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New MHA order setback for citizens’ rights in Assam? Order grants multiple officials right to make FT reference, FTs get unspecified powers

On May 30, 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an ‘Extraordinary Order’ via a Gazette which in effect appears not only grant powers to multiple authorities to make a reference to Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT), but also grants rather nebulous powers to FTs themselves.  FTs are quasi-judicial authorities that decide upon the question of…

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…

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