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  • CAA will be implemented in West Bengal: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari Nov 27, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    CAA will be implemented in West Bengal: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

    "We have talked about the CAA several times. The Citizenship Amendment Act will be rolled out in the state. If you have guts, stop it from being enforced," the Nandigram MLA said in an apparent reference to the chief minister.

  • Bengal will not be left out of CAA implementation process, claims BJP leader Nov 01, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Bengal will not be left out of CAA implementation process, claims BJP leader

    Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the ruling party in West Bengal will never allow the CAA to come into force in the state.

  • CAA focused law, doesn't encourage illegal migration or influx of foreigners: Centre to SC Oct 30, 2022 10:54 PM IST

    CAA focused law, doesn't encourage illegal migration or influx of foreigners: Centre to SC

    It also vehemently defended the exclusion of certain areas of Assam and other Northeastern states from the application of the CAA, saying it has been done to "protect the ethnic/linguistic rights" of the natives and this was "not discriminatory".

  • SC to hear 232 pleas on CAA issue on October 31 on reopening after Diwali Oct 30, 2022 04:33 PM IST

    SC to hear 232 pleas on CAA issue on October 31 on reopening after Diwali

    A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi has listed for hearing as many as 232 petitions, mostly PILs, on October 31 on the issue of CAA alone.

  • Supreme Court to hear on October 31 pleas challenging constitutional validity of CAA Sep 12, 2022 06:05 PM IST

    Supreme Court to hear on October 31 pleas challenging constitutional validity of CAA

    A bench comprising Chief Justice U U Lalit and Justice S R Bhat noted the matter will be referred to a three-judge bench.

  • SC to hear on Sep 12 pleas challenging constitutional validity of Citizenship Amendment Act Sep 08, 2022 07:35 PM IST

    SC to hear on Sep 12 pleas challenging constitutional validity of Citizenship Amendment Act

    While refusing to stay the operation of the law, the top court had on December 18, 2019, issued notices to the Centre on the pleas

  • Protests against CAA resume in Assam as AASU hits the streets Aug 17, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Protests against CAA resume in Assam as AASU hits the streets

    Protests by members of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), a part of the North East Students' Organisation (NESO), was held in all the district headquarters of the state amid heavy security arrangements.

  • CAA to be implemented after Covid-19 booster vaccine programme is completed: Amit Shah Aug 02, 2022 08:17 PM IST

    CAA to be implemented after Covid-19 booster vaccine programme is completed: Amit Shah

    BJP leader from West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari Tuesday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to implement the citizenship law CAA at the earliest, with the latter assuring him that rules regarding it will be framed after the Covid precaution dose vaccination exercise is over.

  • CAA a limited, narrowly tailored law for specific reasons: MHA Apr 26, 2022 05:39 PM IST

    CAA a limited, narrowly tailored law for specific reasons: MHA

    The CAA, which was enacted in 2019 but is yet to be implemented, aims to grant citizenship to those members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who faced persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

  • News18 India Chaupal | 'Everyone was a Hindu in India before Babur's era': Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Dec 02, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    News18 India Chaupal | 'Everyone was a Hindu in India before Babur's era': Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    The senior BJP leader, while speaking at the News18 India Chaupal, has said there is nothing wrong if old temples are reconstructed and redecorated.

  • Repeal of 3 farm laws revives CAA debate in the Northeast Nov 25, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Repeal of 3 farm laws revives CAA debate in the Northeast

    In large parts of the country, those opposing CAA see it as anti-Muslim but in the Northeast, the citizenship debate is complex and is linked to identity and indigeneity

  • February 2020 riots: Delhi Assembly panel summons Facebook representative on November 2 Oct 29, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    February 2020 riots: Delhi Assembly panel summons Facebook representative on November 2

    At least 53 people had died and hundreds were injured in clashes between supporters of the Citizenship Amendment Act and those opposing it between February 23 and February 26, 2020, in North East Delhi.

  • Why the TIPRA-AJP alliance could face a tough challenge in North-East Sep 22, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Why the TIPRA-AJP alliance could face a tough challenge in North-East

    The political spectrum in the Northeast does not offer a huge scope for a new alliance to reap major dividends in a brief span. It would have to identify key constituencies, project itself as a viable alternative, and firm up alliances with local parties 

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly passes resolution urging Centre to repeal CAA, BJP walks out Sep 08, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly passes resolution urging Centre to repeal CAA, BJP walks out

    The resolution moved by Chief Minister M K Stalin said the CAA passed by the Parliament in 2019 "is not in tune with the secular principles laid down in our Constitution and also not conducive to the communal harmony that prevails in India."

  • Hardeep Singh Puri justifies CAA with Afghanistan-Taliban crisis Aug 23, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Hardeep Singh Puri justifies CAA with Afghanistan-Taliban crisis

    A total of 168 people, including 107 Indians and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, were flown out of Kabul to Hindon airbase near Delhi in an IAF aircraft on August 22

  • CAA implementation to be delayed as Home Ministry seeks more time to frame rules Jul 27, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    CAA implementation to be delayed as Home Ministry seeks more time to frame rules

    The Home Ministry has asked for yet another extension till January 9 next year for framing the rules for the said act, implying there will be a delay of over two years in the implementation of the Act since its enactment.

  • Govt seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules Jul 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Govt seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules

    He was replying to a question from Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on whether the government had missed the deadline to frame and notify CAA rules and the steps taken in this context.

  • Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin assures resolutions in Assembly against farm laws, CAA Jun 22, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin assures resolutions in Assembly against farm laws, CAA

    Ever since the three farm laws were enacted by the union government, the DMK had all along demanded the Centre to withdraw the laws, which are "against the interests of farmers," the Chief Minister said intervening his party MLA Tamizharasi, who spoke on the matter in the House.

  • Centre has allowed these minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to apply for Indian citizenship: Check details May 29, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Centre has allowed these minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to apply for Indian citizenship: Check details

    The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was cleared by Parliament in late 2019. Protests, some of which were violent, had erupted across the country against the new law.

  • In-Depth | Will COVID-19 second wave blunt the edge of farmers’ protest as it did to the anti-CAA stir? May 01, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    In-Depth | Will COVID-19 second wave blunt the edge of farmers’ protest as it did to the anti-CAA stir?

    The government has asked farmers to go back from Tikri and Singhu protest sites in Delhi to avoid spread of COVID-19. While the fear of an outbreak worked at Shaheen Bagh a year ago, the farmers appear a far more determined lot.

  • Opinion: BJP banks on welfare and infra record in Assam to offset NRC, CAA backlash Apr 01, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Opinion: BJP banks on welfare and infra record in Assam to offset NRC, CAA backlash

    State GDP growth matches national trend line, but high unemployment rates stand out as big worry

  • Assam Elections 2021 | Can Barak Valley pay BJP the dividend of CAA bid? Mar 30, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Assam Elections 2021 | Can Barak Valley pay BJP the dividend of CAA bid?

    In the last assembly polls, the BJP won eight out of the 15 assembly seats in Barak Valley. In 2019, it secured nearly 50 percent of the total votes in the region.

  • Opinion: Fear of being a minority at home defines Assam’s complex ethno-nationalistic politics Mar 29, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Opinion: Fear of being a minority at home defines Assam’s complex ethno-nationalistic politics

    Elections aside, the lurking fear that illegal immigrants will determine the state’s political future continue to the occupy Assamese mindspace

  • Society being divided on religious, cultural lines, elect govt that upholds constitution: Manmohan Singh Mar 26, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Society being divided on religious, cultural lines, elect govt that upholds constitution: Manmohan Singh

    In a video message, a day before the first phase of polling on March 27, former prime minister Manmohan Singh urged the people of Assam to vote for the Congress.

  • Congress-led Mahajot alliance will form the next government in Assam: Bhupesh Baghel Mar 26, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Congress-led Mahajot alliance will form the next government in Assam: Bhupesh Baghel

    The feisty Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, who is party observer for the polls, says a `desperate’ BJP has taken three different positions on CAA in Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively; predicts 100-plus for grand coalition