Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicNational Register of Citizens

Topic: National Register of Citizens

NRC exercise will be smooth, there’ll be no hue and cry: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma says those who migrated illegally after 1971 will "just disappear", days ahead of the release of Assam's citizen register. 

Ensure justice for Hindu migrants during NRC drive, Vishva Hindu Parishad tells govt

Assam’s VHP writes to parliamentary panel on citizenship bill, says Hindu immigrants without proper documents must not be harassed.

After SC allows NRC deadline extension, Assam says final draft will be out ‘100% by 30 July’

Final draft was due 30 June but state coordinator had sought extension on grounds that flood had affected NRC work.

Fear, faith and pragmatism: Assam Muslims’ range of reactions to first NRC draft

The religious undertone to the issue has made all Muslims in Assam wary of the exercise. Many are insecure, but some look at it with optimism.

It’s clear NRC isn’t enough to protect Assam’s indigenous population

There is an urgent need for protective legislations which can bar illegal immigrants from acquiring land and enjoying other government benefits.

Uneasy political game to claim credit for NRC update in Assam

First draft of National Register of Citizens released; BJP pushing for it since it came to power in 2016, Congress says NRC update was its brainchild.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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