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Govt in Supreme Court: NRC necessary for sovereign country

-The Indian Express The petitions had also challenged Section 14A of the Citizenship Act, 1955, which provides legal backing for the NRC, on the grounds that it suffered from excessive delegation of powers to the executive and is therefore arbitrary. New Delhi: In its first legal response before the Supreme Court on a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC), the central government has said that it is a “necessary exercise for any...

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Centre struggles to frame rules of CAA? - Shilpa Shaji

-Newsclick.in It is three months after the Act had been passed, but the government is yet to frame the rules. Three months ago, on December 11, 2019, Parliament of India passed the much controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Through CAA, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre introduced amendments in the existing Citizenship Act to accommodate the religious minorities of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh—except people from the Muslim community. Please click here to read more.   ...

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TMC, CPI(M) fact-check Shah’s no ‘doubtful’ category in NPR assertion

-The Hindu Clauses 3 to 6 of the 2003 rules under the Citizenship Act, deal exclusively with the process of preparation of NPR. In a fact-check of Union Home minister Amit Shah’s assertion in the Parliament that nobody would be marked as ‘doubtful’ in the National Population Register, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and CPI(M) on Friday said that the government would have to amend the 2003 rules under the Citizenship Act, which...

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Voter ID, voter list, land documents not proof of citizenship: Gauhati HC -Sadiq Naqvi

-Outlook India The High Court has dismissed citizenship claims of a woman who submitted 15 documents. The Gauhati High Court recently dismissed citizenship claims of two petitioners-- one of whom produced as many as 15 documents while another submitted his electoral photo identity card. In an order dated February 12, a bench of Justices Manojit Bhuyan and Parthivjyoti Saikia dismissed a writ petition filed by one Jabeda Begum. She was declared a...

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NRC, NPR wasteful exercises: 106 retd bureaucrats in open letter

-The Indian Express “At a time when the economic situation in the country warrants the closest attention of the government, India can ill afford a situation where the citizenry and the government enter into confrontation on the roads,” said the letter. New Delhi: As many as 106 retired bureaucrats on Thursday issued an open letter, saying both NPR and NRC were “unnecessary and wasteful exercises” that will cause hardships to public. The...

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