Tag: Nrc

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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Anti-CAA Protests: I&B Advisory For TV Channels

New Delhi: For the second time during the agitation against the Citizenship Act, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued a follow up advisory asking TV channels to abstain from showing any content that instigates violence. In an advisory issued to private TV channels, DTH operators and cable operators, the I&B Ministry said that reference […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Centre Releases Five Clauses To Acquire Indian Citizenship

New Delhi: Amid the raging protests across the country, including scores of violent incidents, against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Union Home Ministry on Friday released the five clauses under the Citizenship Act to acquire Indian citizenship. According to the Citizenship Act, 1955, under the first clause, citizenship by birth under Article 5 of the […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Maharashtra Anti-CAA Protests: 330 Booked For Violence

Mumbai: More than 330 people have been booked in connection with 17 incidents of violence which erupted in different parts of Maharashtra during protests on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register for Citizens, an official said here on Saturday. In these 17 incidents, at least 12 buses of the Maharashtra State […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, 20 Others Arrested For Arson

New Delhi: The police on Saturday arrested Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad for arson and rioting during a demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the national capital. Twenty other miscreants were also arrested for indulging in violence during protests on Friday. “We have arrested 21 miscreants, including Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, for arson […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Anti-CAA Stir: Clashes Erupt In UP's Rampur; Several People, Policemen, Injured

Rampur (UP: Clashes broke out between anti-CAA protesters and police in which several people, including policemen, were injured in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur on Saturday, officials said. Around 400 to 500 people gathered here to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act amid a bandh call, they said. Five protesters were hospitalised and the condition of one […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
62% People Across India Support CAA: Survey

New Delhi: About 62 per cent of the citizens of the country are in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act, while about 68 per cent citizens in Assam are against the Act, according to an IANS-CVoter snap poll released on Saturday. The snap poll was carried out on over 3,000 citizens across the country between […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
65.4% People Want NRC To Be Implemented Across Country

New Delhi: About 65.4 per cent of the people across the country and 76.9 per cent of the people in Assam want the National Register of Citizens to be implemented across India while 66 per cent of the Muslim community opposes the idea, according to an IANS-CVoter survey. The snap poll was carried out on […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Anti-CAA Stir: Police Post Torched In Kanpur; Death Toll In UP Violence Rises To 15

Lucknow: A police post was torched in Kanpur on Saturday amid fresh incidents of protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Uttar Pradesh’s several districts including in Rampur and Aligarh as the toll in the violence in the last two days rose to 15. As many as 705 persons were arrested for committing substantive offences and […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
NRC: Illiterates Can Get Witness, Community Verification

New Delhi: The government on Saturday clarified that for verification of the illiterate people in the proposed National Register of Citizens, witnesses and community verification will be done and citizens will not be put in undue trouble. The government on Saturday released 13 FAQs on NRC as there has been widespread agitation on the issue […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Citizenship Law, NRC Have Nothing To Do With Indian Muslims: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused his rivals of stoking fears among people and misleading Muslims over the amended citizenship law, and asserted that his government’s schemes have never done any discrimination on the basis of religion. Addressing a rally at Ramlila Maidan here, he said the citizenship law and the proposed […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021