Sixth Schedule regions exempt from Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Constitutional provision is aimed at protecting identity of tribal-dominated regions
The Citizenship Amendment Bill has made it clear that the new law would not be applicable to Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram and Sixth Schedule areas of Assam, Meghalaya, and Mizoram.
ILP areas of Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram to be exempted from Citizenship Amendment Bill; draft legislation to come up in Lok Sabha on 9 Dec
The main objective of the ILP system is to prevent settlement of other Indian nationals in the three states in order to protect the indigenous population
Fear of further encroachment grips North East's tribal areas after Amit Shah makes clear Centre's intent to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill
The bill which intends to provide Indian citizenship to Hindu, Jain, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was passed in the Lok Sabha but was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha due to vehement protest in North East India.
MHA seeks clarification from Nagaland government on its decision to implement NRC-like exercise in state
The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought clarification from government of Nagaland about its recent decision to extend Inner Line Permit system to Dimapur.
BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has filed a petition in the apex court seeking direction to the Centre, the Nagaland government to not extend the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in new areas.
Protest against citizenship bill hits movement of trains in Assam; youth bodies demand introduction of inner line permit as well
Movement of trains was affected in Assam on Thursday morning as members of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) blocked rail tracks, demanding immediate revocation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and introduction of inner line permit (ILP) in the state
Local groups in Meghalaya stall key railway projects demanding Inner Line Permit to prevent 'influx' of illegal migrants
An NF Railway official says that opposition by local groups to the resumption of work in the project in Meghalaya brings in elements of uncertainty over timely completion as well as utilisation of funds.
After the publication of the draft NRC, it has become more difficult for people in Assam to travel to neighbouring tribal-dominated states.
NRC in Assam: Call for Inner Line Permit grows in North East as local groups launch drives to keep 'migrants' out
A day after the publication of NRC final draft, NGOs in states neighbouring Assam launched drives to check illegal migration to their state. In Meghalaya, non-tribal travellers were harassed at infiltration check posts, in Manipur groups attacked non-local vendors
Arunachal Pradesh Police finds 2,333 Inner Line Permit violations in state after publication of Assam's NRC
The Arunachal Pradesh police have detected 2,333 Inner Line Permit (ILP) violators across the Northeastern state since the publication of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in neighbouring Assam, state top police official said.
Nagaland governor seeks apology from Shashi Tharoor for calling Naga headgear 'outlandish' in jibe on Modi
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, on Friday, sought an apology from Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for his "outlandish" Naga headgear remark, saying it is "unacceptable".
NRC draft row: Arunachal students' body AAPSU asks 'undocumented migrants' to leave state within 15 days
Three days after the complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam, the apex students' body in Arunachal on Thursday asked "undocumented migrants" to leave the state within 15 days.
BJP has conquered North East but it needs to solve issues like infiltration from Bangladesh, Naga Accord to last
BJP must not forget that unlike the Hindi heartland, North East is a multilingual, multireligious and plural society which has not seen much communal violence.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday said that Tibetans were not demanding Indian citizenship. About 7,000 Tibetans are said to be in Arunachal.
Manipur's Biren Singh embarks state on development path but all eyes on how he deals with his murder-accused son
As to Biren, has this studiously humble and affable candidate, before, during and just after elections, now grown fangs and claws two months into his job as chief minister of a BJP-led government?
Days after iconic rights activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year-old hunger strike, a 32-year-old woman from Manipur on Friday vowed to carry forward the protest against Afspa with an indefinite fast.
The most recent legislative assembly victory in Assam, northeast India’s biggest and most important state, is a testament to what a campaign based on fear of the outsider can get you.
Tribal students of Manipur living in New Delhi are displaying a slice of the ongoing protest back home against the state government's passage of three bills by placing nine coffins in Jantar Mantar.
Three persons were killed in violence in Churachandpur in Manipur which broke out over the passing of laws to regulate the entry of outsiders into the state.
The houses of Manipur's health minister and five other lawmakers were set on fire in Churachandpur district on Monday. Violence erupted in Churachandpur over Inner Line Permit issue, reports said.