National Register of Citizens of India: A Win or A Judicial Gimmick

Adit Sharma and Pranjal Darekar
National Law University and Judicial Academy
Assam, India

Volume I, Issue V, 2018

The outset of the essay starts with history behind the National Register of Citizens, the migration that started from the colonial rule of British rule, which extended to Bangladesh. The source of influx of migrants that started with the Bangladeshi war with Pakistan. How the influx caused de-culturation of Assamese culture that created a situation of havoc in Assam. The essay also discusses the inequality done with the state of Assam in the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act, 1983 and other such acts. How the failure of the governmental plans implementation caused a situation of external aggression and internal disturbances thus violating the fundamental rights of the local people. The crux includes a hypothetical question, if the union government did or did not failed to comply with its duty to protect any state from external aggression and internal disturbances. The essay also questions that the updating of the National Register of Citizens is a solution to the people of Assam or a violation of human rights. Another question that the essay raises is that whether the citizenship act 1955 (section 6A) violates Article 14 of The Indian Constitution or not? Further the essay discusses about the consequences of the final list of national register of citizen. The essay tries to dig the past and put fourth in a detailed manner, how the government became indifferent to a national agenda that could destroy the ethnicity of a state and how political parties can turn such events for their own personal benefits.


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