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Tag: Caa

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Will Pass Assembly Resolution Against CAA: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday. Banerjee also appealed to other states, particularly those in the North-East, to pass such resolutions. “We have also passed a resolution against NRCA […]

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CAA Is To 'Atone For Sin Of Partition': Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Surat: Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress. He said the Act, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities when entered India before December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and […]

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Social Media Erupts Over Satya Nadella's CAA Statement

New Delhi: As Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella’s statement voicing concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act went viral, netizens took to social media platforms to ask whether people will boycott Microsoft and Windows next. “As retaliation to @satyanadella’s statement on CAA, millions of Indians #BoycottWindows, there have been reports of people removing all windows […]

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Kerala Government Moves SC Against CAA

New Delhi: After the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the state government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the amended law. Kerala has now become the first state to move the top court in the backdrop of nationwide protests against the religion-based citizenship law. The Supreme Court is already seized […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Voices Concern Over CAA

New York: Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella on Monday voiced concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying what is happening is “sad” and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India. His comments came while speaking to editors at a Microsoft event in Manhattan where he was […]

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Oppn Parties Call For Repealing CAA And Stopping NPR/NRC, Six Parties Skip Meeting

New Delhi: Stating that the “spirit of resistance has awoken”, opposition parties on Monday called for repealing the Citizenship Amendment Act and “immediate stoppage of the NRC/NPR” on grounds that the “package” is unconstitutional and targets the poor and downtrodden. The meeting, convened by the Congress, saw chinks in the opposition ranks with leaders of […]

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Dharmendra Pradhan Slams Bollywood Over Anti-CAA Protest

New Delhi: Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan has slammed Bollywood celebrities who have opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), dubbing them “ill-informed” on the matter. Pradhan tweeted on Saturday that these celebrities — when they fell short of facts — stooped to hurling personal abuses at Prime Minister Narender Modi and his family. […]

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Some Political Parties Misleading People On CAA: PM Modi

Belur: Seeking the help of the youth to spread awareness about the new citizenship law, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged some political parties were not ready to understand the legislation and continued to fuel misconception about the Act which provides citizenship and does not snatch it. Speaking on the occasion of the 157th […]

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I Told PM To Withdraw CAA, NRC And NPR: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink on the issue of amended Citizenship Act and urged him to withdraw CAA, NRC and NPR. Modi told her to come to New Delhi and discuss the matter, she told reporters after a meeting with the PM […]

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Opposition Spreading Misinformation On CAA: BJP National VP Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: The national vice-president of BJP, Baijayant Jay Panda, on Saturday slammed the Opposition parties while accusing them of spreading misinformation on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Speaking to media persons, the BJP leader claimed that Opposition’s resistance to the Act shows that it is frustrated. “Nobody knew that opposition parties will show so much hypocrisy […]

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CAA Comes Into Effect From Today

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will come into force from January 10. In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10. “In exercise of the […]

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Country Going Through Difficult Times, Says SC As It Refuses Urgent Hearing On CAA

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Thursday observed that the country is going through difficult times and there is so much violence going on as the Supreme Court refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking to declare the Citizenship Amendment Act as constitutional. A bench headed by CJI Bobde expressed surprise […]

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Bharat Bandh: Security Tightened In Odisha, Private Buses To Stay Off Roads

Bhubaneswar: Public transport system is likely to be adversely affected due to the Bharat Bandh call given by Central trade unions tomorrow. As several political parties have extended support to the all India general strike, the private bus owners association has decided to suspend bus services as a precautionary measure. Apart from several Central Unions, […]

Don't Want To Comment Irresponsibly Without Full Knowledge: Kohli On CAA

Guwahati: India captain Virat Kohli has refrained from making any comments on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), without gaining full knowledge on the sensitive subject. The CAA will grant Indian nationality to people belonging to minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of […]

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Thousands Attend Huge Anti-CAA Protest In Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Tens of thousands of people participated in the biggest ever protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) here on Saturday. The ‘Million March’ against CAA, National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) drew huge crowds from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and surrounding districts. The three-hour-long protest passed off […]

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Congress Leaders Ignorant About CAA: Nadda

Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president J.P. Nadda on Saturday said that the Congress leaders are ignorant about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and are driven by “politics” and not “nationalism” in their protest against it. While addressing the BJP’s booth level functionaries here, he challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak just “ten […]

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After Rafale, Abhinandan Can Attack Pak From Border: Nadda

Panaji: After the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, “our Abhinandan will not need to fly into Pakistan and can attack the enemy soil from the Indian border itself,” BJP national working President J.P. Nadda said here on Friday. “Thanks to the purchase of 36 Rafale planes, our Abhinandan will not need to go to […]

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'Process To Update NPR Underway In Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing wrangle over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the survey process to update the National Population Register (NPR) in Odisha has begun. Door to door survey, collection and updation of data and house-listing process are scheduled to begin from April 16 and continue till May 31 […]

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Are You The Ambassador Of Pakistan? Mamata Banerjee Asks PM Modi

Siliguri/Kolkata: Blasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after he asked the Opposition to protest against Pakistan and not the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wondered whether Modi was the ambassador of Pakistan with a habit of glorifying and dragging in the neighbouring nation on every issue. […]

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Kerala CM Writes To 11 Chief Ministers Including Naveen Patnaik On CAA

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday wrote to the Chief Ministers of 11 non-BJP ruled states in the country seeking support against the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and wanted these states to do what the Kerala Assembly did on Tuesday by passing a resolution against CAA. He has written to his […]

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India Reached Out To Countries Across World On CAA, NRC: MEA

New Delhi: India has reached out to countries across the world on the issues of the new citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens, the ministry of external affairs said on Thursday. “We did reach out to countries across the globe on Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC,” MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said […]

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States Can't Escape From Implementing CAA: Prasad

New Delhi: The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the states would have to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. A day after Kerala Assembly passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of the citizenship law, Prasad said there is no escape from the implementation of the law, and emphasised such a procedure is against the […]

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Kerala CM Tables Anti-CAA Resolution In Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday moved a resolution in the state Assembly demanding the scrapping of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Though the one-day special session was convened to ratify the extension of the reservation for SC and ST in the Assembly and the Parliament for another decade, the resolution against […]

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PM Modi Launches Twitter Campaign On CAA

New Delhi: In order to garner people’s support on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a Twitter campaign. He wrote on @narendramodi_in: “#IndiaSupportsCAA because CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees & not about taking anyone’s citizenship away. Check out this hashtag in Your Voice section of Volunteer module […]

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300 Bangladeshis Held Crossing From India This Year, Informs BGB Chief

New Delhi: More than 300 Bangladeshis have been apprehended this year while crossing from the Indian side to Bangladesh for lack of travel documents, Border Guards Bangladesh chief Major General Shafeenul Islam said on Sunday. He was addressing a media briefing after signing a Joint Record of Discussion with Border Security Force (BSF) at the […]

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Opinion: It Is Time To Understand The Citizenship Amendment Act

By Dr Aiswarya Biswal Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect once the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was passed after due deliberation through a democratic process of both houses of the parliament and President Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to it. The CAA provides the persecuted minority communities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, […]

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BJP To Launch Nationwide Pro-CAA Campaign From January 5

New Delhi: Amid the nationwide protests against the amended citizenship law, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to run a nationwide pro-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) campaign under the leadership of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. It was decided at a meeting of senior leaders of the party held under the chairmanship of working president […]

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ICC Should Not Allow Teams To Tour Unsafe India: Javed Miandad

Lahore: Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad on Friday echoed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani in saying that teams should stop touring India in the backdrop of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. “People should take note of what is going on in India. I urge the ICC to boycott them,” Miandad said in […]

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No One Will Be Stripped Of Citizenship: Amit Shah

Shimla: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said no one would be stripped of their citizenship and accused the Congress of spreading rumours. Addressing a public rally in the Himachal Pradesh capital on the second anniversary of the BJP government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Shah in his half-hour address defended the […]

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TMC To Give Rs 5 Lakh Each To Kin Of Persons Killed In Mangaluru Anti-CAA Protests

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will give a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the two persons killed in Karnataka’s Mangaluru during protests against the amended Citizenship Act. The state president of the TMC’s trade union wing Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress (INTTUC), Dola Sen said cheques of Rs 5 lakh each […]

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JU Students 'Rusticate' Chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Call Him 'Spineless'

Kolkata: On the warpath with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, students of Jadavpur University on Thursday “rusticated” him as the chancellor over his stand on a host of issues, including the contentious Citizenship Act. In an “open letter” that addressed Dhankhar as ‘Ex- Chancellor’, two students’ bodies–Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) and Faculty of Engineering […]

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Peaceful Protests To Continue Till CAA Is Revoked: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Asserting that peaceful protests will continue as long as the new citizenship law is not withdrawn, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned the BJP against “playing with fire”. Speaking at a protest rally in the city, the Trinamool Congress supremo accused the BJP of not keeping its promises and referred to […]

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BJP Will Not Backtrack On Implementing NRC

Sambalpur: BJP National Secretary Suresh Pujari Wednesday said the party will not backtrack on implementing the national register of citizens (NRC) as it is essential for the security and self-respect of the country. NRC, he said, is in the interests of the country. Pujari, who is the MP of neighbouring Bargarh, told a press conference […]

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Odisha CM Assures Christian Community- 'I Am With All Of You'

Bhubaneswar: Amid criticisms over BJD’s support to Citizen (Amendment) Bill (CAA), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought to remind the members of the Christian community that he would continue to support them. Patnaik’s assertion assumes significance at a time when fingers were being raised at his secular credentials as his party backed the […]

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Anti-CAA Stir: Notice To 28 People For Recovery Of Rs 25 Lakh For Damage To Property In Rampur

Rampur (UP): The Rampur administration has issued notices to 28 people “identified for violence” during last week’s anti-citizenship law protests here, asking them to explain their position or pay for damage caused to public and private property, officials said on Wednesday. The notices were issued on Tuesday after damage of nearly Rs 25 lakh was […]

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Where Will Muslim Refugees Go If India Won't Accept Them: Odisha Congress MLA

Bhubaneswar: After raising voice against the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) & National Register of Citizens (NRC), senior Congress leader and Jatni MLA Sura Routray slammed the central government over implementation of National Population Register (NPR) in the country. Sura said, “We’ll go to every panchayat, every block in every district of Odisha to create mass […]

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Column: The ‘Glorious Isolation’ Of Our Intelligentsia

When was the last time one saw our intelligentsia out on the street on an issue – any issue? Or, at the very least, issue a statement or sign a petition on an issue – any issue? As one watched students, academics, writers, artists (even of the cinema variety) civil society members and others across […]

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PM Hints At Continuance Of Delhi Police Chief Amulya Patnaik

New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Sunday, giving a clean chit to the police by blaming the politics for violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the national capital, speculations about the continuance of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik are set to subside. The Delhi Police have been under the […]

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Amit Shah Won't Be Allowed To Step Out Of Kolkata Airport If CAA Not Withdrawn: Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind

Kolkata: West Bengal minister and state president of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Sunday threatened to disallow Union Home Minister Amit Shah to step out of the airport whenever he visits the city, if the Citizenship Amendment Act is not immediately withdrawn. Chowdhury said the contentious law is against humanity and the citizens of the country […]

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Citizenship Violence: Toll In Kanpur Rises To 3

Kanpur: A 30-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Sunday, taking the death toll in violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur during protests against the citizenship law to three, police said. Two persons had died on Friday in clashes between the protesters and police. Another person, Mohd Raees, who sustained critical injuries in […]

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