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Tag: Citizenship Amendment Act

CAA To Be Implemented Soon, Delayed Due To Pandemic: BJP National President
CAA To Be Implemented Soon, Delayed Due To Pandemic: BJP National President

Siliguri (WB): BJP national president J P Nadda Monday said the execution of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has been delayed due to the pandemic and asserted that the law will be implemented soon. Nadda, who was speaking at a meeting of social groups of north Bengal, accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal […]

Delhi Riots: Ex-AAP Leader Tahir Hussain Confesses Of Being Mastermind

New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) team of Delhi Police on Sunday said the suspended Aam Admi Party councillor Tahir Hussain has confessed of masterminding the communal violence in northeast Delhi riots that took place in the month of February against the Citizenship Amendment Act. As per police, Hussain said that he “wanted to teach […]

Home Ministry Seeks 3 More Months To Frame CAA Rules

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has informed a Department Related Standing Committee of Parliament that it needs three more months to frame the rules of the newly passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A senior official told IANS that the Ministry had raised the issue before the Standing Committee in its recent meeting and said […]

Harish Salve: CAA is necessary, not meant to send Muslims out of India

New Delhi: Former Solicitor General Harish Salve expressing his opinion in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) said the principle of equality does not mean that every law must have universal application. Salve in an article in a leading national daily said the principle of equality would not result in taking away the power […]

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UN Rights Chief Moves Supreme Court Over CAA; India Criticises Move

New Delhi: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the citizenship amendment law, in an unprecedented move which was sharply criticised by India. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the Citizenship Amendment Act is an internal matter of India and that “no foreign party” […]

Meghalaya Clashes: Curfew Reimposed, Mobile Internet Services Suspended

Shillong: Curfew was reimposed Saturday noon in some areas of Shillong town after one person was killed in clashes between KSU members and non-tribals during a meeting on CAA and inner line permit (ILP), officials said. The Curfew was imposed on Friday night following the clashes and lifted at 8 AM on Saturday. A ban […]

CAA Will Give, Not Take Citizenship; Opposition Instigating People: Amit Shah In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After facing direct attacks over the violence in Delhi which has taken lives of around 40 persons so far, Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah launched a counter attack and accused opposition parties of instigating and misleading people on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). While addressing a massive Jan Samavesh organised by […]

BJP Hits Back At Sonia, Says 'Dont Preach Us Raj Dharma'

New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday hit out at the Congress and its interim President Sonia Gandhi for their stand on Citizenship Amendment Act, urging her “not to preach raj dharma.” Reminding letters written by Ashok Gehlot and Tarun Gogoi advocating citizenship for the persecuted, the BJP asked Sonia Gandhi to introspect. […]

No CAA-Related Rallies In Bhadrak Till Normalcy Returns: Odisha IG

Bhadrak: The Bhadrak district administration today informed that no rallies against or in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be allowed in the town till normalcy returns. Diptesh Kumar Patnaik, IG Eastern Range informed that the administration can’t allow any protests or mass gathering in the region for the time being and urged […]

Put Down Violence With Iron Hand Or Quit: Rajinikanth Tells Govt

Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the Central government should deal with the violent protests in Delhi with an iron hand and if this is not done, then they should resign and go. He also said the violence and death of over 20 persons in Delhi is the failure of Home Minister Amit Shah as […]

Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee To Meet At EZC In Odisha For The First Time Post-CAA

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the Eastern Zonal Council meeting in Bhubaneswar on Friday for the first time after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was enacted. Banerjee, who has been a bitter critic of the CAA- NPR-NRC issues, already reached the Odisha capital where the EZC […]

Fresh Violence In Northeast Delhi, Toll Rises To 13

New Delhi: Smoke billowed in the air and mobs roamed unchecked through the streets, burning shops, pelting stones and threatening locals, as fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi, killing seven more people on Tuesday and taking the toll in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law to 13 and left over 180 injured. Curfew […]

Anti-CAA Protest Turns Violent In Aligarh, Internet Blocked

Aligarh: The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent on Sunday evening after the women sitting on protest were asked to move from there. Many shops, two-wheelers and police barricades were set ablaze and stone pelting was reported from Babri Mandi, Ghas-ki-Mandi and Upperkot. The police […]

Clarify Your Govt, Party's Stand On Amit Shah's Pro-CAA Rally: Cong To Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress in Odisha hit out at the ruling Biju Janata Dal over Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposed pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act rally in the state capital and asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to make his government and party’s stand on the event clear. Shah will be on a two-day visit to Odisha from […]

We Are Firm On Article 370, CAA Decisions, Says PM Modi

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government had taken decisions on Article 370 abrogating special status for J&K and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in national interest. “These decisions had been pending for decades but we took them in national interest and we will remain firm on them,” he said while addressing […]

Discord Among Shaheen Bagh Protesters Over Meeting With Amit Shah

New Delhi: As protest continues in Shaheen Bagh over issues such as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a section of protesters is planning to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, while others are opposing it. The protesters are divided into two groups. Besides, there are differences among the protesters […]

Anti-CAA protests held across Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the police action against the protestors on Friday night here were held by Muslim organisations in Chennai, Nagercoil, Madurai, Virudhunagar and other places on Saturday. According to the police, during the anti-CAA protest in Chennai on Friday, some protesters hurled stones and chappals injuring some policemen. […]

Will Personally Clarify On CAA To Whoever Wants: Shah

New Delhi: In the wake of nationwide protests against the CAA, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday vehemently defended the contentious law and said that anyone could seek time to debate the issue with him on merits. “Whoever wants to clarify this issue can seek an appointment with me. I will personally clarify the […]

Rumour Being Spread New Settlers Will Come To Assam After CAA: Modi

Kokrajhar (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assailed forces spreading rumours that lakhs of people will come to Assam from outside after the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and assured the indigenous people of the state that nothing of that sort will happen. He also assured the Assamese people that the Centre […]

No religious divisions, people pray together at Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act, people from all religions offered prayers here on Thursday. The event was aimed to end the atmosphere of “fear and violence” that is prevailing in the country and to send out a message of communal solidarity. People from all religions — […]

Centre ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters

New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the Central government is ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters — mainly women camping at Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). “Government is ready to talk to protesters of Shaheen Bagh but […]

Anti, Pro-CAA Rallies In Odisha On Mahatma's Death Anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday witnessed two parallel agitations, one against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC)and NPR (National Population Register), and another in support of them. While a number of social organizations supported by the Congress and the Left parties under the banner of “We the People of India” staged agitation […]

European Parliament Debates Anti-CAA Motion, Vote Delayed Till March

London: A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act, was debated at the Plenary session in Brussels, with an expected vote on the motion on Thursday postponed until March. The debate opened with a statement by Helena Dalli, the Vice-President of the European Commission […]

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Two Die In Clash Over CAA In West Bengal

Kolkata: Two persons were killed and at least one person sustained injury in a clash over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Wednesday, police said. One person injured in the incident has been hospitalised, police said. Unofficial sources, however, put the injury figure at three. The violence followed an argument […]

Govt Brought CAA To Correct Historical Injustice: PM

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, said that his government brought Citizenship Amendment Act to correct historical injustice and fulfil country’s old promise to minorities living in neighbouring countries. “I am amazed how people can forget what Gandhiji promised to the minorities left in Pakistan and Bangladesh,” Modi said while addressing the […]

Now Mumbai Gets It Own 'Shaheen Bagh'

Mumbai: Inspired by the Shaheen Bagh protests in New Delhi, a large group of women have launched a similar style of protests from January 26-27 midnight in south Mumbai early on Monday. Terming it a ‘Mumbai Bagh’, they are silently protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR and by morning the crowds swelled even as Mumbai Police rushed […]

West Bengal Assembly Passes Anti-CAA resolution
West Bengal Assembly Passes Anti-CAA Resolution, Demands Its Repeal

Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly Monday passed a resolution against CAA brought by the state government demanding that the contentious citizenship law be repealed forthwith and NPR and the proposed NRC be withdrawn. Speaking on the resolution, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Citizenship Amendment Act is “against the Constitution and humanity”. “We want this […]

ED Finds 'Financial Links' Between PFI And Anti-CAA Protests In UP

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has found that the recent violent protests in Uttar Pradesh against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) had a “financial link” with the Kerala-based outfit PFI, official sources said on Monday. The agency, which is probing the Popular Front of India (PFI) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) since […]

Churches, Mosques In Kerala Unfurl National Flag To Protest CAA

Thiruvananthapuram: Latin churches and mosques under Wakf board in Kerala hoisted the national flag and read out the preamble to the Constitution on Sunday on the occasion of Republic Day, in protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Priests of all Latin churches read out a pastoral letter against the law, saying it was […]

Chief Justice Says 'Overcrowding' A Big Issue In Courtrooms

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Wednesday took note on the excessive crowd in the courtroom ahead of the hearing on the 140 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act and said there was a need to devise a mechanism to tackle the menace. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Bobde and comprising […]

Baloch Hindu Outfit In SC: CAA Essential For Minorities

New Delhi: Balochistan Hindu Panchayat, an organization working for the protection of those who fled Pakistan, on Wednesday defended the Citizenship Amendment Act before the Supreme Court. The organization said the law was essential to protect minorities in the three neighbouring countries and it is not adverse to the principle of secularism. In an application, […]

CAA Petitions: SC Gives Four Weeks To Centre To Respond, 5-Judge Constitution Bench To Be Set Up

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the Centre four weeks to respond to pleas challenging the validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said it will set up a five-judge Constitution bench to hear the petitions. While making it clear that it will not grant any stay on the CAA without hearing […]

CAA Protests: Unrest In Odisha's Sundergarh

Sundergarh: Tension resurfaced in Sundergarh on Tuesday as two groups reportedly hurled stones at each other near Regent Market under Sundergarh Town Police Station during a protest rally on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A heated exchange of words reportedly ensued between two persons and later it turned into a group clash. One person was injured […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]