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  • CAA is a humanitarian act: expat Bangladesh minorities

    CAA is a humanitarian act: Expat Bangladesh minorities

    World | Dec 27, 2019, 10:26 AM IST

    A group of individuals and organizations, representing religious and ethnic minorities of Bangladesh described the amended Citizenship Act as humanitarian,adding that through the law, India has partially fulfilled its duty towards millions of non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who had to flee to the country in recent years but could not claim their rights.

  • Indian-Americans hold rallies in support of CAA, NRC in US

    Indian-Americans hold rallies in support of CAA, NRC in US

    World | Dec 25, 2019, 01:55 PM IST

    A large number of Indian-Americans have come out in support of the amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens, holding rallies in several US cities to "dispel misinformation and myths" surrounding the contentious law, the organisers of the demonstrations have said.

  • Inclement weather, anti-CAA protests led to cancellations:

    Inclement weather, anti-CAA protests led to cancellations: GoAir

    India | Dec 24, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

    Budget carrier GoAir on Monday blamed a combination of factors such as inclement weather, low visibility and anti-CAA protests in certain parts of the country for disrupting multiple flights across the network.

  • AMU appoints injured student as Assistant Professor

    CAA protests: AMU appoints injured student as Assistant Professor

    India | Dec 24, 2019, 11:14 AM IST

    In an attempt to assuage the feelings of students, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor has appointed chemistry Ph.D student, Mohd Tariq as an Assistant Professor on ad hoc basis. Tariq was one of the students who had suffered severe injuries during clashes with police during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act on campus on December 15. His right hand fingers have been severely damaged.

  • Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

    Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

    India | Dec 24, 2019, 11:03 AM IST

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday said the Centre should clear all the doubts of the Muslims over the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). She also warned the members of the Muslim community to be careful against political exploitation.

  • CAA: AAP MLA booked in Ghaziabad for inciting violence

    CAA protests: AAP MLA booked in Ghaziabad for inciting violence

    India | Dec 24, 2019, 11:01 AM IST

    A criminal case has been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly inciting violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest. Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday booked the MLA after an FIR was registered at the Kotwali police station in Ghaziabad on December 18. "A case has been registered against the MLA under six different sections. A section of Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 has also been added to it," Sudhir Kumar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ghaziabad told IANS.

  • Why allow migrants only from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan: NCP Chief Pawar

    Why allow migrants only from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan: NCP Chief Pawar

    India | Dec 21, 2019, 01:17 PM IST

    NCP president Sharad Pawar slammed the NDA government on Saturday, saying the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens were "ploys to divert" attention from serious issues plaguing the country.

  • West Bengal peaceful, no violence reported over

    West Bengal peaceful, no violence reported over new citizenship law

    India | Dec 21, 2019, 10:52 AM IST

    The situation in West Bengal was peaceful with no incident of violence over the amended Citizenship Act reported so far on Saturday, police said. According to sources, the police have stepped up vigil and beefed up security arrangements in various parts of the state in order to avoid any untoward incident.

  • Karnataka court pulls up Bengaluru police for ban order

    Karnataka court pulls up Bengaluru police for ban order

    India | Dec 21, 2019, 09:57 AM IST

    Observing that there was no application of mind, the Karnataka High Court on Friday pulled up the Bengaluru police for arbitrarily imposing a 3-day ban order across the city under Section 144 of the CrPC. "The police did not apply mind while issuing the ban order, which was blanket one. What kind of violence was anticipated and why such an order was issued," state Chief Justice S. Abhay Oka said while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) against the order.

  • Protests show govt failed to dispel confusion in

    Protests show govt failed to dispel confusion in significant section of society: LJP

    India | Dec 20, 2019, 06:42 PM IST

    BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party said on Friday that protests against the amended citizenship law and NRC make it clear that the Union government has "failed" to dispel confusion among a significant section of society. LJP president Chirag Paswan, whose party had backed the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament, noted that the protests are happening in various parts of the country with people linking the National Register of Citizens (NRC) with the amended law.

  • Protesters torch vehicle in Delhi's Daryaganj, police use

    Protesters torch vehicle in Delhi's Daryaganj, police use water cannons | VIDEO

    India | Dec 20, 2019, 09:06 PM IST

    Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent in Delhi's Daryaganj on Friday. The agitators set ablaze a vehicle on fire during the violence.