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Will Assam NRC list bring closure to fear-mongering over illegal Muslim immigrants?

The final National Register of Citizens for Assam will be published Saturday. CM Sarbananda Sonowal has asked people not to panic and security deployment has increased across the state.
Silchar jail which has a detention centre inside | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Modi govt sets norms for ‘model’ detention camps to ensure dignity of ‘illegal foreigners’

The ‘Model Detention Centre/Holding Centre/Camp Manual’ prepared by the Modi government was circulated to all states and UTs in January 2019.
A recent US study showed there are close to 6.3 lakh illegal Indian immigrants in the US. (Representational Image) | Bloomberg

How Indians get to US illegally — visa-free trip to Ecuador, trek through forest drug den

The use of illegal backdoor routes into a country is known as a 'donkey flight', a popular escape path for Indians hoping to immigrate to the US.
People waiting in a line in Assam (representational image)

97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.
File image of BJP President Amit Shah addressing the Purvanchal Mahakumbh at Ramleela Maidan in New Delhi | PTI

Amit Shah’s ‘termite’ jibe: Human Rights Watch draws Nazi Germany, Rwanda parallel

Issue of Bangladeshi immigrants has been central to BJP’s agenda, and helped party score its first win in the northeast in 2016 Assam assembly elections.
People wait to check their names on the final draft NRC in Assam | PTI

Modi government adopts shrill note on NRC, says similar exercise for Rohingyas underway

Corrupt fugitives will soon join their comrades in Ranchi jail, says BJP.
Members of the Khasi Students' Union at the check posts in Meghalaya | by special arrangement

It is ‘illegal migrants’ vs students’ unions in Northeast India

State authorities and police are aware of this, and are even cooperating with students to check travellers’ documentation.
People visiting NSK

Why spend Rs 1,300 crore on NRC if you won’t send illegal immigrants back, asks former CEC

Send those not on NRC list back to 'native' land, says H.S. Brahma, who headed a panel on Assam’s illegal immigrants last year.
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Before NRC, these two Assam tribunals dealt with the illegal immigrants issue

The Foreigners Tribunal and the Illegal Migrants Determination Tribunal have historically determined the issue, but were marred by high pendency.
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‘Assam is not a dustbin’: Assam Agitation veterans want illegal migrants out

Former CM and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta says Assam is not a dumping ground for illegal migrants.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.