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NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More Suicide in Assam

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam! Death toll rises as state of hopelessness engulfs region

The excruciating and soul-crushing process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the long standing ‘D’ Voter vis-a-vis Foreigners Tribunal has taken not less than 35 lives until now. After Samsul Hoque of village Bagariguri under the Barpeta district took the extreme decision to take his own life on November 14, 2018, two…

असम के डिटेंशन कैम्प में बंद महिला के लिए सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दिया रिहाई का आदेश सोफ़िया ख़ातून के मामले ने कई व्यवस्थागत कमियों को किया है उजागर

असम में कोकराझार डिटेन्शन कैम्प में बंद सोफ़िया ख़ातून के लिए एक बड़ी राहत की ख़बर है. सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने अब उन्हें व्यक्तिगत रिलीज बॉन्ड (PR बॉन्ड) पर रिहा करने का आदेश दिया है. सन 2016 में बारपेटा फ़ॉरेनार्स ट्रिब्यूनल द्वारा विदेशी घोषित कर दिए जाने के बाद से ही इन्हें डिटेन्शन कैम्प में डाल दिया गया…

Assam man forced to prove Indian citizenship four times

चौथी बार अपनी नागरिकता साबित करने को मजबूर हैं असम के शमसुल हक़ असम में भारतीय नागरिकता पर प्रश्नचिंह - एक CJP श्रृंखला

असम में राष्ट्रीय नागरिकता रजिस्टर (NRC) प्रक्रिया का अंतिम मसौदा 30 जुलाई 2018 को जारी कर दिया गया था, जिसके चलते लिस्ट में जिन लोगों का नाम नहीं आया, वे लोग अब NRC में अपना नाम शामिल करने का आवेदन कर सकते हैं. परन्तु वे लोग इस सुविधा से अब भी वंचित हैं, जिनसे सम्बंधित मामले, फ़ॉरेनर्स ट्रिब्यूनल…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

Assam Woman languishing in Detention Camp set free by SC on Personal Bond Sofiya Khatun's case highlights several glaring lacunae in the system

In a huge relief for Sofiya Khatun, a detainee at the Kokrajhar Detention Camp in Assam, the Supreme Court has now ordered her release on a Personal Release (PR) Bond. The 50 year old had been lodged in the camp after she was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Barpeta in 2016. A…

Communal forces are trying to derail the NRC: Dr. Hiren Gohain The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Eminent literary critic Hiren Gohain talks to CJP about the history of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and how communal forces are trying to derail the NRC process.   Related: NRC is the way to solve the migration issue democratically: Akhil Gogoi NRC से गायब हुआ पूर्व राष्ट्रपति के परिजनों का नाम! Assamese groups…

Abdul Kadir Assam

Assam Village Imam declared ‘foreigner’ suspects Conspiracy to drive out Muslims The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Abdul Kadir is the Imam of the mosque in his village. He is a much loved and highly respectable member of his community. People look up to him for his wisdom and good counsel. However, now both, he and his wife Hamida Khatoon have been declared foreigners by a Foreigner’s Tribunal. Moreover, all his children…

Bengali Hindu labeled Bangladeshi

Assamese groups ask for Error-free and Transparent NRC Left Democrartic Manch and FACAAB make unanimous demand

The Left-Democratic Mancha, Assam—a common platform of 11 Political Parties—and the Forum Against Citizenship Act Amendment Bill (FACAAB), a forum of informed citizens, have voiced a unanimous demand for an error free NRC. In a joint memorandum presented to the State Co-ordinator, NRC the two organisations have expressed their anguish with regard to the on-going process…

Assam man’s wife declared ‘foreigner’, missing for 7 years! May have been 'deported' to Bangladesh

Seven years ago, Ainal Haq’s wife was declared a ‘foreigner’ and sent to a detention camp. Then, without her family members being informed, she was allegedly deported to Bangladesh. He hasn’t heard from her in seven years! Haq has documents to prove that she was in fact an Indian. This is how families are being…

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…

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