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.
Accurate data of illegal immigrants entering, living in India not centrally maintained by MHA, govt tells Lok Sabha
An accurate data of the number of illegal immigrants in the country, including Delhi, is not maintained centrally as they enter India without valid travel documents in a clandestine and surreptitious manner
UIDAI issues notices to 127 people in Hyderabad for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences', says nothing to do with citizenship
The UIDAI on Tuesday said its Hyderabad office has sent notices to 127 people for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences' but asserted these have nothing to do with citizenship.
Raj Thackeray announces support to CAA, NRC; MNS to hold protest march on 9 Feb seeking eviction of illegal migrants
MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday indicated he is all set to carry forward uncle Bal Thackeray's legacy, unveiling his party's new saffron flag and announcing his support to the Modi government for evicting Muslim infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh
The message is loud and clear: Assam is soon going to have a new political outfit born out of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act movement
In Odisha's Kendrapara district, Bangladeshi Hindus told to 'quit India' rejoice over CAA, but remain wary of U-turn on citizenship
The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 has brought relief to the 1,551 families of Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks in Kendraparain district in Odisha, who were served with a 'quit India' notice under Foreigners Act
Citizenship Amendment Act gives no parameters to measure religious persecution; political will needed to mitigate fear among Assamese
When the Act says that the persecuted minorities will be given citizenship, it makes one wonder how the level of persecution would be measured.
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
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?
What sets Assam apart from the rest of the country is its peaceful form of protest. The Assamese have combined peace, patience and art to set an example for those who believe in the true meaning of nation building.
Inspired by Ahom warrior Mula Gabhoru, Assamese women take centrestage in fresh anti-CAA protests across state
If the first phase of Assam protests against Citizenship Amendment Act was dominated by violence and instances of aggression, women are taking the centrestage in phase two of the protests which calls for a non-violent satyagraha against the Act
Citizenship Amendment Act imposes a homeland for Hindus on a culturally diverse region and Assam's youth will have none of it
Assam is burning. And students from across the state are leading protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. So are the youths across North East India. For nearly a week, they have taken on rubber bullets, lathi charges and also police firing to stand against the CAA that could potentially, systematically dilute economic resources, living space and cultural identity of Assam; and of the tribal dominated, diverse North East region.
'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.
Wrong to dub Citizenship Amendment Bill communal, unconstitutional; critics conflating persecution of minorities with those fighting for their rights
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill is set to be introduced in Parliament on 9 December where it will be up for debate and discussions but it already has generated enough heat to polarise opinion in public discourse. The key charge of the Opposition and critics of the government is that the bill is fundamentally flawed because it is 'communal' and 'unconstitutional'.
TMC, Congress and Left Front join hands to block NRC in West Bengal; BJP to oppose resolution 'tooth and nail' on floor of Assembly
Assam is the only state in the country to have the updated NRC, which is a validation of Indian citizenship in the north eastern state.
NRC neither scientific in detecting illegal immigrants, nor in spirit of Assam Accord; indigenous people need constitutional safeguards
The outrage of the indigenous people on the immigration issue is neither due to their religion nor due to their language; rather it is because of what they experienced in front of their own eyes, in their very own lifetimes.
'Centre will implement NRC on priority in areas affected by infiltration': President Ram Nath Kovind at joint sitting of Parliament
In his Parliament speech, President Ram Nath Kovind said the Centre will implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in areas affected by infiltration.
Exit polls predict growing support for BJP in North East; social engineering, initiation of Naga peace talks may have helped saffron party
Most exit polls announced on Sunday predict gains for the BJP in the North East, which has a total of 25 Lok Sabha seats.
US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown
US Senate Republicans launched their first major rebuke of US President Donald Trump voting against his ambitious 'emergency declaration' to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. In voting against the move, Trump's own party is showing the first signs of breaking away as the 2020 campaigning shifts into higher gear and the wounds of the 2018 midterm loss remain fresh.