Free Press Journal
  • Rahul not clearly spelling out stand on NRC for votebank politics: Amit Shah

    Kolkata : Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of shying away from taking a clear stand on the NRC in Assam for the sake of votebank politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party is committed to completing the registration process to identify infiltrators notwithstanding opposition from Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Prepare error-free list of citizens, Supreme Court tells NRC coordinator

    New Delhi: The Supreme court on Tuesday asked Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela to focus on an error-free final NRC, instead of giving interviews to the media. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman warned Hajela and Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGCC) Shailesh, to be “cautious in future”. Hajela had told the media that any valid document would be accepted as

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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.

  • 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.

  • Two more FIRs registered against Mamata in Assam

    Guwahati : Two more FIRs have been registered in Assam against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and members of a TMC delegation, which went to Silchar, for allegedly creating disturbances on the basis of religion, a senior police official said on Saturday.

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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

  • Congress condemns Mamata Banerjee’s ‘civil war’ remark

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee for criticising Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft, Congress Assam Chief Ripun Bora on Wednesday said that the West Bengal Chief Minister should not provoke for a civil war.

  • Assam NRC list: Congress, Trinamool Congress attack government over NRC

    New Delhi: The opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress today attacked the government in the Lok Sabha over the issue of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, accusing it of attempting to polarise people and forcing them out of their land.

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    Contemplating to take biometrics details of over 40L people excluded from draft NRC: Centre to Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it is contemplating taking biometrics details of over 40 lakh people, whose names did not figure in the final NRC draft in Assam, to avoid their influx to other states on false identity. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman was told by Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for Centre, that some states, including West Bengal, have fears