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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.

Mamata Banerjee targets BJP over NRC, Sarma

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is another "lollipop" doled out by the BJP to "fool" the people of Assam and deprive them of their rights, the TMC supremo said.

Manipur Assembly fails to adopt resolution against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, in response to the motion, felt the need to focus on the constitutional aspect of the Bill rather than acting on emotion.

Manipur student leader charged with sedition over FB post on Citizenship Bill

K Meghchandra, Superintendent of Police Imphal East district, said the police team established that deliberate planning was made by Thokchom and his associates to “spread hatred, incited violence" during the agitation against the Bill in Manipur.

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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.