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Assam NRC: Non-inclusion doesn’t mean declared foreigner, time limit to appeal increased to 120 days

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Assam NRC: Non-inclusion doesn’t mean declared foreigner, time limit to appeal increased to 120 days

With barely ten days to August 31 deadline for the final publication of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today (Tuesday, Aug 20) said that “non-inclusion of a person’s name in the NRC does not by itself amount to him/her being declared as a foreigner”.

The MHA said they would be given adequate opportunity to present their case before the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs). The time limit to appeal before the FTs is also being increased from 60 to 120 days. It said that State government would also “make arrangements to provide legal aid to the needy people amongst those excluded from the NRC.” Adequate number of such tribunals was being established at convenient locations.

Home Minister Amit Shah had reviewed the NRC process with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and other senior officials on Monday.

The Ministry in its statement said, “It was decided that in order to facilitate the persons excluded from the NRC, adequate arrangements will be made by the State government to provide full opportunity to appeal against their non-inclusion.”

“Every individual, whose name does not figure in the final NRC, can represent his/her case in front of the appellate authority, i.e. Foreigners Tribunals. Under the provisions of the Foreigners Act 1946 and the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order 1964, only Foreigners Tribunals are empowered to declare a person as a foreigner. Thus, non-inclusion of a person’s name in the NRC does not by itself amount to him/her being declared as a foreigner.”

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“As it may not be possible for all those excluded from final NRC to file the appeal within the prescribed time, MHA will amend the rules to increase the present time limit of filing of appeals in FTs from 60 days to 120 days regarding exclusion from final NRC. The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003 are also being amended accordingly,” the statement said.

In order to maintain law and order situation, central security forces were being provided as per assessment of the Assam government, the MHA said.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had indicated Monday that while the final NRC would be published on August 31, as mandated by the Supreme Court, the government could later enact a legislation on the enumeration process — if questions are raised over it.

This came a day after hundreds of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists held a demonstration outside the office of the NRC coordinator in Guwahati, calling for “re-verification” of each application for inclusion in the rolls before the final list is published.

Besides, the Hindu Jagran Manch also staged a protest demanding postponement of the publication of the final NRC so that “no illegal migrant gets into it”, to prevent the exclusion of a large number of Hindus from the NRC, the Times of India reported.

“The NRC we are going to get on August 31 will leave out many genuine Indian citizens. If it is published in its present form, we will launch an agitation. Since there are instances of legacy data misuse, re-verification is essential,” Manch president said.

The BJP-led Sarbananda Sonowal government has argued that a foolproof NRC isn’t possible without proper re-verification of citizenship claims.

BJP legislator Shiladitya Dev said “many Hindu victims of Partition and their descendants may not have made it to the NRC” in the present form and their exclusion from the final list will have a “serious impact on Assam’s identity and culture”.

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Sonowal, who held a meeting with union home minister Amit Shah, said, “In a democracy, everyone has the right to ask questions. After the publication of NRC, if necessary in future, we will take whatever steps will be required.”

Sonowal was replying to a question on whether the government will explore some legislative options to deal with those whose names may be wrongfully excluded or included in the final NRC.

Assam, which had faced an influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only state having an NRC that was first prepared in 1951. The list is being updated as per the directions of the Supreme Court to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who had illegally entered the State from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971.

The Supreme Court has, in the past fortnight, twice rejected the State’s and the Home Ministry’s plea for re-verification. Around 41 lakh people have been excluded from the draft lists published in July 2018 and June this year. Around 36 lakh have filed claims against their exclusion and objections have been filed against two lakh inclusions. The hearing of these claims and objections are under way.

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A bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman had also said like Aadhaar data, an appropriate regime should be enacted for securing the NRC data.

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Minor student dies in Bihar after getting allegedly beaten up over homework, accused absconding

As per the reports, one of Aditya’s friends has alleged that they found his body in a swollen state and even added that the beating spate continued for two days for reportedly not doing his homework.

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A harrowing story has come to light from Bihar where a 7-year-old boy, identified as Aditya Yadav, was found dead inside the hostel of his residential school. The victim’s friends have claimed that the boy was brutally beaten with a wooden stick for failing to complete his homework.

As per the reports, the incident transpired in Bihar’s Saharsa district where Aditya was studying. The victim was in the KG class in the residential school.

It was reported that the friend of the victim found the lying dead in the hostel. After they took the boy to Sujeet Kumar, the prime accused, he asked the students to leave the body at the hospital.

Subsequently, Kumar informed his parents that their child fainted inside the school but before the father could reach to see his son, he was declared dead.

As per the reports, one of Aditya’s friends has alleged that they found his body in a swollen state and even added that the beating spate continued for two days for reportedly not doing his homework.

However, the doctor that declared Aditya dead, said there were no injury marks on his body. He further said that the cause of the boy’s death can be determined only after the autopsy.

It was also reported that the prime accused, Sujeet Kumar is absconding and the father of the victim told the media that when he reached the private nursing home, his son had died and Sujeet Kumar wasn’t there.

The father also filed a complaint in which he alleged that his son was beaten to death. The father spoke to the media and claimed that they first took his son to a local doctor who referred him to a Saharsa. He further claimed that his son died during treatment.

The autopsy report of the victim is awaited and the police will act accordingly after that, said reports.

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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav shares video of cop thrashing ice-cream vendor | WATCH

The vendor, in fear, can be seen continuing on as the unruly policeman returned back to the other side of the road. The video also shows several people complacently witnessing the assault by the policeman.

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Former CM and Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav shared a video of a policeman thrashing an ice cream vendor. Yadav in his tweet questioned the state of UP as he questioned the UP administration for their brutality.

Samajwadi Chief in his tweet also wrote and took a dig at the BJP by questioning if this is what they meant when they said that UP has worked for ease of doing business.

In the video, a policeman can be seen intercepting an ice cream vendor who was returning to his home. After stopping the ice cream vendor, the policeman out of the blue slapped the vendor without saying anything twice.

The vendor, in fear, can be seen continuing on as the unruly policeman returned back to the other side of the road. The video also shows several people complacently witnessing the assault by the policeman.

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The Samajwadi Party leader has been actively sharing videos from Uttar Pradesh in a bid to slam the UP government over their alleged inadequacy to govern. Yadav has, of late, increased the staunch attack on the Yogi government ahead of the Lok Sabha Election due in 2024.

Twitter reactions

After the video went viral, many users came forward to add their take on the incident as one user wrote and said that everyone is a goon nowadays, implying that the state of UP has boiled down to rule of goons.

One user wrote and highlighted how the policeman beat up the vendor, but didn’t say a word to the people in the car. The user further questioned if the police only show authority to the poor and not the rich. The user also alleged the UP police of torturing, killing and bullying the poor.

One user also wrote and slammed the government for being high on power and further accused the government and administration of using bulldozers on the public which is condemnable.

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Bank holidays April 2023: Banks to be closed for 15 days next month, check state-wise bank holiday list here

With the new financial year starting on April 1, major changes are anticipated as these changes are connected to money and banks.

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Bank holidays April 2023

April is just a few weeks ago and with the new financial year starting on April 1, major changes are anticipated as these changes are connected to money and banks.

As per the Reserve Bank of India’s calendar, all public and private banks will remain shut for 15 days in April 2023 for multiple festivals and occasions including Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Tamil New Year’s Day, Biju festival, Bengali New Year’s Day, Ramazan Eid, Himachal Day, Jumat-ul-Vida, and others.

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State-wise bank holidays list for April 2023

DateOccasionRegion, Nation Specific
April 1On the occasion of banks’ closing of accountsBanks will remain closed across India except in Aizawl, Shimla, Chandigarh, and Shillong
April 2SundayAcross India
April 4Mahavir JayantiAhmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, and Ranchi
April 5Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birthdayHyderabad
April 7Good FridayBanks will be closed in Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Imphal, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 8Second SaturdayAcross India
April 9SundayAcross India
April 14Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, Bohag Bihu, Cheiraoba, Vaisakhi, Baisakhi, Tamil New Year’s Day, Maha Bisubha Sankranti, Biju Festival, Buisu Festival celebrationsAgartala, Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Ranchi, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 15Vishu, Bohag Bihu, Himachal Day, Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)Agartala, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Shimla, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 16SundayAcross India
April 18Shab-l-QadrJammu and Srinagar
April 21Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Eid), Garia Puja, Jumat-ul-VidaAgartala, Jammu, Kochi, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 22Eid-Ul-Fitr, fourth SaturdayBelapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Srinagar for Eid and across India for fourth Saturday
April 23SundayAcross India
April 30SundayAcross India

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