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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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Chief Justice Sharad Bobde scoffs at plea to declare CAA 'constitutional' -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu He explains to lawyer that any law passed by the legislature is anyway attached with “a presumption of constitutionality”. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde said the country was already going through difficult times and an endeavour should be made to maintain peace. The CJI made the oral comments while hearing a petition seeking an “aggressive” implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), which fast-tracks benefits of citizenship to...

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Fall in cases registered over illegal immigration: NCRB data -Roshan Kishore and Neeraj Chauhan

-Hindustan Times To be sure, this does not reflect on whether or not illegal immigration into India -- a controversial subject right now -- has increased or decreased. Cases filed under laws governing people living in India illegally have been declining even as those pertaining to unlawful exits from the country have been on the rise, according to data for 2018 released by the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) on Wednesday. To be sure,...

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India's poor are also document-poor -Rukmini S

-Livemint.com Document-driven processes such as the proposed National Register of Citizens are likely to place the heaviest burden on Adivasis and Muslims Among the many conceits of the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens is this: that only “Illegal Immigrants" need fear not having the proper documentation. News reporting from Assam has exposed repeatedly that this is not necessarily the case, with women and the poor bearing the brunt of the National...

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Faizan Mustafa: Which Documents Will be Required for the NRIC?

-ICF Team/ Newsclick.in At the moment, the looming NPR process betokens a loss of liberty to Indians whether through their inclusion as citizens or their exclusion as Illegal Immigrants. Dismissing Amit Shah’s statement that the process for the registration of citizens is yet to be worked out, Prof Faizan Mustafa warns that the data collected for the National Population Register (NPR) under Census 2020 will later be used for the National...

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