Explained: Why Amit Shah wants to amend the Citizenship Act before undertaking countrywide NRC

News:Union Home Minister has said that the government would first amend the existing citizenship norms  by passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill before it implements a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) Facts: About Citizenship amendment bill,2016: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955.It seeks to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists,… Continue reading Explained: Why Amit Shah wants to amend the Citizenship Act before undertaking countrywide NRC

1971 as NRC base year cannot protect Assam’s indigenous, says NGO

Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM), which is an umbrella organisation of several indigenous ethnic organisations, has said that National Register of Citizens (NRC) cannot protect the indigenous people of the State if 1971 remains the base year for identifying foreigners. The organization had challenged the constitutional validity of March 25, 1971 as the base year for… Continue reading 1971 as NRC base year cannot protect Assam’s indigenous, says NGO

With district-wise data, Assam govt. pushes for NRC

The Assam government has released the district-wise break-up of the 40.07 lakh people who had been excluded in final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The data suggested that most people in areas bordering Bangladesh have been included in the citizenship list, while many in districts dominated by the indigenous people have been… Continue reading With district-wise data, Assam govt. pushes for NRC

Assam NRC final publication deadline extended to August 31

The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam from July 31 to August 31, 2019. However, the plea for sample reverification has been rejected. The Centre and Assam had urged the court for a 20% sample reverification of names included in the draft in… Continue reading Assam NRC final publication deadline extended to August 31

Assam NRC: SC questions need for sample reverification

The Supreme court has questioned the plea made jointly by the Centre and Assam to extend the deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) from July 31 in order to conduct a sample reverification process. The Centre and Assam government had sought a 20 % sample re-verification of names included in… Continue reading Assam NRC: SC questions need for sample reverification

Centre, Assam move SC for sample re-verification of NRC

The Centre and the Assam government has moved to the Supreme Court urging an extension of the July 31st 2019 deadline for submission of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Centre has also sought a 20 % sample re-verification of names included in the final draft of the NRC in the districts bordering… Continue reading Centre, Assam move SC for sample re-verification of NRC

National Register Of Citizens: MHA to assist Assam to set up 1,000 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

Give fair hearing to those not included in NRC, SC tells Assam

The Supreme Court has asked the NRC Coordinator to provide a fair chance to those who have challenged the non-inclusion of their names in the National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Assam. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register which contains the name of all citizens of India residing in Assam. It was… Continue reading Give fair hearing to those not included in NRC, SC tells Assam

SC frowns on foreigners’ tribunals plan

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

Stick to deadline on finalisation of Assam NRC: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that it will not extend the July 31 deadline for finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. Further, the apex court has directed Assam NRC Co-ordinator to act with “wise discretion” while dealing with objectors who had failed to appear for scheduled hearings. The direction after the… Continue reading Stick to deadline on finalisation of Assam NRC: Supreme Court