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Journalist Rohini Mohan on her Assam NRC reportage, 'breakdown of fragile, important coexistence' in India
India

Journalist Rohini Mohan on her Assam NRC reportage, 'breakdown of fragile, important coexistence' in India

In an exhaustive report for Vice News in collaboration with Type Investigations, Bengaluru-based journalist Rohini Mohan explores the complexities of the fallout of the NRC in Assam, as is being carried out since 2015. She also closely examines the workings of the Foreigners Tribunals, where 19 lakh individuals are now facing trial to prove their citizenship. Her investigation points to procedural lapses in an initiative that was speciously launched to sieve out illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in the state. The NRC now threatens to systemically strip many bona fide Indians of their citizenship, raising possibilities of rendering them stateless.

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to launch KMDY scheme; Sonia Gandhi to chair crucial Congress meeting; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to launch KMDY scheme; Sonia Gandhi to chair crucial Congress meeting; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi to launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana scheme in Ranchi today; INX Media Case: Delhi HC to hear P Chidambaram's plea seeking regular bail today; and more

Assam and the NRC: Anti-foreigner paranoia has bred gross injustice in the face of unfounded prejudices
India

Assam and the NRC: Anti-foreigner paranoia has bred gross injustice in the face of unfounded prejudices

The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is out as scheduled, and all indications are that it has created a gargantuan mess. Over 19 lakh residents of the state have failed to make it to the list, meaning they will now have to fight cases in Foreigners’ Tribunals to prove that they are Indian citizens.

TMC to hold mass protests against NRC and 'divisive politics of BJP' in West Bengal on 7 and 8 September
India

TMC to hold mass protests against NRC and 'divisive politics of BJP' in West Bengal on 7 and 8 September

Trinamool Congress leadership decided to hold mass protests across West Bengal on September 7 and 8 opposing NRC in neighbouring Assam, party sources said.

Rumours of one lakh Gorkhas being left out of NRC roll untrue, says Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista
India

Rumours of one lakh Gorkhas being left out of NRC roll untrue, says Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista

BJP MP from Darjeeling, Raju Bista, termed the rumours surrounding exclusion of one lakh members of the Gorkha community from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final list in Assam as untrue

Assam NRC final list: BJP wanted to weaponise citizenship exercise, but is now struggling with a political hot potato
Politics

Assam NRC final list: BJP wanted to weaponise citizenship exercise, but is now struggling with a political hot potato

The BJP — which had once championed the NRC — finds itself in such a tricky spot that it is desperate to distance itself from the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.

NRC row: Retired teacher in Assam commits suicide after being excluded from updated citizen list
India

NRC row: Retired teacher in Assam commits suicide after being excluded from updated citizen list

A retired school teacher has allegedly committed suicide in Mangaldoi district of Assam as his name did not appear in the updated draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), a senior district police official said on Monday.

Assam NRC: Supreme Court reopens filing of claims and objections; those excluded can submit papers from 25 Sept
India

Assam NRC: Supreme Court reopens filing of claims and objections; those excluded can submit papers from 25 Sept

Supreme Court bench, which has posted the matter for hearing on 23 October, has sought the view of Prateek Hajela, coordinator of Assam NRC, on stance of the central government with regard to applicability and non-applicability of certain documents for inclusion of names

'Detect, delete and deport': BJP's Ram Madhav says Assam NRC is govt exercise to protect Indians from illegal immigrants
India

'Detect, delete and deport': BJP's Ram Madhav says Assam NRC is govt exercise to protect Indians from illegal immigrants

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said Monday people excluded from the final list of Assam-specific National Register of Citizens would be de-franchised and deported to their country, while Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal suggested that the NRC be implemented across India.

Kerala ex-CM Oommen Chandy says BJP is politicising Assam NRC issue, accuses govt of adopting insensitive approach
India

Kerala ex-CM Oommen Chandy says BJP is politicising Assam NRC issue, accuses govt of adopting insensitive approach

Chandy added that though the BJP said genuine citizens should not worry about the NRC, their track record of handling massive administrative exercises is dismal

Assam NRC Row updates: Police prohibits TMC delegation, leaders from entering Guwahati until further notice
India

Assam NRC Row updates: Police prohibits TMC delegation, leaders from entering Guwahati until further notice

The Guwahati Police Commissioner has issued an order prohibiting TMC delegation, party leaders and any other person who can make an inflammatory speech against NRC from entering Guwahati.

Narendra Modi's definition of disruption is 'Opposition raising issues with BJP', says Congress
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Narendra Modi's definition of disruption is 'Opposition raising issues with BJP', says Congress

Congress leader AM Singhvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's definition of "disruption" in when Opposition parties raise issues about the BJP government

In Facebook note on Assam NRC, Arun Jaitley claims Congress, TMC compromising sovereignty for 'imported vote bank'
Politics

In Facebook note on Assam NRC, Arun Jaitley claims Congress, TMC compromising sovereignty for 'imported vote bank'

Though Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi took a particular position in 1972 and 1985 for the deletion and deportation of foreigners, Rahul Gandhi takes a contrarian position and his party turns turtle.

Mamata Banerjee says Assam NRC will destroy India's relationship with Bangladesh
India

Mamata Banerjee says Assam NRC will destroy India's relationship with Bangladesh

Mamata Banerjee said out of the 40 lakh people in the final draft of Assam NRC, only one percent could be infiltrators, but the BJP is trying to project as if all of them are infiltrators

Illegal Bangladeshi settlers should be shot if they don't return to their country, says BJP MLA over Assam NRC final draft
India

Illegal Bangladeshi settlers should be shot if they don't return to their country, says BJP MLA over Assam NRC final draft

T Raja Singh Lodh made the statement in context of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise to identify genuine Indian nationals living in Assam

Separatist group ULFA (Independent) chief Paresh Baruah's name included in final draft NRC released on Monday
India

Separatist group ULFA (Independent) chief Paresh Baruah's name included in final draft NRC released on Monday

Separatist ULFA (Independent) 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah's name was in the final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Monday.

Back from summer vacation, Supreme Court agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala and polygamy
India

Back from summer vacation, Supreme Court agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala and polygamy

The Supreme Court has also agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims.