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
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
UK considering classifying Sikhism as separate ethnicity for 2021 census after demand by British Sikh groups
The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) had opened a public consultation over whether to add the separate box for Sikhs under ethnicity, instead of just as a religion, and are now getting ready to present the findings to the government.
The White House has said that the early reports coming from Kansas, where an Indian engineer was shot dead and another injured in an apparent hate crime, were "disturbing".
A US-based rights group expressed the hope Friday that Sri Lanka's president-elect Maithripala Sirisena will protect the rights of all citizens whatever their ethnicity or religion.
The groom told Israel's Channel 2 TV the protesters failed to derail the wedding or dampen its spirit. "We will dance and be merry until the sun comes up. We favour coexistence," he said.