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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Exclusive | Repairing Indo-Bangla ties key focus of PM's first foreign visit since the pandemic Mar 22, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Exclusive | Repairing Indo-Bangla ties key focus of PM's first foreign visit since the pandemic

    Modi's visit to Bangladesh this week is expected to seal diplomatic cracks that appeared in the relationship over the past 2-years due to the debate over the CAA and the NRC exercise. It may also shore up support for the BJP in West Bengal assembly elections.

  • SC rejects activist Akhil Gogoi's bail plea in anti-CAA protests case Feb 11, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    SC rejects activist Akhil Gogoi's bail plea in anti-CAA protests case

    A bench of justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose dismissed Akhil Gogoi's bail plea, saying, "We will not consider the petition at this stage."

  • EIU Democracy Index 2020: India slips to 53rd rank, scores of neighbours improve marginally Feb 03, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    EIU Democracy Index 2020: India slips to 53rd rank, scores of neighbours improve marginally

    India's fall in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Democracy Index 2020 was attributed to the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the subsequent riots in Delhi and an 'increasing influence of religion' under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure.

  • Citizenship (Amendment) Act rules are under preparation: MHA tells Lok Sabha Feb 03, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act rules are under preparation: MHA tells Lok Sabha

    Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 was notified on December 12, 2019 and it came into force with effect from January 10, 2020.

  • Will not allow NRC in Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee Dec 09, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    Will not allow NRC in Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

    Maintaining that all the residents of the state are citizens of the country and no one can change that, Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of trying to play divisive politics using the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • Anti-CAA protests intended to cause disaffection against India: Delhi Court Oct 28, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Anti-CAA protests intended to cause disaffection against India: Delhi Court

    In an order, a Delhi court said that "vociferous agitation in the guise of Citizenship Amendment Bill", coupled with other activities of violence, would show it was meant to cause or intended to cause disaffection against India.

  • Imran Khan asks Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content on Facebook, cites CAA, NRC as examples of 'pogrom against Muslims' Oct 26, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    Imran Khan asks Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content on Facebook, cites CAA, NRC as examples of 'pogrom against Muslims'

    Referring to India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Khan said that Muslims are being denied their citizenship rights.

  • Dr Kafeel Khan released from Mathura jail hours after HC quashed his detention under NSA Sep 02, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    Dr Kafeel Khan released from Mathura jail hours after HC quashed his detention under NSA

    On September 1, the Allahabad High Court quashed the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the NSA and ordered his immediate release.

  • Anti-CAA student outfits join hands to take on BJP in 2021 Assam polls Aug 24, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    Anti-CAA student outfits join hands to take on BJP in 2021 Assam polls

    The AASU and the AJYCP have formed a 16-member advisory committee, which is expected to create a detailed roadmap for the proposed political party, with an emphasis on the full implementation of the Assam Accord

  • Dr Kafeel Khan to remain in jail until November, detention under NSA extended Aug 17, 2020 09:37 AM IST

    Dr Kafeel Khan to remain in jail until November, detention under NSA extended

    Dr Khan was arrested in January for delivering the speech at Aligarh Muslim University on December 10, 2019.

  • Why Akhil Gogoi always invites the wrath of Assam’s ruling class Jul 21, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    Why Akhil Gogoi always invites the wrath of Assam’s ruling class

    Akhil Gogoi, who tested positive COVID-19 along with 54 other inmates of Guwahati Central Jail earlier this month, has been shifted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital following a massive public outcry.

  • Joe Biden seeks restoration of peoples' rights in Kashmir; disappointed with NRC, CAA Jun 26, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Joe Biden seeks restoration of peoples' rights in Kashmir; disappointed with NRC, CAA

    “These measures are inconsistent with the country's long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy,” according to the policy paper -- ‘Joe Biden's agenda for Muslim American community' posted recently on hos campaign website.

  • UN Special Adviser expresses concern over CAA, criticises Subramanian Swamy's comments on equality May 20, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    UN Special Adviser expresses concern over CAA, criticises Subramanian Swamy's comments on equality

    Under-Secretary-General Adama Dieng said although the objective of CAA, to provide protection to minority communities is commendable, it is concerning that this protection is not extended to all groups

  • Delhi Police clears Shaheen Bagh protest site amid lockdown over coronavirus Mar 24, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Delhi Police clears Shaheen Bagh protest site amid lockdown over coronavirus

    Shaheen Bagh area has witnessed a sit-in protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed pan-India National Register of Citizens for around 100 days.

  • CAA does not violate fundamental rights, Centre tells SC Mar 17, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    CAA does not violate fundamental rights, Centre tells SC

    The central government, in its 129-page affidavit in response to the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, termed the legislation legal and asserted that there was no question of it violating constitutional morality.

  • USCIRF members express concern over CAA; say it could result in 'disenfranchisement' of Muslims Mar 05, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    USCIRF members express concern over CAA; say it could result in 'disenfranchisement' of Muslims

    The new citizenship law passed by the Indian Parliament in December 2019 offers citizenship to non-Muslim persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

  • UK govt expresses concerns over potential impact of CAA Mar 04, 2020 10:57 AM IST

    UK govt expresses concerns over potential impact of CAA

    "The UK government also have concerns about the potential impact of the legislation (CAA),” said Adams, the Minister for Asia who was standing in for UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is on a visit to Turkey.

  • BJP suspends two local body leaders for anti-CAA stand Mar 04, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    BJP suspends two local body leaders for anti-CAA stand

    BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye posted the suspension letters on his Twitter handle today.

  • Congress slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA Mar 04, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Congress slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has approached the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the hearing on the Citizenship Amendment Act.

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