Electoral compulsion behind Mamata's volte-face on illegal immigrants: Owaisi's rising clout poses challenges for Bengal CM
To understand the impulses at work that prompted Mamata to make such a statement, we need to put her comments in context of her opposition to the Centre's Citizenship Amendment Act. The Bengal chief minister has been a staunch and vocal critic of the Citizenship Amendment Act and has vowed not to let CAA (and NRC, if and when it is promulgated) be implemented in Bengal. This is curious.
Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence
After fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or promote "anti-national" attitudes
Shaheen Bagh is a movement for democracy and peace, the protesters shun extremist ideology, writes AMU professor Syed Raza
In terming the protest taking place at Shaheen Bagh as a response to the "intransigent arrogance of the state" as "counterproductive", we are not just trivialising the democratic impulse of India but also in reality allowing the flawed understanding of democracy to gain ground
Back from adult prison, Bihar minors arrested in police raids on Muslim homes post CAA protests tell of maltreatment
Bihar Police passed minors off as adults in the First Information Report (FIR). Which meant they spent a month in an Aurangabad prison with hardened criminals before they were moved to a juvenile home on 23 January.
'It's not the pain, but how far the State will go to target us': Jamia students recount treatment at the hands of Delhi Police on 10 Feb
Describing police brutality meted out to them during the 10 February protests, Jamia students accused the Delhi Police of assaulting girls and hitting them on their chest and stomach with lathis. Some students also accused the police of kicking them on their private parts with their boots on, punching them and even forcibly removing their hijabs.
Bihar Police arrests 13 minors from Aurangabad during CAA protests, passes them off as 'adults' in FIR
Bihar police have arrested 13 minors and identified them as 'adults' over anti-Citizenship Amenment Act protests on 21 December 2019 in town of Aurangabad turned violent. All arrested are Muslim youths. Firstpost had earlier reported that Bihar Police had altered the age of two minor boys and identified them as adults in the FIR.
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)
SC lawyer writes to Patna HC about minors booked as adults in Bihar's Aurangabad after Firstpost report exposes state police action
A Supreme Court lawyer in Patna has written to the Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to take cognisance of what's happening in Aurangabad, Bihar after a Firstpost article pointed out that the Bihar Police had arrested 13 minors during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests
India this month effectively halted palm oil imports from its largest supplier and the world’s second-biggest producer in response to comments from Mahathir attacking India’s domestic policies.
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.
Protesting against CAA-NRC is a fight for Muslim dignity and identity, covering it under cloak of 'fight for Constitution' will be misleading
An argument being forwarded to oppose the sloganeering of La Ilaha IlAllah in public protests is that it alienates the non-Muslims who are a part of these protests. The argument may be correct, but by simply blaming the slogan it misses out the underlying reason behind this alienation. Why does the slogan alienate non-Muslims? Or for that purpose, why does a Muslim wearing hijab or skull cap alienate non-Muslims?
‘Very irresponsible’: Babul Supriyo criticises Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for 'shot like dogs' remark, TMC says comments reflect party's mindset
Union minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo termed Ghosh's comments as 'irresponsible', meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress leadership came down heavily on Ghosh and said the comments reflected the mindset of BJP that brooks no dissent.
BJP's Dilip Ghosh threatens to shoot those involved in damaging public property in 'the same way as in Uttar Pradesh'
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh courted controversy by threatening to shoot and kill those involved in damaging public property 'like the same way in Uttar Pradesh'
A Muslim affair: Anti-CAA protests are against Islamophobia, can't be turned into BJP vs Opposition slugfest
The citizenship law is an attack on Muslim and Muslims have come on the streets to fight and safeguard their membership in Indian society, and it should not be appropriated into a BJP versus Opposition or Hindu-India versus Secular-India wrestling match. For all we know, most of the parties in the Opposition, whether national or regional, have contributed in squeezing Muslims to the margins. BJP is just going a step further and throwing us out of the margin we already were on.
Anti-CAA protests: P Chidambaram slams UP Police for arresting activists Sadar Jafar, SR Darapuri, Pavan Rao without any evidence
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said it was "shameful" that Sadaf Jafar, SR Darapuri and Pavan Rao were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for violence without any evidence against them
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
‘Are you PM of India or ambassador of Pakistan’; Mamata Banerjee slams Narendra Modi at anti-CAA rally in Bengal's Siliguri
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing anti-CAA rally in Siliguri, said it is a shame that even after 70 years of Independence, people have to prove their nationality
Assam BJP accuses Congress, Leftist parties, 'overground Maoist KMSS' for violence during anti-CAA protests in Dec
State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass accused the Congress, KMSS and Leftist parties of being involved in violence during anti-CAA protests
India reached out to countries across world on CAA and NRC, told them Act doesn't alter Constitution, says MEA
'We emphasised that CAA just expedites acquiring citizenship to persecuted minorities, does not change basic structure of Constitution', said MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing
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