The National Register of Citizens, published in August last year under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, excluded 19 lakh-odd applicants out
“You are, therefore, requested to submit the list of such persons who are not eligible for having their names in the NRC along with speaking order justifying reasons for each case for necessary action for deletion of such names,” the letter read. The NRC authority made these people go through the claims and objection phase following which an additional exclusion list was published on June 26, 2019, with more than 1,02,000 names. While it might suit the BJP to cast doubts on the 2019 Assam NRC, the results of a recount might not yield the desired results for the party. Printable version | Nov 12, 2020 9:39:15 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/frozen-biometrics-of-assam-nrc-applicants-cause-aadhaar-hurdle/article33021976.ece, Demonstrations, violent protests in Kolkata and Howrah, Prime Minister addresses his first public meeting for the third phase. You have reached your limit for free articles this month. Assam Public Works Moves SC to Reverify NRC, Says Final List Includes Illegal Foreigners But Excludes Indigenous People. Nearly 2 million left out from the controversial citizenship list in Assam amid fears they could be rendered stateless.
Hitesh Dev Sarma, the state coordinator of the NRC, explained in a letter dated 13 October that some of these ‘ineligible persons’ are persons declared foreigners by Foreigners Tribunals, those marked as Doubtful Voters (DV) by the election officials or those whose cases are pending at Foreigners Tribunals (PFTs) and their descendants, reported The Indian Express.
December 13, 2019 7:04 am. In this photo taken on August 28, 2019, security personnel stand guard at a National Register of Citizens (NRC) office ahead of the release of the … The leaders claimed “there are several publicly documented accounts and videos of police being complicit in the violence, directing mobs pelting stones, or looking the other way when mobs were indulging in violence”. Many like Dey say they have had trouble proving their citizenship to officials in numerous appeals hearings, despite having the required documents. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. The ministry said its statement was in view of the "commentaries" in sections of the foreign media about aspects of the final NRC, which were incorrect. Those who figured in electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971, or who are descendants of such citizens, are eligible for inclusion in the updated NRC. It’s a support for truth and fairness in journalism. Assam witnesses violent anti-CAB protests, hundreds detained. Bihar Election 2020: Follow NDTV for fastest election results, updates and analysis. The NRC, published in August 2019, excluded 19 lakh-odd applicants out of the total 3.3 crore. The work on the latest NRC list, a Supreme Court-monitored exercise, started in 2015.
Government of Assam Office of the State Coordinator of National Registration(NRC), Assam. A few days ago, NRC State Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma had in a letter to the Assam government said the biometric details of the 3.8 million NRC applicants should be … Will they die in prisons for the simple offence of crossing the border? “There was a broad consensus that this [NRC] is going to be a panacea to this long-standing problem,” Sushanta Talukdar, a senior journalist based in Guwahati, told Al Jazeera. In this photo taken on August 28, 2019, security personnel stand guard at a National Register of Citizens (NRC) office ahead of the release of the register's final draft in Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam. While at each of these places there were about 500 protesters,at Park Circus seven point crossing the protesters numbered around 2,000 at 3 pm,their strength only increased with time,said a senior traffic official,adding that traffic had to be rerouted at different places. Assam’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published Saturday. Halla Bol: How Safdar Hashmi Inspires the Anti-CAA, NRC Protests, Assam NRC | Lost Job as I Declared Fewer Foreigners: Ex-Officer, Assam NRC: Citizens of Nowhere - How Their Fate Hangs in Balance. Apple asks app developers to disclose user data on apps, Podcast | Political trends emerging from the close race in Bihar, Cybercriminals can attack iOS WhatsApp users via Apple's Siri, CERT-In says, New on Amazon Prime this week: ‘Soorarai Pottru’, ‘Chhalaang’ and more, Google Chrome is fixing 'tab-nabbing' with a new security update, Celebrating love outside the shackles of faith, caste, ethnicity and gender, Supreme Court grants interim bail to Arnab Goswami, two others in 2018 abetment to suicide case, Bihar Assembly elections | No second thoughts about Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister, says BJP in-charge for Bihar, Government to govern Netflix, Amazon Prime and other OTT platforms, Bihar Assembly polls | NDA overcomes stiff challenge to retain power in Bihar, Road bumps: On Fifteenth Finance Commission report, Bihar Assembly Elections | Congress finds no hope, remains the ‘weakest link’, Bihar Assembly elections | Quiet satisfaction in BJP over results. Munoth, the lawyer, said most exclusions from the NRC were happening because people didn't have the documentation. The inability of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to process their Aadhaar applications has prevented them from getting admission in higher education institutes and jobs that require providing the 12-digit unique identification number. His parents, two older brothers, a younger brother and his daughter were left off. It was created in 1951 to distinguish Indian citizens from undocumented migrants from what used to be East Pakistan, a territory that became Bangladesh in 1971. Since 2015, all residents of Assam have had to prove with documentary evidence that they or their relatives were living in the state before March 24.
One More Thing: With the M1, Tim Cook just did a Steve Jobs! In September, the Assam government made its stance of demand for 10-20 percent re-verification of names very clear. Amid angry statements from the opposition and the leaders of the Assam BJP, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Sunday asked the government not to detain or deport anyone whose nationality is not verified. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. India publishes final NRC: All you need to know on citizens’ list. Another 200 tribunals will be added to the existing 100 tribunals by December to hear the appeals. Nearly 2 million left out from the controversial citizenship list in Assam amid fears they could be rendered stateless.
To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. Concerns are being raised on the BJP’s plans to grant citizenship to Hindu immigrants, who will be excluded from the NRC list. The final NRC list. But rights activists say courts will be overwhelmed since the appeal period is short. But he said the issues of inclusion of genuine citizens and exclusion of migrants will remain since determining the citizenship of an individual is a complicated exercise. Those excluded would not be considered foreigners until they exhaust all their legal options. In addition to the NRC, a controversial India-wide Citizenship Amendment Bill introduced in 2016 would offer Indian citizenship to Hindus and other non-Muslim migrants from neighboring Muslim-majority countries of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Assam NRC Final List: The government said it would also assist the people with the appeals with detailed directions. The party's president Amit Shah.
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma termed the NRC as “fundamentally wrong” and said they would start a new exercise after the 2021 Assembly polls if the Supreme Court allows.. The NRC process has faced criticism for allowing third-party objections, which means people who figured in the 2018 draft list were again asked to furnish documents after objections from unknown persons. CNN reached out to government officials in New Delhi and Assam to talk about problems with the process but has not received comment. Those opposing the CAA contend that it discriminates on the basis of religion and violates the Constitution. Nearly 2 million left out from the controversial citizenship list in Assam amid fears they could be rendered stateless. The agreement set March 24, 1971, as the cutoff date for people to be considered for Indian citizenship. "For those who are not in the final list will not be detained and will continue to enjoy all the rights as before till they have exhausted all the remedies available under the law," the ministry added. It was passed in the lower house in January but failed in the upper house. Since 2015, the NRC body had been tasked with identifying Assam’s undocumented immigrants. "We are old now. My father is on his deathbed. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam in August 2019 … When the final list was published Assam, BJP leaders slammed stating genuine citizens, including refugees who migrated from Bangladesh before 1971, have been excluded. As can be seen from the application form for data entry in NRC, there was no column in the application asking for the religion of the applicant," the ministry said. His family has been in Assam since 1964, when his grandfather came to the state from Bangladesh, he says. As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, thousands defied the lockdown declared across Uttar Pradesh, parts of Karnataka as people hit streets across at least 10 states. ‘Thousands of Ineligible People’ to Be Removed From Assam NRC List. Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified Wednesday in the northeastern states with the administration imposing a curfew in Guwahati till indefinite period. The government has said legal aid would be provided for those who need it. The registry comes amid mounting anger over illegal migration into Assam, which shares a porous border with Bangladesh. "We've had leaders come out saying it will be followed in other parts of India. At the stroke of 10 a.m., the NRC authority headed by the … Assam, with a population of 33 million people, is in a state of high alert and additional security forces have been deployed in anticipation of any law-and-order situation following the publication of the NRC list. Do you want to create these kinds of concentration camps?” Chakma asked. The final list of Assam's National Register of Citizens was released on August 31, 2019. "It is a non-discriminatory process, which leaves no room for bias and injustice.