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SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

The CJP effect: SC orders no children be sent to detention camps in Assam The apex court passed an interim order protecting children’s rights affected by the Assam’s NRC process. Attorney General K Venugopal was required to record an undertaking in this regard

CJP’s application sought directions from the apex court that drew attention to the Constitutional, legal obligations and prayed, specifically that no child excluded from the NRC is either sent to detention camps nor separated from their parents in Assam. In November 2019, CJP (Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai) had filed an Intervention Application for Directions…

Gauhati High Court Has Given A New Lease Of Life To Tribunals in Assam

Mere absence after filing documents not justification for FT order against proceedee: Gauhati HC Landmark order is a lifeline for people declared foreigner in ex parte judgments by FTs

In a significant order delivered on December 20, the Gauhati High Court has given a new lease of life to those defending their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam. The court has ruled that if the proceedee is unable to appear for hearings but has filed relevant documents, they must be taken into consideration and…

India’s poorest citizens will bear the brunt of NPR-NRC (English) How & Why NPR-NRC is anti-poor, anti-SC/ST/OBC as well as anti-Muslim

Imagine how difficult and costly the process of proving ones citizenship will be in a country where 90% of the workforce is in the unorganised sector and millions migrate every year in search for better livelihoods. Imagine how disproportionate the burden of document searching and lining up to be enlisted will be for daily wagers.…

NPR manual released Attempts to conflate NPR with census deliberate?

The manual giving detailed instructions to census workers as to how to collect all information for updating the National Population Register (NPR) has been released. This comes at a peculiar time given how the government appears to be backtracking on conducting a nationwide exercise along the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was…

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