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Wednesday, August 05, 2020


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.


MHA seeks three additional months for framing CAA rules

August 02, 2020 8:03 pm

After the CAA was passed by Parliament, widespread protests were witnessed in the country. Those opposing the CAA contend that it discriminates on the basis of religion and violates the Constitution.

Biden seeks restoration of peoples' rights in Kashmir; disappointed with NRC, CAA

June 26, 2020 9:59 am

A group of Hindu Americans have reached out to the Biden campaign expressing their resentment to the language used against India and have urged them to reconsider their views. The group has also sought a similar policy paper on Hindu Americans.

US religious freedom report voices concern: 'Need to ensure protection to minorities in India'

June 10, 2020 10:05 pm

The Indian government has previously rejected the report by asserting that there is no locus standi for a foreign government to comment on the state of its citizens' constitutionally protected rights.

Plea against restriction on movement in NCR, SC asks Centre to clarify stand

May 26, 2020 10:16 pm

The plea has sought directions to governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to set up and maintain a common portal or mechanism for movement passes within the NCR for permissible activities as per MHA's guidelines.

Jharkhand House passes resolution against NRC, seeks NPR in 2010 format

March 24, 2020 3:03 am

Jharkhand government on Monday passed a resolution against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population of Register (NPR).

Jamia students temporarily call off anti-CAA stir amid coronavirus outbreak

March 21, 2020 11:40 pm

"Our fight against the CAA, NRC and the NPR remains uncompromising," JCC said.

Maharashtra: Cabinet panel asks state admin to submit report on stand by other states

March 20, 2020 2:25 am

“We have asked the administration to submit a report on other states’ stand and what they are doing on it. We will discuss the report in the next meeting,” said Anil Parab, Shiv Sena leader, and Transport Minister.

UP anti-CAA protest: 13 get fresh notice to pay for damage

March 19, 2020 6:32 am

The 13 who got recovery certificates and demand notice Tuesday have been told to pay Rs 21.67 lakh.

Anti-CAA, NRC protest limited to 4 hours a day in Bhiwandi

March 19, 2020 3:56 am

The number of protesters has dropped tremendously in Bhiwandi, but in Mumbra, women from the district are still seen in high numbers to condemn the introduction of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

Govt in Supreme Court: NRC necessary for sovereign country

March 19, 2020 7:22 am

The petitions had also challenged Section 14A of the Citizenship Act, 1955, which provides legal backing for the NRC, on the grounds that it suffered from excessive delegation of powers to the executive and is therefore arbitrary.


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.