Citizenship Amendment Act: News

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

27 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Guns, petrol-bombs, swords, and hammers used in violence

For over two days, Delhi burned this week taking the lives of as many as 28 people, including a head constable and an Intelligence Bureau official.

26 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Modi calls for 'brotherhood' as communal mob ravages Northeast Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed for peace as violence tore through much of Northeast Delhi in the past few days.

26 Feb 2020

Ankit Sharma

#DelhiRiots: 26-year-old IB officer's body found in Northeast Delhi drain

After days-long communal violence in the Northeast region of Delhi, the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer has been recovered from a drain in Chand Bagh.

26 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on petitions seeking to shift the sit-in protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

26 Feb 2020


20 killed as worst violence in decades rocks Northeast Delhi

The death toll in the communal violence in Northeast Delhi rose to 20 on Wednesday while hundreds of others remain injured.

25 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

25 Feb 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

#DelhiRiots: Amit Shah chairs key meeting, Kejriwal and L-G present

As mindless violence has taken over Northeast Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah called for a second meeting on Tuesday to review the situation.

25 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

24 Feb 2020

CrPC Section 144

Delhi erupts in violent clashes; police head constable dies

On Monday, violent clashes broke out in the Bhajanpura, Maujpur and Jaffrabad regions of Delhi between two groups protesting for and against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

24 Feb 2020


Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

A right-wing activist has announced a bounty of Rs. 10 lakh on a Bengaluru student booked for raising pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengaluru recently.

24 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Report submitted, SC to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on Wednesday

On Monday, the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court to talk to the protesters of Shaheen Bagh submitted their report in a sealed cover and the top court deferred the hearing to Wednesday, February 26.

24 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Will wait till Trump leaves: Kapil Mishra's message to police

Visibly furious at protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Delhi BJP's Kapil Mishra threatened Delhi Police.

Delhi: Women block key road in Jaffrabad, metro station closed

Hundreds of women have blocked a key road in Delhi's Jaffrabad to lodge a protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), since last night, and efforts are on to clear the path.

21 Feb 2020


Woman shouts pro-Pakistan slogans, slapped with sedition, sent to custody

An event in Bengaluru, organized against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), took an unprecedented turn when a woman raised pro-Pakistan slogans.

Others have rights too: SC-appointed mediators tell Shaheen Bagh protesters

Two lawyers, who were appointed by the Supreme Court to talk with protesters of Shaheen Bagh, reached the locality in South Delhi on Wednesday and explained the rationale behind taking the agitation to some other location.

19 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Jamia suffered damages over Rs. 2cr due to police action

The violence that broke inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University of New Delhi in December cost the varsity over Rs. 2 crore, a report in Indian Express said on Wednesday.

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.

18 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Chargesheet filed in Jamia violence case; Sharjeel Imam named 'instigator'

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet in connection with the mid-December violence at Jamia Millia Islamia.

18 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

Shaheen Bagh, a small pocket in South Delhi, got a new identity in December when hundreds of women decided to sit on the streets to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

18 Feb 2020

Allahabad High Court

Anti-CAA stir: 22 died in UP, government tells Allahabad HC

The agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took lives of as many as 22 people, the state government run by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed Allahabad High Court on Monday.

Supreme Court suggests shifting Shaheen Bagh protest; appoints mediator

The Supreme Court on Monday appointed two senior lawyers to act as mediators with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

16 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Footage shows cops beating Jamia students, but leaves questions unanswered

Two months after violence broke out inside Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, a new CCTV footage shows that cops allegedly barged into the library and beat students with batons.

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.

15 Feb 2020

West Bengal

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

An Aligarh district court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan, two weeks after his arrest for allegedly making a provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

11 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

The counting for Delhi Assembly Elections is underway and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took a lead in early trends. This is naturally upsetting for BJP.

'Four-month-old goes to protest': Shaheen Bagh's infant death angers SC

The protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act is showing no signs of stopping and took an unfortunate turn after an infant died last month.

10 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

'Indefinite' protest can't happen on public-road: SC on Shaheen Bagh

The protest at Shaheen Bagh can't continue on a public road 'indefinitely', the Supreme Court remarked on Monday while hearing two petitions filed in this regard.

10 Feb 2020

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Shaheen Bagh and Gunja Kapoor episode

The Shaheen Bagh protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act should not have been "allowed" to go on for so long, feels Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.

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.

08 Feb 2020

West Bengal

For participating in CAA protest, minor spends 42-days in jail

A minor, who allegedly participated in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow, spent 42 days in jail, a report in TOI said on Saturday.

07 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

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.

06 Feb 2020

Giriraj Singh

Suicide bombers being trained at Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Adding to the long list of hateful comments that Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have made about Shaheen Bagh, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday said the protest site has become a breeding ground for suicide bombers.

06 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Shaheen Bagh shooter is sewak of Modi, reveals his father

When Delhi Police said that the man who fired shots at Shaheen Bagh was a member of AAP, BJP quickly said that the former's real face has been exposed.

05 Feb 2020


Shaheen Bagh: Right-wing YouTuber heckled for asking "too many questions"

In a strange turn of events, a YouTuber had to face the wrath of protesters of Shaheen Bagh as she entered the site wearing a burkha and asked "too many questions".