Those left out of final Assam NRC will get 10 months to prove ID

The Assam government has decided to offer window of 10 months for those who excluded from the final NCR to prove their Indian identity before they are sent to the detention centres. The Supreme Court has set August 31 as the deadline for Assam to release the final list of the NRC. Read More
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Assam to meet NRC deadline, CM hints new law on final count

Assam’s chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has confirmed that the final National Register of Citizens will be published on August 31, and also indicated that the government could later enact legislation on the enumeration process. Read More
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Centre asks Supreme Court to extend Assam NRC deadline

The Centre, while emphasizing the need for a large-scale re-verification exercise before the final National Citizens Register, asked the Supreme Court to extend the July 31 deadline for the Assam list. It said that it needed to tweak the process for inclusion of names in the list. Read More
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Govt gives powers to DMs to form their own foreigners’ tribunals

The ministry of home affairs laid out specific guidelines to detect, detain and deport foreign nationals staying illegally across India, with Assam’s National Register of Citizens as the backdrop. Read More
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SC considers release of foreigners in Assam detention centres

The Supreme Court said that foreigners who cannot be deported to their parent country should not be held in detention centres in Assam forever. The court also questioned the Assam government proposal to immediately start 1,000 foreigners’ tribunals all over the state. Read More
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Supreme Court slams Centre not cooperating with NRC process

The Centre had asked for suspension of the NRC work for two weeks as “the central armed police forces will be engaged in the election duty.” Read More
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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal pitches for NRC in other states

After the successful completion of National Register of Citizens exercise in Assam, the state’s chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, demanded that NRC be introduced at national level. He claimed that “millions of illegal migrants” have settled in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi and the northeast Read More
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Shah dares opposition to clear their stand on illegal migrants

BJP president Amit Shah slammed the opposition parties for their “vote-bank politics” over Assam’s National Register of Citizens and dared them to make their stand clear on “illegal Bangladeshis” in the country. Read More
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Mamata warns of ‘bloodbath and civil war’ over Assam NRC

The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, expressed serious concern over the fact that over 40 lakh people, who applied for their names to be included in the citizens’ database, were left out of the list. Read More
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Opposition draws sword against Modi government over Assam NRC

The release of the final draft of Assam’s NRC has got the opposition in war mode against the BJP-led Modi government at the Centre. The draft, released on July 30, saw 40 lakh people, who applied for their names to be included in the list, left out of the citizens’ database. Read More
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