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Courts of injustice -Prashant Bhushan and Cheryl D'souza

m the NRC in Assam rests with the Foreigners Tribunals. The constitutionality and conduct of these quasi-judicial bodies are questionable Over 1.9 million people have been excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The herculean executive exercise, mandated and closely monitored by the Supreme Court, has incurred a staggering expenditure of over Rs 1,200 crore and immeasurable cost in terms of human suffering and death.

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UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K -Kallol Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu Michelle Bachelet also asked India to ensure that the National Register of Citizens verification in Assam does not leave the people Stateless Geneva: The UN Human Rights Council urged India on Monday to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. Delivering the Opening Statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted the situation in Kashmir and Assam, where lakhs have been excl

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Navi Mumbai to have Maharashtra's first detention centre for illegal immigrants: Report

for Navi Mumbai, and sought a three-acre plot in Nerul for the detention centre. This came days after more than 19 lakh people out of 3.3 crore were left out of the final list of the Assam’s National Register of Citizens. The number of people left out in the state’s updated citizens’ database comprise around 6% of Assam’s entire population. They will now have to appeal against the decision in foreigners’ tribunals and

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West Bengal Assembly rules out NRC -Shiv Sahay Singh

-The Hindu House passes a resolution opposing NRC in Assam In an unprecedented show of unity, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution opposing the National Register of Citizens ( NRC) in Assam. The resolution also categorically ruled out the possibility of any such exercise in the State. The development comes within a week of release of the final list of NRC, in which over 19 lakh people have been left out. The

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Remaking the idea of an Indian citizen -Yamini Aiyar

-Hindustan Times The Constitution promises religion-neutral citizenship. NRC and its fallout could upend that The controversy unfolding in Assam over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), published on August 31, has brought to the fore important fault lines in the construction of citizenship in contemporary India. In particular, it places the spotlight on the role of key institutional actors – the bureaucracy and judiciary –

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Assam to move Supreme Court for NRC reverification in select districts -Nistula Hebbar

ave caused exclusion of Bengali Hindu refugees, says State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. New Delhi: The Assam government and the ruling BJP in the State have termed the finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list there as a “mixed bag” with concerns being raised over several “technical flaws” in the process that may have caused exclusion of Bengali Hindu refugees who had crossed over to Assam before

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Assam NRC-excluded are not 'stateless', says External Affairs Ministry -Kallol Bhattacherjee

-The Hindu Ministry says those not in NRC will not be detained and will enjoy all rights New Delhi: Individuals excluded from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam will not become stateless and will continue to enjoy equal rights available to all Indians, Raveesh Kumar, official spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, said on Sunday. Mr. Kumar declared that the implementation of the NRC process would be d

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Give certified copy with reasons for exclusion from NRC: Congress

-The Hindu Guwahati: The Opposition Congress has asked the authorities to start the process of filing appeals only after providing certified copies to those excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) citing reasons for their exclusion. More than 19 lakh people were excluded from the final NRC published on Saturday. The State government said they would get 120 days to move the Foreigners’ Tribunals seeking inclusion of th

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Assam NRC final list: Centre in no hurry for follow-up -Vijaita Singh

The Hindu Official says sending a large number of people to detention centres is not a ‘practical’ option New Delhi: The Centre is not in a rush to take any decision after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published on Saturday as the political leadership decides the next course of action. A senior government official said there were several options available, but sending a large number of people to detent

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89% of people excluded from Assam NRC suffering from mental torture, finds survey

-The Hindu They are unable to cope with the fear of deportation, separation from family members, it says. Guwahati: About 89% of the more than 41 lakh people excluded from Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) have been suffering from extreme mental torture because of the fear of being marked as a foreigner and its consequences, a survey by the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) has revealed. The NCAT had conducted a field

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