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A demonstrator burns tyres during a protest rally against CAB, Kamrup district Assam, December 13, 2019(PTI)

How to quell the CAA unrest

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 05:53 PM IST
Pull back from the NRC. Change the timeline for the Northeast
More than 1,000 students and faculty of IIMs have issued a statement in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. (Representational image)(HT file)
More than 1,000 students and faculty of IIMs have issued a statement in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. (Representational image)(HT file)

IIM students, teachers slam Citizenship Amendment Act

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 02:05 PM IST
The online letter, signed and endorsed by as many as 1,053 students and teachers, says: “As citizens and members of the academic community, we write to register our protest at the recent enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019.”
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a sit-in protest in a show of solidarity with the students from Jamia Millia Islamia and several other universities across the country protesting the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, in New Delhi, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a sit-in protest in a show of solidarity with the students from Jamia Millia Islamia and several other universities across the country protesting the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, in New Delhi, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

In Citizenship Act protests, Congress senses opportunity to reconnect with the young

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The Congress has activated its student and youth wings as well as state units on both the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), directing them to build a people’s movement on the twin issues.
A man holds the flags of India and the US in New York in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
A man holds the flags of India and the US in New York in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)

‘Respect their rights’: US to India on citizenship law protesters

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:51 AM IST
A statement in support of protesters was significant, it was pointed out by observers, coming so close to the second edition of the annual 2+2 ministerial meetings.
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Include Muslims under CAA, says SGPC chief

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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As protest returns outside Jamia, students ensure peace, cops keep safe distance

By Kainat Sarfaraz and Shiv Sunny, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 07:35 PM IST
GV during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore.(SPORTZPICS)
GV during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore.(SPORTZPICS)

IPL auction to go ahead as scheduled despite protests over CAA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 08:12 AM IST
As many as 332 cricketers will go under the hammer at the IPL auction in Kolkata on December 19 with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell and South African Dale Steyn among those opting for the highest base price of Rs 2 crore.
Students leaving Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, December 15, 2019(REUTERS)
Students leaving Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, December 15, 2019(REUTERS)

The police action in Delhi was unacceptable. Find the guilty

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 05:04 PM IST
It is also important for the political leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party to address the emerging discontent across universities.
Far from lathi charges or using tear gas to dispel the crowd, the police seemed to have been at the receiving end(PTI)
Far from lathi charges or using tear gas to dispel the crowd, the police seemed to have been at the receiving end(PTI)

Mamata has lost all moral right to remain in power

By Kailash Vijayvargiya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 04:49 PM IST
Her inaction is a clear case of the State endorsing violence to meet the TMC’s narrow political objectives
Allahabad University campus. (HT)
Allahabad University campus. (HT)

Allahabad University postpones exams, closes for a day to avoid CAA protest

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 01:08 PM IST
The move comes at on a day when Inqualabi Chhatra Morcha (ICM), a students’ organization had urged students and others to gather at the AU Union Hall to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens on Monday noon.
Thackeray said the BJP-led central government has created an atmosphere of fear in the country in the name of persecuted minorities and has put real issues aside(ANI)
Thackeray said the BJP-led central government has created an atmosphere of fear in the country in the name of persecuted minorities and has put real issues aside(ANI)

CAA an insult to Savarkar, says Uddhav Thackeray

Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By HTC & Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 04:34 AM IST
The Shiv Sena voted in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday but walked out before the bill was put to vote in the Rajya Sabha two days later.
Police jawans try to protect themselves as protestors throw stones on them during an agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Santragachi in Howrah district of West Bengal, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019.(PTI)
Police jawans try to protect themselves as protestors throw stones on them during an agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Santragachi in Howrah district of West Bengal, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019.(PTI)

Bengal suspends internet services in 6 districts over anti-CAA stir

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 03:14 AM IST
On Sunday, several trains connecting Kolkata to north Bengal and the North-east remained cancelled. Services of the South Eastern Railway were limping back to normal.
In the campaign, Mamata Banerjee asks people to refrain from violence while assuring that her government would not implement the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal.(ANI)
In the campaign, Mamata Banerjee asks people to refrain from violence while assuring that her government would not implement the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal.(ANI)

‘Misuse of public funds’: Bengal governor asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw ad against CAA

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 03:18 AM IST
The Bengal governor said the amended act had been cleared by the Parliament and opposing it was unconstitutional and could lead to “anarchy”.
A man runs past a bus that was set on fire by protesters near New Friends Colony in New Delhi on Sunday.(Reuters)
A man runs past a bus that was set on fire by protesters near New Friends Colony in New Delhi on Sunday.(Reuters)

CAA fire now rages in Delhi, buses torched; cops lathi-charge agitators, fire tear gas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz, Shiv Sunny and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 02:19 AM IST
The police said people agitating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) set fire to at least four buses and several two-wheelers in New Friends Colony, following which they fired tear gas shells and lathi-charged the protesters to disperse them.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti Adviser Akhil Gogoi(PTI FILE)
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti Adviser Akhil Gogoi(PTI FILE)

Assam RTI activist Akhil Gogoi booked for alleged Maoist link, CAA stir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 02:34 AM IST
Akhil Gogoi, in an FIR registered on Saturday, which HT has accessed, has been charged with criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code.
Local community members take part in a protest rally against the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Jorhat, Assam, Dec.15, 2019.(PTI FILE)
Local community members take part in a protest rally against the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Jorhat, Assam, Dec.15, 2019.(PTI FILE)

Scared, angry, confused: Assam struggling to find a fine balance

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Chaygaon | By Dhrubo Jyoti and Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 03:19 PM IST
The deaths of the two men, and injuries to 27 others in violent clashes that broke out across Guwahati on Thursday evening, have both shocked and galvanised Assam in its resolve to resist India’s new citizenship law.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being accused of misleading people by some political opponents in Bengal(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being accused of misleading people by some political opponents in Bengal(ANI Photo)

Tale of two national registers that have Mamata in a fix

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee has spoken against CAA and NRC but sought people’s cooperation for the NPR exercise linked to the 2020 general census.
People from Assam hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship Act at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
People from Assam hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship Act at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘Assam, the new Kashmir’: Congress attacks BJP over citizenship law protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 05:35 PM IST
Assam’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal tried to allay fears and appealed for peace on Sunday as he said that his government was committed to protecting the rights of the people of the state.
Faridabad toll plaza with FASTag lanes demarcated at Badarpur border, December 13, 2019.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Faridabad toll plaza with FASTag lanes demarcated at Badarpur border, December 13, 2019.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9AM: Shortage of tags, confusion may hit govt’s FASTag plan and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Protesters hurled stones at the Maldah–Katihar passenger train in Bengal. There were no reports of any injuries. A toll plaza in Murshidabad was also set ablaze on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Protesters hurled stones at the Maldah–Katihar passenger train in Bengal. There were no reports of any injuries. A toll plaza in Murshidabad was also set ablaze on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Protests against new citizenship law rock Bengal for second consecutive day

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 05:48 AM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged people not to take the law into their own hands and warned of strict action. Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of West Bengal, in a tweet, urged Banerjee to demonstrate her faith and allegiance to the Constitution in the present situation.
Members of Muslim community carrying out a protest march in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Members of Muslim community carrying out a protest march in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana: Muslim bodies take out protest march against citizenship law

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 05:47 PM IST
The Saturday demonstration comes a day after complete shutdown was observed in Malerkotla, a Muslim-majority town in Punjab’s Sangrur district. 
Tyres burn as protests rage in Guwahati, Assam against the Citizenship Act.(HT Photo)
Tyres burn as protests rage in Guwahati, Assam against the Citizenship Act.(HT Photo)

‘Curfews are in place’: UK, US issue travel advisory amid northeast violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:55 AM IST
The advisory noted demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) were taking place in some parts of India and there were reports of “violent protest in North East India, especially in Assam and Tripura”.
Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra home minister Eknath Shinde said the final decision on implementation of CAB will be taken after due deliberation with leaders from all three parties.(Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)
Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra home minister Eknath Shinde said the final decision on implementation of CAB will be taken after due deliberation with leaders from all three parties.(Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

Maharashtra govt may oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 05:54 AM IST
According to officials from the home department, although the Act is part of central list and is under the purview of the central government, the state has the power to implement it.
The Northeast protests show that ethnicity, language and culture are as emotive, sometimes, even more so, than religion. It is a lesson in the complexity of India(REUTERS)
The Northeast protests show that ethnicity, language and culture are as emotive, sometimes, even more so, than religion. It is a lesson in the complexity of India(REUTERS)

How Citizenship Act, NRC will alter the idea of India, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:36 AM IST
All of us will have to prove our Indianness. And the poorest and the Muslims will be the most hit
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suffered a loss of Rs 8.5 billion because of airspace restrictions since February(AP)
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suffered a loss of Rs 8.5 billion because of airspace restrictions since February(AP)

Pakistan lost over Rs 8 billion due to airspace closure: Report

Karachi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
“It’s a huge loss for our overall (aviation) industry,” Pakistan Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said on Thursday.
On the demand side, while tenants who have been fortunate to get rent control apartments enjoy the benefits, many more low-income households find it hard to find affordable rental housing in the formal sector and have to live in slums(Hindustan Times)
On the demand side, while tenants who have been fortunate to get rent control apartments enjoy the benefits, many more low-income households find it hard to find affordable rental housing in the formal sector and have to live in slums(Hindustan Times)

Urban governance requires the Centre to initiate reforms

By Sahil Gandhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:59 PM IST
The new government needs to be willing to undertake various policy priorities these for the sake of ensuring a smooth urban transition
The closure of Pakistan’s airspace in response to escalating tensions with India disrupted major routes between Europe and South East Asia.(AFP/ Representative Image)
The closure of Pakistan’s airspace in response to escalating tensions with India disrupted major routes between Europe and South East Asia.(AFP/ Representative Image)

Pakistan partially resumes flight operations

Reuters | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 04:04 PM IST
The closure of the airspace left thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide and more than than 700 international and domestic flights were cancelled during the last three days to and from the country including flights to New Delhi.
Thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide heaved a sigh of relief as Pakistan announced that its airspace will be fully re-opened by Friday, as the aviation authorities allowed some flights to operate Thursday.(AFP Photo)
Thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide heaved a sigh of relief as Pakistan announced that its airspace will be fully re-opened by Friday, as the aviation authorities allowed some flights to operate Thursday.(AFP Photo)

Pak’s airspace closure leaves thousands of passengers stranded worldwide

Islamabad/London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 09:18 PM IST
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday temporarily restored Pakistani airspace for commercial aviation, allowing some flights to depart.
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