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    Over 1000 non-tribal people held for ILP violation in Mizoram   

    Aizawl: Over 1,000 non-tribal people have been arrested across Mizoram since Thursday for alleged violation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) rules, a senior police officer said. The arrested people were living in the state either without valid Inner Line Permit (ILP) or abusing the permits, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police L Khiangte said on Saturday.

  • SC no on sharing NRC report with Centre

    The report said that all acceptable documents should be of the relevant period up to the midnight of March 24, 1971.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • NRC: Nobody to be deported from Assam

    New Delhi : At least two junior union ministers have assured a visiting Bangladesh MP that nobody would be deported to his country as a consequence of the massive exercise of the National Register of Citizens (NRCs) to find out illegal immigrants living in the state.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Congress’s commitment to oust ‘foreigners’

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday asserted its full commitment to Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to oust the foreigners from the state under the 1985 accord of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by identifying the illegal immigrants, accusing the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party using it to divide the society to divert the people’s attention from the Modi government’s colossal failure on all fronts.

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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

  • Lok Sabha disrupted due to protests by TMC over leaders’ detention in Assam’s Silchar airport

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was disrupted on Friday after protests by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs over the detention of their leaders at Assam’s Silchar airport. Shortly after proceedings began, the TMC lawmakers came to the well, protesting against the detention of their eight-member team, which had intended to launch a campaign against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Thursday.

  • NRC List: BJP march in Kolkata to demand NRC in Bengal too

    Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP took out a march here on Thursday to demand the publication of a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal also to drive out “infiltrators from Bangladesh” from the eastern state.