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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill makes it easier for non-Muslim immigrants from India’s three Muslim-majority neighbours - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh - to become citizens of India. The fundamental criticism of the Bill has been that it specifically targets Muslims. Critics argue that it is violative of Article 14 of the Constitution, which guarantees the right to equality. The government, however, maintains that the Bill aims to grant citizenship to minorities who have faced religious persecution in Muslim-majority foreign countries.


A boy called Yusuf

December 12, 2019 11:43 pm

What would Dilip Kumar, who turned 97 on Wednesday, say on the identity debate today?

Region’s edge

December 12, 2019 11:38 pm

Centre must urgently reach out to restive groups in Northeast, allay fears of demographic change.

Echo from ground zero Guwahati: 'Centre trying to use same tactics like they did in Kashmir'

December 12, 2019 11:16 pm

Citizenship Bill protests in Assam: Many commuters were stranded at the Guwahati airport unable to get out. “There are at least a thousand people here,” confirmed a police official at the airport.

Explained: What is the Assam Accord that is fueling the ongoing protests in the state?

December 12, 2019 7:38 pm

There is deep anxiety among people that with the CAB paving the road to easy citizenship for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh as long as they were not Muslim, Assam will be overrun by aliens.

No reason for people of Assam to be concerned: CM Sonowal on CAB protests

December 12, 2019 6:56 pm

“Whatever violent incidents took place during the course of these protests yesterday (Wednesday), Assam's peaceful society has criticised in the strictest terms... People of Assam want peace,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said.

Top news today evening: Assam on edge over CAB protests; SC junks Ayodhya verdict review pleas, and more

December 12, 2019 6:35 pm

From anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests keeping the northeast on edge, to Supreme Court dismissing the review petitions in Ayodhya verdict, here are the top news today evening.

Amid Citizenship bill protests, PM Modi says govt will protect culture and language of Northeast

December 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Prime Minister Modi also accused the Congres party of misleading people of Assa, by saying that Bangla language will replace the Assamese and that the people of the state will become a minority.

CAB protests: Passengers stranded at Guwahati airport as Assam remains on boil

December 12, 2019 5:02 pm

Security forces kept a tight vigil at the airport as Assam police personnel and commandos were deployed to guard the area. Services were closed at prepaid taxi counters inside the airport premises in lieu of the curfew.

Anti-CAB protests intensify in Assam: 10 things you need to know

December 12, 2019 6:39 pm

While most Northeastern states are exempt from the Citizenship Amendment Bill due to the Inner Line Permit System and/or the sixth Schedule of the Constitution, Assam is protected by neither.

ICMAI postpones exams in Agartala, Guwahati after protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill

December 12, 2019 3:55 pm

According to a notification on the official website, the exams have been postponed in Agartala, Guwahati, Shillong and Duliajan.


Assam witnesses violent anti-CAB protests, hundreds detained

December 12, 2019 2:10 pm

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified Wednesday in the northeastern states with the administration imposing a curfew in Guwahati till indefinite period.

North-East Bandh: Agitators clash with security forces in Assam, train services affected

December 10, 2019 4:08 pm

The Citizenship Amendment Bill is a contentious issue in Northeast India with influential socio-political groups and political parties holding it as a threat to the interests of the indigenous communities of the region.


Thousands gathers in Assam to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

January 23, 2019 11:10 pm

More than 5000 people gathered together to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at a protest organised by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), backed by 30 indigenous organisations.