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Citizenship Amendment Act


Matuas angry, state unit cracking, why Amit Shah pulled CAA out of the bag in West Bengal

May 06, 2022 11:23 pm

The BJP's promise of citizenship to the Matuas, originally from East Pakistan, was one of the reasons they swung behind the NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Will implement CAA once Covid is over: Amit Shah in Bengal

May 06, 2022 1:39 am

On a day when the Mamata Banerjee government completed one year in office in its third term, the Union home minister said the ‘CAA was a reality and it will remain a reality and the Trinamool Congress cannot do anything about it’.

Delhi HC notice to Centre, Delhi govt on PIL seeking recovery of damages during protests related to CAA

March 21, 2022 7:14 pm

The petition cites a Supreme Court order in which guidelines have been laid down for assessment and recovery of damages in case of destruction to property during the protests.

Arif Mohammad Khan: 'I’m opposed to minority commissions, rather strengthen the human rights panel that can take care of everybody'

March 14, 2022 4:07 pm

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has had a long political career in which he has served as minister in previous regimes. Khan, who walked out of the Rajiv Gandhi Cabinet in 1986 over the Shah Bano case, has been consistently calling for reforms in the Muslim community.

Political bystanders sans voting rights, Sikh, Hindu refugees watch drama unfold

February 16, 2022 5:00 am

Only promises, no citizenship for them

Mother of 20-yr-old killed in CAA police firing says her poll fight for justice

January 28, 2022 6:09 am

A housewife and mother of seven, Akbari Khatoon says Priyanka Gandhi convinced her to contest the election “for the sake of Suleiman and others like him killed in police action during the protests in 2019”.

Two years on, property damage in anti-CAA protests in UP: Officials play judge and jury, due process derailed

January 22, 2022 12:54 pm

From no evidence to no hearing: The Indian Express investigation found telling patterns in recovery orders issued by the local administration.

Explained: How DMs selectively used a court ruling; despite pleas in HC and SC, cases still in limbo

January 24, 2022 8:11 am

The Supreme Court -- in the Destruction of Public and Private Properties versus State of Andhra Pradesh -- had held that the cost of damage must be recovered by those responsible but through a judicial process and not by the state.

Explained: Why is the Bengal BJP facing a revolt from its Matua leaders?

January 18, 2022 7:52 am

Following the party’s electoral debacle in West Bengal last year, many leaders including several MLAs had left the saffron camp.

NDA ally NPP demands repeal of Citizenship (Amendment) Act

November 28, 2021 7:22 pm

There was no response from the government but it has taken note of the demand, National People's Party leader Agatha Sangma said.


From Belur Math to Kolkata Port Trust, how PM Modi spent his second day in the city

January 12, 2020 5:28 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his second day in Kolkata, paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at the Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission.

Banners, placards, black flags: Day 1 of PM Modi in Kolkata

January 11, 2020 11:24 pm

Modi on his arrival was greeted at the NSC Bose International Airport by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, city Mayor and state Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and other senior BJP leaders.

Art, graffiti give voice to Jamia students' protest against CAA

January 02, 2020 9:12 pm

The university has been at the centre of protests since December 15, the day when police lobbed teargas shells inside the campus, forced their way in, and allegedly dragged students out of the library and mosque.

In Pictures: Rallies for and against Citizenship Act in Mumbai and Pune

December 27, 2019 8:22 pm

On Friday evening, a huge crowd gathered outside Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid after the Friday prayers to protest against the new citizenship law, including Congress leader Alka Lamba and former Delhi MLA Shoaib Iqbal. Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, security has been beefed up and patrolling intensified even as internet services continued to remain suspended in 21 districts in the wake of widespread protests against the citizenship law.

As CAA protests continue to create stir nationwide, Cong holds dharna at Rajghat

December 24, 2019 9:06 am

Party chief MK Stalin, Congress leader P Chidambaram and MDMK’s Vaiko are leading the march.

This is how protests against CAA unfolded in Jama Masjid, other parts of India on Friday

December 20, 2019 9:00 pm

From Delhi's Jama Masjid to Mumbai's Kurla and beyond, the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continued Friday with crowds marching in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Vadodara.

Charred vehicles, vandalised police station: Pictures that tell the story of violence in Lucknow

December 22, 2019 7:24 am

Protesters pelted stones and torched vehicles parked outside a police post in Lucknow. Police fire teargas shells to control the situation in Madeyganj area. About 20 people have been taken into custody.

Protests rage across India against Citizenship Act; Yechury, Ramachandra Guha among scores detained

December 19, 2019 7:25 pm

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, thousands defied the lockdown declared across Uttar Pradesh, parts of Karnataka as people hit streets across at least 10 states.

Violence over CAA spreads to Delhi's Seelampur: Buses vandalised, stones pelted at police

December 17, 2019 5:31 pm

Protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act continued Tuesday as a protest march against the new citizenship law turned violent in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area on Tuesday when demonstrators clashed with police personnel and damaged several buses.

Jamia students take to the streets in anger over CAB

December 14, 2019 9:58 am

While a protest gathering had been called by the Jamia Teachers’ Association at 2 pm, a march, by the university students, was to begin at 3 pm. The plan was to walk from Jamia’s gate 7 to Parliament, roughly 11 km away.