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Tag: Caa

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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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How Will I Prove I'm Indian If Family Throws Me Out, Ask LBGTQ Community Members

New Delhi: Members of the LGBT community on Sunday gathered at Jantar Mantar here, expressing concern that a countrywide National Register of Citizens will lead to their “exclusion” if their family disowns them or the sexes mismatch in documents. Rituparna Borah, who hails from Assam’s Lakhimpur district, said it is very difficult for LGBTQ members […]

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Hate Modi But Don't Burn Public Properties: PM

New Delhi: In a sharp response to the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his speech at Ramlila ground on Sunday: “Burn Modi’s effigy, but do not burn public property”. “Hate me if you want to, but don’t hate India. Burn my effigy, but don’t burn a poor […]

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Anti-CAA Stir: Death Toll In Meerut Violence Rises To 5

Meerut (UP): The death toll in the violence that occurred during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut two days ago rose to five, a senior police official said on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Mohsin, Aasif, Zahir, Aalim, all residents of Meerut, and Asif from Delhi, Inspector General Alok […]

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CAA Protesters Are Misinformed: BJP VP Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), BJP’s national vice-president on Friday appealed people to properly understand the provisions of the legislation before indulging in violence. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Panda debunked several doubts pertaining to the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which have triggered violence […]

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Mass rally in support of CAA in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as resentment and protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue to disrupt peace and tranquillity in several parts of the country, several organisations came together and took out a rally in support of the act in Bhubaneswar today. It is for the first time in Odisha that several outfits have joined hands […]

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