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Anti-CAA protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's miscalculation limits space for political manoeuvering, will likely play into BJP hands
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Anti-CAA protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's miscalculation limits space for political manoeuvering, will likely play into BJP hands

The violence, arson and vandalism that continued unabated for more than three days in West Bengal following the enactment of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has got Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee worried, but the blame for this ferocious unrest that resulted in inconvenience for lakhs of people, intimidated many and destroyed private and public property worth crores lies entirely at her door.

As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock Bengal, BJP goes all out to woo Matuas miffed by Assam NRC
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As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock Bengal, BJP goes all out to woo Matuas miffed by Assam NRC

As West Bengal is rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, battle lines have been drawn between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.

Anti-Citizenship Act protests: Jamia Millia Islamia students call off university lockdown; varsity announces holidays till 5 Jan
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Anti-Citizenship Act protests: Jamia Millia Islamia students call off university lockdown; varsity announces holidays till 5 Jan

Jamia Millia Islamia University administration said those who indulged in violence and clashed with police were 'outsiders' and not students

From putting AGP on back foot to stoking indigenous fears, Citizenship Act is shaping Assam's political dynamics ahead of 2021 polls
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From putting AGP on back foot to stoking indigenous fears, Citizenship Act is shaping Assam's political dynamics ahead of 2021 polls

Given the nature of the protests to the Citizenship Amendment Act, the issue is shaping the political dynamics of the Assam in various ways ahead of the 2021 polls.

States have no power to deny implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act, says Ministry of Home Affairs
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States have no power to deny implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act, says Ministry of Home Affairs

According to the MHA sources, the issue of citizenship comes under Union List by the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, and therefore such amendment is applicable for all states.

Citizenship Act protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee requests people to not get involved in violence, take law in hands
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Citizenship Act protests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee requests people to not get involved in violence, take law in hands

'Be sure that the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bengal', said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Authorities extend internet suspension in Assam till Monday to curb 'misuse' of social media
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Authorities extend internet suspension in Assam till Monday to curb 'misuse' of social media

Internet services were suspended on Wednesday initially for 24 hours in ten districts of the state and then extended for another 48 hours across the state

Amid protests in North East over Citizenship Amendment Act, US, UK, France, Canada, Israel issue travel advisories
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Amid protests in North East over Citizenship Amendment Act, US, UK, France, Canada, Israel issue travel advisories

Visit of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe scheduled from 15 to 17 December in Guwahati has also been cancelled and Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has also cancelled his three-day visit to India

Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC are two sides of same coin; both seek to alienate India’s Muslims
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Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC are two sides of same coin; both seek to alienate India’s Muslims

If the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the graveyard of Indian citizenship, the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 is the graveyard of Indian democracy

Jamia Millia Islamia students stage protests against CAA; varsity postpones all semester exams scheduled for today
India

Jamia Millia Islamia students stage protests against CAA; varsity postpones all semester exams scheduled for today

Agitated students of Jamia Millia Islamia University were heard sloganeering against Narendra Modi-led Central government and demanded the Act should not be implemented

Amnesty India urges Centre to stop using 'excessive force' against those protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act in northeastern states
India

Amnesty India urges Centre to stop using 'excessive force' against those protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act in northeastern states

The executive director of Amnesty International India Avinash Kumar urged both Centre, state governments to 'immediately engage with various sections of people for peaceful dialogue and repeal discriminatory amendments'

US concerned about implications of CAA, hope India will abide by constitutional commitments, says American diplomat
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US concerned about implications of CAA, hope India will abide by constitutional commitments, says American diplomat

Congressional briefing organised by Indian American Muslim Council, Emgage Action and Hindus for Human Rights, Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch expressed concern over human rights situation in Kashmir, Assam

CAA protests in West Bengal: Protesters block NH 34 in Murshidabad, stage sit-ins at Shondaliya, Kakra Mirzapur stations to oppose amendments to citizenship laws
India

CAA protests in West Bengal: Protesters block NH 34 in Murshidabad, stage sit-ins at Shondaliya, Kakra Mirzapur stations to oppose amendments to citizenship laws

Incidents of violence were reported from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas districts, and rural Howrah, police said

Four dead, several injured in Assam as stir against Citizenship Act enters fourth day; AASU takes battle to SC
India

Four dead, several injured in Assam as stir against Citizenship Act enters fourth day; AASU takes battle to SC

Guwahati, the epicenter of protests, witnessed a mass gathering with thousands from different walks of life, including celebrities, eminent personalities, district workers and government teachers participating in the All Assam Student Union’s 10-hour mass hunger strike and raising their voices against the Act.

Citizenship Amendment Act Protests Updates: UNHRC says CAA is 'fundamentally discriminatory', global body to analyse possible consequences of law
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Citizenship Amendment Act Protests Updates: UNHRC says CAA is 'fundamentally discriminatory', global body to analyse possible consequences of law

Citizenship Amendment Act Protests LIVE Updates: The United Nations' human rights body on Friday voiced concern over India's new citizenship law, terming it 'fundamentally discriminatory' in nature."We are concerned that India's new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature," UN human rights spokesman Jeremy Laurence told reporters in Geneva.

BJP can't bulldoze states on amended Citizenship Act, claims Mamata Banerjee; TMC supremo vows to not allow implementation
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BJP can't bulldoze states on amended Citizenship Act, claims Mamata Banerjee; TMC supremo vows to not allow implementation

Addressing a press meet, Mamata Banerjee, who is also the TMC supremo, said the saffron party can't bulldoze the states to implement the law.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Beldanga railway station in West Bengal's Murshidabad set on fire, RPF personnel thrashed by demonstrators
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Beldanga railway station in West Bengal's Murshidabad set on fire, RPF personnel thrashed by demonstrators

Several minority organisations in the district had called for mass protests, according to the district police sources

Amid protests over Citizenship Act, Guwahati locals rush to stock up essentials; goods fly off shelves, long queues outside shops
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Amid protests over Citizenship Act, Guwahati locals rush to stock up essentials; goods fly off shelves, long queues outside shops

Long queues were seen outside shops at the Uzan Bazar, Chandmari, Silpukhuri and Zoo Road areas with people coming out in their cars and two-wheelers

Kamal Nath says Citizenship Act amended to divert attention from economic slowdown, accuses Centre of practising ‘politics of distraction’
India

Kamal Nath says Citizenship Act amended to divert attention from economic slowdown, accuses Centre of practising ‘politics of distraction’

Addressing newspersons at the Indian Women's Press Club, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said he was most worried about the future of Indian youths