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
Attempts to create panic over coronavirus to divert attention from Delhi riots, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that 'some people and channels' were trying to create panic over coronovirus in the country to divert attention from the Delhi communal riots.
Gauhati HC cites SC verdict to explain difference between courts, tribunals; says rules of evidence not applicable in Foreigners' Tribunal for proving citizenship
All courts are tribunals, but all tribunals are not courts, says Gauhati High Court.
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"
Conflicting judgments, absence of guidelines, litany of documents: India's citizenship conundrum is a mess
Multiple conflicting judgments have only deepened the confusion rather than solving it.
Voter ID, PAN card, land documents not proof of citizenship, rules Gauhati High Court in two separate judgments
PAN card, Voters Id, land and bank documents do not constitute proof of citizenship, the Gauhati High Court reiterated while dismissing the citizenship claims of two petitioners.
In the wave of protest music against the CAA and NRC, one song that takes its audience back to the divisive politics of Assam in 1961 and an almost forgotten incident.
Delhi Assembly election: Foreign forces misleading people over CAA to weaken India, says Rajnath Singh at Jangpura rally
Senior BJP leader and Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that he felt "foreign forces" were trying to "weaken" India by "misleading" people against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
Citizenship status in limbo, fate of Chakma tribe in Arunachal underscores question of who belongs, who doesn't
The case of the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh under both Congress and BJP rule proves that in actual practice, it is the state governments that determine who gets or doesn’t get citizenship.
Why is Mamata Banerjee suddenly trying to distance herself from Congress and Left Front on CAA-NRC issue?
Mamata's move in trying to publicly put some distance between the TMC and CPM-Congress alliance is a clever attempt at reinvigorating the struggling political forces so that the anti-TMC vote gets split instead of consolidating in favour of the BJP.
Citizenship Amendment Act: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella's views are modern and progressive, and subtly question new law
A day after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella termed situation surrounding the Citizenship Amendment Act as "sad", his company on Tuesday issued a far subtler statement on the contentious Act, that conveyed his optimism for an immigrant in India who could benefit the society and economy
Citizenship Amendment Act comes into force even as nationwide protests continue; Home Ministry yet to frame rules for law
Even as nationwide protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 continue, the Union Government on Friday went ahead and formally notified the law. This means that the law came into effect starting Friday.
SC seeks explanation from Assam govt over allegations of communal statements by state NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma
'He should not be saying all this', a bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed after senior advocate Kapil Sibal drew attention to alleged statement
PFI postpones 5 Jan anti-CAA rally in Murshidabad after West Bengal Police denies permission to hold march
The Popular Front of India (PFI), an alleged radical Islamic outfit, was on Friday denied permission for an anti-citizenship law rally scheduled on Sunday in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, a senior police officer said
From PILs challenging CAA, abrogation of Article 370 to pleas seeking stay on electoral bonds, Supreme Court has a hectic month ahead
January is set to be an extremely busy month for the Supreme Court of India when the bench assembles on Monday after a long winter break. Among some key cases slated for hearing include PILs challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, the abrogation of Article 370 as well as a plea seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme
MHA mulls PFI ban for 'stoking violent' anti-CAA protests; controversial Kerala-based group has long been on NIA radar
The Popular Front of India (PFI), a federation that was formed in 2006 as a successor to the National Democratic Front (NDF), has come under the scanner of the Union home ministry for allegedly instigating demonstrators to clash with the Uttar Pradesh police
Amid protests over CAA-NRC across India, childhood buddies wrangle on social media, exit from WhatsApp groups
Relationships among childhood friends are turning sour, students are disagreeing with their teachers and alumnus of prestigious institutions are exiting WhatsApp groups, all because of arguments on social media over the CAA and NRC
'Why should I go to homes of vandals?' UP minister refuses to meet kin of Muslim men killed during anti-CAA stir
An Uttar Pradesh minister on a visit on Thursday refused to meet the families of the two Muslim men who died in the recent protests against the new citizenship law.
Uttar Pradesh anti-CAA stir: Sambhal district administration issues notice to 26 people for damaging property during protests
The district administration of Sambhal has issued notices to 26 people for their alleged involvement in damaging properties during protests against the amended citizenship law
CAA-NRC has acted as trigger for Muslims lacking political representation, fuelling community's animus against Centre
As protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) reach a state of suspended animation, it gives us an opportunity to take a closer look at and attempt to understand the nature and trigger of the relentless demonstrations, marches and the violence that shook India for two weeks and have resulted in 20 deaths so far