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Assam NRC: Deprivation of citizenship should be through rigorous procedure, says People’s Tribunal Bar and Bench

Citizenship gives an individual the right to have other rights and a process like drafting of the Nation Register of Citizens (Assam NRC) must follow a strict procedure, a Jury of a People’s Tribunal observed on Sunday. Following an intense two-day hearing of depositions by experts and testimonies of those affected in Assam, a Jury…

Assam govt to provide free legal aid to needy people excluded from final NRC Hindu Business Line

The final list of the NRC will be published on Aug 31 (File photo)  –  RITU RAJ KONWAR RELATED NRC in Assam is India’s internal matter, says MEA S Jaishankar Assam, NRC, and the economics of migration Centre will deport illegal immigrants, says Amit Shah Centre committed to complete NRC within stipulated time: Rajnath Singh…

Paralegals trained to help NRC-excluded The Hindu

Some 100 paralegals in Assam have been trained to help defend the citizenship of people whose names will be excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is to be published on August 31. The three-day training in Guwahati to “navigate the complex issue of citizenship after the publication of the list” was organised by Citizens…

PASSPORT TO KILL News 18

For 50 years, illegal immigration has been at the centre of Assam politics. The anxiety over NRC is now pushing people over the brink: 33 people have killed themselves so far, six in July itself. Guwahati: Angad Sutradhar, an unschooled labourer from Assam’s Baksa district, left home for a stroll on the evening of 8 July 2015.…

Pehlu Khan lynching: Justice Chandrachud says cases monitored by courts have shown ‘better outcome’ Scroll

The Supreme Court judge in a lecture in Mumbai also spoke about how freedom has rendered people intolerant. A file photo of Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud. | Bombay Bar Association/YouTube Justice DY Chandrachud on Saturday said cases in which investigations were monitored by courts have shown a better outcome, PTI reported. Chandrachud was speaking…

Attack on art is attack on freedom, says Justice Chandrachud The Hindu

Justice Chandrachud says art shapes identity, exposes oppressions plaguing society   The allure of art: Justice D.Y. Chandrachud delivers a lecture on Imagining Freedom Through Art, on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini Justice D.Y. Chandrachud (59), often referred to as the “voice of the dissent” at the apex court, spoke on ‘Imagining Freedom Through…

Gujarat High Court quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post DNA

In the FIRs, Teesta was charged with offences under the IT Act and IPC sections 153(a) for promoting enmity between two religious groups and section 295(a) for outraging religious feelings Teesta Setalvad File photo of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand In a major relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High…

Gujarat High Court quashes two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad Indian Express

Two FIRs were lodged in August 2014 against Setalvad, one at Ghatlodia police station in Ahmedabad by Vishwa Hindu Parishad activist Raju Patel, and another by one Kirit Mistry at C Division police station in Bhavnagar. Activist Teesta Setalvad. (File) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs lodged nearly five years ago against…

Guj HC quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post Devdiscourse

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs filed against activist Teesta Setalvad for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by tweeting a photoshopped picture. Justice A S Supehia quashed the FIRs filed against Setalvad in Ahmedabadand Bhavnagar. Setalvad is known for championing the cause of the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots. The FIRs were filed after she tweeted a photoshopped picture of IS terrorists with slain American journalist James Foley with…

Gujarat HC quashes two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad Ahmedabad Mirror

In a relief for human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs registered against her allegedly for uploading objectionable tweets showing Hindu deities in a bad light. The FIR was registered at Ghatlodia police station and C Division police station in Bhavnagar in August 2014. “We cited previous judgments…

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