• Seemapuri violence: Court allows police to conduct bone ossification test of accused

    Seemapuri violence: Court allows police to conduct bone ossification test of accused

    India | December 27, 2019 18:00 IST

    A court here Friday allowed Delhi Police to carry out bone ossification test to ascertain the age of one of the accused, arrested in connection with violent protest at Seemapuri against the amended Citizenship Act, claiming juvenility.

  • Childhood buddies wrangle, WhatsApp groups see exits over CAA-NRC debates on social media

    Childhood buddies wrangle, WhatsApp groups see exits over CAA-NRC debates on social media

    India | December 27, 2019 13:21 IST

    caa and nrc have expanded their boundaries to more than just drawing room debates. As the conversations get heated, people share their stories of witnessing the end of childhood friendships or acquaintanceship over the issue.

  • SIT to probe anti-CAA violence in UP

    SIT to probe anti-CAA violence in UP

    India | December 27, 2019 10:31 IST

    The DGP said that the SIT, in each district, will be headed by an officer of an Additional SP rank. The SIT will be headed by Additional SP (Crime) or Additional SP (City) of the district. More than 1,100 people have been arrested and 5,558 kept in preventive detention following violence related to anti-CAA protests in the past one week.

  • CAA is a humanitarian act: expat Bangladesh minorities

    CAA is a humanitarian act: Expat Bangladesh minorities

    World | December 27, 2019 10:26 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.

  • Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

    Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

    India | December 24, 2019 11:03 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.

  • Supporter of Citizenship law attacked in Bengaluru after rally

    Supporter of Citizenship law attacked in Bengaluru after rally

    India | December 22, 2019 17:04 IST

    A 31-year-old man was allegedly attacked with sharp weapons by a group of people while he was returning after taking part in a demonstration in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) here on Sunday

  • Tight security for PM's rally: CCTV on all routes leading to venue, snipers atop buildings

    Tight security for PM's rally: CCTV on all routes leading to venue, snipers atop buildings

    India | December 21, 2019 23:57 IST

    "Twenty DCP rank officials will be there. As many as 1,000 personnel from local police, anti-drone teams and NSG commandos will be there. The entire area around the venue will be sanitised," the official said.

  • Jamia women students lead protests outside varsity, citizens' support pours in

    Jamia women students lead protests outside varsity, citizens' support pours in

    India | December 21, 2019 23:51 IST

    The slogans like "Ladke lenge azadi" (will get independence after fighting) and "Inquilab Zindabad" that echoed in a group of around 50 students initially turned into mass protests in few hours leading to more than 500 persons joining the protests.

  • IIM-Bangalore students divided over CAA

    IIM-Bangalore students divided over CAA

    India | December 21, 2019 22:50 IST

    The student also appealed for smooth execution of a bevy of scheduled IIM-B events over the weekend, which included TedxIIMBangalore, workshop sessions, alumni meet and the lateral placement process.

  • Hundreds of people form pro-CAA human chain in Pune

    Hundreds of people form pro-CAA human chain in Pune

    India | December 21, 2019 20:35 IST

    They held placards with the slogans like 'India Supports CAA', 'Padhai Karo, Patharbaji Nahi', 'Stop Hinduphobia', 'Atithi deo bhava', 'Country First', 'We support our persecuted brothers and sisters from across the borders with open arms' written on them, and shouted slogans.

  • Students march to Bengal BJP office, demand rollback of CAA

    Students march to Bengal BJP office, demand rollback of CAA

    India | December 21, 2019 20:16 IST

    The protesters shouted slogans and held placards that read 'Scrap NRC & CAA' and 'We won't allow fascism to rule in India', as they passed by the saffron party's West Bengal headquarters at Muralidhar Lane.

  • Jamia students protest outside varsity campus against CAA

    Jamia students protest outside varsity campus against CAA

    India | December 21, 2019 19:00 IST

    As protesting crowd swelled by minutes, the women students specifically asked them not to use abusive or unparliamentary language during the protest. The varsity has been at the forefront of the protest against the citizenship law.

  • 5 held for 'recreating' attack on railway tracks in Bengal

    5 held for 'recreating' attack on railway tracks in Bengal

    December 21, 2019 17:40 IST

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Thursday claimed that she had received inputs that the BJP is allegedly buying skullcaps for its cadres, who are wearing them while vandalising public properties to malign a particular community.

  • Over 1,000 academicians release statement in support of CAA

    Over 1,000 academicians release statement in support of CAA

    India | December 21, 2019 16:54 IST

    "We note with deep anguish that an atmosphere of fear and paranoia is being created in the country through deliberate obfuscation and fear mongering, leading to violence in several parts of the country," the statement said.

  • NRC, CAA ploys to divert people's attention from eco slump : MNS

    NRC, CAA ploys to divert people's attention from eco slump : MNS

    India | December 21, 2019 15:38 IST

    "There is a riot-like situation in the country due to the violence over CAA and NRC. I wonder how many people have understood these two decisions. There are different aspects to these two issues," MNS president Raj Thackeray told reporters.

  • Seven-Member NHRC team visits Jamia Campus

    Seven-Member NHRC team visits Jamia Campus

    India | December 20, 2019 23:11 IST

    "A seven-member team of NHRC headed by SSP (Investigation) Manzil Saini visited JMI today. They inspected JMI Library and enquired about the whole incident that took place on December 15 2019," said varsity's PRO-Media Coordinator Ahmad Azeem.

  • Jamia VC urges students to stay away from rumours

    Jamia VC Najma Akhtar urges students to stay away from rumours

    India | December 20, 2019 14:36 IST

    Students at the Jamia Millia Islamia have been at the forefront of the protest against the amended citizenship law. Akhtar had called the police's entry in the campus on December 15 "condemnable" and had called for a judicial inquiry into the matter.

  • CAA Protests

    CAA Protests: Security forces across states on high alert; mobile internet services snapped

    India | December 20, 2019 14:00 IST

    In Kerala, police have been directed to maintain high vigil in northern districts in the wake of the killing of two persons in police firing in Mangaluru in neighbouring Karnataka during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

  • Derek O'Brien

    No NRC, No CAB: Derek O'Brien wears his heart on his sleeve

    India | December 20, 2019 13:06 IST

    As protests against the amended Citizenship Act rocked the country, Derek O'Brien had on Thursday changed his Twitter profile picture and was seen dressed in a plain white shirt, which read "No CAB, NO NRC." 

  • Mangaluru protests

    Curfew in Mangaluru continues; schools, colleges shut, exams postponed

    India | December 20, 2019 11:02 IST

    In view of the curfew and tense situation prevailing in the city and the district, the state-run Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Visvesvaraya Technology University postponed all exams scheduled to be held on Friday and Saturday.

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