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At Surat rally, Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi calls CAA atonement for 'sin of Partition', blames Congress for unrest over citizenship law
Politics

At Surat rally, Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi calls CAA atonement for 'sin of Partition', blames Congress for unrest over citizenship law

Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to 'atone for the sin of Partition' committed by the Congress

'Political gimmick': Ex-Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan moves SC, seeks dismissal of Kerala govt's lawsuit against CAA
India

'Political gimmick': Ex-Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan moves SC, seeks dismissal of Kerala govt's lawsuit against CAA

Demanding the repeal of Citizenship Amendment Act, the Kerala government moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday, saying the amended law violated Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution and the basic structure of secularism in India.

'I am not a rubber stamp': Kerala governor hits out at state govt for challenging CAA in Supreme Court without his approval
Politics

'I am not a rubber stamp': Kerala governor hits out at state govt for challenging CAA in Supreme Court without his approval

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Thursday slammed Pinarayi Vijayan-led government for challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) before the Supreme Court and said that 'common courtesy demanded that prior permission' should have been taken from him

Jamia Millia Islamia to move against Delhi Police in court, seeks registration of FIR for 15 December violence in varsity
India

Jamia Millia Islamia to move against Delhi Police in court, seeks registration of FIR for 15 December violence in varsity

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will move to a Delhi court seeking direction to police to register an FIR in connection with 15 December, 2019 violence in the university. The application will be filed under Section 156(3) of CrPC in court

Kerala becomes first state to move Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act, says contentious law violates Right to Equality
India

Kerala becomes first state to move Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act, says contentious law violates Right to Equality

On 10 January, the Kerala government had published anti-CAA advertisements in the front page of national dailies, a move that was criticised by the state’s governor as "thoroughly undesirable".

'Go Back Modi': TMC, CPM activists raise placards during protests against CAA, NRC ahead of PM's West Bengal visit
India

'Go Back Modi': TMC, CPM activists raise placards during protests against CAA, NRC ahead of PM's West Bengal visit

During his visit, Modi will attend sesquicentenary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust and hold a meeting with Mamata.

JNU violence: Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi Police capable of maintaining law and order but given instructions to 'just stand, not take any action'
India

JNU violence: Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi Police capable of maintaining law and order but given instructions to 'just stand, not take any action'

The Delhi Police is very capable of maintaining law and order but is given instructions to 'just stand and not take any action', Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday in reference to the recent violence at JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia University

Hundreds join candle march, sing National Anthem during protest against JNU violence, CAA, NRC at Delhi’s Jama Masjid
India

Hundreds join candle march, sing National Anthem during protest against JNU violence, CAA, NRC at Delhi’s Jama Masjid

Hundreds of people sat in front of the Jama Masjid in Delhi on Wednesday with candles and posters to protest against the amended citizenship law, NRC and the National Population Register

No acche din in sight: With India's economy in tailspin and institutions being subverted, it's time to look beyond the right-wing propaganda
India

No acche din in sight: With India's economy in tailspin and institutions being subverted, it's time to look beyond the right-wing propaganda

The last year ended in rising protests and anger across the country. This year has begun on the same troubling note. The organised mob attack on protesting students in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University with what appears to be active connivance of the university administration and the police has torn away the last remaining vestiges of normalcy from our democratic functioning.

PFI postpones 5 Jan anti-CAA rally in Murshidabad after West Bengal Police denies permission to hold march
India

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

Uttar Pradesh court grants bail to activist Sadaf Jafar, others arrested for anti-CAA protests in Lucknow on 19 December
India

Uttar Pradesh court grants bail to activist Sadaf Jafar, others arrested for anti-CAA protests in Lucknow on 19 December

Sadaf Jafar's arrest and incarceration generated widespread outrage among social activists and Twitterati.

Shaheen Bagh protest: Section of anti-CAA protesters withdraw over fears of violence, accuse political parties of 'hijacking stage'
India

Shaheen Bagh protest: Section of anti-CAA protesters withdraw over fears of violence, accuse political parties of 'hijacking stage'

A section of anti-citizenship law protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh withdrew after 20 days, even as locals stayed put on the road-side venue on Thursday to steer forward a faceless demonstration

MHA mulls PFI ban for 'stoking violent' anti-CAA protests; controversial Kerala-based group has long been on NIA radar
India

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

At Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, anti-CAA protesters ring in 2020 with national anthem, 'inquilab zindabad', 'azadi' slogans
India

At Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, anti-CAA protesters ring in 2020 with national anthem, 'inquilab zindabad', 'azadi' slogans

As the world geared up to bring in 2020, more than 3,000 people gathered at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia on New Year’s Eve in solidarity against the Citizenship Amendment Act, ringing in the new decade by singing the national anthem and chanting ‘Inquilab Zindabad’

Kerala Assembly passes resolution demanding scrapping of CAA, CM Pinarayi Vijayan says there won’t be any detention centres in state
Politics

Kerala Assembly passes resolution demanding scrapping of CAA, CM Pinarayi Vijayan says there won’t be any detention centres in state

The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding scrapping of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, amid raging countrywide protests against the legislation

Opposition creating ‘fear among Muslims' over CAA for vote bank politics, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant
Politics

Opposition creating ‘fear among Muslims' over CAA for vote bank politics, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the opposition was creating an illusion about the Citizenship Amendment Act for vote bank politics

Delhi Police arrests 11th person in connection with 15 Dec Jamia violence; accused was previously involved in Arms Act case
India

Delhi Police arrests 11th person in connection with 15 Dec Jamia violence; accused was previously involved in Arms Act case

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia around a fortnight ago, police said

Indian-Americans hold events in support of CAA, Narendra Modi govt in New York’s Long Island, Times Square
World

Indian-Americans hold events in support of CAA, Narendra Modi govt in New York’s Long Island, Times Square

Members of the Indian diaspora held events at different places in New York to express their support for the amended Citizenship Act, terming it as a historic step taken by the Indian government

Jamia Hamdard Alumni stage play outside campus in protest against 15 Dec police action during anti-CAA stir
India

Jamia Hamdard Alumni stage play outside campus in protest against 15 Dec police action during anti-CAA stir

A play titled 'Jamiawala Bagh' was staged outside the Jamia Millia Islamia which has been at the forefront of the protest against the new citizenship law

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demands 'immediate action' against UP top cop, who asked anti-CAA protesters to 'go to Pakistan'
India

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demands 'immediate action' against UP top cop, who asked anti-CAA protesters to 'go to Pakistan'

Union Minister for Minorities, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, on Saturday demanded 'immediate action' against a UP cop who purportedly asked Muslims to 'go to Pakistan' during a protest