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Uncertainty over voter ID as valid proof of citizenship

On February 12, the Gauhati high court, placing reliance on its 2018 judgment in Md. Babul Islam v. State of Assam, held that an electoral photo identity card is not proof of citizenship.
People take part in an anti-CAA rally, in Chennai on Wednesday(PTI)
People take part in an anti-CAA rally, in Chennai on Wednesday(PTI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Does a voter ID mean you are a citizen? It’s unclear

The Gauhati High Court held that electoral photo identity cardis not proof of citizenship while a magistrate’s court in Mumbai ruled that it is proof of citizenship unless proved otherwise.
Voters with voter id cards at a polling station in Nimapara, Odisha.(ANI)
Voters with voter id cards at a polling station in Nimapara, Odisha.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

UP RTI activist told to give citizenship proof

The Central Information Commission, while hearing a case when information was denied on the grounds of citizenship, said in its order in 2014 that the principal information officer or PIO will have to give reasons for doubting the applicant’s citizenship in case of denial of information.
Lucknow University (LU) has asked a city-based RTI activist to submit proof of citizenship to get information under the Right to Information Act. (Representative Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Lucknow University (LU) has asked a city-based RTI activist to submit proof of citizenship to get information under the Right to Information Act. (Representative Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 05:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Those saying ‘we won’t show papers’, will soon won’t be able to show their faces: Dilip Ghosh

A day after terming eminent personalities opposing the CAA and the proposed nationwide NRC “parasites”, Ghosh fired the fresh salvo while addressing party men at Khodambari after police stopped him from visiting Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district.
President of West Bengal, BJP Dilip Ghosh
President of West Bengal, BJP Dilip Ghosh
Published on Jan 19, 2020 03:17 AM IST
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Khodambari (West Bengal) | ByPress Trust of India

‘Aadhar, voter’s ID not proof of citizenship,’ says Dilip Ghosh in Bengal

The state BJP president said the CAA has been brought in to give citizenship to refugees and not snatch it from citizens.
BJP Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Friday said that the Aadhar card and Voter Id were not proof of citizenship.(HT PHOTO.)
BJP Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Friday said that the Aadhar card and Voter Id were not proof of citizenship.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 18, 2020 04:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Remaking the idea of an Indian citizen

The Constitution promises religion-neutral citizenship. NRC and its fallout could upend that
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)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 06:39 PM IST
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ByYamini Aiyar

How NRC is legitimising exclusion

The State’s excessive reliance on documents for proving citizenship is leading to harassment
People queue at the office to verify and check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), at Morigoan on Saturday, Aug 4, 2018(PTI)
People queue at the office to verify and check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), at Morigoan on Saturday, Aug 4, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 11:49 AM IST
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