Congress leader Shashi Tharoor (File Photo)

Citizenship Bill fundamentally unconstitutional: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, calling it “fundamentally unconstitutional” and contending that it violates the basic idea of India. Tharoor’s remarks came hours after the Union Cabinet gave its nod for the Bill that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and […]

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga (File Photo/ Facebook)

If Centre brings Citizenship Bill as law, NE region will fight unitedly: Mizoram CM

Aizawl/Agartala :  Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Thursday said if the Central government again brings the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as a law in future, all political parties, NGOs and civil society of the northeast region would fight unitedly against such efforts. “If the Central government once again brings CAB as law in future, all […]

Bhupen Hazarika (File Photo/Twitter)

Bhupen Hazarika’s son upset over Citizenship bill but doesn’t decline Bharat Ratna

Guwahati | Days after the Bharat Ratna was conferred posthumously on Assamese cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika, his son Tej Hazarika on Monday said that he does not reject the country’s highest civillian honour but is unhappy how the NDA government plans to pass the “painfully unpopular” Citizenship bill which was against his father’s beliefs and […]

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo)

Rajnath axes meeting with NE CMs on Citizenship Bill

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday cancelled his meeting with Chief Ministers of Northeastern states to discuss the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Javed Ali Khan has assured the North East Students Organisation (NESO) that his […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo : Twitter@BJP)

Citizenship Bill will cause no harm to Assam and Northeast, assures Modi

Guwahati :  Reaffirming the BJP-led NDA government’s intention to pass the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government will ensure that the Bill does not cause any harm to Assam and other parts of the Northeast. The Prime Minister was addressing a public rally at Changsari near Guwahati […]

Protest against Citizenship Bill — a whiff of 1979 Assam movement

Guwahati :  Students’ movements are synonymous with Assam. India’s northeastern state witnessed the world’s longest such movement between 1979 and 1985 when lakh of students took to the streets seeking detection and deportation of illegal foreigners in the state. The movement, known as ‘Asom Andolan’ (Assam movement), was supported by almost all sections of society […]

Aribam Syam Sharma (Photo : Facebook)

Manipuri filmmaker to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Bill

New Delhi :  Fifteen times National Award winner Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma on Sunday announced that he would return the Padma Shri — the fourth highest civilian award in India — to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. “The Bill is against the interest of the people of North-East and the indigenous people […]