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Supreme Court hears more petitions on NRC Assam deportation, grants protection to petitioners

Directing that no coercive action is to be taken in the dozen deportation cases, the Supreme Court bench seeks reply from the Assam Government on excluding the names of the petitioners

CJP Team 27 Sep 2022

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After granting a stay order on the deportation of an Assam-based woman on September 23, 2022, the Supreme Court on September 26, 2022 granted the same protection to two dozen other petitioners with similar cases. This comes after the Supreme Court ordered that no action be taken to deport a woman whose name was excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and who was designated a foreigner. The Supreme Court has further sought comments from the Centre and the Assam government in response to the woman's petition. The Supreme Court had, in the said case, taken into account that every member of her family had been granted Indian citizenship, while the Courts have deemed that she entered India illegally.

After the said order, the Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Hima Kohli and D Y Chandrachud has been flooded with similar cases. The Supreme Court bench issued a similar decision extending protection to all petitioners on Monday after hearing over two dozen such cases. This means no coercive action would be taken against them and they would not be deported. In virtually every case, the petitioners stated that all of their family members and in-laws were naturalized citizens of India with their names included in the NRC; nonetheless, despite being born here, they were not included.

As reported by the Times of India, Mamela Khatun claimed in one of the petitions, submitted by counsel Satya Mitra on her behalf, that her grandfather, father, mother, sister, and brother are Indian citizens and that there has never been any question about their citizenship, and that she was wrongly labeled as a foreigner despite having produced all the necessary documentation to support her claim. The state government was given notice by the court that it was required to respond to all petitions. The court noted the overwhelming number of cases and humorously informed lawyer Shuvodeep that he had a lot of work ahead of him.

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Supreme Court hears more petitions on NRC Assam deportation, grants protection to petitioners

Directing that no coercive action is to be taken in the dozen deportation cases, the Supreme Court bench seeks reply from the Assam Government on excluding the names of the petitioners

NRC in AssamRepresentation Image
 

After granting a stay order on the deportation of an Assam-based woman on September 23, 2022, the Supreme Court on September 26, 2022 granted the same protection to two dozen other petitioners with similar cases. This comes after the Supreme Court ordered that no action be taken to deport a woman whose name was excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and who was designated a foreigner. The Supreme Court has further sought comments from the Centre and the Assam government in response to the woman's petition. The Supreme Court had, in the said case, taken into account that every member of her family had been granted Indian citizenship, while the Courts have deemed that she entered India illegally.

After the said order, the Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Hima Kohli and D Y Chandrachud has been flooded with similar cases. The Supreme Court bench issued a similar decision extending protection to all petitioners on Monday after hearing over two dozen such cases. This means no coercive action would be taken against them and they would not be deported. In virtually every case, the petitioners stated that all of their family members and in-laws were naturalized citizens of India with their names included in the NRC; nonetheless, despite being born here, they were not included.

As reported by the Times of India, Mamela Khatun claimed in one of the petitions, submitted by counsel Satya Mitra on her behalf, that her grandfather, father, mother, sister, and brother are Indian citizens and that there has never been any question about their citizenship, and that she was wrongly labeled as a foreigner despite having produced all the necessary documentation to support her claim. The state government was given notice by the court that it was required to respond to all petitions. The court noted the overwhelming number of cases and humorously informed lawyer Shuvodeep that he had a lot of work ahead of him.

Related:

Supreme Court comes to the aid of woman facing deportation in Assam
Victory! CJP helps another Assam woman defend her Indian citizenship before FT
CJP helps another Indian citizen defend his citizenship in Assam
CJP’s humanitarian work in Assam: Overcoming new challenges, achieving new milestones
Floods and landslides cannot deter CJP’s Assam team

Assam detention camps: Plea in SC to release inmates amidst Covid-19 outbreak

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