Tag: Citizenship Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha passes citizenship amendment bill

New Delhi: A bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was approved by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Piloting the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Opposition that the bill was not against the provisions of the Constitution and would give succour to persecuted […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Manipur women vendors on strike protesting against Citizenship Bill

Imphal: Thousands of women vendors who exclusively run the three main markets here staged a 12-hour sit-in protest on Saturday demanding a written assurance from the state government that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will not affect Manipur and other northeastern states. T. Rani, one of the women vendor activists, said: “The government should issue […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Mamata Opposes CAB, Calls It A Trap To Exclude Bengalis & Hindus

Coochbehar(WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday hit out at the BJP-ruled government at the Centre for trying to introduce the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the ongoing winter session of Parliament calling it a “trap to exclude Bengalis and Hindus” and expressed her stiff opposition to it. Banerjee, who has been one of […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Cabinet Clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years. Responding to questions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Citizenship Amendment Bill takes care of India’s interests. “I am […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Column: BJD’s Politics of Expediency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will in all probability support NDA government’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament. It’s refusal to do so, which seems highly improbable, has the potential to change the dynamics of its existing relationship with the Modi-led Centre. The Bill that aims to provide citizenship […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Congress Divided India On The Basis Of Religion: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress accusing it of dividing India on the basis of religion during its partition, and that the move made at that time, now led the government to bring Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Minister made the remarks during debate on […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Citizenship Amendment Bill: Congress Smells Nexus Between BJP & BJD

Bhubaneswar: After an hour-long debate, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lower House based on the division of votes with 293 in favour and 82 against it. And like previous instances, Narendra Modi-led BJP got the support of Biju Janata Dal for the CAB too. After BJD voted in favour of CAB, […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
LS Burns Midnight Oil To Pass Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

New Delhi: The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight though it was vehemently opposed by the major opposition parties which described it as “anti-Muslim.” However, the government rejected the opposition’s claims, saying the […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
CAB Stir: Bandh Agitators Clash With Security Forces In Assam, Train Services Affected

Guwahati: Normal life came to a halt on Tuesday in Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley due to a statewide bandh called by two students’ organizations in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment)Bill, which has received Lok Sabha nod. The 11-hour shutdown, called by the All Assam Students’ Union and the North East Students’ Organisation – an apex body […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
India Slams USCIRF Comments On CAB As Unwarranted

New Delhi/Washington: India on Tuesday termed the comments made by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as “neither accurate nor warranted.” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a statement said, the Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight, “provides expedited consideration […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
CAB: UN Chief Wants Laws To Be Non-Discriminatory

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants laws to be non-discriminatory, but will not comment on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) while the legislative process is still underway, according to his spokesperson. Asked at the daily briefing on Tuesday by a reporter about the bill that was passed on Monday midnight by the Lok Sabha, Deputy […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Oppn Speaking Pakistan's Language On Citizenship Bill: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the opposition of speaking Pakistan’s language on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and asserted that the proposed legislation will be written in “golden letters” in history. Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi said the bill is as “historic” as the government’s decision to nullify Article 370, Parliamentary […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
24,954 migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan & Afghanistan In Odisha: Census 2011

Bhubaneswar: With the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 stirring up the nation vigorously, post the legislation being vetted by Lok Sabha and when the bill has been tabled today for voting in Rajya Sabha, it’s the precise moment to take a glance at the bill and its impact on Odisha. As per the bill passed by […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Northeast On The Boil For The Third Day Over CAB, Assam CM Stuck At Guwahati Airport

Agartala/Guwahati: Agitations in northeast India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued for the third consecutive day on Wednesday with various parties and NGOs including the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) urged the central government to “respect the sentiments of the people of the region”. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was also stuck at the airport […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Citizenship Bill Against Spirit Of Constitution, Says Scindia

Indore: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) was against the spirit of the Constitution and also India’s centuries-old philosophy of treating the world as one family, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Wednesday. Criticising the Modi government for bringing the legislation, he said not only the Congress but several other parties were opposed to the bill […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021