News:Recently,five law schools of the country have jointly launched a legal aid clinic called Parichay. Facts: About Parichay: Parichay which means identity aims to help people excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by helping them to appeal before the foreigners tribunals. It is envisaged to function as a clearing house of litigation and… Continue reading Parichay
The final list of National Register of Citizens(NRC) has been released in Assam. The names of 3 crore 11 lakh applicants have been included in the final NRC while 19 lakh 7 thousand have been excluded. However,Assam CM has assured that those excluded from final NRC will not be detained and they can appeal against… Continue reading Over 19 lakh excluded from Assam’s final NRC
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Foreigners (Tribunals) Amendment Order, 2019. The order amends the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964. The new amendments has empowered district magistrates in all States and Union Territories to set up foreigner tribunals (FTs) to identify suspected foreigners illegally residing in India. Earlier only the Centre had the power… Continue reading All states Union territories can now setup foreign tribunals
With regard to the National Register of Citizens, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to extend assistance to the Assam government in setting up 1,000 foreigner’s tribunals where people can contest their exclusion. Further, the Assam government has also proposed to set up e-Foreigners Tribunal. The MHA decision comes after the Supreme Court… Continue reading National Register Of Citizens: MHA to assist Assam to set up 1,000 tribunals
The Supreme Court has questioned a proposal by the Assam government to quickly open 1,000 foreigners’ tribunals all over the state to try suspected illegal immigrants. The court has questioned the feasibility of setting up these tribunals and appointing judicial officers to preside over them. The court had highlighted that there would be an influx… Continue reading SC frowns on foreigners’ tribunals plan
The Supreme Court has rebuked the Assam government on its failure to come up with a future course of action to track down absconding illegal foreigners and thousands other undeclared ones in the state. An illegal foreigner is declared so my Foreigners Tribunals of Assam. The SC is hearing a plea which raised the issue… Continue reading How will you trace the ‘undeclared foreigners’ in Assam, SC asks State govt.
The Supreme Court has accused the Centre and the Assam government for being negligent about tackling the inflow of illegal migrants into Assam and their deportations. Further, the court has expressed concerns about the poor functioning of Foreigner Tribunals in the state. According to Citizenship Act 1955, an illegal migrant is a foreigner who enters… Continue reading SC pulls up Assam government over inadequate functioning of foreigner’s tribunal