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The NRC in Assam doesn’t just violate human rights of millions – it also breaks international law -Mohsin Alam Bhat & Aashish Yadav

-Scroll.in India has defaulted on its international obligations by interning people in detention centres and depriving them of their right to nationality. More than a year since the final list of Assam’s National Register of Citizens was released on August 31, 2019, the government has neither formally notified it nor issued orders to reject it. This has left the 1,906,657 excluded persons and their families in a state of excruciating uncertainty. Without...

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By amending Model Mandi Act, MP has pushed its agricultural sector into throes of uncertainty -Sunit Arora

-The Indian Express The state has posted high growth rates in the agricultural sector in recent years, but the growth has been skewed in favour of the state's irrigated parts and a small number of crops. Madhya Pradesh is primarily an agricultural state. One third of its gross state domestic product comes from this sector, half of the state’s area is used for cultivation, and 70 per cent of the total workers...

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National Population Register: Questionnaire is being finalised, says Registrar General of India -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu “The Hindu”, in a query filed under the RTI Act, sought information on the expected date of the first phase of Census 2021 and an update of the NPR. The office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) has said the schedule or the questionnaire of the National Population Register (NPR) is “being finalised” and the information about the expected date of first phase of Census 2021 is “not available.” The...

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Lesson from Bihar: Suffering Does Not Make People Shift Party Loyalties -Ajaz Ashraf

-Newsclick.in The results show how strong the pull of caste identity is. Nothing else explains why JD-U’s vote share did not shrink disastrously. The Bihar Assembly elections turned out to be a breathlessly close race, with the National Democratic Alliance pipping the Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance to the post. Yet the award for man of the match must go to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, who took on the combined might...

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NRC fundamentally wrong… new one after polls if SC allows: Himanta -Abhishek Saha

-The Indian Express The state government has appealed to the Supreme Court for a re-verification of the names included in the NRC — 20 per cent of included names in border districts and 10 per cent elsewhere. Guwahati: Ahead of elections in Assam early next year, senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday told the media that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published in August last year is “fundamentally wrong” and...

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