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Citizenship Bill


Days before CAB tabled in House, inter-ministry meet discussed strategy

December 31, 2019 1:00 pm

The meeting was held in November-end when the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), sources said, was “looped in”, and a strategy was devised to deal with the international dimensions.

Evening news briefing: PM Modi launches Atal Bhujal Scheme; Sachin Tendulkar's security cover withdrawn and more

December 25, 2019 6:58 pm

From Sachin Tendulkar's security cover being withdrawn to Tripura royal scion forming an 'apolitical outfit', here are the top news this evening.

If proven, Bangladesh to take back illegal migrants living in India: Dhaka Official

December 17, 2019 10:14 pm

Rizvi's statement comes after the two senior Bangladesh ministers had cancelled their visits to India after the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 was passed by the Indian Parliament on December 12.

Anurag Kashyap back on Twitter after Jamia incident: 'This govt is fascist, can't stay silent any longer'

December 16, 2019 7:32 pm

Along with Kashyap, other people from the film industry also condemned the police action inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Congress behind unrest, it proves CAB decision 1000 per cent correct: PM Modi in Jharkhand

December 15, 2019 6:10 pm

The prime minister was referring to the protests staged by Indian Overseas Congress outside the Indian embassies across the world to highlight the problem of unemployment, economic slowdown and farm distress in the country.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister puts off India visit amid Citizenship Bill protests

December 12, 2019 5:27 pm

Refuting reports that his visit was cancelled due to the situation arising out of the passage of the Citizenship Bill, Abdul Momen said he was required to participate in the Martyred Intellectuals Day (Buddijibi Debosh) event in the country.

Untouched by protests, Assam's Barak Valley celebrates passage of Citizenship Bill in Parliament

December 12, 2019 12:48 am

Shortly after the Citizenship Bill was passed, with 125 MPs voting in favour and 105 against, BJP members burst firecrackers to celebrate outside the party’s office in Itkhola locality. “Morality and majority both with BJP,” said Rajdip Roy, BJP MP from Silchar.

CAB protests: Army out on the streets in Assam, Tripura; curfew imposed in Guwahati

December 12, 2019 12:49 am

The Centre also airlifted 5,000 paramilitary personnel to Northeastern states, including about 2,000 soldiers from Kashmir, to contain any possible fallout of the protests, a day after the region observed a complete shutdown

Shops set on fire, clashes, stone pelting: North-East simmers over Citizenship Bill

December 10, 2019 8:55 pm

Processions raising slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and sporadic violence and clashes brought life in parts of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal, Meghalaya to a grinding halt in wake of the 11-hour bandh call by North East Students’ Organisation.

Explained: What is USCIRF, the US body that feels Amit Shah should face sanctions for CAB?

December 11, 2019 6:47 am

The USCIRF is mandated by US statute to "monitor the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad — not in the United States — using international standards to do so and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress".


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

June 22, 2020 6:04 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.