National Register of Citizens: News

30 May 2024


Citizenship certificates issued in Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand under CAA

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Wednesday that the process of granting citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has now begun in West Bengal, Haryana, and Uttarakhand.

Newsclick founder Purkayastha accused of terror funding in 8,000-page chargesheet 

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has accused NewsClick and its founder, Prabir Purkayastha, of several offenses, including terror funding and promoting Chinese propaganda in its chargesheet.

CAA provisions may violate Indian Constitution: US Congressional report 

Some provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)—enacted in March—may contradict the Indian Constitution, a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), an independent research division of the United States's Congress has said.

17 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

TMC releases manifesto for Lok Sabha elections; makes 10 promises 

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has released its election manifesto just two days ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

17 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Mamata-BJP clash over Modi's promises in manifesto, Ram Navami celebrations

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promises in the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.

11 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

At Eid gathering, Mamata reiterates stance against CAA, NRC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday reiterated that the state will not accept the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and Uniform Civil Code.

Indian Union Muslim League challenges CAA implementation in SC

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a Kerala-based political party, on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Explained: CAA implementation does not cover tribal areas in Northeast

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday evening officially notified the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024.

14 Feb 2024

Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid withdraws bail plea from SC in UAPA case

Umar Khalid, a former student leader from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has decided to withdraw his bail plea from the Supreme Court (SC) in the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case.

'Bhagwa jalega', 'free Kashmir' graffiti slogans surface on JNU walls

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has once again found itself in the spotlight after some "objectionable" graffiti slogans surfaced on campus walls.

12 Dec 2022

Umar Khalid

Delhi riots-accused Umar Khalid granted interim bail for sister's wedding

A Delhi court on Monday granted interim bail to former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid in the 2020 Delhi riots case.

23 Nov 2022

West Bengal

Check voter rolls to avoid detention under NRC: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday told people of the state to ensure their names are on the electoral rolls to avoid being sent to detention camps under the garb of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Census to be conducted digitally via mobile apps, web portal

After being stalled by the pandemic for two years now, the government is finally gearing up to conduct the Census 'digitally.'

NRC, demonetization among 25 cases to be fast-tracked by SC

In a significant move, the Supreme Court has picked at least 25 key cases and submitted them to five-judge Constitution benches for fast-track hearings, The Indian Express reported.

12 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Assam: Woman, whose son died after citizenship summons, declared Indian

Akol Rani Namasudhra, 82, faced years of misery and strife after her son died by suicide in 2013 as the family was asked to prove their citizenship.

24 Mar 2022

Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid denied bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

In a "larger conspiracy" case relating to the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Thursday denied bail to activist Umar Khalid.

22 Nov 2021

Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi threatens to turn UP's streets into Delhi's Shaheen Bagh

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday demanded the scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki.

Aadhaar uncertainty looms large over lakhs due to NRC limbo

Over eight lakh people in Assam are struggling to get their Aadhaar enrollments done as their biometrics were frozen during the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

23 Aug 2021


Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Imam denies inciting violence

JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested for allegedly making inflammatory speeches during the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC), told a Delhi court on Monday that he cannot be hammered with sedition as his speeches did not call for violence.

29 Dec 2020


'Free Kashmir' poster: Mumbai Police files 'C Summary' report

The Mumbai Police has submitted a 'C summary' report before a metropolitan court in a case filed against a woman accused of holding a "Free Kashmir" poster during a protest at the Gateway of India in January this year, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

12 Mar 2020

Tamil Nadu

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

06 Mar 2020


Karnataka: Nothing seditious in school play, rules court

A court in Karnataka has noted there was nothing seditious in the play that was performed at a school in Bidar on January 21, as it granted bail to all accused.

06 Mar 2020


Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

Amid uproar regarding the National Population Register (NPR), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed a standing committee of Parliament that questions related to parents' birth were asked in the past as well and it's necessary for "back-end data processing".

01 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act since mid-December.

18 Feb 2020

Ram Nath Kovind

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, over 150 prominent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind in favor of the legislation.

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.

09 Feb 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Unemployment fears strike UP village after BJP MLA welcomes refugees

Earlier this month, BJP MLA Vikram Saini had vowed to help 25 Hindu Pakistani refugees settle in the Kawal village of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

07 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

Two pleas demanding that Shaheen Bagh protest site is vacated were put on hold by the Supreme Court on Friday and will be taken up on Monday, two days after Delhi casts its vote to choose the next Chief Minister.

Indians prefer "good sex" over partners' opinions on CAA-NRC: Survey

For the Indian youth, "good sex" matters more than their partner's political opinions, a survey has found.

04 Feb 2020


For fourth-time, Karnataka police grills students over 'seditious' anti-CAA play

Students of Shaheen Urdu School in Bidar, Karnataka, are spending a lot of time with police officers, thanks to a play on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was performed on January 21.

03 Feb 2020

Lok Sabha

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.

30 Jan 2020

Tajinder Bagga

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

30 Jan 2020


UP: Court grants bail to 48 CAA protesters, slams police

Though Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) prompted protests across India, it was most violent in Uttar Pradesh where cops went on an overdrive to "punish" protesters.

26 Jan 2020


300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC

More than 300 prominent personalities from across fields of arts and entertainment have signed an open letter, expressing their support to the students and other parties who have been protesting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

23 Jan 2020

West Bengal

Assuming they are CAA, NRC surveyors, mob attacks two women

The anger against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) is quite visible as thousands are ascending on the streets to register a protest.

19 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."

Kapil Sibal says no state can deny implementation of CAA

Addressing the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that states cannot deny the implementation of a law passed by the Parliament.

15 Jan 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a penchant for landing in news. And ironically, his words help his political rival, the BJP, reap electoral benefits.

13 Jan 2020

Shiv Sena

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).