Assam NRC: Centre, Opposition Spar Over Draft in Rajya Sabha

Names of 40,07,708 have been left out of the complete draft of NRC

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Six of the eight-member Trinamool Congress delegation left Assam this morning after overnight detention at Silchar airport, an official said. Two others, MPs Mamatabala Thakur and Arpita Ghosh, would leave the state later in the day, an official said.

After they landed at the airport yesterday afternoon, they were stopped and taken under preventive detention.

Banerjee had accused the BJP of imposing "super emergency" in the country.

  • Names of 40,07,708 have been left out
  • The NRC features the names, addresses and photographs of all Indian citizens who have been residing in Assam before 25 March 1971
  • Those left out will be able to file an online application on the NRC website or by visiting a NRC Seva Kendra

Catch all the latest updates here.

5:14 PM , 03 Aug

Prove Identity or go back, Says Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Chhatisgarh chief minister Raman Singh today asked if India was a "Dharamshala" (foster care) where people from outside will keep coming. "They must be deported and people have been marked for it," he told ANI, adding that the NRC was a result of an 8-year-long protest by Assamese youth."

"Either the 40 lakh people should prove their identity or go back," he said.

4:08 PM , 03 Aug

TMC to Observe 'Black day' on August 4 and 5

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will observe "black day" throughout West Bengal on August 4 and 5 to protest against the detention and "manhandling" of its leaders at the Silchar airport in Assam yesterday, a senior party leader said on Friday, 3 August.

TMC secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the party will observe "black day" in every block and district of the state on Saturday and Sunday, PTI reported.

"We condemn the way the public representatives were manhandled and detained by the Assam police at the Silchar airport. They being MPs had every right to visit a place, but all rules were violated and our party delegation was stopped. This is shameful," he told reporters

12:26 PM , 03 Aug

Cannot Have Ex-Servicemen Out of the List: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that we cannot “cannot leave our borders,” but also added that we cannot have ex-servicemen not included in the final draft.

The government should have a database. We cannot leave open borders but ex-defence servicemen have not been included in the final draft. It is a dichotomy what Singh says over the “fair and objective process”. The home minister should admit that there are flaws in the process.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress Leader
11:59 AM , 03 Aug

Communal Disharmony Being Spread: Derek O'Brien

Responding to Rajnath Singh, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said that the government was spreading communal disharmony following the release of Assam NRC draft.


Published: 30 Jul 2018, 8:31 AM IST
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