven point crossing the protesters numbered around 2,000 at 3 pm,their strength only increased with time,said a senior traffic official,adding that traffic had to be rerouted at different places.

Protests rage across India against Citizenship Act; Yechury, Ramachandra Guha among scores detained

December 19, 2019 7:25 pm

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, thousands defied the lockdown declared across Uttar Pradesh, parts of Karnataka as people hit streets across at least 10 states.

Assam witnesses violent anti-CAB protests, hundreds detained

December 13, 2019 7:04 am

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified Wednesday in the northeastern states with the administration imposing a curfew in Guwahati till indefinite period.

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.


What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.