Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

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Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

20 Dec 2019

Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

CAA: Section-144 imposed at Delhi's Red Fort, across UP, Bengaluru

19 Dec 2019

CAA: Section-144 imposed at Delhi's Red Fort, across UP, Bengaluru

As nationwide agitation over the Citizenship Amendment Act continues to grow, authorities moved to foil protests planned for Thursday.

Day after Seelampur violence, Section 144 imposed in Northeast Delhi

18 Dec 2019

Day after Seelampur violence, Section 144 imposed in Northeast Delhi

Early on Wednesday morning, the police imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the North East Delhi district of the national capital.

Violence not an answer: Modi on protests against Citizenship Act

16 Dec 2019

Violence not an answer: Modi on protests against Citizenship Act

Amid nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people should not believe rumors and work towards maintaining peace and harmony.

Jamia violence: SC to hear plea tomorrow, if rioting stops

16 Dec 2019

Jamia violence: SC to hear plea tomorrow, if rioting stops

After a violent clash at the Jamia Millia Islamia campus on Sunday evening, the Supreme Court on Monday said that it will hear a plea against police action at the university.

#CitizenshipAct protests in Delhi turn violent; buses set on fire

15 Dec 2019

#CitizenshipAct protests in Delhi turn violent; buses set on fire

As protests against the newly-enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital, a protest march in South Delhi organized by students of Jamia Millia Islamia turned violent on Sunday evening.

After supporting CAA, BJP's ally to move SC against law

15 Dec 2019

After supporting CAA, BJP's ally to move SC against law

As the uproar over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act continues to intensify, a key ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam has decided to move the Supreme Court against the contentious law.

Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes

15 Dec 2019

Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes

After the Citizenship (Amendment) Act stirred havoc in the Northeast, Home Minister Amit Shah has hinted that some changes to the legislation may be in order.

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

13 Dec 2019

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes Act with President Kovind's assent

13 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes Act with President Kovind's assent

President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Thursday, making it an Act.

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

12 Dec 2019

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused quite a stir in the Northeastern state of Assam. Since Wednesday, when the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, protests have intensified, triggering curfews, the suspension of internet services, and utter mayhem.

Ran in burkha from Bangladesh: Roopa Ganguly recounts horror

12 Dec 2019

Ran in burkha from Bangladesh: Roopa Ganguly recounts horror

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has become a boiling point in Indian political discourse, with for and against voices fiercely defending their stands.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passes Rajya Sabha after heated discussions

11 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passes Rajya Sabha after heated discussions

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to become a law, as the Rajya Sabha has passed it.

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

11 Dec 2019

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

While the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is being debated in the Rajya Sabha today, Assam is burning with hundreds of people taking to streets to protest the proposed amendments.

Sena supports former-ally BJP on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Here's why

10 Dec 2019

Sena supports former-ally BJP on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Here's why

Shiv Sena may have ended its decades-long alliance with BJP, but the party still supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill yesterday.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

09 Dec 2019

Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

According to Shiv Sena, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will create an "invisible partition" between Hindus and Muslims in the country.

With 293 AYES, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

09 Dec 2019

With 293 AYES, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, which means it will now be discussed.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Amit Shah visits Mizoram to talk Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

05 Oct 2019

Amit Shah visits Mizoram to talk Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday visited Aizawl, Mizoram, to gain support for the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Northeast.

Will give Hindu refugees citizenship: Amit Shah in Bengal

01 Oct 2019

Will give Hindu refugees citizenship: Amit Shah in Bengal

During his first visit to West Bengal since Modi 2.0, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state while addressing a rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

18 Jun 2019

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

What to expect from first session of 17th Lok Sabha

17 Jun 2019

What to expect from first session of 17th Lok Sabha

Riding on a historic mandate (BJP won 303 seats in elections), Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered Parliament on Monday for the first session of 17th Lok Sabha.

Nagaland government rejects Citizenship Bill, passes resolution against it

26 Feb 2019

Nagaland government rejects Citizenship Bill, passes resolution against it

The Nagaland government has passed a resolution in the Assembly, rejecting the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, amid a walkout by 26 opposition MLAs.

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

13 Feb 2019

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, commonly known as Triple Talaq bill, will lapse if the Rajya Sabha doesn't give a nod on Wednesday, the last working day of the budget session.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

Citizenship Bill: AJYCP protesters wave black flags at PM Modi

09 Feb 2019

Citizenship Bill: AJYCP protesters wave black flags at PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi, who arrived in Assam to address a public rally at Changsari, was shown black flags in at least two places today for the second consecutive day over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Assam: BJP leader thrashed by protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

31 Jan 2019

Assam: BJP leader thrashed by protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Amid the tense situation in Assam over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a BJP leader was on Wednesday thrashed and manhandled by protesters in the Tinsukia district of the state.

Citizenship Bill protesters trying to divide community, says Himanta

24 Jan 2019

Citizenship Bill protesters trying to divide community, says Himanta

Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the Citizenship Bill, implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord and ST status to six communities in the state will make it a "fort" for the indigenous people.

Mizoram: Protesters burn effigies of PM Modi over Citizenship Bill

23 Jan 2019

Mizoram: Protesters burn effigies of PM Modi over Citizenship Bill

Thousands of people, including students, hit the streets across different places in Mizoram today to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Mizoram body decides to boycott R-Day celebrations over Citizenship Bill

22 Jan 2019

Mizoram body decides to boycott R-Day celebrations over Citizenship Bill

Mizoram's NGO Coordination Committee has called for a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in the state in protest against the citizenship bill, the committee's chairman Vanlalruata said.

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

09 Jan 2019

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

#CitizenshipBill: In Rajya Sabha, Rajnath Singh says false-information being spread

09 Jan 2019

#CitizenshipBill: In Rajya Sabha, Rajnath Singh says false-information being spread

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke on the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and said a lot of false information was being spread on it. He noted border security won't be compromised in any case.

#CitizenshipBill: Bill passed in Lok Sabha, despite protests from Opposition

08 Jan 2019

#CitizenshipBill: Bill passed in Lok Sabha, despite protests from Opposition

On Tuesday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha as protests against the bill rocked Assam.

NE students' organizations begin 11-hour strike against Citizenship Amendment Bill

08 Jan 2019

NE students' organizations begin 11-hour strike against Citizenship Amendment Bill

An 11-hour North East bandh, called by a number of students' organizations and political parties to protest the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, began amid tight security today at 5 am.

Assam: Asom Gana Parishad quits NDA over Citizenship Bill disagreements

07 Jan 2019

Assam: Asom Gana Parishad quits NDA over Citizenship Bill disagreements

In yet another setback to the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections this year, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), on Monday, withdrew support from the BJP-led government in Assam.

North-east not dumping ground for illegal immigrants: NSF

01 Dec 2018

North-east not dumping ground for illegal immigrants: NSF

The Naga Students' Federation (NSF), the apex students' body in Nagaland, has demanded the withdrawal of controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, saying the north-east cannot be a "dumping ground" for illegal immigrants.