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Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: 'Has the Shiv Sena govt lost its head?' says Devendra Fadnavis at pro-CAA rally in Mumbai

Citizenship Amendment Act protests LIVE Updates: Addressing a rally organised by Sanvidan Sanman Manch at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Devendra Fadnavis said the CAA is not a 'law', but a process for giving citizenship to those who were displaced from the neighbouring countries.

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Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: 'Has the Shiv Sena govt lost its head?' says Devendra Fadnavis at pro-CAA rally in Mumbai

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16:19 (ist)

BJP MLA Mrinal Saikia caught on cam instigating violence 

Mrinal Saikia, a BJP MLA from Khumtai in Upper Assam, allegedly incited his followers to violence in the wake of the protests across the length of Assam, InsideNE reported. Addressing his followers at Chabua in Dibrugarh, a site of massive protests against the Bill-turned-Act, Mrinal Saikia thundered, “The BJP has become strong, you can be strong too. You all just have to come out…have tolerated enough. If someone comes to burn your house, you also burn down their houses. If they touch one worker of ours, do the same with 10 of their workers.”

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Dec 27, 2019 - 21:38 (IST)

'Has the Shiv Sena govt lost its head?' says Devendra Fadnavis at pro-CAA rally in Mumbai

Addressing a rally organized by `Sanvidan Sanman Manch' at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai in support of the CAA, Devendra Fadnavis said it is not a "law", but a process for giving citizenship to those who were displaced from the neighbouring countries.


"I am surprised that our old friends are quiet. They used to say once that illegal Bangladeshis should be thrown out, but now they are quiet," he said, in a dig at the Shiv Sena which now heads the ruling coalition which includes the Congress and the NCP.


The Leader of Opposition in the Assembly also slammed the state government for denying permission for a march from August Kranti Maidan to Lokmanya Tilak's statue at Girgaon beach.


"Has this government lost its head?" he asked, invoking the heading of a famous editorial penned by the nationalist leader during British rule.


"Nobody can stop us from supporting the Act until the protest against it stops," he said.

— PTI

Dec 27, 2019 - 20:52 (IST)

Muslims in UP's Bulandshahr pay Rs 6.3 lakh  to district administration, says report

According to News18, members of the Muslim community in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh handed over a demand draft of Rs 6,27,507 to the district administration on Friday. The report said that members of the community met District Magistrate Ravinder Kumar and SSP Santosh Kumar and handed over the demand draft.

Kumar told News18 that government vehicles and other property was damaged by the crowd last Friday when protests against CAA turned violent.

According to PTI, the administration has sent notices to 372 people in different districts in Uttar Pradesh to recover damages caused to public assets during the protests.

Dec 27, 2019 - 20:05 (IST)

Two senior cops in MP's Jabalpur transferred over violence during anti-CAA protests


Jabalpur: Two senior Jabalpur police officials were transferred by the Madhya Pradesh Home department in connection with the violence that took place there on 20 December during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, officials said on Friday.


The state chief of a lesser-known political outfit was also booked for the violence, police said.


Jabalpur Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Rajesh Kumar Tripathi and City Superintendent of Police (Gohalpur) Devesh Kumar Pathak were transferred by the state Home department to the police headquarters in capital Bhopal, an official said.


Areas under four police stations, namely Gohalpur, Hanumantal, Kotwali and Adhartal, witnessed violence during the anti-CAA protests on December 20, after which curfew was imposed for a few days.

— PTI

Dec 27, 2019 - 19:48 (IST)

'Modi lying about detention centre, sanctioned Rs 46 cr for one in Assam in 2018,' says Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati: Senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "liar" for saying that there is no detention camp in the country and claimed that the BJP-led government at the Centre had sanctioned Rs 46 crore for one in Assam's Goalpara district.

"Modi is a liar", Gogoi said, adding, "In 2018 the Narendra Modi government had sanctioned Rs 46 crore for constructing the largest detention centre at Matia in Goalpara district of Assam for housing 3,000 illegal immigrants. Suddenly he says there is no detention camp," Gogoi said.

"Why did the BJP government in 2018 sanction Rs 46 crore? This shows Modi is a liar", Gogoi asserted.

Gogoi said the Congress government in Assam he had headed had set up detention camps in the state as per a Gauhati High Court order.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had suggested setting up detention camps for illegal immigrants, he said.

— PT

Dec 27, 2019 - 19:30 (IST)

People gather at Delhi's Jama Masjid to demonstrate against CAA

Braving cold weather, several people gathered outside the iconic Jama Masjid in Old Delhi on Friday to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Congress leader Alka Lamba and former Delhi MLA Shoaib Iqbal were among those who joined the demonstrations.

Lamba hit out at the BJP government saying "unemployment is the real issue in the county, but you (PM) are trying to put people in a queue for NRC, as it was done during demonetisation".

— PTI

Dec 27, 2019 - 19:23 (IST)

CAA protests: Akhilesh Yadav meets UP governor to seek justice for people 'framed in fake cases'

Lucknow: A delegation of the Samajwadi Party led by its national president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, demanding justice for "innocent people framed in fake cases" during peaceful and democratic anti-CAA protests.


"Fake cases were lodged against innocent people during peaceful and democratic anti-CAA protests on December 19. Two dozen persons were killed. Women were humiliated by police after entering their houses. Houses were ransacked and atrocities are on," the SP delegation alleged in a memorandum to Patel.


Officially, the toll in violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act has been put at 19.


He said for ensuring human rights, a probe should be ordered against policemen and help should be extended to victims' families.

— PTI

Dec 27, 2019 - 19:10 (IST)

Left Front, Congress take out joint rally against CAA in Kolkata

Kolkata: The opposition Left Front and Congress Friday took out a joint rally in the city to protest against the contentious amended Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens.


The rally was led by West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra and senior Left Front leaders from Subodh Mullick Square to Mahajati Sadan in central Kolkata.


Carrying posters and placards against BJP-led government at the Centre, Congress and Left Front activists shouted slogans against bringing in the 'divisive' Citizenship Amendment Act.


"Our message is very clear that only the Congress and Left can fight against BJP. Only we can put up a mass movement against the communal BJP government," Mitra said.


The issue of CAA has been a major flashpoint in Bengal politics with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declaring that it will not be implemented in the state.


The state had witnessed violent protests and arson against the CAA and the proposed nationwide implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) earlier this month.

— PTI

Dec 27, 2019 - 19:04 (IST)

Lok Kalyan Marg Metro station closed in view of protests, reopened

Entry and exit gates at Lok Kalyan Marg Metro station were closed on Friday for over an hour in view of protest marches being taken out near it in the city have reopened, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.


Police on Friday detained a group of protesters who tried to stage a demonstration outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in Chanakayapuri area against alleged police atrocities in the state following the agitation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).


The Jamia Coordination Committee, which comprises students from various political groups active on the campus, had called for a "gherao" of the UP Bhawan.


The gates were reopened after over an hour in the evening.


"All entry & exit gates of Lok Kalyan Marg are open. Normal service has resumed," the DMRC tweeted later. 

— PTI

Dec 27, 2019 - 18:26 (IST)

BJP supporters carry Savarkar, Ambedkar posters at pro-CAA protests

 
At August Kranti Maidan rally, organised by BJP's ​Sanvidan Sanman Manch', supporters of CAA were seen carrying national flags along with placards with pro-CAA and NRC messages and shouting slogans. 
 
 
They were also carrying photographs of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Big photographs of VD Savarkar, Mahatama Jyotiba Fule, Bharatmata and Shahu Maharaj were displayed on stage. The Sanvidan Sanman Manch' is organising such rallies in various parts of the city. One such rally in support of CAA and NRC was organised at Dadar last week.

Dec 27, 2019 - 18:01 (IST)

Muslims are Indians by choice, not chance, says Umar Khalid

Speaking at the anti-CAA protest rally, Umar Khalid said, "They say that NPR was the UPA's policy but we have to understand that the NPR that the UPA had proposed and the one this govt is bringing are as different as night and day. That NPR was being brought as part of the Census, this is being brought under the CAA. The NPR is the first step before they move to leave people out of the NRC and then CAA. Please understand this."

"We (Muslims) are not Indians by chance, we are Indians by choice. Jinnah is not and never was our leader, Gandhi is our leader," Khalid added.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests Latest Updates Addressing a rally organised by Sanvidan Sanman Manch at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Devendra Fadnavis said the CAA is not a "law", but a process for giving citizenship to those who were displaced from the neighbouring countries.

"I am surprised that our old friends are quiet. They used to say once that illegal Bangladeshis should be thrown out, but now they are quiet," he said, in a dig at the Shiv Sena which now heads the ruling coalition which includes the Congress and the NCP.

The Leader of Opposition in the Assembly also slammed the state government for denying permission for a march from August Kranti Maidan to Lokmanya Tilak's statue at Girgaon beach.

"Has this government lost its head?" he asked, invoking the heading of a famous editorial penned by the nationalist leader during British rule.

"The Congress and communists are spreading misinformation about CAA and NRC," the former Maharashtra chief minister said.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "liar" for saying that there is no detention camp in the country and claimed that the BJP-led government at the Centre had sanctioned Rs 46 crore for one in Assam's Goalpara district.

"Modi is a liar", Gogoi said, adding, "In 2018 the Narendra Modi government had sanctioned Rs 46 crore for constructing the largest detention centre at Matia in Goalpara district of Assam for housing 3,000 illegal immigrants. Suddenly he says there is no detention camp," Gogoi said.

The opposition Left Front and Congress Friday took out a joint rally in Kolkata to protest against the contentious amended Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens.

The rally was led by West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra and senior Left Front leaders from Subodh Mullick Square to Mahajati Sadan in central Kolkata.

"Our message is very clear that only the Congress and Left can fight against BJP. Only we can put up a mass movement against the communal BJP government," Mitra said.

We (Muslims) are not Indians by chance, we are Indians by choice. Jinnah is not and never was our leader, Gandhi is our leader," Khalid said while speaking at Mumbai's Azad Maidan.

West Bengal Chief Minister ​Mamata Banerjee Friday said that as long as she is alive the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will not be implemented in Bengal. None can snatch away the rights of the people of the country, like citizenship, the Trinamool Congress supremo said at a programme here.

CNN-News18 reported that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has shut off all the entry and exit gates of the Lok Kalyan Marg metro station after protesters tried to march towards the prime minister's residence.

Protests and marches against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens continues unbridled since 11 December when the law was passed, despite massive crackdown and restrictive tactics by the authorities. The government resorted to implementing Section 144 — law that bans assembly of more than 3 people — in areas where protests are planned, and shut off internet on a large scale.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates Has the Shiv Sena govt lost its head says Devendra Fadnavis at proCAA rally in Mumbai

Protestors display placards and raise slogans demanding withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) during a demonstration in Bengaluru. PTI

However, citizens organised themselves in a way to continue to disseminate information about planned protests to keep the movement going. One such effort on Twitter surfaced in the form of an anonymous handle @ResistCAA which is documenting all planned protests across the country in one place.

The handle informed people that the Mumbai's planned protest march from Byculla to CSMT has been cancelled because the police did not give permission. However, the protesters led by Inquilab Morcha of Mumbai, have reorganised another resistance rally at Azad Maidan from 3 pm onwards on Friday.

Meanwhile, women of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area are holding a round-the-clock protest. Another Muslim group is organising a protest at a mazaar in Jor Bagh area at 1.30 pm.

There is another protest planned in the National Capital against the alleged brutality of Uttar Pradesh Police in quelling state-wide protests which turned violent; 18 of the 25 deaths in the nation are reported from Uttar Pradesh. The protesters have announced that they will gather around UP Bhawan in the National Capital at 3 pm and gherao the building. The protesters are demanding that state's chief minister Yogi Adityanath must resign.

Similar protests are planned in Hyderabad, at 7 pm, Pune at 12.30 pm, Jamshedpur at 2 pm and Kolkata at 2 pm. Here is the thread with all the details.

 

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