Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: NRC

No plan in place for those detected as illegal migrants: Assam minister

Himanta Biswa Sarma says Assam’s ethnic Muslims have nothing to fear about NRC update and the state belongs as much to them as it does to other communities

For people in Assam, missing names a ‘minor hiccup’ but NRC update a good step

Residents in many districts seem satisfied with the Supreme Court-monitored exercise, say it will help identify the illegal immigrants

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.

Neighbouring states fear influx of NRC rejects from Assam

States like Meghalaya and Manipur may see revival of inner line permit demand; additional forces deployed at interstate borders as precautionary steps.

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


Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.