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Citizenship Bill: BJP also fights opposition within in Assam

Amid spreading protests, with Assamese cultural icons like singer Zubeen Garg joining in and students boycotting classes, BJP leaders have been shown black flags at public events.

Retrieve bodies of Meghalaya miners, even a hand, leg or finger: Families

The families of those trapped inside since December 13, 2018, after water from a river nearby gushed through a puncture in the mine wall, now at least want their bodies recovered — even if it’s just a finger, a hand or a leg.

Xilpi’r Xonkolpo: Zubeen Garg leads artiste protests against Citizenship Bill

The singer announced that he will be releasing his new song, “Politics nokoriba bandhu (Don’t do politics, my friend)” composed specifically to describe the BJP’s political agenda with regard to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 

Citizenship Bill row: Obligation to help religious minorities in neighbouring countries, says Ram Madhav in Assam

Ram Madhav said that the government will keep in mind both "responsibility towards people from minority communities in neighbouring countries who have faced religious persecution" and "protection of the interests of people of Assam and the Northeast".

World’s tallest Durga idol was made in Assam by a Muslim artisan

"Artistes do not have any religion," says Guwahati-based Nuruddin Ahmed, whose 98-feet-tall Durga idol made it to the Limca Book Records 2019.

Assam CM says his govt committed to protecting ‘community, home and hearth’

“For the past few days certain sections in the state have cast aspersions on this avowed objective of the government. However, as a son of the soil, I would like to assure everybody that there is no need of being apprehensive in Assam," Sarbananda Sonowal said.

Citizenship Amendment Bill should be made national issue: KMSS’ Akhil Gogoi

Gogoi, along with leaders of the 70 organisations protesting the Bill, has begun a hunger strike from 2 pm Monday at Chachal area here.

Plea filed against citizenship Bill, SC says wait for Rajya Sabha decision

The petition has termed the government’s move as “communally motivated humanitarianism”, and an attempt to differentiate “illegal immigrants” on the basis of their religion and grant them naturalisation.

Singer Zubeen Garg, filmmaker Rima Das and Assamese cultural fraternity oppose Citizenship bill

The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act 1955 by enabling non-Muslim minority communities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to seek citizenship in India if they entered the country before December 31, 2014.

Citizenship Bill protests: Black flags greet Assam CM Sonowal in Majuli

As soon as Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal landed, the agitators shouted slogans against him and the Union government, demanding the withdrawal of the controversial bill.

SC keeps plea challenging passport amendment pending till Parliament decides on Citizenship Bill

The top court said this may not be the right stage to examine the petition as the bill hasn't been passed in both houses of Parliament yet. The court allowed the petitioner to raise the issue at an “appropriate time”.

Citizenship Bill protests continue in Northeast

Sporadic demonstrations continued in parts of Assam and a shutdown was observed in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) on Saturday. Black flags were raised by student bodies across the region, including at the headquarters of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in Guwahati.