According to state BJP sources, the new citizenship law will benefit more than 1.5 crore people in India, including over 72 lakh in West Bengal
From Scheduled Tribe status to battle over 'D voter' tag, Assam's Gorkhas give voice to longstanding demands
The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP), a pan-India organisation and one of the parties to the NRC case at the Supreme Court, has estimated that more than one lakh Gorkhas have been excluded from the NRC
Spotlight on Assam's tea garden districts as first phase of campaigning ends; Opposition bets on CAA, BJP offers NRC correction
A total of 47 seats will go to polls on 27 March, which will decide the fate of 264 candidates, including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Congress' Debabrata Saikia and Ripun Bora, jailed anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi and Assam Jatiya Parishad president Lurinjyoti Gogoi
Assam polls: BJP releases poll manifesto, promises NRC correction and freedom from vagaries of floods
Though the CAA was not mentioned in the document, party chief JP Nadda said at the launch that the citizenship act will be implemented 'in time'
The CPM-led front pledged to adhere to the principles of secularism and ensure the safety of linguistic and religious minorities, including Muslims
Ripun Bora expressed confidence that Congress and its five allies will win over 101 of the 126 Assembly seats in the polls likely in March-April
Assam NRC notification up in air, home ministry seeks issue of rejection slips to delisted, reveals RTI
Last week Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was quoted by the media as saying that NRC was not final and Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma filed an affidavit before the apex court making a case for reverification
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that the Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted an extension of time up to 9 April and 9 July, respectively, to frame the rule
The update of the NRC was carried out in Assam to identify bona fide Indian citizens living in the state but the initiative had created a nationwide uproar
Dancer Mandeep Raikhy's The Secular Project explores secularism as a cultural practice through bodily rituals
On the road for the past three weeks, with a dusty car for company along with two cloth banners in English and Hindi asserting 'SECULAR INDIA/ धर्मनिरपेक्ष भारत', Raikhy states that his journey is a search for a secular ritual for the body, in a country fractured along communal lines.
Assam Assembly polls to be over before 4 May, people excluded in NRC list can vote, says Election Commission
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora urged state election authorities and citizens to ensure ‘fair, peaceful and Covid safe polls’
During 51st DG-level talks between the BSF and BGB, the two forces signed a Joint Accord of Discussion and decided to increase coordinated night patrolling to prevent illegal activities
Assam NRC list of August 2019 not final, state coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma tells Gauhati High Court
In an affidavit, Sarma said that over 10,000 names were either wrongly included or excluded in the list, adding that necessary orders have been issued to delete nearly 4,800 'ineligible persons' from the document
The state's residents are citizens of the country, the CM said at a public meeting in North 24 Parganas, further accusing the BJP of running divisive campaigns using CAA
Release of all political prisoners is one of our demands: In conversation with Sukhdarshan Natt of Punjab Kisan Union
As farmers continue to protest against the Centre's farm bills, they have also raised various other issues, one of them being a demand for the release of all political prisoners; farmers, activists, intellectuals, anybody wrongfully imprisoned in recent times.
The West Bengal chief minister also claimed that the house was sanitised and given a fresh coat of paint before the home minister undertook the visit
The Uddhav Thackeray-led government is now close to completing one year in office, most of it being in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process
While it is encouraging that the grant of bail has been prioritised in some cases, a number of other journalists are languishing in prison, with the top court doing little about their plight
NRC coordinator Sarma said he cannot comment on the total number of “erroneous inclusions", however, sources told PTI that around 10,000 people have been identified whose names were "wrongly included"
Although the new citizenship law came as a ray of hope, civil society groups and activists say that the clause 6 committee recommendations and the continuing citizenship trials have disrupted their faith in the government.