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Tag: Caa

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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Kolkata: Asserting that peaceful protests will continue as long as the new citizenship law is not withdrawn, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned the BJP against “playing with fire”.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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No Proof On Being Indian Will Be Sought: Govt On NRC

New Delhi: The Central government has appealed to the people not to get misled by the rumours and doubts over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act – CAA, and National Register of Citizens (NRC), as violent protests, broke out across the country over the two issues. The government, in a bid to quell and address the doubts […]

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2 Killed In Karnataka, 1 In UP, Hundreds Detained As Anti-Citizenship Law Protests Rage Across Multiple Cities

New Delhi: Simultaneous protests raged in multiple cities on Thursday with thousands-strong crowds of students, activists and others defying prohibitory orders to voice their dissent against the new citizenship law, resulting in violence in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Two people were killed in Mangaluru while a man in Lucknow was killed as violence erupted in […]

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Protesters Found Guilty To Compensate Damages To Public Property- Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: Protesters pelted stones, torched vehicles and faced tear-gas shells in the state capital and some other parts of Uttar Pradesh as police struggled to contain the fallout of the amended citizenship law. The scattered incidents of violence were reported from Lucknow’s old city and parts of Sambhal and Mau districts. Internet services remained suspended […]

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Muslims Of India Need Not Fear, CAA Doesn't Threaten Their Citizenship: Ajmer Dargah Spiritual Head

Jaipur: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not against Muslims of the country and they need not fear as it does not pose any danger to their citizenship, the spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah Zainul Abedin Ali Khan said on Thursday. He said the government should constitute a high-power committee considering the sentiments of Muslim community […]

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CAA: 12 Key Points To Remember

Did you know? The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) does not stop any foreigner of any country from applying for Indian Citizenship under The Citizenship Act, 1955. PIB explains this, and other facts below. Here are 12 key takeaways from the Act: 1. The Citizenship Act, 1955 provides for acquisition, determination, and termination of Indian citizenship. […]

Mike-Pompe
US Honours Indian Democracy For Robust Debate On CAA: Mike Pompeo

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has noted that there was a “robust debate” within India over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) and that Washington honours Indian democracy. Asked by a reporter about Washington’s reaction to the CAA, Pompeo said: “We honour Indian democracy as they have a robust debate inside […]

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SC Says No Stay On CAA, Next Hearing On Jan 22

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there would be no stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act and fixed January 22 as the date to conduct hearing on nearly 60 petitions challenging the Act. The Centre will file affidavits on the validity of the law and will also file a reply on the petitioners’ […]

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'Dumb-Deaf-Blind' CM Nitish Kumar 'Missing'! Posters All Over Patna

Patna: As tension over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) engulfs Bihar, posters of ‘missing’ Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were seen at various places here on Tuesday. It is not yet known who put up the posters targeting the Chief Minister at various locations including Veerchand Patel Road, Airport Road as they don’t carry the name […]

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CAA Stir: PM Modi Dares Cong To Say It's Ready To Accord Indian Citizenship To All Pakistanis

Bhognadih: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the “Congress and its friends” of spreading lies over the new citizenship law, and dared them to declare they will accord Indian nationality to all Pakistanis. He also challenged them to re-introduce Article 370 in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir and scrap the law against […]

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Odisha Congress to launch campaign against CAA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Congress party will launch a state-wide campaign against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), informed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee(OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik. The OPCC chief informed that different programmes will be organised similar to ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally held in Delhi recently. The agitation will be launched after December 28 which is […]

MHA
CAA Has Nothing To Do With NRC: MHA

New Delhi: Citizenship (Amendment) Act has nothing to do with National Register of Citizens (NRC) and it does not apply to Indian citizens, including Muslims, Home Ministry sources said on Tuesday. The information was shared following incidents of violence across many states over the new Act. “CAA has nothing to do with NRC and it […]

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Oppn Spreading 'Falsehood' About Citizenship Act: Amit Shah

Poreyahat (Jharkhand): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday alleged that the opposition parties are spreading “falsehood” about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) among the students. The BJP president accused the Congress, Aam Admi Party and the Trinamool Congress of “misleading” students on CAA. “Congress, AAP and the Trinamool Congress are playing vote bank politics […]

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BJP Announces Nationwide Campaign To Spread Awareness About Citizenship Law

New Delhi: Amid protests against the amended citizenship law, the BJP on Sunday announced a nationwide campaign to spread awareness about the legislation and asserted that it is not discriminatory against Muslims or any other community. Addressing a press conference with party vice president Dushyant Gautam, spokesperson Sambit Patra said BJP workers will fan out […]

PM-Modi
Cong Inciting Violence Over Citizenship Act: PM Modi

Dumka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday claimed that his government saved the country by getting the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) passed by Parliament. Launching a blistering attack on the Congress, Modi said, “The Congress and its allies oppose the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Modi. While opposing Modi they have started opposing their […]

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Curfew Relaxed In Guwahati From 9 am To 4 pm

Guwahati: The curfew, imposed in Guwahati amid protests against the amended Citizenship Act, was relaxed on Saturday from 9 am to 4pm, police said. Long queues were seen outside shops at several places, including Dispur, Uzan Bazar, Chandmari, Silpukhuri and Zoo Road. Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws were plying across the city. However, buses were off roads. […]

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UN Human Rights Chief Concerned Over Citizenship Law

United Nations: The UN Human Rights head has expressed concern over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said that “the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome.” “While the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome, this should be done through a robust national asylum system that is premised on the principle of equality and […]

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