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Should we give citizenship to Muslims coming from Pak: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the opposition if citizenship should also be granted to the Muslims coming from Pakistan. He posed this question to the opposition during discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019. “What do you want? Should we give citizenship to the Muslims coming from Pakistan?” […]

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Release of J&K leaders an administration call: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Asserting that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “normal” and not a single death due to police firing was reported after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that jailed political leaders will be released after the Union Territory administration decides on the situation. “As […]

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Comments by US Commission on International Religious Freedom on Citizenship Bill unwarranted: India

New Delhi/Washington: India on Tuesday termed the comments made by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as “neither accurate nor warranted”. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a statement said, the Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight, “provides expedited consideration for […]

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US religious freedom commission calls for sanctions against Amit Shah

New York: A US religious freedom commission has called for sanctions against Indian Home Minister Amit Shah if the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) is passed, claiming that the proposed legislation introduces a religious test for citizenship. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in a statement here on Monday that it was […]

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Had Congress not allowed partition on basis of religion, Citizenship Bill was not needed: Amit Shah in LS

New Delhi:  The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objection raised by the opposition parties calling the move “fundamentally unconstitutional” and “violation” of Article 14 of the Indian constitution and others. Following over an hour debate on the Bill’s legislative competence if it can be taken […]

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Infiltrators will be extradited by 2024 using NRC: Amit Shah

Ranchi: Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that all “ghuspetia” (infiltrators) in the country would be extradited by 2024 by implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “All infiltrators will be thrown out from the country by 2024 by implementing NRC. Whether people of Jharkhand want to throw out infiltrators, each […]

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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury calls Modi-Shah, Advani ‘infiltrators’

New Delhi: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani “infiltrators”, a statement which triggered a row in the Lok Sabha on Monday, causing vehement reaction from treasury benches seeking the MP’s “unconditional” apology. The Congress leader reiterated his remarks in […]