Rights Issues

Illegal immigrants may get into NRC, says NGO

Assam Public Works, the NGO whose petition made the Supreme Court start the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in 2013, has resented the rejection of its plea for 100% re-verification of documents of the applicants. The court on Tuesday declined to reopen the process to conduct …

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SC not in a hurry with regard to Ayodhya case’

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, heading the Constitution Bench hearing the Ayodhya appeals, said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court is not in a hurry. Lawyers need not feel constrained and can argue to their heart’s content. The top judge said lawyers on both sides could raise their arguments …

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Thumbs up for new NRC deadline

Re-verification would have caused a lot of misery, says AAMSU Various organisations in Assam welcomed the Supreme Court’s order extending the deadline for publishing the final NRC to August 31 and turning down the request of the Centre and Assam government to conduct 20% sample re-verification of listed names in …

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Spurned HIV+ student finally gets into school

Collector takes action to undo wrong A 15-year-old HIV-positive boy, allegedly denied admission to the Government Higher Secondary School at Kolakanatham in Perambalur district, was on Monday enrolled in another school after senior officials intervened. Though the authorities had offered to admit the boy to the school at Kolakanatham, his …

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15 Rohingya stranded on Tripura border

A number of Rohingya refugee families remain stranded on a zero point of the border along Tripura, as the Indian Border Security Force and Border Guards Bangladesh failed to resolve the issue. The two forces held a flag meeting after the former prevented their entry into India through the Rahimpur …

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NCC, scouts get a cautious welcome in U.P. madrasas

Plan is a part of the government to foster ‘smart madrasas’ The Uttar Pradesh government’s announcement on introducing NCC and scout training in madrasas has evoked a mixed response from religious leaders and other stakeholders. Earlier this week, Minister of Minority Welfare Baldev Singh Aulakh announced that the government was …

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NRC: minority outfits fear large-scale exclusion

Vetting of papers nears completion in Assam Minority organisations in Assam apprehend a large-scale exclusion from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be published on July 31. They have attributed it to the alleged pressure on officers handling the vetting process to be strict in accepting certain documents …

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