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Bengal: BJP to focus on citizenship Bill to counter TMC’s anti-NRC stance

The fact that many Bengali Hindus in Assam did not figure in NRC has left many in the community disconcerted about a similar programme in Bengal.

Amit Shah at NEDA meet: Not just Assam, intend to expel illegal immigrants from entire country

While most of Amit Shah's speech was centered around illegal migrants, the chief ministers of Nagaland and Meghalaya expressed apprehensions regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.


Assam NRC: Who is an Indian citizen? How is it defined?

Citizenship can be determined by place of birth or by bloodline. There are cutoff dates for the country, which are different for Assam where the NRC is being prepared. A look at how the laws have evolved.

NRC violates constitutional morality, principles of international law

The judiciary should have kept its distance from this communal exercise that can only bring India shame at the international level.

Manipur body warns of agitation if Citizenship Bill reintroduced in Parliament

Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, convenor MANPAC, said they will never allow the contentious bill to be passed without the consent of people.

Lok Sabha election results in Northeast: BJP emerges at the top, despite Citizenship Bill controversy

With the NRC and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the issues of identity and migration have assumed assumed overarching importance this election in the Northeast.


MHA issues notice to Rahul Gandhi on his citizenship, Priyanka calls it ‘rubbish’

Swamy, who has in the past claimed that Rahul Gandhi is an Italian, had earlier written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting Rahul’s British citizenship. Swamy had also demanded that the Congress leader be stripped of his membership in Parliament.

Tripura east: Multi-cornered fight on cards, but CPM looks to retain seat

Tripura East is one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies in the state and covers 30 of its 60 Assembly constituencies. Since 1996, the seat has been held by the CPM.

Complaint against editors who opposed citizenship Bill, Centre asks Assam to act

The editors named in the complaint have called it an attack on the freedom of the press and free speech. Two of the three have been vocal in their criticism of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Assam: As Citizenship Bill polarises Barak Valley, BJP, Modi make strides

The Centre’s proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill may have faced opposition elsewhere in Assam, but here in Barak Valley, with its Hindu migrants, it has only boosted support for the BJP. As has the NRC — the belief here is that the BJP will stand by the Hindu names that fall foul of the NRC list.

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

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.