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  • NRC will be implemented across India after 2019 Lok Sabha elections: BJP leader OP Mathur

    Jhunjhunu: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP OP Mathur on Monday said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, which has been executed only in Assam under the Supreme Court’s direction, would be implemented across the country after 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Mathur assured that no Indian citizen would be made to leave the country over the NRC list.

  • Return of Domesday Book in Assam

    During a communal riot in Mumbai, one side was believed to have moved from house to house with a voters’ list to check the religion of occupants. That is the kind of abuse we must guard against if an updated National Register of Citizens becomes public property. Hitler’s Germany tragically demonstrated even governments can misuse such information.

  • Assam NRC List: Fanning a communal divide over ‘aliens’

    Inadvertently, the Supreme Court has handed the BJP a convenient issue for exploitation in the forthcoming elections. It is the judiciary’s call for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam which is bound to add zest to the BJP’s campaign against illegal immigrants, enabling it to accuse its political opponents of having done nothing to evict them in order to use the “aliens” as their vote bank.

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    Assam NRC list: Opposition parties meets President Ram Nath Kovind

    New Delhi: A delegation of opposition parties on Thursday met President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a memorandum appealing him to ensure that not a single Indian is excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam.

  • Assam NRC List: NRC draft contains errors, says Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

    Guwahati (Assam): Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi criticised state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft and said the list “contains lots of errors”. Speaking to ANI, Gogoi said, “NRC draft contains lots of errors. Among 40 lakhs people, who have been left out of the list, a vast majority are genuine Indian citizens and many are indigenous people. Voter list could have been a relevant document to prove citizenship, to be

  • Assam NRC List: What lies ahead for missing 4 million?

    The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a document meant to weed out foreigners from Assam, was published last week with the names of over 2.89 crore included in it. However, over 40 lakh people, nearly 10 per cent of the state’s population, were left out from the draft. The purpose of the NRC was to identify ‘genuine Indians’ living in Assam and detect the ‘illegal migrants’. A question

  • Assam NRC List: Showing nation’s concerns to citizens first

    During the various fierce discussions on the draft report of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, some angry MPs warned that the stateless status of nearly 40 lakh people presently resident in the state would escalate into a global problem.

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    Assam NRC List: Supreme Court to hear matter regarding NRC draft today

    New Delhi: Amid political slugfest over Assam’s National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter. The second final draft, which was released on July 30, included names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam. It left out names of nearly 40 lakh people.

  • Assam NRC List: People whose name is not in NRC draft won’t be jailed or deported, says NRC coordinator

    Guwahati (Assam): People, whose names have not been mentioned in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, will not be “jailed or deported”, said Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator of NRC on Sunday. Nearly 40 lakh people have been left out from the draft which was released on July 30. The draft incorporated names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena supports Modi government over Assam NRC list issue

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday came out in support of the Modi government over the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), but asked whether the Centre also had the courage to ensure the “ghar wapsi” of displaced Kashmiri pandits. The BJP ally said those who posed a threat to the country’s security must be thrown out and the infiltrators in Kashmir must be eliminated. The party said abolition of Article 370

  • West Bengal’s anti-NRC stir could anger Assamese

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is desperate to prevent the BJP from making inroads in West Bengal but in the process she is displaying irrational behaviour. Her sending an eight-member delegation to Assam to whip up public sentiment against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) so that the NRC does not get down to identifying illegals in her state has angered those among the Assamese who view the identification of illegal