Judiciary must reexamine how it has viewed citizenship questions in Assam

Synopsis: NRC was designed to filter out the foreigners in India. However, this seems to be impacting the very right of citizenship of Indians residing in Assam. Introduction Recently, Gauhati High Court, while hearing the case of Asor Uddin, gave its view on citizenship. Ason was declared to be a “foreigner” by a Foreigners Tribunal… Continue reading Judiciary must reexamine how it has viewed citizenship questions in Assam

NRC is final, rules Assam Foreigners’ Tribunal

Synopsis: Recently Foreigner’s tribunal in NRC issues a notice stating that the NRC list is final. Introduction While the Registrar General of India has not yet issued a notification on Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to make it a legal document, a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) has gone ahead and recorded it as the “final NRC”.… Continue reading NRC is final, rules Assam Foreigners’ Tribunal

Who is the hollow CAA really meant to protect?

Synopsis: The CAA was never meant to help asylum seekers and protect persecuted people. Introduction The government evacuated many of its citizens and Afghan nationals from the Hindu and Sikh minorities after the Taliban takeover. But these people would not be given Indian nationality under Citizenship Amendment Act because of the provisions mentioned in it. It provides… Continue reading Who is the hollow CAA really meant to protect?

Assam NRC: SC fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims, objections

Assam NRC: SC fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims, objections News: The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed more than 40 lakh people excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to use five additional documents, including the ration card, to claim their Indian legacy. Important Facts: The Supreme Court has… Continue reading Assam NRC: SC fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims, objections

Statehood sought for Assam’s Barak Valley

Statehood sought for Assam’s Barak Valley News: As the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated to detect the illegal immigrants, some student organisations in southern Assam’s Barak Valley are advocating for separate statehood for the valley. Important Facts: About Barak Valley: Barak Valley is comprised of three districts namely Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj… Continue reading Statehood sought for Assam’s Barak Valley