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MHA gets extension to frame rules under contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019
India

MHA gets extension to frame rules under contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that the Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted an extension of time up to 9 April and 9 July, respectively, to frame the rule

Congress' Ahmed Patel terms UN's plea in SC on CAA as interference but says Centre responsible for 'mess'
Politics

Congress' Ahmed Patel terms UN's plea in SC on CAA as interference but says Centre responsible for 'mess'

Congress leader Ahmed Patel attacked the Centre over the UNHCHR filing an application in the Supreme Court over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it is "unwarranted interference" but it is the Modi dispensation that is to be blamed for the "mess"

BBMP resolution on protests outside Bengaluru's Town Hall aimed to delegitimise people's right to be seen, heard in public
India

BBMP resolution on protests outside Bengaluru's Town Hall aimed to delegitimise people's right to be seen, heard in public

The BBMP resolution seeking to ban protests outside the iconic Puttanna Chetty Town Hall in Bengaluru shows that blocking traffic has somehow become an enough threat to 'public order' the state’s understanding to qualify as a reasonable restriction to the fundamental right to free speech and expression

Richa Chadha, Anubhav Sinha, Hansal Mehta among others express concern over Delhi violence; call for peace
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Richa Chadha, Anubhav Sinha, Hansal Mehta among others express concern over Delhi violence; call for peace

Richa Chadha, Rekha Bhardwaj, Anubhav Sinha, Raveena Tandon, Shruti Seth, Sandhya Mridul, Sona Mohapatra, Hansal Mehta, and Nikkhil Advani have expressed their anger at Delhi violence that has claimed at least 27 lives

US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence as toll rises to 27, say country must speak up against anti-Muslim violence
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US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence as toll rises to 27, say country must speak up against anti-Muslim violence

The deadly violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump

CAA didn't figure in Trump-Modi talks, religious harmony discussed in positive way, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla
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CAA didn't figure in Trump-Modi talks, religious harmony discussed in positive way, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) did not come up for discussion between visiting US president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Tuesday, noting that the two leaders talked about religious harmony in a "positive way"

Congress demands sedition case against Mumbai school for pro-CAA event after Karnataka Police arrests principal for anti-CAA play
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Congress demands sedition case against Mumbai school for pro-CAA event after Karnataka Police arrests principal for anti-CAA play

If sedition case can be registered against students for staging drama against CAA, then a case of sedition should be filed against Mumbai school for forcing students to support CAA, says Congress leader Sachin Sawant

West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar forced to leave Calcutta University convocation after students protest, raise anti-CAA slogans
India

West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar forced to leave Calcutta University convocation after students protest, raise anti-CAA slogans

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Tuesday forced to leave the Calcutta University's annual convocation in a huff after some students showed him black flags and shouted 'go back' for his pro-CAA stance, calling him an 'agent' of the BJP

Immorality of protesting lawyers: Role of advocates in hampering judicial productivity should be recognised and remedied
India

Immorality of protesting lawyers: Role of advocates in hampering judicial productivity should be recognised and remedied

It is a very normal practice to blame the judiciary and the judges for the inordinate delay in the disposal of cases and for the mounting pendency in courts. However, without a professional and responsible Bar, the wheels of justice will always roll slowly. Any serious enquiry into judicial delay should include the role of lawyers in hampering the judicial process.

Muslim identity politics over Citizenship Amendment Act has alienated allies and is problematic for idea of India
India

Muslim identity politics over Citizenship Amendment Act has alienated allies and is problematic for idea of India

This expression of angst over a movement going in a direction different from where it intended to, has drawn a guttural release of anger from Muslim, many of whom have argued that since the issue concerns only Muslims (a misleading position), they should be at the forefront of the movement, allowed to decide on its nature, content and allies should not “dictate terms” or derail the movement’s legitimacy.

Constitutionality of Citizenship Act is too nuanced, protesters don't have agency to decide complex legal issues
India

Constitutionality of Citizenship Act is too nuanced, protesters don't have agency to decide complex legal issues

Those on the streets are functioning on the premise of a simplistic understanding that the CAA is 'blatantly' or 'inherently' unconstitutional. The protestors, much like all of us, do not have any agency to determine this question, simply because it has complex legal issues, which can only be settled in a court of law. My piece tried to bring forth the fact that the case of protesters may not be the only case in the court.

In Lucknow jail since 19 December, Sadaf Jafar, 6 activists to spend New Year under arrest: Bail pleas filed in sessions court
India

In Lucknow jail since 19 December, Sadaf Jafar, 6 activists to spend New Year under arrest: Bail pleas filed in sessions court

Bail pleas were filed in the sessions court of Lucknow for teacher-artist-activist Sadaf Jafar, former IPS Officer SR Darapuri and five others on Tuesday. Jafar and others have been lodged in a Lucknow jail since 19 December, 2019 when she was arrested while capturing videos of the protests taking place at Parivartan Chowk in Lucknow as aprt of the Anti-CAA protests.

CAA protests: Notice served to over 60 people in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur and Gorakhpur for recovery of damage to property
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CAA protests: Notice served to over 60 people in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur and Gorakhpur for recovery of damage to property

The Rampur administration has issued notices to 28 people 'identified for violence' during last week's anti-citizenship law protests in Rampur, asking them to explain their position or pay for damage caused to public and private property

Constitutional resistance and resilience: To argue that constitutionality of Citizenship Act can't be settled 'on the roads' is shallow and dismissive
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Constitutional resistance and resilience: To argue that constitutionality of Citizenship Act can't be settled 'on the roads' is shallow and dismissive

Citizenship Act: While legal argument in courts, as Pandey says, "requires certain legal and constitutional scholarship", it is his disdain for the enactment of a politics of resistance which deploys a distinctly constitutional idiom (can't be settled at the pedestrian level, on the roads) which should be a larger cause for concern.

Applicability of CAA on nationwide NRC: Notion that citizenship law automatically applies en masse to all non-Muslims left out of NRC in Assam not legally correct
India

Applicability of CAA on nationwide NRC: Notion that citizenship law automatically applies en masse to all non-Muslims left out of NRC in Assam not legally correct

Even in terms of the nationwide NRC that the BJP is proposing, it is too premature to determine how the CAA will be extended to religious groups left out of the NRC. Would there be separate authority set up such as the Foreigners Tribunal? Who would have the last say in declaring individuals as illegal foreigners?

Anti-CAA protests: 104 held, over 12,000 cases registered in Parbhani, Hingoli and Beed districts of Maharashtra as agitators resort to stone-pelting, vandalism
India

Anti-CAA protests: 104 held, over 12,000 cases registered in Parbhani, Hingoli and Beed districts of Maharashtra as agitators resort to stone-pelting, vandalism

More than 100 people have been arrested and over 12,000 cases registered in three districts of Marathwada in connection with violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act in the central Maharashtra region last week, officials said on Monday.

CAA protesters gather at Gandhi statue in London, demand withdrawal of new citizenship law and plans to hold nationwide NRC
India

CAA protesters gather at Gandhi statue in London, demand withdrawal of new citizenship law and plans to hold nationwide NRC

Hundreds of students and other groups gathered around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Parliament Square in London on Saturday to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India

CAA protests: Toll rises to 15 in Uttar Pradesh as stir turns violent for second consecutive day; police post torched in Kanpur
India

CAA protests: Toll rises to 15 in Uttar Pradesh as stir turns violent for second consecutive day; police post torched in Kanpur

A police post was torched in Kanpur on Saturday amid fresh incidents of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Uttar Pradesh's several districts including in Rampur and Aligarh as the toll in the violence in the last two days rose to 15

CAA protests: Allahabad HC seeks UP govt, AMU's reply on use of baton charge, tells parents to approach local court for release of detained students
India

CAA protests: Allahabad HC seeks UP govt, AMU's reply on use of baton charge, tells parents to approach local court for release of detained students

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh govt and the AMU administration to file its replies within two weeks on a plea about baton charge and tear gas shells used against students

Citizenship Amendment Act: Bollywood celebs who took a stand, sat on the fence, and remained mum
Entertainment

Citizenship Amendment Act: Bollywood celebs who took a stand, sat on the fence, and remained mum

As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock the country, several artistes from across industries have voiced their dissent on the same.