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Narendra Modi distributes land ownership certificates to 1 lakh families in poll-bound Assam
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Narendra Modi distributes land ownership certificates to 1 lakh families in poll-bound Assam

The prime minister's visit, however, witnessed protests by anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests at several places in the state

Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process
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Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process

While it is encouraging that the grant of bail has been prioritised in some cases, a number of other journalists are languishing in prison, with the top court doing little about their plight

Revisiting a ground report from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh: What it means to live in a city of dissent and under siege
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Revisiting a ground report from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh: What it means to live in a city of dissent and under siege

This essay is as much about the making of the iconic protest site of Shaheen Bagh as about emergent forms of life, publics and place-making in a city, and a nation, being reconfigured by the normalisation of barricades.

Protesting in a pandemic: National lockdown over coronavirus outbreak changes how Bilal Bagh's women carry on anti-CAA fight
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Protesting in a pandemic: National lockdown over coronavirus outbreak changes how Bilal Bagh's women carry on anti-CAA fight

On the morning of 24 March, hours after the protest site at Shaheen Bagh had been cleared by the Delhi Police, five women in Bengaluru’s Bilal Bagh sat waiting for the inevitable. It had been 46 days since they had begun their sit-in protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, and they knew the police would come knocking any minute.

Over 200 women gather near Delhi's Jaffrabad metro station to protest against CAA and NRC, raise slogans of 'aazadi'
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Over 200 women gather near Delhi's Jaffrabad metro station to protest against CAA and NRC, raise slogans of 'aazadi'

Over 200 women gathered near the Jaffrabad metro station in Delhi on Saturday night in protest against the new citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Congress' 'sudden disappearance' led to BJP's defeat in Delhi polls, claims Union minister Prakash Javadekar
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Congress' 'sudden disappearance' led to BJP's defeat in Delhi polls, claims Union minister Prakash Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the "sudden disappearance" of the Congress was responsible for the BJP's defeat in Delhi Assembly polls.

Amid nationwide protests, no decision on preparing National Register of Citizens at national level, says Ministry of Home Affairs
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Amid nationwide protests, no decision on preparing National Register of Citizens at national level, says Ministry of Home Affairs

The government has not taken any decision on preparing a nationwide NRC, it reiterated in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, amid protests against the citizens' register in the country

BJP MLA trashes CAA for creating 'civil war-like' situation, tells party to follow Ambedkar's Constitution or 'tear, throw it away'
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BJP MLA trashes CAA for creating 'civil war-like' situation, tells party to follow Ambedkar's Constitution or 'tear, throw it away'

Even as the Narendra Modi government refuses to back down on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) despite protests nationwide, a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh has taken a different stand, saying the law was creating a "civil war-like situation in every street"

Anti-CAA protests: Aligarh police dispatches team to arrest ex-JNU student Sharjeel Imam over controversial speech
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Anti-CAA protests: Aligarh police dispatches team to arrest ex-JNU student Sharjeel Imam over controversial speech

A case has been registered against JNU student Sharjeel Imam in Aligarh for his controversial speech delivered during the students protest at Aligarh Muslim University on 16 January against CAA and NRC

Prakash Javadekar claims AAP, Congress behind Shaheen Bagh protest, asks Delhi to decide if they want 'Jinnah wali azaadi' or 'Bharat mata ki jai'
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Prakash Javadekar claims AAP, Congress behind Shaheen Bagh protest, asks Delhi to decide if they want 'Jinnah wali azaadi' or 'Bharat mata ki jai'

Citing the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the people of Delhi need to decide whether they want "Jinnah Wali Azaadi" or Bharat Mata Ki Jai

West Bengal civic elections: TMC to make oppostion to CAA, NRC its main poll plank, will carry out door-to-door campaign
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West Bengal civic elections: TMC to make oppostion to CAA, NRC its main poll plank, will carry out door-to-door campaign

Trinamool Congress has decided to continue its protests against CAA and NRC and will make it the party's main poll plank in the West Bengal civic elections

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging imposition of NSA in Delhi and other states amid anti-CAA protests
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Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging imposition of NSA in Delhi and other states amid anti-CAA protests

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) in few states and the national capital amid anti-CAA protests.

Supreme Court to hear plea against imposition of NSA in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh amid anti-CAA protests today
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Supreme Court to hear plea against imposition of NSA in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh amid anti-CAA protests today

The Supreme Court would hear on Friday a fresh plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) in few states and the national capital empowering police to detain persons sans trial for a period of 12 months

At Kolkata's Park Circus Maidan, how a homemaker's call to resist CAA-NRC blossomed into a protest
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At Kolkata's Park Circus Maidan, how a homemaker's call to resist CAA-NRC blossomed into a protest

Almost a month after the Shaheen Bagh sit-in was initiated in Delhi to resist the CAA, NRC, and NPR, Kolkata's Park Circus Maidan witnessed a call for protests on identical lines, led by a 45-year-old homemaker, recovering from a kidney transplant surgery. The women of Park Circus Maidan come from all walks of life, cutting across age groups, class and religion, assembling in the hope of a peaceful tomorrow.

'It's do-or-die battle': Women protesters at Kolkata's Park Circus Maidan to continue anti-CAA stir till favourable outcome
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'It's do-or-die battle': Women protesters at Kolkata's Park Circus Maidan to continue anti-CAA stir till favourable outcome

About 60 Muslim women are determined to carry on with their demonstration indefinitely at the Park Circus Maidan in Kolkata to protest against the CAA and the proposed NRC till there is a 'favourable judgement'

'Intellectuals opposing CAA are devils, parasites,' says Dilip Ghosh, day after being re-elected as West Bengal BJP chief
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'Intellectuals opposing CAA are devils, parasites,' says Dilip Ghosh, day after being re-elected as West Bengal BJP chief

Known for his foot-in-mouth remarks, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has described the "intellectuals" opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as "spineless", "devils" and "parasites"

In Chandra Shekhar Aazad, supporters see a new leader to spearhead Dalit movement, fill space left vacant by Mayawati's diminishing popularity
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In Chandra Shekhar Aazad, supporters see a new leader to spearhead Dalit movement, fill space left vacant by Mayawati's diminishing popularity

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad was greeted with a loud cheer by hundreds of supporters as he stepped out of Tihar jail on Thursday

'Silence is sanction': Metal band The Down Troddence sing of resistance in new track, Fight. React. Be A Part
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'Silence is sanction': Metal band The Down Troddence sing of resistance in new track, Fight. React. Be A Part

Kannur-bred band The Down Troddence say they felt 'powerless' after not being able to participate in an anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru.

Eastern Railway claims it suffered loss of Rs 84 crore in violence related to anti-CAA, NRC protests in West Bengal
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Eastern Railway claims it suffered loss of Rs 84 crore in violence related to anti-CAA, NRC protests in West Bengal

Eastern Railway said it suffered brunt of the protests with losses amounting to Rs 72.2 crore, with the maximum being in the Sealdah division

Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake
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Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake

Backing Deepika Padukone, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the actress' silent protest against JNU violence as also Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment to his family, showed that for some people, truth, freedom and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for