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Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC
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Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC

If we accept one positive discrimination conferred by the Indian Constitution on minorities based on religious classification, it is spurious to claim that allowing for a similar positive discrimination in favour of another identifiable group is unconstitutional

'CAA violates Assam Accord, Constitution': Tarun Gogoi says Congress will bring resolution against Act in special session on 13 Jan
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'CAA violates Assam Accord, Constitution': Tarun Gogoi says Congress will bring resolution against Act in special session on 13 Jan

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the Congress will bring a resolution during the special one-day session of the Assam Legislative Assembly on 13 January to ensure that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not implemented in the state

Sarbananda Sonowal says CAA won’t adversely affect Assam’s indigenous population, claims Centre has ensured ‘protection of Assamese interests’
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Sarbananda Sonowal says CAA won’t adversely affect Assam’s indigenous population, claims Centre has ensured ‘protection of Assamese interests’

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday asserted that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will in no way adversely affect the indigenous population as the Centre has already framed rules for protection of the Assamese interests.

'Assam won't be run by Nagpur': Rahul Gandhi slams BJP and RSS at Guwahati rally, says violence returning to state due to govt policies
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'Assam won't be run by Nagpur': Rahul Gandhi slams BJP and RSS at Guwahati rally, says violence returning to state due to govt policies

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP, RSS during a speech in Guwahati, said Assam might return to the path of violence due to policies of the BJP governments at the Centre and the state

Amid anti-CAA storm, Assam remains calm: Artists at forefront of protests preach peace and patience
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Amid anti-CAA storm, Assam remains calm: Artists at forefront of protests preach peace and patience

What sets Assam apart from the rest of the country is its peaceful form of protest. The Assamese have combined peace, patience and art to set an example for those who believe in the true meaning of nation building.

Inspired by Ahom warrior Mula Gabhoru, Assamese women take centrestage in fresh anti-CAA protests across state
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Inspired by Ahom warrior Mula Gabhoru, Assamese women take centrestage in fresh anti-CAA protests across state

If the first phase of Assam protests against Citizenship Amendment Act was dominated by violence and instances of aggression, women are taking the centrestage in phase two of the protests which calls for a non-violent satyagraha against the Act

CAA stir: As mobile internet remains suspended in Assam, public walls in Guwahati and traditional 'gamochas' become protest scrolls
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CAA stir: As mobile internet remains suspended in Assam, public walls in Guwahati and traditional 'gamochas' become protest scrolls

Seeking to check spread of rumour and maintain law and order, authorities had clamped indefinite curfew in Guwahati and suspended internet connection in 10 districts of Assam, including Kamrup (Metro) on 11 December evening.

'How will we pay our EMIs?': Out of service, Ola, Uber drivers in Assam warn of 'aggressive movement', demand immediate restoration of mobile internet
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'How will we pay our EMIs?': Out of service, Ola, Uber drivers in Assam warn of 'aggressive movement', demand immediate restoration of mobile internet

Over 12,000 Ola and Uber drivers in Assam have threatened to start an aggressive movement against the government as mobile internet ban enters the seventh day amidst anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests

Anti-CAA protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's miscalculation limits space for political manoeuvering, will likely play into BJP hands
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Anti-CAA protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's miscalculation limits space for political manoeuvering, will likely play into BJP hands

The violence, arson and vandalism that continued unabated for more than three days in West Bengal following the enactment of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has got Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee worried, but the blame for this ferocious unrest that resulted in inconvenience for lakhs of people, intimidated many and destroyed private and public property worth crores lies entirely at her door.

As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock Bengal, BJP goes all out to woo Matuas miffed by Assam NRC
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As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock Bengal, BJP goes all out to woo Matuas miffed by Assam NRC

As West Bengal is rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, battle lines have been drawn between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.

Anti-Citizenship Act protests: Jamia Millia Islamia students call off university lockdown; varsity announces holidays till 5 Jan
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Anti-Citizenship Act protests: Jamia Millia Islamia students call off university lockdown; varsity announces holidays till 5 Jan

Jamia Millia Islamia University administration said those who indulged in violence and clashed with police were 'outsiders' and not students

Anti-Citizenship Act protests in Assam: Curfew relaxed in Guwahati, parts of Dibrugarh; State DGP says 85 arrested over violence
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Anti-Citizenship Act protests in Assam: Curfew relaxed in Guwahati, parts of Dibrugarh; State DGP says 85 arrested over violence

The curfew imposed in Guwahati and parts of Dibrugarh district following protests against the amended Citizenship Act was relaxed on Sunday, police said

From putting AGP on back foot to stoking indigenous fears, Citizenship Act is shaping Assam's political dynamics ahead of 2021 polls
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From putting AGP on back foot to stoking indigenous fears, Citizenship Act is shaping Assam's political dynamics ahead of 2021 polls

Given the nature of the protests to the Citizenship Amendment Act, the issue is shaping the political dynamics of the Assam in various ways ahead of the 2021 polls.

Assam civil society groups to move Supreme Court against amended Citizenship Act, condemn arrest of KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi
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Assam civil society groups to move Supreme Court against amended Citizenship Act, condemn arrest of KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi

Two Assam civil society organisations said that they will file separate petitions in the Supreme Court against the amended Citizenship Act and will seek a stay on it

States have no power to deny implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act, says Ministry of Home Affairs
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States have no power to deny implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act, says Ministry of Home Affairs

According to the MHA sources, the issue of citizenship comes under Union List by the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, and therefore such amendment is applicable for all states.

Citizenship Act protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee requests people to not get involved in violence, take law in hands
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Citizenship Act protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee requests people to not get involved in violence, take law in hands

'Be sure that the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bengal', said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Authorities extend internet suspension in Assam till Monday to curb 'misuse' of social media
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Authorities extend internet suspension in Assam till Monday to curb 'misuse' of social media

Internet services were suspended on Wednesday initially for 24 hours in ten districts of the state and then extended for another 48 hours across the state

Amid protests in North East over Citizenship Amendment Act, US, UK, France, Canada, Israel issue travel advisories
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Amid protests in North East over Citizenship Amendment Act, US, UK, France, Canada, Israel issue travel advisories

Visit of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe scheduled from 15 to 17 December in Guwahati has also been cancelled and Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has also cancelled his three-day visit to India

Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC are two sides of same coin; both seek to alienate India’s Muslims
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Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC are two sides of same coin; both seek to alienate India’s Muslims

If the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the graveyard of Indian citizenship, the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 is the graveyard of Indian democracy