Citizenship Amendment Act: News

'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 Jul 2023

Tahir Hussain

Delhi riots: Tahir Hussain gets bail, but won't be released

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain in five of the 11 cases related to the 2020 Delhi riots.

04 Feb 2023

Sharjeel Imam

Jamia violence: Court clears Sharjeel Imam, Asif Iqbal of charges 

A Delhi court on Saturday cleared Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam and student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha of all charges related to the Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMI) December 2019 violence, reported Live Law.

09 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India

Justice DY Chandrachud was on Wednesday sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

After de-enrollment, Jamia bans Safoora Zargar from entering university campus

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) issued an order banning its former scholar and Delhi riots accused Safoora Zargar from entering the university campus.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Status of CAA case that Supreme Court hears today

The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, on Monday.

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging CAA on Monday

The Supreme Court will likely hear a batch of petitions contesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, on Monday, according to Live Law.

Will implement CAA after COVID-19 booster vaccination drive: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the government will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019, or the CAA, after the COVID-19 booster vaccination drive is over, The Indian Express reported.

CAA rules delayed further; Home Ministry seeks 6 months more

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested an extension of six months to prepare the rules of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 (CAA).

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.

UP government to refund Rs. 22.4L collected from anti-CAA protesters

The Uttar Pradesh government will refund Rs. 22,37,851 that was collected from protesters for allegedly damaging public property during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests (CAA) in 2019.

UP government withdraws recovery notices issued to anti-CAA protesters

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it had taken back over 270 notices issued for the recovery of damages to public properties during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests in 2019.

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.

28 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

2020 Delhi riots were pre-planned, pre-meditated conspiracy: Delhi HC

The February 2020 Delhi riots were a "pre-planned" and "pre-meditated" conspiracy to disturb law and order in the city, the Delhi High Court said Monday.

09 Sep 2021


Delhi riots: Court discharges man of an offense

Discharging a man of an offense in the northeast Delhi riots last year, a court said that even though communal riots cases have to be considered with the utmost sensitivity, common sense should not be given a go-by.

04 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi HC grants bail to 5 in 2020 riots case

The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to five people accused in the murder of Head Constable Ratan Lal during the 2020 northeast Delhi riots.

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.

27 Jul 2021

Nityanand Rai

Government seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules

The Central Government has sought an extension till January 9 for framing rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament in 2019, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

21 Jul 2021


CAA, NRC have nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim divide: Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Assam on a two-day visit, said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have nothing to do with the Hindu-Muslim divide and communal narrative surrounding the two issues were being peddled by some to gain political mileage.

07 Jul 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Six Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship

Six Pakistani migrants, living in Madhya Pradesh for decades, have been granted Indian citizenship on Wednesday under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), officials said.

29 May 2021


Centre invites CAA-like citizenship applications in 5 states

The Indian government on Friday issued a notification, allowing refugees from three neighboring countries residing in specified districts of five states to apply for an Indian citizenship.

03 May 2021

Delhi Police

2020 Delhi riots 'reminiscent of carnage during partition,' says Court

A court in Delhi has called the 2020 Delhi riots "reminiscent of carnage during the days of partition" while rejecting the anticipatory bail petition of a man accused of attacking a boy of a different community.

23 Mar 2021

Lok Sabha

Time to frame CAA rules extended by Parliament

The government has been granted time till April 9 by Lok Sabha and July 9 by Rajya Sabha to frame rules under the citizenship law.

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

The rules for implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed in 2019, are under preparation, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

23 Jan 2021

West Bengal

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a massive rally in Sivasagar in Assam, wherein he gave over one lakh land allotment certificates.

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.

22 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

PM Modi attends AMU's centenary celebrations, calls university 'mini India'

In his speech during the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the varsity a mini India.

12 Dec 2020


Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met with senior government, police, and security officials, and discussed measures to pre-empt any chances of violence on Delhi's borders in connection with the ongoing farmers' protest, according to reports.

07 Oct 2020

Delhi Police

Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bagh

In a declaration having far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said public places can't be occupied indefinitely, as it gave the verdict in the Right to Protest v/s The Right to Mobility matter, linked to the Shaheen Bagh sit-in agitation.

22 Sep 2020


How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

In its charge-sheet related to Delhi riots, that broke out in February 2020, the Delhi Police claimed that seeds for the violence were sowed after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared and that the conspirators wanted to topple an elected government.

16 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

17 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

30 Jul 2020


Six months of coronavirus pandemic, six months that changed India!

On January 30, television screens flashed reports of the first coronavirus patient in India - a student from Kerala who had returned from China's Wuhan.

29 Apr 2020


USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

25 Mar 2020


Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.

Coronavirus lockdown: After 100+ days, Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared

With Delhi tightening its curbs to restrict public movement and seriously discouraging gatherings, the Shaheen Bagh protest site was cleared this morning by the police, nearly 101 days after women started a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

22 Mar 2020

India Today

Shaheen Bagh: Petrol bomb hurled near protest site; none injured

A petrol bomb was thrown in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh near an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site, police officials confirmed on Sunday.

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

Putting theirs and the lives of dozens at risk, the protesters of Shaheen Bagh have decided to continue their agitation tomorrow when the entire nation has been requested to follow Janata curfew to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

16 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Jamia violence: Entered university to protect 'innocent students', says police

Three months after violence rocked Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University and brought disrepute for the Delhi Police, cops told a court on Monday that they entered the campus to protect "innocent students".

16 Mar 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

Amid the growing threat of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak in India, large gatherings were banned in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday.

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.

11 Mar 2020

Intelligence Bureau

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

Remove 'name and shame' hoardings, Allahabad HC orders UP government

In a major setback for the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed it to remove hoardings that carried details of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters, accused of inciting violence.

09 Mar 2020


Ex-IPS officer, 'named and shamed' in Uttar Pradesh, speaks up

The decision of the Yogi Aditynath government to name and shame protesters of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) puts their life at risk, said former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SR Darapuri, who also featured in the hoardings that were put up in Lucknow.

08 Mar 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Allahabad HC order tomorrow on UP's 'name and shame' hoardings

The Allahabad High Court on Sunday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for installing hoardings with the names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters.

08 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

'84 riots survivor saved 60 Muslims during Delhi violence

As a violent mob ravaged Northeast Delhi two weeks ago, a man and his son saved as many as 60 lives in the Gokulpuri locality.

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).

07 Mar 2020

Prakash Javadekar

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

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


Delhi violence: New video of shooting from hospital terrace emerges

Recently, shocking visuals of a group of miscreants shooting from the terrace of a hospital in Northeast Delhi had emerged.

06 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

Congress took a sigh of relief in Madhya Pradesh, thinking the worst was over as six MLAs, whom it claimed were "poached" by the BJP, returned home.

05 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: New video shows mob cornered cops, pelted stones

At the peak of last week's violence in Northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh area, the Delhi Police found itself helpless, a new video shows.

04 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

03 Mar 2020

Donald Trump

Delhi riots: 122 homes, 301 vehicles damaged, says interim report

With the dust on one of the worst communal clashes to hit Delhi settling, officials are assessing the damage and the details are staggering.

02 Mar 2020

Delhi Riots

#DelhiViolence: Property gutted, riot-victims struggle to show proofs for compensation

Last week, residents of riot-hit areas of Northeast Delhi struggled to stay alive, and now the victims are trying to pick up the pieces.

01 Mar 2020


Meghalaya: Violence over CAA, Inner Line Permit leaves 2 dead

Curfew remained imposed in Shillong's Cantonment Beat House and areas under the jurisdiction of Lumdiengjri and Sadar police stations on Sunday after two people were killed in fresh clashes, officials said.

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.

29 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

They were in thousands: ACP, injured in riots, recalls horror

This week's Hindu-Muslim riot in Northeast Delhi took the lives of more than 40 people, including a head constable and an IB officer, injured hundreds, and ravaged property worth lakhs.

29 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

Schools in Northeast Delhi have been ordered shut till March 7, officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Saturday, according to PTI.

29 Feb 2020

Anurag Thakur

'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained

The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi.

29 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi: Why 80,000-strong force couldn't stop riots

The Delhi Police, that has more than 80,000 personnel, was not prepared to handle the violence that hit Northeast Delhi this week. While rioters went on a rampage, cops couldn't figure out how to deal with them.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Shahrukh, who fired at Delhi police, escaped; kin untraceable too

On Monday, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in Delhi, a daunting image was plastered across TV news channels.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Toll climbs to 38, Centre says situation improving

This week, India's national capital, Delhi, was rocked by Hindu-Muslim riots, in which 38 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi violence: 2 SITs to probe case; all FIRs transferred

Days after communal violence erupted in Northeast Delhi, two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) were formed on Thursday to probe the case.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.