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India’s poorest citizens will bear the brunt of NPR-NRC How & Why NPR-NRC is anti-poor, anti-SC/ST/OBC as well as anti-Muslim

Imagine how difficult and costly the process of proving ones citizenship will be in a country where 90% of the workforce is in the unorganised sector and millions migrate every year in search for better livelihoods. Imagine how disproportionate the burden of document searching and lining up to be enlisted will be for daily wagers.…

Why the CAA must be opposed, because it discriminates An Expert Analysis of the CAA 2019

An Analysis of the CAA 2019 Ram Kumar The CAA 2019 is confusing. Some muddle it with the problematic NRC. Others are unclear about what it actually implies. It might be worth looking at it in some detail. This is an amendment to the Citizenship Act 1955. We must read the Citizenship Act with this…

NPR-NRC – FAQs Frequently asked questions on the to be implemented NPR-NRC in India

What is the National Population Register (NPR)? NPR is a National Population Register. In 2003, The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003 were passed under the Citizenship Act. These are the NRC Rules. Under this, the Central Government may carry throughout the country a house to house enumeration for…

Citizenship Laws in India – FAQs Frequently asked questions on Citizenship laws in India before the recent Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019

Which articles in the Constitution deal with citizenship rights? Articles 5 to 11 deal with provisions relating to citizenship. Articles 5 to 10 deal with citizenship at the time of coming into force of the Constitution (ie until January 1950). Article 11 empowers the Indian Parliament to make Regulate on Citizenship by law. It was…

Understanding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and NPR An action packed day for CJP

Malegaon: On 15th December 2019, CJP was invited to multiple meetings where CJP’s secretary Teesta Setalvad addressed the press in a hour long interaction. In her speech, she said that Citizenship was our Constitutional right and this right was being attacked because of this government’s policies and the recent amendment to the Citizen Amendment Act…

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