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Six detention centres in Assam with capacity of 3,331 persons, 10 inmates died since March 2019, MHA informs Lok Sabha
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Six detention centres in Assam with capacity of 3,331 persons, 10 inmates died since March 2019, MHA informs Lok Sabha

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha about six detention centres in Assam with a capacity of 3,331 persons

Supreme Court directs Centre, Assam government to file status report on Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres
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Supreme Court directs Centre, Assam government to file status report on Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres

The Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre and the Assam government to file a fresh report with regard to the status of release of Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres as per its earlier order

'CAA, NRC are not only against Muslims, but whole country': Student leaders lead charge against 'divisive' policy at Mumbai's Azad Maidan
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'CAA, NRC are not only against Muslims, but whole country': Student leaders lead charge against 'divisive' policy at Mumbai's Azad Maidan

Students, activists, and citizens gathered in south Mumbai's Azad Maidan for another large-scale protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC) on Friday. Named 'Inquilaab Morcha', the gathering was one of the many nationwide protests in resistance to the CAA since the contentious law was passed by Parliament on 11 December.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: 'Has the Shiv Sena govt lost its head?' says Devendra Fadnavis at pro-CAA rally in Mumbai
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: 'Has the Shiv Sena govt lost its head?' says Devendra Fadnavis at pro-CAA rally in Mumbai

Citizenship Amendment Act protests LIVE Updates: Addressing a rally organised by Sanvidan Sanman Manch at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Devendra Fadnavis said the CAA is not a "law", but a process for giving citizenship to those who were displaced from the neighbouring countries.

Constitutional resistance and resilience: To argue that constitutionality of Citizenship Act can't be settled 'on the roads' is shallow and dismissive
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Constitutional resistance and resilience: To argue that constitutionality of Citizenship Act can't be settled 'on the roads' is shallow and dismissive

Citizenship Act: While legal argument in courts, as Pandey says, "requires certain legal and constitutional scholarship", it is his disdain for the enactment of a politics of resistance which deploys a distinctly constitutional idiom (can't be settled at the pedestrian level, on the roads) which should be a larger cause for concern.

Applicability of CAA on nationwide NRC: Notion that citizenship law automatically applies en masse to all non-Muslims left out of NRC in Assam not legally correct
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Applicability of CAA on nationwide NRC: Notion that citizenship law automatically applies en masse to all non-Muslims left out of NRC in Assam not legally correct

Even in terms of the nationwide NRC that the BJP is proposing, it is too premature to determine how the CAA will be extended to religious groups left out of the NRC. Would there be separate authority set up such as the Foreigners Tribunal? Who would have the last say in declaring individuals as illegal foreigners?

Centre tells SC not a single life was lost in Valley after abrogation of Article 370; 'purpose must be legitimate', argues opposing counsel
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Centre tells SC not a single life was lost in Valley after abrogation of Article 370; 'purpose must be legitimate', argues opposing counsel

Attorney General K K Venugopal told the top court that instead of questions, the government should be "congratulated" for effectively handling of the situation in the erstwhile state after the "historic" and "unparalleled" decision of 5 August.

Supreme Court asks J&K administration to respond to 'each and every question' raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir post-abrogation of Article 370
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Supreme Court asks J&K administration to respond to 'each and every question' raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir post-abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Jammu and Kashmir administration that it will have to respond to each and every question raised on the restrictions imposed in the erstwhile state after the abrogation of Article 370

Amit Shah says govt 'preparing in advance' for nationwide rollout of NRC amid reports of detentions camps in Karnataka, Maharashtra
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Amit Shah says govt 'preparing in advance' for nationwide rollout of NRC amid reports of detentions camps in Karnataka, Maharashtra

The final NRC list, published on 14 September, is an exercise to establish bonafide citizens. The complete list excluded over 19 lakh people, who will now face the quasi-judicial foreigners’ tribunals. People declared foreigners by the FT would be sent to detention centres, in case of absence of deportation.

Assam government modifies provisions for conditional release of foreigners detained at detention centres
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Assam government modifies provisions for conditional release of foreigners detained at detention centres

The Assam Government has modified some provisions for the conditional release of a person declared as a foreigner and detained at Detention Centres, an official release said on Tuesday

Supreme Court tells Centre to submit information on detention centres in Assam, foreigners detained there in past decade
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Supreme Court tells Centre to submit information on detention centres in Assam, foreigners detained there in past decade

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to provide various details about the detention centres in Assam, the period of detention of detainees and the status of their cases before the foreigners' tribunal.

SC asks Assam government to provide timeline for release of foreign nationals from detention centres
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SC asks Assam government to provide timeline for release of foreign nationals from detention centres

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Assam government to provide a timeline by when foreign nationals who have been put in detention centres can be united with their families. The court also asked the state government to apprise it by when it will send necessary facilities such as gas and medicines to the detention centres.

Libya's coastguard intercepts 137 migrants off Tripoli coast, hands them over to anti-migration agency
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Libya's coastguard intercepts 137 migrants off Tripoli coast, hands them over to anti-migration agency

Libya's coastguard intercepted 137 migrants including five women and three children on Sunday as they attempted to reach Europe, a migration official said.

UAE running 'informal detention centres' in Yemen, Eritrea; children among detainees: HRW
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UAE running 'informal detention centres' in Yemen, Eritrea; children among detainees: HRW

The UAE runs at least two "informal detention facilities" in Yemen and has reportedly transferred detainees to a base in Eritrea Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

Canadian rights groups decry 'suspicious' deaths of foreigners held at immigration centres awaiting deportation
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Canadian rights groups decry 'suspicious' deaths of foreigners held at immigration centres awaiting deportation

Civil rights groups have decried the unexplained deaths of two foreign nationals in one week while in Canadian immigration custody awaiting deportation

Indonesian militants awaiting release might join Islamic State
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Indonesian militants awaiting release might join Islamic State

The looming release of hundreds of militants from Indonesia's prisons, hotbeds of radicalism where influential Islamists openly preach extremist ideology, is ringing alarm bells and raising fears some will join forces with the Islamic State group.

Germany: Govt condemns photos showing refugees being abused
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Germany: Govt condemns photos showing refugees being abused

Authorties in North Rhine-Westphalia state are investigating six security guards. Seibert said Germany would not tolerate such abominable behaviour.