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?

Parichay

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

National Recruitment Agency (NRA)

News:A new National Recruitment Agency(NRA) will be set up to streamline recruitment process on subordinate-rank posts in the government. Facts: About the NRA: The proposal new agency is meant to streamline the recruitment process on subordinate-rank posts in the government. It will also reduce the burden of the Staff Selection Commission(SSC) and the Institute of… Continue reading National Recruitment Agency (NRA)

Assam to move Supreme Court for NRC reverification in select districts

The Assam government has termed the finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list there as a “mixed bag” and raised concerns over several “technical flaws” in the process. It has decided to move to the Supreme Court appealing for re-verification in selected districts. Earlier, the Centre and Assam Government had sought a 20… Continue reading Assam to move Supreme Court for NRC reverification in select districts

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Over 19 lakh excluded from Assam’s final NRC

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

Election Commission to revisit ‘D’ voter criterion ahead of final NRC

Ahead of the publication of the National Register of Citizens(NRC), Election commission(EC) may revisit the criteria whether those excluded from NRC should be marked as ‘D’(Doubtful) voters. The system of ‘D’ (dubious or doubtful) voters was introduced in 1997 by the Election Commission.Doubtful voters are those who have been disenfranchised during electoral roll revision for… Continue reading Election Commission to revisit ‘D’ voter criterion ahead of final NRC

Assam NRC is India’s internal matter: Jaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister is on a two day visit to Bangladesh.  During his visit,India’s foreign minister has said that National Register of Citizens (NRC) process which is now underway in Assam is an internal matter to India. On Rohingya issue,the minister said that the safe and speedy return of Rohingyas to their place of… Continue reading Assam NRC is India’s internal matter: Jaishankar

Centre to double time limit to appeal NRC ouster to 120 days

The Central Government has proposed to double the time limit available for filing an appeal against non-inclusion of persons in the National Register of Citizens(NRC) in Assam At present,the time limit for filing of appeal in foreigners tribunals(FTs) is 60 days.This will be amended to increase the time limit to 120 days. Under the provisions… Continue reading Centre to double time limit to appeal NRC ouster to 120 days

States told to set up Centres to detain illegal migrants

The Central Government is planning to release a Model Detention Manual,2019. The manual has asked all states and union territories to set up at least one detention centre each with modern amenities for illegal migrants/ foreigners. The aim behind setting up such detention centres is to restrict the movement of foreigners staying back illegally and… Continue reading States told to set up Centres to detain illegal migrants

Assam CEO: people in electoral rolls can vote

Assam chief electoral officer said those people who have their names enrolled in the electoral rolls will be able to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polls. There was confusion among a large section of people in Assam whether those excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens(NRC) could cast their votes or not.The… Continue reading Assam CEO: people in electoral rolls can vote

SC upset at the plight of illegal migrants in Assam

The Supreme Court reprimanded the Assam government’s efforts to deal with the illegal immigration crisis as figures showed that in the past decade, out of 52,000 persons declared foreigners by Tribunals under Foreigners Act, only 166 could be deported. Around 938 are being held in six detention centres in the state. Illegal migrants are Doubtful… Continue reading SC upset at the plight of illegal migrants in Assam

Eyes wide shut

Eyes wide shut News: Recently five Bengali men were gunned down in Upper Assam as the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated to detect the illegal immigrants which evidences act of the periodic eruptions against non-Assamese people in the State. Important Facts: The killings both symptomise and deepen the fault lines between the… Continue reading Eyes wide shut

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