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'Head the army and mind your business': P Chidambaram slams General Bipin Rawat for remarks on CAA protests
India

'Head the army and mind your business': P Chidambaram slams General Bipin Rawat for remarks on CAA protests

P Chidambaram also alleged that the army chief and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh had been asked to support the government

UP top cop defends SP telling anti-CAA protesters 'go to Pakistan', says choice of words would have been better had things been normal
India

UP top cop defends SP telling anti-CAA protesters 'go to Pakistan', says choice of words would have been better had things been normal

A top Meerut police officer has defended his colleague who purportedly told anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters "go to Pakistan" during clashes with the police on 20 December.

In UP's Kanpur, Muslims allege cops raised 'har har Mahadev' slogans, threatened women with rape in crackdown on anti-CAA protesters
India

In UP's Kanpur, Muslims allege cops raised 'har har Mahadev' slogans, threatened women with rape in crackdown on anti-CAA protesters

Subhan says the Kanpur Police tried to force their way in his house while hurling communal abuses even though he was not present at the protest site

Citizenship Amendment Act will not be implemented in West Bengal as long as I am alive, says Mamata Banerjee
India

Citizenship Amendment Act will not be implemented in West Bengal as long as I am alive, says Mamata Banerjee

Hitting out at the proposed NRC, Mamata Banerjee questioned why people will have to prove their citizenship once again.

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat says forces have 'utmost respect' for human rights laws
India

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat says forces have 'utmost respect' for human rights laws

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat was addressing the interns and senior officers of the National Human Rights Commission at the Manav Adhikar Bhawan

Did General Bipin Rawat's comments on anti-CAA protests fall afoul of Section 21 of Army Act?
India

Did General Bipin Rawat's comments on anti-CAA protests fall afoul of Section 21 of Army Act?

From army veterans to politicians, several people observed that Rawat's comments were arguable in violation of the Section 21 of Army Rules, 1954

'Why should I go to homes of vandals?' UP minister refuses to meet kin of Muslim men killed during anti-CAA stir
India

'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.

Bipin Rawat accuses universities of stoking anti-CAA tensions, but reports indicate most violence occurred off-campus
India

Bipin Rawat accuses universities of stoking anti-CAA tensions, but reports indicate most violence occurred off-campus

General Bipin Rawat on Thursday weighed in on the highly politicised issue of Citizenship Amendment Act and the nationwide protests against it, while addressing an event in his capacity as the Chief of the Army Staff

'Reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh': Police framing false charges against anti-CAA protesters, govt spreading lies about NPR, NRC, claim activists
India

'Reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh': Police framing false charges against anti-CAA protesters, govt spreading lies about NPR, NRC, claim activists

Rights activists alleged that there was a reign of terror prevailing in Uttar Pradesh and the police was framing false charges against people to crack down on protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC

Uttar Pradesh anti-CAA stir: Sambhal district administration issues notice to 26 people for damaging property during protests
India

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

Shiv Sena MP says letter pledging support to Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC is fake; complaint filed with Hingoli Police
Politics

Shiv Sena MP says letter pledging support to Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC is fake; complaint filed with Hingoli Police

Shiv Sena MP Hemant Patil on Thursday claimed that a letter purportedly pledging his support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is fake

'Muslims living in India for generations will become Stateless': MIT students, faculty, alumni condemn CAA, NRC; full text
World

'Muslims living in India for generations will become Stateless': MIT students, faculty, alumni condemn CAA, NRC; full text

The students, faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates of Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) issued a statement expressing solidarity with the protests being witnessed across India against the amended Citizenship Act

National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Uttar Pradesh DGP over police action during anti-CAA protests in state
India

National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Uttar Pradesh DGP over police action during anti-CAA protests in state

'Youth have been killed, the Internet has been suspended, and the police themselves are destroying public property', according to complaint submitted to NHRC

Ahmedabad varsity intimidating students protesting against CAA, say activists; 'police might create record' if participation in stir continues, parents told
India

Ahmedabad varsity intimidating students protesting against CAA, say activists; 'police might create record' if participation in stir continues, parents told

Activists alleged on Wednesday that Nirma University tried to intimidate its students who took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and also advised their parents to counsel them

'Merry Christmas everyone apart from Delhi Police': Jamia students celebrate festival as anti-CAA protests at varsity enter 13th day
India

'Merry Christmas everyone apart from Delhi Police': Jamia students celebrate festival as anti-CAA protests at varsity enter 13th day

Jamia Millia Islamia students protesting against the amended Citizenship Act celebrated Christmas even as their agitation entered its 13th day

'Be benevolent... don't talk about war, cultural differences': Full text of Harsha Bhogle's Facebook post amid anti-CAA, NRC protests
India

'Be benevolent... don't talk about war, cultural differences': Full text of Harsha Bhogle's Facebook post amid anti-CAA, NRC protests

Amid ongoing protests across the country against the amended Citizenship Act and the National Register of Citizens, celebrated cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle urged the government to not talk on war and cultural differences

Opposition slams Centre for trying to 'fool people' over NPR; protests continue in Delhi, Assam over CAA
India

Opposition slams Centre for trying to 'fool people' over NPR; protests continue in Delhi, Assam over CAA

Even as protests against the amended citizenship law continued in different parts of the country, the Union government approved a proposal to update the National Population Register

Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: NPR first step for NRC, says Derek O'Brien; TMC leader accuses Centre of trying to fool people
India

Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: NPR first step for NRC, says Derek O'Brien; TMC leader accuses Centre of trying to fool people

Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: After the union cabinet approved Rs 3,941.35 crore for updating the NPR on Tuesday, the Trinamool Congress said that BJP is trying to 'fool and cheat' the people of the country as the population register is the 'first step towards NRC'.

CAA protests: UP Police stops Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi from entering Meerut to meet kin of deceased agitators
Politics

CAA protests: UP Police stops Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi from entering Meerut to meet kin of deceased agitators

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were on Tuesday stopped by police from entering Meerut on their way to meet the families of those who died during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: How State controlled a pan-India movement with internet bans, police crackdown that left 25 dead
India

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: How State controlled a pan-India movement with internet bans, police crackdown that left 25 dead

Internet services were suspended across major cities in Uttar Pradesh and a few sensitive ones in West Bengal and Karnataka as central and state governments doubled down on efforts to check the spread of agitations