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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…

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…

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…

Is there still Hope for the 40 lakh people excluded from NRC final draft? Claims and Objections can be filed till September 28

The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released in Assam on July 30, 2018 and a whopping 40 lakh people have been left out! But there is still hope as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reiterated that the list of names published on July 30 is only a draft and assured that adequate…

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Assam remains tense a day before NRC draft comes out Heavy deployment of security forces across the state

The day before the updated draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is expected to come out, Assam remains tense. Fearing a possible breakout of violence, security forces have been deployed across the state. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people are uncertain about what the future holds for them as they fear that their names may not…

Assam man forced to prove Indian citizenship four times

Assam man forced to prove Indian citizenship four times! The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Even as Assam gets ready for a draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that will be released on July 30, 2018, many people, whose cases are still pending before Foreigners’ Tribunals or the Gauhati High Court, will have to wait to have their names cleared before they can be added in the NRC. But as…

Gauhati HC reconstitutes Special Bench presiding over FT appeals Single judge replaced with two judge bench

In a huge relief to many people who fear exclusion from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Gauhati High Court has reconstituted the bench which hears appeals against judgments of Foreigners’ Tribunals. The previous single judge has been replaced by a two judge bench now. In an order dated July 3, 2018,…

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…

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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…

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