Kargil war veteran and retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, who spent a few days in detention in May after being declared a foreigner by a tribunal, was excluded from the updated list.
The final list of Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been released today. More than 19 lakh people have left out of the NRC. The Assam government has, however, assured that adequate support and aid will be provided to people who are excluded from the final NRC list
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had said that he will end the birthright citizenship. Trump's statement came as the administration announced a proposal to detain undocumented families together indefinitely, replacing the agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children.
"We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously. It's frankly ridiculous,” Trump said responding to a question on the birthright citizenship, which grants automatic citizenship to those born in the US.
US President Donald Trump has abandoned his bid to have a question about citizenship added to the 2020 Census, instead deciding to obtain the information via other means.
The Donald Trump administration will continue to pursue a way of adding a citizenship question to the census, lawyers said in court filings. But administration lawyers failed to provide any legal justification for the census question by a court deadline, the BBC reported.
When protest broke out against the Centre's plan to bring the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, (CAB) -- dubbed to be against the interest of the indigenous people of the region -- many political commentators believed that it would mar the BJP's chances in the general elections in the North East.
Akshay Kumar, who was roped in as the brand ambassador for Canadian tourism in India in 2010, on May 3 had released a statement about his Canadian citizenship and had said that he did not understand the negativity and "unwarranted interest" around the subject.
When asked if the Assam government will request the Centre to make necessary changes in the existing bill to allay apprehensions of the people here, Sonowal said that is not needed if the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is implemented properly.
Home Ministry said that such reports from a section of the media are "baseless". It said that no such action has been ordered by the ministry against editors in Assam opposing Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The general secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) was optimistic that the Congress had put up a good show in the five constituencies where polling was held during the first phase of the elections on April 11.
Tej Hazarika’s remarks on the Bharat Ratna award on Facebook created controversy earlier this month.
Students' organisations, political parties and individuals opposing the bill said the collective movement of all against the legislation had won.
The Citizenship Bill and the Triple Talaq Bill will lapse if not passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the last day of the Budget session.
Political parties in the Northeast, including the BJP allies, are vehemently opposing the bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8. The Centre had said it will try to get it passed by the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session.
The Nagaland cabinet has rejected the Bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.
Amid widespread protests across the Northeast over the contentious citizenship bill, National Peoples Party(NPP) president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday threatened that his party will quit the BJP-led NDA if the proposed legislation is passed in Rajya Sabha.
Addressing a gathering in Assam, the prime minister the issue of Citizenship Amendment Bill is not just limited to Assam or North-East, it concerns the whole country as children of mother India were persecuted in other countries.
PM Modi, who was on his way to the airport from the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati, was shown black flags by protesters belonging to the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) at Machkhowa area.
The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Assam, (TAYPA) called for a 12 hour "bandh" in protest against the government's move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Lok Sabha.