Assam has remained disturbed for decades on issues concomitant to citizenship. Undoubtedly, the NRC is fraught with stereotypes and biases against minorities, but now is the time to conclude Assam’s citizenship conundrum with the acceptance of the final list.
To make sure one’s name is featured in the NRC list, one should prove that they entered India before March 24, 1971.
Her family has claimed that all of them have been born and raised in Assam since the British era except the father.
The bench distinguished between the decisions of NRC and of foreigners tribunals and said that the latter's order being the quasi judicial one would prevail.
Allaying the doubts of the 40 lakh people who were excluded from the NRC, Assam chief electoral officer's said those who figure in the electoral rolls can vote
In a statement, the Home Ministry said a delegation of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), led by its president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday but no assurance had been given to the team regarding implementation of NRC in the state.
BJP president Amit Shah has been constantly raising the issue to corner the opposition by projecting his party as the one batting for national security while the rivals concerned with their vote-banks.
The NRC, a list of Assam citizens, was published on July 30 with the names of over 40 lakh residents of the state not being included in it.
The polity of Assam has been long fraught with the question of nativity, and the NRC signals a progression in the State's efforts at identifying foreigners who may have illegally entered the State.
State NRC officials have assured that those not included in the list will not be sent to detention centres.
Exclusion from the final NRC does not mean automatic declaration of anyone as foreigner and once the final document is published.