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‘Foreigner’ can register as citizen under CAA: HC

The central government in 2019 brought in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), but the rules to implement the amendment are yet to be notified
Citizenship Amendment Act allows Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists, but not Muslims, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan (PTI file)
Citizenship Amendment Act allows Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists, but not Muslims, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan (PTI file)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No decision yet on NRC, applications under CAA after rules notified: Centre

The union home ministry on Tuesday reiterated in Parliament that it has not taken any decision yet on preparing a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC).
A file photo of women protesting against the NRC and the CAA in Mumbai in 2020. (HT Photo/ File)
A file photo of women protesting against the NRC and the CAA in Mumbai in 2020. (HT Photo/ File)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 12:07 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

NRC, migrant hardship theme for Kolkata's Barisha Club Durga Puja

Barisha Club has been focusing on the migrant crisis in India for its Durga Puja theme for some time now; last year, too, the event organisers had chosen a similar theme, displaying the goddess as a working-class migrant woman carrying her children in tow.
The Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal features a huge cage-like structure, showing a woman carrying an idol of goddess Durga along with her children. (Photo via ANI)
The Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal features a huge cage-like structure, showing a woman carrying an idol of goddess Durga along with her children. (Photo via ANI)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 10:09 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Mohan Bhagwat says CAA, NRC will not harm Indian Muslims

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens would not harm India’s Muslim citizens while urging the voters “to check” those who try to politicise the issues on communal lines. (HT File Photo)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens would not harm India’s Muslim citizens while urging the voters “to check” those who try to politicise the issues on communal lines. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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NGO files complaint against Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela

  • Prateek Hajela, a 1995 batch IAS officer, was appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the process in 2013.
Prateek Hajela who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi was removed from his duties by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister(AFP Photo)
Prateek Hajela who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi was removed from his duties by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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Last detainee in Silchar centre released on bail

Manindra Das, who received a notice from a Foreigners Tribunal in 2015, appeared before it several times but his lawyer died during the process, and he missed some hearings.
Manindra Das(HT file photo)
Manindra Das(HT file photo)
Updated on May 30, 2021 12:51 AM IST
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ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, Silchar

NRC coordinator moves SC for list re-verification

In his application, Sarma claimed several thousand ineligible people were included in the draft NRC while other genuine applicants were left out.
The Supreme Court is yet to fix a date of hearing for this plea.(AP File Photo)
The Supreme Court is yet to fix a date of hearing for this plea.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2021 12:26 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondents, New Delhi, Guwahati

Hear the person in citizenship case: HC

It is to be remembered that citizenship is one of the most important rights of a person, said Gauhati high court.
Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 20, 2021 01:35 AM IST
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BJP promises corrected NRC to protect ‘genuine’ Indian citizens

GUWAHATI The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday promised to initiate the process of correcting the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to “protect genuine Indian citizens and exclude all illegal immigrants” as part of its manifesto for the poll-bound Assam
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma participates in a roadshow, ahead of Assam assembly polls, at Titabor in Jorhat district.(PTI)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma participates in a roadshow, ahead of Assam assembly polls, at Titabor in Jorhat district.(PTI)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 02:05 AM IST
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No decision yet on nationwide NRC, govt tells Rajya Sabha

The NRC is an Assam-specific data of bonafide Indian citizens living in the state.
Replying to another question, Rai said there is no provision of detention centres under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the National Register of Indian Citizens.(RSTV/PTI Photo)
Replying to another question, Rai said there is no provision of detention centres under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the National Register of Indian Citizens.(RSTV/PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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'Will never allow': Mamata raises NRC issue again ahead of Bengal polls

The Centre on Tuesday told Parliament that it has not taken any decision on a nationwide roll-out of the National Register of Citizens.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 03, 2021 03:03 PM IST
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By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

The year that will be: The political battles of 2021

This year’s electoral fights will give a glimpse into the nature of identity-based politics and their message will last till 2024.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:10 AM IST
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104-yr old Assam man declared foreigner dies before proving citizenship

Das had come to India in 1955 but was declared a foreigner since the refugee certificate issued to him in Tripura wasn’t verified by authorities there.
Chandradhar Das was declared a foreigner by a tribunal in January, 2018.(Sourced Photo)
Chandradhar Das was declared a foreigner by a tribunal in January, 2018.(Sourced Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 09:13 AM IST
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‘Will enforce only CAA,’ says Vijayvargiya as BJP takes U-turn on NRC in Bengal

Till the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP’s national and state leaders had maintained that the NRC will be prepared in all states, including Bengal.
File photo: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)
File photo: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

4,800 ineligible people in updated NRC, HC informed

The court was hearing a petition by Rahima Begam, a resident of Mukalmua in Nalbari district, who had challenged a 2019 order of a foreigners’ tribunal that had declared her a foreigner.
Among the 10,199 persons whose details were verified, it was found that names of 5,404 persons which should have got included in the NRC didn’t find themselves in the list.(HT Archive)
Among the 10,199 persons whose details were verified, it was found that names of 5,404 persons which should have got included in the NRC didn’t find themselves in the list.(HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 04:54 AM IST
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Nearly 4,800 ineligible persons in Assam NRC, state coordinator informs Gauhati HC

Similarly, among the 10,199 persons whose details were verified, names of 5,404 persons which should have got included in the NRC didn’t make it to the list
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the NRC centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam, in 2018.(File photo)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the NRC centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam, in 2018.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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Beware of BJP’s NRC, NPR agenda, Mamata Banerjee tells coal belt voters

Although no senior leader of the BJP has made any comment on National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens in recent days, Mamata Banejee said that the saffron party plans to enforce the NRC and NPR.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Raniganj.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Raniganj.(PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Delhi riots: Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima granted bail

It was alleged that Fatima along with other activists Umar Khalid, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and others plotted to create unrest in Jafrabad under the guise of peaceful protests.
Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima has been granted bail but remains lodged in Tihar jail.(ladeedafarzana/Twitter)
Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima has been granted bail but remains lodged in Tihar jail.(ladeedafarzana/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Uttar Pradesh: Months after anti-CAA protests, protesters get notices

Hundreds of women, along with men, had staged a sit-in demonstration against CAA, 2019 at Mansoor Ali Park for around three months since last December
Activists took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, at Roshan Bagh in Prayagraj last December and earlier this year.(Representational Photo/PTI)
Activists took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, at Roshan Bagh in Prayagraj last December and earlier this year.(Representational Photo/PTI)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

News updates from Hindustan Times: UP announces cash reward for arrest of absconding anti-CAA, NRC protesters and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday declared 14 anti-citizenship law and National register of Citizens protesters as absconders and announced cash rewards for their arrest(ANI)
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday declared 14 anti-citizenship law and National register of Citizens protesters as absconders and announced cash rewards for their arrest(ANI)
Published on Nov 06, 2020 08:50 AM IST
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UP announces cash reward for arrest of absconding anti-CAA, NRC protesters

Eight of the 14 protesters were declared wanted under Gangster Act and notices were pasted outside their houses.
The accused were charged with arson, spreading communal disharmony and causing damage to public properties during the anti-CAA, NRC protest in Lucknow that turned violent. (Photo@CMOfficeUP)
The accused were charged with arson, spreading communal disharmony and causing damage to public properties during the anti-CAA, NRC protest in Lucknow that turned violent. (Photo@CMOfficeUP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 08:12 AM IST
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Gauhati HC seeks affidavit from NRC coordinator on inclusion of ineligible names in list

The two-member HC division bench directed the coordinator last week to file the affidavit within three weeks, when the next hearing of the case is slated to be held
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the NRC centre at an Assam village.(File photo)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the NRC centre at an Assam village.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 10:12 AM IST
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‘Don’t nurse or spread any illusions’: BJP tells Chirag Paswan

Paswan faced stinging criticism from Javadekar who said,”We want to make it clear that we have no relations (with LJP), and we do not like this politics of spreading confusion.”
Chirag Paswan has been warned by BJP leaders and has been asked to not spread any confusion regarding the alliance.(ANI)
Chirag Paswan has been warned by BJP leaders and has been asked to not spread any confusion regarding the alliance.(ANI)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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Patna | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Assam NRC list: The eligibility issue and other latest developments

Chief minister Sarabananda Sonowal had earlier this month said that the government is committed to fulfil all clauses of the Assam Accord, including Clause 6, and publication of a flawless NRC.
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam.(REUTERS File)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 04:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited Shankhyaneel Sarkar

10,000 ineligible names to be deleted from final NRC list in Assam

Around 10,000 names will be deleted from the final NRC in Assam as many “ineligible persons” and their descendants were included in the list, according to a directive issued by its state coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma and officials in the know of the decision.
Though the final National Register of Citizens for Assam was made public in August last year, it is yet to be notified by the Registrar General of India, leaving the historic and controversial document without any official validity.(File photo for representation)
Though the final National Register of Citizens for Assam was made public in August last year, it is yet to be notified by the Registrar General of India, leaving the historic and controversial document without any official validity.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

Tripura royal scion forges alliance with indigenous parties to work on NRC, CAA, empowerment

INPT, TPF and TIPRA have jointly resolved to work unconditionally without any self-interest for the social, cultural , political and economic rights of the indigenous people
A decision was taken at the meeting to form a high-level united coordination committee to work together on various issues, including the NRC; the CAA, 2019; detect, delete and deportation of illegal voters; inner line permit (ILP), the empowerment of the ADC under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution through direct funding and land rights.(PTI File)
A decision was taken at the meeting to form a high-level united coordination committee to work together on various issues, including the NRC; the CAA, 2019; detect, delete and deportation of illegal voters; inner line permit (ILP), the empowerment of the ADC under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution through direct funding and land rights.(PTI File)
Published on Oct 04, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Rushdie, Chomsky, Mira Nair, among 200 personalities demanding Khalid’s release

Earlier this month, Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava had said they had examined a large number of persons regardless of their religion and party affiliation and dismissing allegations that they were targeting a particular community.
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 07:48 AM IST
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A year since publication of NRC in Assam, the process remains in limbo

More than 19 lakh people left out of the National Register of Citizens in Assam are yet to be issued rejection slips while new Foreigners’ Tribunals to handle their cases are not functional yet .
A section of the 1,600 support staff for the new foreigners’ tribunals in Assam protesting in Guwahati seeking release of their appointment letters.(HT PHOTO)
A section of the 1,600 support staff for the new foreigners’ tribunals in Assam protesting in Guwahati seeking release of their appointment letters.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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Delhi HC extends time to quiz Sharjeel Imam

Justice V Kameswar Rao dismissed the plea by Imam who had challenged the trial court’s June 25 order granting three more months to the Delhi Police, beyond the statutory 90 days, to complete the investigation in the case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.
Delhi High Court on Friday held that there were justifiable grounds for extending the time to complete an investigation against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi High Court on Friday held that there were justifiable grounds for extending the time to complete an investigation against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 11, 2020 04:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Andhra Pradesh assembly adopts resolution opposing NRC and NPR

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and minister for minority welfare Amzad Basha who moved the resolution said the NRC was creating a sort of fear psychosis and insecurity among the minorities.
The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly also paid tributes to the Army personnel who laid down their lives in line of duty at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly also paid tributes to the Army personnel who laid down their lives in line of duty at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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