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Udhav choreographs Shiv Sena’s flip-flops on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Barely 24 hours after Shiv Sena’s face in Parliament Sanjay Raut vehemently supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill and equating it with support for India, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took a complete U-turn. On Tuesday, the Maharashtra Chief Minister and Sena chief said that it is BJP’s illusion that those who disagree on CAB are […]

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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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Lok Sabha burns midnight oil to pass Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

New Delhi: The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight though it was vehemently opposed by the major opposition parties which described it as “anti-Muslim”. However, the government rejected the opposition’s claims, saying the Bill […]

Citizenship Bill anti-Muslim: Owaisi

New Delhi: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) faced criticism from All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi who tore a copy of the draft legislation in the Lok Sabh on Monday calling it “arbitrary in nature” and “against the Muslim community”. The Hyderabad MP expressed objections over the CAB’s nature while participating in the debate, […]

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Cabinet clears 6 bills including Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years. Responding to questions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Citizenship Amendment Bill takes care of India’s interests. “I am confident […]