TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, LUCKNOW, `5.00 ● TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DRAFT NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS HAS NAMES OF 2.89 CRORE Protesters torched vehicles and blocked roads in Chakan, on the Pune-Nashik highway, on Monday. Rajesh Stephan Fresh wave of Maratha quota protests near Pune, at least 20 vehicles set afire EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE PUNE, JULY 30 FOUR DAYS after Maratha groups called off a state-wide agitation seeking reservation in jobs and education in Maharashtra, violent protests spread across Chakan and Khed areas in Pune Monday, where at least 20 vehicles were set ablaze 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Why I gave out my Aadhaar number By RAM SEWAK SHARMA 11 WORLD WILL TAKE OATH AS PAK PM ON AUGUST 11, SAYS IMRAN KHAN and another 40 vandalised. Demonstrators also blocked the Pune-Nashik highway for seven hours. At least eight police personnel, including three officers, sustained injuries in clashes. The Aurangabad Police are alsoinvestigatingtheallegedsuicide of Pramod Hore Patil (31), who jumped in front of a train CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Modi calls up Imran, talks peace and development SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, JULY 30 FOUR DAYS after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief ImranKhanreachedouttoIndia, with a rider that New Delhi’s response would hold the key, PrimeMinisterNarendraModion Monday congratulated Khan on his party’s poll victory. Khan announced Monday that he would take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Their names not on citizens’ register, 40,07,707 in Assam ask: What next? After Assam, BJP says West Bengal is next stop Rajnath Singh says don’t politicise; no clarity on whether excluded can vote ABHISHEK SAHA GUWAHATI, JULY 30 FORTY LAKH people in Assam stared at uncertainty after they found their names excluded from the “complete draft” of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) released Monday in Guwahati. Of the 3.29 crore people who had filled applications for the NRC in 2015, 2.89 crore people found their names in the draft list. As alarm bells rang out from Guwahati to New Delhi, officials hastened to clarify that those who did not figure in the draft list can file their claims from August 30 to September 28 and will not be deprived of rights. Sailesh, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WHAT LIES AHEAD AUG 7 : Forms for claims, objections available AUG 30-SEPT 28: Submission of applications DEC 31: Final NRC AFTER DEC 31: Legal recourse, from Foreigners Tribunals to Gauhati High Court and Supreme Court IF STILL REJECTED: Loss of citizenship; what happens to them is a grey area EXPLAINED PAGE 10 Shocked refrain: We have papers, how did this happen? ABHISHEK SAHA DHOLPUR (DARRANG), JULY 30 WHENHEcheckedtheNRCdraft online around 11 am Monday, Saban Ali, a resident of Dholpur areainDarrangdistrictof Assam, was taken aback. He, his wife and son did not figure in the “complete draft” list. In his 40s, Saban Ali is not quite sure what he is supposed to do next. This entire exercise has left him thoroughly confused.AccordingtoAli,when the Family Tree Verification step intheNRCprocesswastakenup, he was told that his “legacy” — the name of his grandfather — was not correct since the person mentioned was the patriarch of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, JULY 30 Women wait to check if their names have been included in the draft of the National Register of Citizens in Mayoung, about 55 km from Guwahati, on Monday. AP MORE REPORTS, PAGE 7 Mamata leads Opp protest: Indians made refugees, Bengal will shelter EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA, NEW DELHI, JULY 30 AS 40 lakh people in Assam found their names excluded from the “complete draft” of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a political firestorm erupted Monday with West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee slamming the Centre for turning “Indian citizens into refugees”. Shesaidhergovernmentwill,on humanitarian grounds, consider providing shelter to people who enter West Bengal from Assam. The Congress, meanwhile, demanded that the central government urgently convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue. Before leaving for New Delhi where she plans to take up the NRC matter with Union Home MinisterRajnathSingh,Banerjee toldanewsconferenceinKolkata that she will visit Assam if the situationpermits.Shesaidateam of her party MPs will be visiting Assam to “assure” people. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY TAKING ON the Trinamool Congress, the BJP on Monday said there should be a similar effortto“identifyillegalmigrants from Bangladesh in West Bengal”, claiming that their “number could run into crores”. “The youth in West Bengal want to identify the illegal migrants from Bangladesh as they are facing several problems likeunemploymentandlawand order issues. The BJP supports their demand,” Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP general secretary in charge of West Bengal, told The Indian Express. “If the final draft (of the National Register of Citizens) in Assam found 40 lakh illegal residents, the number could run into crores in West Bengal. In Assam, the Supreme Court has monitoredit.Thiscanbedonein West Bengal too,” he said. Meanwhile, the TMC led the protest against the government on the NRC issue in Parliament. Party MP Saugata Roy gave a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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