People excluded from Assam’s citizens’ register can file their claims for inclusion in the NRC final draft from September 25, the Supreme Court decided on Wednesday. The window will tentatively remain open for 60 days.
Assam government is also going to request the court that it be given the details of those who have been excluded from the NRC. The NRC exercise is a Supreme Court mandated one and the data has not been shared with the state government. read more
Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary Ram Madhav on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) completed draft said 3 steps will be taken after NRC, Detect, Delete and Deport. “Next step will be disenfranchising- deletion of names of illegal immigrants from voters list & deprive them from Govt benefits. 3rd stage will be deportation”, said Ram Madhav while addressing the gathering in New Delhi. The NRC completed draft in Assam was published on July 31 this year.read more
BJP leader Ram Madhav said the NRC is being updated as part of the ‘Assam Accord’ signed in 1985 under which the government had made a commitment to “detect, delete and deport” all illegal immigrants from the state. read more
The statue of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan who defeated the Mughals in the Battle of Saraighat, on the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati. Even before it became part of independent India, Assam was a meeting ground of dynasties, tribes, traders, immigrants. It was also a place where Bengalis of all faiths learnt to pull together, watchful of the other yet cordial. Both were accepted by the Assamese as part of Assam, till, as they say, “they couldn’t”.
The outfit’s activists have started keeping a vigil on the Mizoram-Assam border following publication on July 30 of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, in which 40 lakh applicants were left out. read more