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The Union home ministry issued a notification in this effect for immediate implementation of the order under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Rules framed under the law in 2009 even though the rules under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) enacted in 2019 are yet to be framed by the government.(File Photo)

MHA invites applications for citizenship from non-Muslim refugees from 3 nations

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 11:31 PM IST
According to the CAA, Indian citizenship will be given to non-Muslim persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan -- Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian -- who had come to India till December 31, 2014.
File photo: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases party's manifesto for the upcoming Assam assembly polls. (PTI)
File photo: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases party's manifesto for the upcoming Assam assembly polls. (PTI)

Cong promises 500k jobs, repeal of CAA

By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, Silchar
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:36 AM IST
Congress leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi said that, “This is a manifesto that has the voice of Assam”.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with college students at Lahowa in Dibrugarh. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with college students at Lahowa in Dibrugarh. (ANI Photo)

Cong will not let CAA take effect: Rahul

By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, Silchar
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:51 AM IST
Polling in the state will be conducted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6, the counting of votes will be held on May 2.
Why is the government not responding to the demands of the CAA protestors?(PTI)
Why is the government not responding to the demands of the CAA protestors?(PTI)

2 years after violent stir, will CAA issue sway Assam polls?

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Violent protests had rocked the state for several days in December 2019 against CAA, claiming the lives of five in police firing.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Tezpur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Tezpur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

'Collected funds but did not come when Assam…': Priyanka Gandhi attacks PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:53 PM IST
  • The Congress leader said Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to remain in Delhi and never visited Assam every time the northeastern state faced a crisis.
Demonstrations at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia University were carried over from December 2019. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Demonstrations at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia University were carried over from December 2019. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Right to protest cannot be anytime and everywhere, says Supreme Court

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:08 PM IST
The top court, which considered the matter in the judges' chambers also rejected the prayer for open court hearing in the matter.
File photo: Supreme Court of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Supreme Court of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court refuses bail to anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 11:51 PM IST
  • Gogoi, who is currently lodged in Guwahati Central Jail had approached the top court against the order passed by the Gauhati High Court rejecting bail on January 7 this year.
Union home minister Amit Shah announced an array of sops for the Matuas who are a part of the backward Namasudra community that can influence poll results in around 80 of the state’s 294 assembly seats. (ANI PHOTO)
Union home minister Amit Shah announced an array of sops for the Matuas who are a part of the backward Namasudra community that can influence poll results in around 80 of the state’s 294 assembly seats. (ANI PHOTO)

Citizenship law will be enforced once Covid-19 ends: Amit Shah in Bengal

UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 09:23 PM IST
  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which the Parliament passed last year, offers citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014.
Union minister of state for the ministry of home affairs Nityanand Rai seen addressing a press conference in Delhi in this file picture from November 2020.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Union minister of state for the ministry of home affairs Nityanand Rai seen addressing a press conference in Delhi in this file picture from November 2020.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

CAA rules are under preparation: Govt tells Lok Sabha

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 10:32 PM IST
  • Union minister of state for the ministry of home affairs Nityanand Rai said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, came into force from January 10, 2020.
Migrant workers returning from Madhya Pradesh and en route Haryana seen while crossing DND Flyway on foot in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times File Photo)
Migrant workers returning from Madhya Pradesh and en route Haryana seen while crossing DND Flyway on foot in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times File Photo)

2020: The people vs the Indian State

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The anti-CAA protests, the defiance of migrants, and now the farmers’ stir show that the everyday practice of democracy is a powerful corrective in the face of arbitrary and unilateral State decisions
Security personnel outside Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on Monday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Security personnel outside Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on Monday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

A year after Jamia violence: Lives upended, campus stays on edge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz and Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:58 AM IST
Following the events of December 15, the university strengthened security, regulating the entry of outsiders more strictly, repairing the damaged Central library and old library, and erasing protest graffiti on the campus.
JNU student and Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita.(frontlinedefenders.org)
JNU student and Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita.(frontlinedefenders.org)

JNU student Devangana Kalita denied bail in riots case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:06 AM IST
Kalita’s lawyer had earlier told the court that Kalita had only protested against the citizenship law and was not linked to the riots.
People during the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on February 9, 2020.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
People during the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on February 9, 2020.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)

BJP inducting Shaheen Bagh protesters part of election plan, says AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 04:19 AM IST
At a digital press conference, AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj questioned the BJP, which heads the Central government, and Delhi Police, which reports to the Centre, as to how they allowed the Shaheen Bagh protest to continue for 101 days when other protests in the city are not allowed to last even three hours.
Sharjeel Imam(@imaams/Twitter)
Sharjeel Imam(@imaams/Twitter)

CAA stir: Sharjeel accused of sedition, cops file charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:59 AM IST
Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava during a media briefing.(PTI)
Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava during a media briefing.(PTI)

India facilitating visa requests of Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh minorities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 12:52 AM IST
After Nidan Singh Sachdeva, a leader of Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan was released from captivity on July 18 after being kidnapped on June 22, the external affairs ministry had said the targeting and persecution of minority communities by terrorists was a “matter of grave concern”.
Women stand beside charred remains of vehicles and vandalised properties at Shiv Vihar in northeast Delhi on March 2, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Women stand beside charred remains of vehicles and vandalised properties at Shiv Vihar in northeast Delhi on March 2, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi power tussle: Govt, L-G spar over panel for riots cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:02 AM IST
The face-off comes barely a month after the L-G and the elected government in Delhi had strong disagreements with regard to the appointment of 11 public prosecutors appointed by the Delhi police in the lower courts for over 750 northeast Delhi riots cases.
Ishrat Jahan is one of the accused in the UAPA case registered by the Special Cell of the city police to probe the riots that had in which over 50 people had died and more than 400 injured.(@ishratjj/Twitter)
Ishrat Jahan is one of the accused in the UAPA case registered by the Special Cell of the city police to probe the riots that had in which over 50 people had died and more than 400 injured.(@ishratjj/Twitter)

Delhi violence: HC denies Ishrat Jahan extension of interim bail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:22 AM IST
She had sought extension on the ground that her husband and she had symptoms of Covid-19. She was earlier granted week’s interim bail till June 19 for her wedding.
Delhi police charged suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain along with other accused in two charge sheets.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Delhi police charged suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain along with other accused in two charge sheets.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Delhi violence: Tahir Hussain named in two fresh charge sheets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 03:49 AM IST
Delhi police have charged Hussain, his younger brother Shah Alam and at least 10 others for rioting, being armed with deadly weapons, dacoity, mischief by fire or explosive substance, unlawful assembly and criminal conspiracy .
In their engagement with government officials, media, interfaith harmony organizations and NGOs, US officials emphasised the need to address the legitimate concerns of the country’s religious minorities, condemn communal rhetoric, and ensure full protection of minorities.(HT File Photo/Kunal Patil)
In their engagement with government officials, media, interfaith harmony organizations and NGOs, US officials emphasised the need to address the legitimate concerns of the country’s religious minorities, condemn communal rhetoric, and ensure full protection of minorities.(HT File Photo/Kunal Patil)

India rejects US govt report on religious freedom

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The India section of the report said that the US government officials underscored the importance of respecting religious freedom, promoting tolerance and mutual respect with the ruling and opposition parties and religious leaders belonging to various communities.
Union home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah addressing ‘West Bengal Jan-Samvad Rally’ through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Union home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah addressing ‘West Bengal Jan-Samvad Rally’ through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Amit Shah targets Mamata Banerjee on CAA, Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 06:21 AM IST
The TMC hit back and accused the BJP of focusing on politics instead of battling Covid-19.
JNU student Sharjeel Imam was involved in organising protests at Shaheen Bagh but came into limelight after a video showed him making controversial comments before a gathering at Aligarh Muslim University(Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)
JNU student Sharjeel Imam was involved in organising protests at Shaheen Bagh but came into limelight after a video showed him making controversial comments before a gathering at Aligarh Muslim University(Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)

Sharjeel Imam charged under UAPA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 10:09 PM IST
In its supplementary charge sheet, the police had said serious riots had broken out in consequence of the protest march organised by Jamia students against the amended citizenship law on December 15 last year.
A man walks past slogans painted on discarded tin sheds near a site of the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar in New Delhi in January 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
A man walks past slogans painted on discarded tin sheds near a site of the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar in New Delhi in January 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

‘Misrepresentation reached new levels’: India rebuffs US religious panel’s report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 09:46 AM IST
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended that India be designated as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC), for “engaging in and tolerating systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations”.
A limited number of protesters at the sit-in site of protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE PHOTO)
A limited number of protesters at the sit-in site of protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE PHOTO)

US body recommends India be designated for religious freedom violations

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 10:36 PM IST
The commission recommended re-designating Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as CPC and adding to it along with India, Nigeria, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam.
Protesters at the sit-in site of protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on March 22, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Protesters at the sit-in site of protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on March 22, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh cleared of CAA protesters, some detained

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 11:42 AM IST
All except five of the protesters had withdrawn from the site on Sunday but had left behind their slippers to “lend solidarity to the fight against Covid-19 disease” and as a symbolic gesture of their agitation as well.
Kunal Kamra was handed a flying ban following an altercation with a journalist.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Kunal Kamra was handed a flying ban following an altercation with a journalist.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

‘Can’t be permitted’: Delhi HC declines Kunal Kamra’s plea against flying ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Delhi HC declines comedian Kunal Kamra’s plea challenging his flying ban
A general view of a relief camp, which was set up after people fled their homes with their families following Hindu-Muslim clashes triggered by a CAA 2019, in Mustafabad in the riot-affected northeast of New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A general view of a relief camp, which was set up after people fled their homes with their families following Hindu-Muslim clashes triggered by a CAA 2019, in Mustafabad in the riot-affected northeast of New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Northeast Delhi riots: State asks HC to assign commissioner to assess damage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The communal violence in north-east Delhi last month claimed 53 lives and left more than 500 injured.
Women stand beside charred remains of vehicles and vandalised properties at Shiv Vihar in Northeast Delhi.(PTI)
Women stand beside charred remains of vehicles and vandalised properties at Shiv Vihar in Northeast Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi riots: HC seeks authorities’ response over plea to preserve CCTV footage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 09:09 AM IST
The plea said that the police be directed to preserve the CCTV footage of the riot affected areas from February 23 to March 1 and should not remove debris without collecting evidence from the site.
The violence in Delhi, which erupted last month, left 53 people dead and more than 500 injured.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO.)
The violence in Delhi, which erupted last month, left 53 people dead and more than 500 injured.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO.)

Security agencies flag Indonesia link to Delhi riots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The revelation comes a day after Union home minister Amit Shah said in Parliament that money had been funnelled abroad to instigate the Delhi riots and said five people were arrested for allegedly distributing money before the violence.
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh, who have been on an agitation for nearly 90 days now against the Citizenship Amendment Act, said they would continue with their demonstration.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT photo)
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh, who have been on an agitation for nearly 90 days now against the Citizenship Amendment Act, said they would continue with their demonstration.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT photo)

Shaheen Bagh protest on despite health risk

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 06:15 AM IST
Reacting to the government’s advisory, Qazi Emad, media coordinator of the Shaheen Bagh protest said, “We respect the ban imposed by the government at cinema halls and events such as IPL. But those are a form of entertainment whereas our agitation is about our fight for survival. It cannot be compared.”
Kuldeep Sengar and Chinmayanand’s poster was later removed by the police, ANI reported.(ANI Photo)
Kuldeep Sengar and Chinmayanand’s poster was later removed by the police, ANI reported.(ANI Photo)

Chinmayanand, Sengar’s poster surfaces next to UP’s ‘name and shame’ CAA hoardings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 11:37 AM IST
The poster has the photographs of Kuldeep Sengar and Chinmayanand as well as the details of the cases against them.
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