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  • Assam NRC: SC orders resumption of filing of claims and objections by those left out from Sept 25

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered resumption of filing of claims and objections by around 40 lakh people who were left out in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said that the process of receiving claims and objections by the people who have been left out will commence on September 25 and remain open for the next 60

  • Assam NRC row: SC orders re-verification of 10 per cent of people excluded from draft

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered re-verification of 10 per cent of the people in Assam who were excluded from draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) published recently. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said the re-verification of those excluded from NRC was a “sample survey” for the satisfaction of the court and its schedule would be decided later.

  • 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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