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Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) supporters wave party flags during a pro-CAA rally. (HT Archive)

In Assam and Bengal, the BJP’s contrasting approach to CAA-NRC

By Utpal Parashar, Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata/guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 04:36 AM IST
The BJP’s manifesto in Assam is silent on implementing CAA, which allows citizenship to Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains who came to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)

Assam NRC data goes offline; nothing to worry, say officials

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Data on details included in the NRC final list, which excluded 19 lakh applicants, was released online on September last year following a Supreme Court order.
Several opposition parties had given notices in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seeking debate and answers on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and National Population Register (NPR)(Reuters FILE)
Several opposition parties had given notices in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seeking debate and answers on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and National Population Register (NPR)(Reuters FILE)

In written reply to Lok Sabha, minister says no decision on National Register of Citizens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The home ministry has also said that “the question does not arise” on queries about the modalities of a nationwide NRC and how it would put additional burden on citizens.
Students protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, January 20, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Students protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, January 20, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Opinion | NRC, NPR and who is an alien?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Even before the final schedule of questions in the NPR has been notified, states have objected. Kerala and West Bengal have already put the process on a “temporary hold”, Rajasthan, Maharashtra among others have objected to the inclusion of these questions and also to NPR.
JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference at his party office, in Patna.(PTI File Photo)
JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference at his party office, in Patna.(PTI File Photo)

After Amit Shah’s firm message on CAA, a challenge from Prashant Kishor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Kishor has led the opposition to the amended citizenship law and NRC within his own party, Janata Dal (United).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)

‘You are our guest, but...’: Mamata Banerjee raises CAA, NRC during courtesy meet with Modi

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:51 AM IST
Banerjee said she also raised the issue of funds due from the Centre and the prime minister promised to look into the issue once he returns to Delhi. The opposition, however, accused Mamata of having an understanding with Modi in private and taking a different stand in public.
Yashwant Sinha met NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday. Pawar will attend anti-CAA yatra organised by Sinha’s front.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Yashwant Sinha met NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday. Pawar will attend anti-CAA yatra organised by Sinha’s front.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Sharad Pawar to flag-off and march in Yashwant Sinha’s anti-CAA yatra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The NPR is also being opposed by many parties, who claim, it will be used to identify Muslim migrants, who will then be ousted using the NRC. The Central government has, however, debunked these theories and said the opposition is misleading and provoking unrest for electoral gains.
DMK’s Thoothukkudi MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi slammed the TN Police and said it is only today that she learnt that drawing rangoli is anti-national.(HT Photo)
DMK’s Thoothukkudi MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi slammed the TN Police and said it is only today that she learnt that drawing rangoli is anti-national.(HT Photo)

Five detained for drawing anti-CAA rangoli in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 08:52 PM IST
The protesters who were making the rangoli in the busy Besant Nagar bus stop were asked by the police to go somewhere else as traffic movement would be hampered.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami hit out at the opposition to NPR and CAA.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami hit out at the opposition to NPR and CAA.(PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu CM backs NPR, CAA, says uninfluential parties opposing it

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 06:19 PM IST
TN CM said NPR was merely a record of Indian residents that had also been updated by the Congress government and added, that as far as NRC was concerned, home minister Amit Shah had clarified it is not being implemented.
Mamata Banerjee had raised incessant slogans against the CAA, NRC and the BJP at a rally in Kolkata.(AITCofficial/ twitter)
Mamata Banerjee had raised incessant slogans against the CAA, NRC and the BJP at a rally in Kolkata.(AITCofficial/ twitter)

On anti-citizenship law protests, Mamata Banerjee’s message to students

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 02:59 PM IST
Banerjee also took out a protest march with a huge gathering from Rajabazar to Mallick Baazar against the CAA and NRC, in Kolkata.
An anti-NRC and anti-CAA group formed on the Facebook protested on Kolkata streets on Wednesday.(REUTERS Photo/fILE)
An anti-NRC and anti-CAA group formed on the Facebook protested on Kolkata streets on Wednesday.(REUTERS Photo/fILE)

Born on social media, anti-NRC group walks on Kolkata streets

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 08:48 PM IST
The formation named ‘No NRC Movement’ started on Facebook, has organised several protests on the ground across Bengal.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being accused of misleading people by some political opponents in Bengal(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being accused of misleading people by some political opponents in Bengal(ANI Photo)

Tale of two national registers that have Mamata in a fix

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee has spoken against CAA and NRC but sought people’s cooperation for the NPR exercise linked to the 2020 general census.
The NRC in Assam was mandated and monitored by the Supreme Court in 2014 and was based on the 1951 NRC done in Assam and voters’ lists of 1961, 1966 and 1971 — together bunched as legacy documents.(AP FILE)
The NRC in Assam was mandated and monitored by the Supreme Court in 2014 and was based on the 1951 NRC done in Assam and voters’ lists of 1961, 1966 and 1971 — together bunched as legacy documents.(AP FILE)

Amit Shah reiterates call for pan-India National Register of Citizens: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 10:10 AM IST
NRC is a verified digital register having names and basic demographic information about all Indian citizens in a digital format.
If the background political noise surrounding the CAB is taken into account, the threat to secularism is clear(AP)
If the background political noise surrounding the CAB is taken into account, the threat to secularism is clear(AP)

The CAB’s discriminatory spirit undermines justice | Opinion

By Rishad A Chowdhury
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:09 PM IST
As a matter of principle, the bill discriminates — and in the critical domain of citizenship at that. It cannot stand
NRC is also being cited as a reason for recent surge in number of Bangladeshis trying to flee India(AP Photo/Representative)
NRC is also being cited as a reason for recent surge in number of Bangladeshis trying to flee India(AP Photo/Representative)

180 Bangladeshis arrested while fleeing India, NRC listed among reasons

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 01:09 AM IST
A senior West Bengal Police officer, who follows illegal immigration, said, along with the Bengaluru crackdown, Indian government’s decision to identify illegal residents through the NRC (National Register of Citizens) exercise, may have also influenced the retreat.
Applicants submit their appeals after the release of final NRC list at an election office, in Tezpur.(PTI)
Applicants submit their appeals after the release of final NRC list at an election office, in Tezpur.(PTI)

Hundreds turned back as Meghalaya, Mizoram intensify checking post NRC

Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 09:41 AM IST
After the NRC list was published, the Union home ministry had clarified that those out of NRC are not to be detained under any circumstance till they exhaust all remedies and will continue to enjoy all rights as other citizens.
Arvind Kejrwal said if NRC implemented in Delhi, Manoj Tiwari will be the first to leave Delhi.(HT Photo/Amal KS)
Arvind Kejrwal said if NRC implemented in Delhi, Manoj Tiwari will be the first to leave Delhi.(HT Photo/Amal KS)

Arvind Kejriwal, Manoj Tiwari spar over NRC

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 05:56 AM IST
Tiwari, who had been pitching for the implementation of NRC in Delhi since the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, reacted to Kejriwal’s remarks, saying he endorses politics of “hatred” and his comment was an “insult” to millions of Purvanchalis.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has spoken for introducing Assam-like National Register of Citizens for the state(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has spoken for introducing Assam-like National Register of Citizens for the state(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand may implement NRC, 4th state to back Assam-like citizens’ list

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 06:57 AM IST
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat ’s statement has come after at least three chief ministers, Haryana’s Manohar Lal Khattar and Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath and Jharkhand’s Raghubar Das, have pushed for the implementation of the citizens’ registry.
Bureaucratic failure and corruption have resulted in the government viewing its own documents with suspicion(AP)
Bureaucratic failure and corruption have resulted in the government viewing its own documents with suspicion(AP)

Remaking the idea of an Indian citizen

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:39 PM IST
The Constitution promises religion-neutral citizenship. NRC and its fallout could upend that
A woman displays a document that shows inclusion of her name in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Pabhokati village, Morigaon district, Assam(AP)
A woman displays a document that shows inclusion of her name in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Pabhokati village, Morigaon district, Assam(AP)

NRC: An experiment gone awry | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 08:38 PM IST
The NRC process had political, human costs with little benefit.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Centre, Assam devising new ways to oust foreigners: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:31 AM IST
Speaking to the media ahead of the release of the final NRC list, Sarma said: “I have lost all hope in the NRC. I just want the day to pass off peacefully, without any incident.”
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi.
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi.

‘Doubt if error-free NRC will be published’: Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 12:23 PM IST
The NRC exercise has come under attack from the state government and the state unit of the BJP, too, who have been demanding re-verification, a plea which was turned down by the Supreme Court .
People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/Files(REUTERS)
People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/Files(REUTERS)

Re-verification necessary for a correct NRC, says Assam BJP chief

Hindustan Times, Guwhati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:19 PM IST
In its order on July 23, the Supreme Court had rejected pleas by the state and the Centre for a sample re-verification after taking into account a report submitted by Prateek Hajela, the state coordinator of the NRC
An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

Additional Assam NRC exclusion list to be published on June 26

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Monitored by the Supreme Court, the NRC is being updated in Assam with the intention of weeding out illegal immigrants.
The NRC, which was first prepared in 1951, is being updated in Assam in an effort to weed out illegal immigrants. The first draft released last year had excluded names of 40 lakh applicants. (Representative photo)(AFP)
The NRC, which was first prepared in 1951, is being updated in Assam in an effort to weed out illegal immigrants. The first draft released last year had excluded names of 40 lakh applicants. (Representative photo)(AFP)

Two officials caught taking bribe to include name in NRC list

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 05:40 PM IST
The NRC office issued a press statement saying that the NRC officials at Ganeshguri centre of Dispur circle had no role to play in exclusion or inclusion of the complainant in the crucial draft.
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organizations take out a torch light procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment bill in Guwahati on January 31.(AFP Photo)
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organizations take out a torch light procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment bill in Guwahati on January 31.(AFP Photo)

Situation is challenging, says govt as anti Citizenship Bill protests rock Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 09:22 PM IST
A series of protests has rocked parts of Assam for weeks now and anger against the BJP government continues to rage over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft fill their forms to file appeals near a NRC center on the outskirts of Guwahati.(AP File Photo)
People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft fill their forms to file appeals near a NRC center on the outskirts of Guwahati.(AP File Photo)

Assam govt demands re-verification of NRC draft

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 01:53 PM IST
The court had earlier said that it was considering the necessity of re-verification of at least a 10% sample of those who have been included from every district.
A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, July 17, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, July 17, 2018.(REUTERS)

SC gives 60-day window to file claims for Assam’s National Register of Citizens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:12 PM IST
People excluded from Assam’s national register of citizens get time to make their claims.
People whose name were left out in the NRC draft stand in a queue to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers east of Guwahati on August 10.(AP File Photo)
People whose name were left out in the NRC draft stand in a queue to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers east of Guwahati on August 10.(AP File Photo)

Assam govt to urge Supreme Court to order re-verification of NRC ahead of claims

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 04:25 PM IST
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.
People left out in the NRC draft wait to collect forms to file appeals near a centre in Guwahati. Complaints have been pouring since the final draft did not carry names of four million people on July 30.(AP File Photo)
People left out in the NRC draft wait to collect forms to file appeals near a centre in Guwahati. Complaints have been pouring since the final draft did not carry names of four million people on July 30.(AP File Photo)

Wait grows longer as NRC claims process yet to start in Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Draft errors unlikely to be fixed soon with top court suggesting re-verification.
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