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Gauhati HC upholds NRC State Coordinator’s controversial order Entire families could be dubbed 'foreigners' and excluded from the list

In what has come as a shock to many, the Gauhati High Court has upheld the May 2, 2018 order by the National Register of Citizens (NRC) State Coordinator, Prateek Hajela, that asks for names of siblings and other family members of Declared Foreigners (DF) to be kept pending from the NRC. This makes entire…

UN raises concerns over exclusion of people from NRC in Assam and subsequent ‘statelessness’ Special Rapporteurs demand clarification about procedure, policy and safeguards

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in Assam and there is a potential humanitarian crisis brewing with fears that thousands of people could be excluded from the list and be rendered stateless. The matter has now caught the attention of the United Nations prompting four Special Rapporteurs to write to Sushma Swaraj,…

Anjaan Musafir

I’m not a smart man, but I know what prison is: Anjaan Musafir The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

In this edition of our series on how the idea of Indian citizenship is being made and unmade in Assam as the National Register of Citizens is being updated, we bring you the story of Anjaan Musafir*. He is a man who could be India’s answer to DB Cooper, given how he has successfully evaded…

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Pregnant and Helpless in a Detention Camp The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

This story is a part of our series on people in Assam who have been declared foreigners after an allegedly flawed and arbitrary process of determining citizenship. Even as the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is all set to be disclosed on June 30, 2018, thousands of people have had their…

असम में छाए मानवीय संकट पर क्या बोले जमशेर अली? तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की जमशेर अली के साथ ख़ास बातचीत

असम में राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर के कारण फैले मानवीय संकट पर तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की जमशेर अली के साथ ख़ास बातचीत   Related Articles: Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead in Assam Detention Camp How the National Register of Citizens causes ‘othering’ of minorities in Assam More confusion in Assam after NRC clarifies order on families…

असम में राष्ट्रिय नागरिक रजिस्टर के कारण फैला मानवीय संकट घोषित विदेशियों के परिवार वालों के नाम रखे जा सकते हैं NRC से बाहर

एक धूर्त साज़िश के तहत, राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर (NRC) ने एक नया आदेश जारी किया है, जिसके कारण 2 लाख से अधिक भारतीयों के नाम नागरिकों के रजिस्टर से हटा दिए जा सकते हैं. NRC, असम में रहने वाले ‘वैध’ भारतीय नागरिकों का एक रिकॉर्ड है, और उसे 1951 के बाद पहली बार उद्दिनांकित किया जा…

NRC’s New Directive Stirs Controversy Ahead of the Final List Sign Our Petition NOW!

The National Register for Citizens (NRC), a record of ‘legitimate’ Indian citizens living in Assam, is being updated for the first time since 1951. Just one month away from publishing the final list of ‘legitimate’ citizens in Assam, the NRC director’s new directive brings in further confusions. As per the new directive the relatives of…

Bengali Hindu labeled Bangladeshi

Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead in Assam Detention Camp 39 year old dies under mysterious circumstances after being remanded to Goalpara camp

A Bengali Hindu, mysteriously breathed his last at a Detention Camp at Goalpara in Assam. 39 year old Subrata Dey was found dead at the camp where he was lodged after being declared an illegal Bangladeshi intruder by a Foreigners’ Tribunal. The incident has come to light at a time when the ruling BJP Government,…

More confusion in Assam after NRC clarifies order on families of DFs Controversial order had asked for names to be kept pending from NRC

Following the outrage post the controversial May 2 order of the NRC (Read exclusive Blog here), that directed relatives of those designated as Declared Foreigners (DF) to be kept ‘pending’ and not included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), even if they satisfy requirements, the state coordinator of the NRC was compelled to issue…

Fear Grips Assam as names of lakhs of Indians could be dropped from NRC Exclusive blog by Advocate Aman Wadud

Update from CJP Desk on June 21, 2018: This is apropos the story “Fear Grips Assam as Names of Lakhs of Indians could be Dropped from NRC”, a story authored by High Court Lawyer from Guwahati, Aman Wadud and published as part of our campaign on the imminent humanitarian crisis brewing in the state of…

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