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

Complaint against Arundhati Roy by SC lawyer over false information for NPR remarks; politicos slam activist
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Complaint against Arundhati Roy by SC lawyer over false information for NPR remarks; politicos slam activist

Addressing a protest gathering at Delhi University on Wednesday, Roy claimed that the NPR would serve as a database for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and alleged that the latter targetted the Muslims of the country

'Give wrong names, addresses if you want to oppose NPR'; Arundhati Roy's advice at 25 December Delhi protest meet
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'Give wrong names, addresses if you want to oppose NPR'; Arundhati Roy's advice at 25 December Delhi protest meet

Writer-activist Arundhati Roy on Wednesday addressed a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi University's North Campus, in which she lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "lying" on the subject of a nationwide NRC.

At Delhi anti-CAA protest, Arundhati Roy asks people to oppose NPR by furnishing wrong names, addresses to officials
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At Delhi anti-CAA protest, Arundhati Roy asks people to oppose NPR by furnishing wrong names, addresses to officials

Roy said that officials will visit people's homes under NPR exercise for taking their names, addresses and other details.

After backing CAA, Naveen Patnaik says no to NRC: BJD chief's balancing act aimed at restoring 'secular' image, say critics
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After backing CAA, Naveen Patnaik says no to NRC: BJD chief's balancing act aimed at restoring 'secular' image, say critics

After the Biju Janata Dal lent its support in Parliament to the Citizenship Amendment Act, Naveen Patnaik announced that his party does not support the National Register of Citizens.

Nitish Kumar asserts NRC has no place in Bihar, becomes first NDA ally to reject proposed move for nationwide citizen's register
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Nitish Kumar asserts NRC has no place in Bihar, becomes first NDA ally to reject proposed move for nationwide citizen's register

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday asserted that National Register for Citizens will not be implemented in the state, putting at rest speculations raised by his JDU support to the Citizenship Amendment Act

Citizenship Amendment Bill comes into effect with President Ram Nath Kovind's nod amid violent protests in North East
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Citizenship Amendment Bill comes into effect with President Ram Nath Kovind's nod amid violent protests in North East

As of Thursday, two persons were killed in police firing during protests against Citizenship Bill in Assam with thousands descending on streets defying curfew.

From 'they can't read your tweet' to 'hire kabootar from Maine Pyaar Kiya', Twitterati suggests ways BJP, Modi can help Assamese protesting CAB
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From 'they can't read your tweet' to 'hire kabootar from Maine Pyaar Kiya', Twitterati suggests ways BJP, Modi can help Assamese protesting CAB

Narendra Modi's tweet assuring 'the brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of CAB' received severe flak by the Twitterati who slammed the prime minister for tweeting a message to a populace which did not even have access to internet and mobile data. Violent protests have rocked northeastern states since 7 December, however, protests escalated overnight in Assam after the Lok Sabha on 9 December passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi hails CAB as 'courageous step', congratulates Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for passage of Bill in Parliament
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RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi hails CAB as 'courageous step', congratulates Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for passage of Bill in Parliament

RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament and described it as a 'courageous step'

Anti-CAB protests rock North East India as Rajya Sabha passes contentious legislation; demonstrators stage massive rallies
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Anti-CAB protests rock North East India as Rajya Sabha passes contentious legislation; demonstrators stage massive rallies

The anger in the northeastern states against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, showed no signs of abating on the second consecutive day on Wednesday, which was marked by large-scale protests and lockdowns

Jyotiraditya Scindia rebuffs reports claiming he backs CAB; second recent instance of Congress leader dismissing rumours via Twitter
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Jyotiraditya Scindia rebuffs reports claiming he backs CAB; second recent instance of Congress leader dismissing rumours via Twitter

Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday took to microblogging site Twitter to clarify on a report by Dainik Bhaskar, which stated that he backed the contentious CAB which was recently passed in the Rajya Sabha amid much debate

Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: Narendra Modi hails law as proof of 'compassion, brotherhood'; Opposition says dark day for democracy
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Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: Narendra Modi hails law as proof of 'compassion, brotherhood'; Opposition says dark day for democracy

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was described as unconstitutional by the slew of Opposition MPs who rose to oppose the legislation in the Upper House.

Parliament Updates: With 125 Ayes and 105 Noes, Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019
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Parliament Updates: With 125 Ayes and 105 Noes, Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019

Parliament LATEST Updates: The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Upper House on Wednesday with 117 votes in favour and 92 against.

Indian Muslims need not fear, says Amit Shah as Rajya Sabha clears CAB; religion-based discrimination against constitutional morality, says Opposition
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Indian Muslims need not fear, says Amit Shah as Rajya Sabha clears CAB; religion-based discrimination against constitutional morality, says Opposition

Among the most notable statements on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill were by home minister Amit Shah, who said that Muslims have nothing to fear as Rajya Sabha passes the Bill

Nature of protests in Assam show North East agitating against citizenship bill to protect indigenous culture from outsiders, not for 'secular' India
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Nature of protests in Assam show North East agitating against citizenship bill to protect indigenous culture from outsiders, not for 'secular' India

Protesters in Assam say they would oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill even if it included all religions, revealing a huge mismatch between the reasons behind the North East's agitation against CAB and that of the Congress party

P Chidambaram's six questions encapsulate fundamentals of opposition to Citizenship Amendment Bill
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P Chidambaram's six questions encapsulate fundamentals of opposition to Citizenship Amendment Bill

Chidambaram dared the government to put forward the opinion of the law department, or invite the Attorney-General to speak on the points mentioned by him.

Rajya Sabha to debate Citizenship (Amendment) Bill tomorrow: Hope Shiv Sena will stick to CMP, say Congress and NCP on backing CAB
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Rajya Sabha to debate Citizenship (Amendment) Bill tomorrow: Hope Shiv Sena will stick to CMP, say Congress and NCP on backing CAB

With its Maharashtra alliance partner Shiv Sena backing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, the NCP on Tuesday said the two are different parties and it is not possible always for them to hold the same view on all issues

Chidambaram brands Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 'patently unconstitutional', warns debate likely shift to SC if Parliament passes legislation
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Chidambaram brands Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 'patently unconstitutional', warns debate likely shift to SC if Parliament passes legislation

Slamming the BJP government, Chidambaram said, 'this is the price we pay for giving a party a brute majority that it uses to trample over the wishes of the states and the people.'

'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah
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'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah

Shah on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, where it was passed with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it. It will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod on Tuesday.

Under garb of CAB, Centre trying to change demography of North East, 'dump' outsiders into region, says Manipur MP Lorho Pfoze
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Under garb of CAB, Centre trying to change demography of North East, 'dump' outsiders into region, says Manipur MP Lorho Pfoze

Lorho Pfoze of the Naga People's Front, which is in alliance with BJP in Manipur, cautioned Modi government against passing CAB