India can’t be refugee capital of world, Centre tells SC on NRC matter

NRC-assamNew Delhi, July 19: India cannot be the refugee capital of the world, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. The Centre requested the court to allow the sample re-verification to the extent of 20 per cent.

The Centre said that lakhs of people have been wrongly included into the final draft of the NRC, especially in those districts bordering Bangladesh. This has happened due to complicity with local officers.

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As Nagaland gets set for NRC, entire state declared ‘disturbed’ for six months

New Delhi, July 02: The entire state of Nagaland has been declared a disturbed area for six months.

The Ministry for Home Affairs said in a gazette notification that the entire state is disturbed and in a dangerous condition. The use of armed forces in aid of civil of civil power is necessary and hence the entire state is being declared as disturbed for a period of six months, the ministry also said.

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Bengal’s ticking time bomb, an azadi moment and why this state is a concern

New Delhi, May 17: It was on expected lines that there was a major furore when it was decided to undertake an NRC in Assam. While there was a clear division among the political class, agency officials however say that the exercise should be conducted in every state to rid India of the problems that the illegal immigrants are causing.

Data suggests that dates back to 2001 suggested that there were 12 million such persons living in 17 states. While Assam accounted for 50 lakh such persons, in the case of West Bengal the number stood at 57 lakh.

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Why infiltrations in Bengal grew by 260 per cent

banglaNew Delhi, May 16: The violence in West Bengal has been unprecedented and the developments in the state over the past couple of years has been worrying.

Back in 1992-93, the Research and Analysis Wing undertook an operation in Bangladesh to immobilise targets of the Jamaat-e-Islami. The operation largely dealt with stopping the Jamaat from undertaking a major operation in which involved infiltrating Bangladeshis into India with a motive of creating a Greater East Pakistan.

Touts in Assam charge Rs 8,000 to get illegal immigrants into NRC

New Delhi, Oct 30: All it took was Rs 8,000 for this man from Bangladesh to get a fake eligibility certificate, a requirement to be included in the National Register of Citizen (NRC).

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NRC: Filing of claims to begin on Sep 25 says SC amid banter with Govt on public interest

New Delhi, Sep 19: While ordering the process of receipt of claims and objections from September 25 onwards in the Assam NRC matter, there was some interesting banter in the Supreme Court.

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NRC: Centre extends AFSPA in Assam by 6 months

Guwahati, Aug 30: The government has issued a notification declaring the entire state of Assam as a ‘disturbed area,’ and extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for six more months.

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With 2 crore illegal migrants, every state needs NRC or we end up with East Pakistan

New Delhi, July 31: The Centre had informed the Rajya Sabha that there are nearly 2 crore Bangladeshi immigrants staying illegally in India. This was a figure that was available in the year 2016.

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NRC: Vigil heightened to stop major influx of people into Bengal from Assam

Guwahati, July 31: A high alert has been sounded along the Assam-Bengal border after the final draft of the NRC was released on Monday, by the Assam government. The forces have been asked to intensify vigil along the border to stop any spill over or influx by those whose names do not feature in the list.

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No coercive action against for now against those whose names are missing in draft NRC says SC

New Delhi, July 31: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it proposes to collect biometric data along with claims and objections of those who challenge the non-inclusion of their names in the NRC. The submission was made before a Bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman.

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