One protester has died in the violent protests in Lucknow

3 dead as protests against CAA continue across India

New Delhi: At least three people were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow and Karnataka’s Mangaluru as violence broke out during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in various places on Thursday. Aiming to bring national and international attention to their fight against the controversial law, protesters from a wide social and political spectrum joined forces as […]

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Jamaat’s political wing at forefront of anti-CAA protests

New Delhi: The hijab-clad woman protestor whose picture and video have gone viral on social media since the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is associated with Fraternity Youth Movement, which is a youth organisation of Welfare Party of India, a political wing of Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind (JeI), a conservative Islamic religious group. According to Jamaat […]

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CAA protest: AMU shut down till Jan 5 after violence

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University has been shut down till January 5 after violence erupted in the university late on Sunday night, in protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act. AMU students mounted a violent protest against the police crackdown on students in Jamia Milia in Delhi. Cops used tear gas shells and lathi-charged students to […]

Advocacy group: CAA is planned and pro-Hindutva

New Delhi: The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan, an organisation that works for the Right to Information (RTI) and other schemes, on Friday lashed out at the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Calling the Act “planned”, the MKSS alleged that it violates equality. “The exclusion of Muslims, by enabling the expedited citizenship of only undocumented Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, […]

Jamia students’ march in protest against Citizenship Act turns violent

New Delhi: A march by Left-wing students belonging to Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday after Delhi police in a bid to stop the protest lathi-charged the protestors. The students belonging to the All India Students’ Association (AISA) were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which has now become a law. Several media […]

Prashant Kishore (File Photo: IANS)

Onus of saving India’s soul on 16 non-BJP CMs: Prashant Kishore

New Delhi: Janata Dal-United Vice President and election strategist Prashant Kishore on Friday said that the onus of saving the soul of India lies with the 16 non-BJP Chief Ministers who have to operationalize the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act. Kishore tweeted: “The majority prevailed in Parliament. Now beyond judiciary, the task of saving the […]

President Ramnath Kovind (File Photo IANS)

Citizenship Amendment Bill gets President’s nod, becomes act

New Delhi: In a late Thursday night order, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, letting it become an Act allowing Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim minority migrants facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. As per gazette of India, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 of “Parliament received […]