National Register of Citizens: A Discussion on its Historical Context and Outcomes

National Register of Citizens: A Discussion on its Historical Context and Outcomes

On 20 August, the India International Centre, in collaboration with Good World Foundation (a Shillong based organisation), organised a panel discussion titled “Insider and Outsider: Issues of Citizenship and Belonging in Northeast India” to discuss the National Register of Citizens of Assam (NRC) at New Delhi. The panelists were Suhas Chakma, Sublimal Bhattacharya, Krishna Sarma,…

Chasing Shadows: The Question of Citizenship and Preparation of NRC in the State of Assam

Chasing Shadows: The Question of Citizenship and Preparation of NRC in the State of Assam

  Citizenship is conferred by the Constitution and it is the nexus between the individual and the State, defining civil and political rights and liabilities of individuals, the most important of which are the Fundamental rights and the right to vote and participate in all democratic process. Most importantly, it gives unrestricted rights of residence…