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