Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicNational Register of Citizens

Topic: National Register of Citizens

Vajpayee-Advani imagined an all-India NRC and Modi-Shah added a Muslim filter

All-India NRC and CAA are both part of the same law, the Citizenship Act, added by Vajpayee-Advani in 2003 and Modi-Shah in 2019, respectively.

Not Owaisi, not TMC, India’s Muslims must return to Congress after citizenship row

A fractured Muslim vote at the all-India level, dispersed among multiple regional and smaller parties, will be a boon for BJP’s Hindutva project.

Without a pan-India NRC, Modi-Shah know Citizenship Bill is nothing but symbolism 

BJP knows it is more alluring to keep talking about nationwide NRC than actually carrying out a complex process that can backfire, like it did in Assam.

Rajnath Singh bats for NRC, says Indians have the right to know who is an illegal immigrant

At an election rally in Jharkhand's Bokaro, defence minister Rajnath Singh said opposition parties are calling the BJP 'communal' for promising a nationwide NRC

Armchair commentators, media distorted picture of NRC, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Speaking at a book launch, CJI Ranjan Gogoi said NRC was meant to ‘allay rumours’ & give some certainty on illegal immigration.

Modi govt’s Citizenship Amendment Bill silent on rights of Gorkhas, Koch Rajbongshis & Bodos

The Citizenship Amendment Bill is no answer to Assam's unresolved immigration and citizenship issues.

Assam gears up for final NRC list — what the exercise is all about & the way forward

Of the total of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam, a little over 40 lakh have not found their names on the NRC list so far.

With UAPA, Modi is sidestepping legislative scrutiny to make tough laws look tougher

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YV Reddy questions Fin Commission mandate on defence funding, K Sujatha Rao on new medical bill

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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