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Wednesday, January 22, 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.


Shaheen Bagh just knows how to fight every battle

January 22, 2020 2:13 pm

No matter where you stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC, there is no way that the grit and perseverance of Shaheen Bagh protesters as also their warmth can go unnoticed by anyone.

Lucknow: Daughters of renowned poet Munawwar Rana booked for protest against CAA, NRC

January 21, 2020 1:39 pm

Sumaiyya and Fauziya are among the leading faces of the ongoing sit-in at Lucknow’s Ghantaghar against the new citizenship law and proposed nationwide NRC.

Anti-CAA-NRC stir: From PhD scholar to homemaker, women lead big protest in Ranchi

January 20, 2020 7:13 am

Jharkhand has seen several anti-CAA protests — the ‘Samvidhan Bachao, Desh Bachao’ gathering at the Maidan on Saturday was the largest in the state so far.

CAA-NRC protests enter one month: Pune giving direction to country, says Swara Bhaskar

January 20, 2020 4:27 am

Actress Swara Bhaskar, at the Kondhwa women’s sit-in on Friday, said, “I have been to Pune many times. The city has been working towards giving direction to the country. This is the land of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule and Babasaheb Ambedkar."

Congress slams govt over economy, asks it to focus on issue of jobs

January 20, 2020 2:49 am

Congress asked the government to pay attention to such issues rather than “non-productive, irrelevant issues such as NRC and CAA”.

Ahmedabad: BJP’s claim that Indian Muslims won’t be affected by CAA a jumla, says Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha

January 20, 2020 12:22 am

The interaction with the mediapersons on police clampdown at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia in December last year was organised by Gujarat Alliance Against CAA, NPR & NRC, a group formed by various civil rights activists of Gujarat.

States opposing CAA implementation 'unconstitutional': Nirmala Sitharaman

January 19, 2020 8:16 pm

Sitharaman said there is no necessity to relate the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register with the CAA.

The anatomy of a protest in Kolkata: slogans, courage and a night of many firsts

January 19, 2020 7:49 am

While men clap and cheer from the fringes, the ladies who form the core ring of dissent at Kolkata’s Park Circus Maidan let their voices rip through the midnight hour.

'In my opinion, democracy does not exist in India'

January 19, 2020 8:01 am

Writer Asghar Wajahat on his disillusionment with democracy and the upcoming screen adaptation of one of his plays.

West Bengal: Theatre artistes rally against CAA, state BJP chief says protest against his party

January 18, 2020 4:46 am

Bengali film actor Paran Bandyopadhyay said, “Today the country is in distress and people have started awakening. The people in power have got the people’s response and this protest will continue.”


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

August 03, 2018 6:04 am

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

August 03, 2018 3:36 am

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.