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आज़ाद हिन्द फ़ौज के जवान के परिवार का नाम असम के NRC में नहीं The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस के साथ आज़ाद हिन्द फौज में लड़े पूर्ण बहादुर चेत्री के परिवार का नाम असम के NRC में नहीं है। यदि स्वंतत्रता संग्रामिओं का परिवार खुद को हिंदुस्तानी नहीं साबित कर पा रहा है तो असम का NRC आखिर कितना सही है ?   Related: SHOCKING! Azad Hind Fauj soldier’s family…

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator's order

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator’s order on siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners Analysis of order dated June 22, 2018

Point of Discussion: The petition has been raised by an aggrieved brother of a Declared Foreigner and seeks to establish the unconstitutionality of such a notification in the light of S.2(3) and S.3(2) of the Schedule to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. Conclusion: The High Court upheld…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners Analysis of Order dated May 2, 2017

Point Under Discussion: The discussion centers on the citizenship status of the brothers, sisters and other family relatives of Declared Foreigners and their consequent inclusion in the NRC list. Conclusion: According to the existent statutory provisions, namely the Foreigners’ Act, 1946, read with the Foreigners’ (Tribunal) Order, 1964, the Superintendent of Police has to make…

The Curious Case of Syamlal Ali The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

In yet another example of the heartlessness with which the system operates in Assam, the father of a new born baby has been unable to even hold his son, because he is locked up in a detention camp. This man Abul Hayet was declared a ‘foreigner’ because Election Commission officials recorded his grandfather Saman Malik’s…

An Open Letter to Indians on NRC in Assam Eminent intellectual Dr. Hiren Gohain explains the need for NRC and lays bare the politics

We in Assam feel acutely that some stakeholders in the dispute are getting looked at from the wrong end of the telescope. They are being reviled as brutal chauvinists and what not. Some might fit that description, not everybody. Does anybody care that people here who are indigenes also have a serious problem with the…

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator's order

क्या NRC के अंतिम मसौदे से बाहर हुए 40 लाख लोगों के लिए अब भी कोई उम्मीद बची है ? दावा आपत्ति 28 सितम्बर तक दर्ज कराइ जा सकती है

असम में राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर (NRC) का अंतिम मसौदा 30 जुलाई 2018 को जारी किया गया था. 40 लाख लोग ऐसे हैं जिन्हें इस अंतिम सूची में जगह नहीं मिल पाई. गृहमंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने कहा है कि 30 जुलाई को प्रकाशित नामों की ये सूची केवल एक मसौदा है, ये अंतिम निर्णय नहीं है. असम के…

SHOCKING! Azad Hind Fauj soldier’s family excluded from NRC final draft! Elderly widow livid, family outraged!

The ridiculous exclusions from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continue to baffle people of Assam! After the families of a former Indian President and a former Deputy Speaker of the Assam Assembly were left out of the final draft published on July 30, 2018, now the family of a freedom fighter Puran Bahadur Chetry…

EXCLUSIVE: Assam’s former Dy Speaker’s kin declared ‘Foreigner’ 14 family members served notice to prove citizenship

Despite intense media brouhaha about several members of the family of Moulavi Muhammad Amiruddin, the first Deputy Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, being served notice to prove their citizenship, a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam has now declared his grand nephew Rafikul Islam a ‘foreigner’. The order was passed on July 30, 2018… the same day…

Is the NRC Free and Fair? The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

In 2014 the Supreme Court ordered an update of the National Register of Citizens under it’s watch. The NRC enjoyed widespread support and many Assamese looked at it as a free and fair process. But as months passed the process started getting more and more complicated as it began getting entwined with other parallel running…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

Who is an Indian, can the NRC decide? From the Secretary's Desk

To dub the process of collating the final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC), released on July 30, as bizarre, haphazard, or just plain bureaucratic and insensate is simply not enough. The very fact that 4 million plus of residents of the state did not make the list is surely indication enough of…

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