Foreigners Tribunal News
Gauhati HC says citizenship is an important right, sets aside order declaring man as foreigner
The court ruled that there were sufficient documents and evidence to prove that the petitioner is an Indian citizen and for set aside the ex-parte order declaring him a foreigner dated 26 April, 2011 passed by the Foreigners' Tribunal (2nd), Morigaon
Gauhati HC cites SC verdict to explain difference between courts, tribunals; says rules of evidence not applicable in Foreigners' Tribunal for proving citizenship
All courts are tribunals, but all tribunals are not courts, says Gauhati High Court.
Undergrad Bangladeshi student at Visva Bharati University asked to leave India in 15 days for engaging in 'anti-govt' activities
A Bangladeshi student of Visva Bharati University has been asked by the home ministry to leave the country for reportedly engaging in 'anti-government activities'
Assam NRC Coordinator asks deputy commissioners to submit details of 'ineligible persons' included in register
Over 19 lakh people were left out of the final NRC list published on 31 August, 2019.
Supreme Court directs Centre, Assam government to file status report on Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres
The Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre and the Assam government to file a fresh report with regard to the status of release of Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres as per its earlier order
Constitutional resistance and resilience: To argue that constitutionality of Citizenship Act can't be settled 'on the roads' is shallow and dismissive
Citizenship Act: While legal argument in courts, as Pandey says, "requires certain legal and constitutional scholarship", it is his disdain for the enactment of a politics of resistance which deploys a distinctly constitutional idiom (can't be settled at the pedestrian level, on the roads) which should be a larger cause for concern.
Applicability of CAA on nationwide NRC: Notion that citizenship law automatically applies en masse to all non-Muslims left out of NRC in Assam not legally correct
Even in terms of the nationwide NRC that the BJP is proposing, it is too premature to determine how the CAA will be extended to religious groups left out of the NRC. Would there be separate authority set up such as the Foreigners Tribunal? Who would have the last say in declaring individuals as illegal foreigners?
CAG detects 'irregularities' worth Rs 100 crore during National Register of Citizens exercise in Assam: Report
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has uncovered alleged irregularities worth Rs 100 crore during the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise.
Hitesh Dev Sharma replaces Prateek Hajela as Assam NRC coordinator, will oversee appeals against exclusion in final list
Assam Civil Service officer Hitesh Dev Sharma was on Saturday appointed as the NRC State Coordinator in place of Prateek Hajela, who ensured publication of the final version of the National Register of Citizens on 31 August under supervision of the Supreme Court
'Bangladeshi' inmate death: Impasse over 65-year-old man's last rites continues as family refuses to receive body
The impasse over the last rights of the body of a ‘declared Bangladeshi foreigner’ continues as his family refused to receive the body unless the administration declares him a citizen.
Assam govt orders magisterial probe into death of 'Bangladeshi' inmate in detention centre in Tezpur district
The Assam government has ordered a magisterial probe into the death of an inmate of a foreigners' detention centre in Tezpur district after his son refused to accept the body till he is declared an Indian national
Making sense of Assam's NRC: A closer look at three factors that caused errors in register of citizens
Barring foreign nationals who might have fraudulently enrolled their names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, nobody is happy with the list published last month
Assam’s final NRC list leaves out 19 lakh: UN high commissioner for refugees urges India to ensure no one is left stateless
About 31.1 million people were included on the list, according to a statement Saturday from Assam's government, leaving out 1.9 million
Govt will provide legal support to citizens left out of NRC, says Assam minister; 200 new foreigners’ tribunals to open from Monday
The Assam government Saturday claimed many genuine Indian citizens have been left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), but said they do not need to panic as they have option to appeal in the Foreigners Tribunal
NRC in Assam: More Hindus than Muslims forged documents to get names listed, say sources
With the hugely contentious NRC exposing communal faultlines in Assam, it has emerged that more Hindus than Muslims forged documents to find their way into the National Register of Citizens.
Assam NRC: Ahead of final list, MHA increases time limit for filing appeals in foreigners tribunal to 120 days
This comes ahead of the publication of the final NRC list on 31 August, as directed by the Supreme Court
Assam woman sent to detention camp after tribunal declares her ‘foreigner’, son seeks chief minister’s help
A 40-year-old woman residing in Assam's Sonitpur district has been declared a 'foreigner' by a tribunal and has been sent to a detention centre. A Foreigners' Tribunal had declared Amila as a 'foreigner' after she failed to prove that she was the daughter of late Keshab Prashad Gupta, who hailed from Bihar's Nalanda and had shifted to Pratapgarh Tea Estate in Assam in 1948. The woman's son urged Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take cognisance of the matter and help his mother.
NRC in Assam: Gauhati HC grants interim bail to Mohammad Sanaullah, Kargil veteran who was detained after being declared 'foreigner'
A resident Kolohikash village in Kamrup district of Assam, Mohammad Sanaullah was serving as a sub-inspector in the Assam border police before being declared a "foreigner" on 23 May and dismissed from service
NRC in Assam: Key 'witnesses' against ex-armyman Mohammad Sanaullah claim they were never called by police
Sanaullah, 52, has been languishing in Goalpara detention camp. The Indian Army’s Directorate of Sainik Welfare has offered to provide legal assistance to him.
SC calls Assam govt's affidavit on foreigners tribunal 'an exercise in futility', directs state chief secy to appear before it on 8 April
The apex court directed the Assam chief secretary to appear before it and posted the PIL filed by activist Harsh Mander on the issue for 8 April. The bench was hearing a plea on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there