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News updates from HT: 7,306 Pakistanis applied for Indian citizenship, says govt

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As many as 7,306 Pakistani nationals applied for Indian citizenship till December 14, 2021(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
As many as 7,306 Pakistani nationals applied for Indian citizenship till December 14, 2021(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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Parliament grants Centre more time to frame citizenship rules under CAA

The Lok Sabha granted Centre time till April 9, while the Rajya Sabha has given it till July 9 to frame the new citizenship law rules.
People gather as they continue their protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the 78th straight day, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 1, 2020. (Burhaan Kinu / HT photo)
People gather as they continue their protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the 78th straight day, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 1, 2020. (Burhaan Kinu / HT photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
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Grant of citizenship only after CAA rules notified, Centre tells HC

The home ministry told a parliamentary panel in early April that the government would need three months to notify the rules
The Union home ministry is yet to notify the rules for amendments to the new citizenship law to kick in.(REUTERS)
The Union home ministry is yet to notify the rules for amendments to the new citizenship law to kick in.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 11:30 AM IST
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CAA threatens Assamese culture and identity, says plea in Supreme Court

The petitioner, All Assam Law Students Union, submitted that the CAA dilutes the constitutional and legal safeguards given to the Assamese people by various laws and the Assam Accord of 1985.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, issued a notice to the central and Assam governments and tagged the matter to be heard with other petitions challenging the CAA.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, issued a notice to the central and Assam governments and tagged the matter to be heard with other petitions challenging the CAA.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 20, 2020 09:33 PM IST
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Chinmayanand, Sengar’s poster surfaces next to UP’s ‘name and shame’ CAA hoardings

The poster has the photographs of Kuldeep Sengar and Chinmayanand as well as the details of the cases against them.
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)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:37 AM IST
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UP govt’s ‘name and shame’ hoardings not backed by law, remarks SC at hearing challenging high court verdict

Highlighting the issue of privacy, Justice UU Lalit said that while the court agrees there should not be unruly behaviour, there must be some law which backs the action of putting up the hoardings.
The court is hearing a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad high court’s March 9 order directing it to remove hoardings containing photos and other personal details of people, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protests. (HT Photo)
The court is hearing a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad high court’s March 9 order directing it to remove hoardings containing photos and other personal details of people, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protests. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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‘They have been wrong before’: Foreign minister Jaishankar on UNHRC’s CAA move

India has already said the citizenship act is an internal matter of India and that no foreign party has a locus standi on issues related to the country’s sovereignty.
On Saturday, S Jaishankar said every country, including the US, has different citizenship criteria which are based on context and social criteria(ANI Photo)
On Saturday, S Jaishankar said every country, including the US, has different citizenship criteria which are based on context and social criteria(ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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Delhi violence: Action must be taken, Gautam Gambhir hits out at Kapil Mishra

The comments by Gautam Gambhir, who represents East Delhi in the Lok Sabha, came after violence spun out of control in northeast Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Monday.
BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday criticised his party colleague Kapil Mishra for his provocative speech on Sunday(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday criticised his party colleague Kapil Mishra for his provocative speech on Sunday(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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Woman held for Pak slogan at CAA rally

The woman, identified as Amulya, asked people to shout with her “Pakistan Zindabad” after the organisers of the event under the banner of “Save Constitution” invited her to address the gathering. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who was one of the speakers at the event, snatched the mike from her and denounced her action.
The local police have detained a woman for raising “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan during a rally to protest the amended citizenship act(ANI Video screengrab)
The local police have detained a woman for raising “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan during a rally to protest the amended citizenship act(ANI Video screengrab)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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Thousands take to streets in Chennai against citizenship law

Agitators carrying placards against CAA, NRC and NPR, besides the Indian flag, converged at Chepauk as part of their original plan to lay seige to the Tamil Nadu Assembly and protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The Muslim outfits in the state have demanded that the state Assembly adopt a resolution against the controversial legislation in the ongoing session, concluding tomorrow.(ANI)
The Muslim outfits in the state have demanded that the state Assembly adopt a resolution against the controversial legislation in the ongoing session, concluding tomorrow.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 01:10 PM IST
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Chennai | ByPress Trust of India

If something goes wrong, will protest leaders atone like Mahatma: RSS chief

Bhagwat’s comments, made at the launch of a book on the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi by former NCERT director JS Rajput, came in the backdrop of the nationwide protests against the amended citizenship act and the proposed National Register of Citizens.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asserted that India of Gandhi’s dreams is now being realised(PTI File Photo)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asserted that India of Gandhi’s dreams is now being realised(PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2020 03:35 AM IST
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Telangana to pass anti-CAA resolution, urges Centre ‘not to discriminate’ on basis of religion

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Rao, felt the CAA would lead to discrimination on the basis of religion in grant of citizenship and jeopardise secularism envisaged in the Constitution.
The Telangana government took the decision in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao(HT Photo)
The Telangana government took the decision in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 12:11 AM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India

AAP’s Amanatullah Khan widens lead against BJP’s Brahm Singh in Okhla, home to Shaheen Bagh

Delhi election result 2020: The Okhla assembly seat, one of the 70 constituencies in Delhi, a Muslim majority area with Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar was thrust into the national spotlight after protesters blocked a major road demanding the repeal of the contentious citizenship act.
Amanatullah Khan was elected as the member of legislative assembly from Okhla in the 2015 assembly election by defeating the BJP’s Braham Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Amanatullah Khan was elected as the member of legislative assembly from Okhla in the 2015 assembly election by defeating the BJP’s Braham Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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‘Who are you showing your strength?’: Raj Thackeray asks anti-CAA protestors

While Mixed signals on CAA and NRC have come out from the Maharasthra government, Raj Thackeray’s stand was unambiguous.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray during MNS rally at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, February 9, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
MNS chief Raj Thackeray during MNS rally at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, February 9, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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‘If you are secular, your citizenship will be questioned someday’: Chidambaram

Resistance to CAA in some pockets has sometimes been described as anti-national, mostly by the leaders of the ruling party, the BJP.
P. Chidambaram speaks on CAA and NRC at Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune.(File photo: Rahul Raut/ Hindustan Times)
P. Chidambaram speaks on CAA and NRC at Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune.(File photo: Rahul Raut/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 04:48 PM IST
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CAA no threat to Muslims, NPR ‘very, very essential’: Rajinikanth weighs in

Rajinikanth also said that the central government has assured that Indians will have no issues in view of the citizenship act. He also wondered how Muslims, who chose to stay back in India following Partition, will be sent out of the country.
Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday backed the National Population Register (NPR).(ANI File Photo)
Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday backed the National Population Register (NPR).(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 08:43 PM IST
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Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Shaheen Bagh will be cleared, says Anurag Thakur as he predicts BJP’s clean sweep

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: The colony in southeast Delhi has seen residents, mostly women, sitting in a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act for nearly three months now.
Union minister Anurag Thakur has accused Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia of backing the protesters in Shaheen Bagh.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union minister Anurag Thakur has accused Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia of backing the protesters in Shaheen Bagh.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 07:46 AM IST
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In President Ram Nath Kovind’s address, spotlight on Citizenship Act and a jibe at Pakistan

The CAA seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities from three neighbouring countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressing both Houses of Parliament, marking the beginning of the budger session on Friday.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressing both Houses of Parliament, marking the beginning of the budger session on Friday.
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 10:30 PM IST
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‘Leave him, leave him’: Amit Shah as crowd pummels man for anti-CAA slogans

The student raised slogans against the amended citizenship act when Shah was talking about the CAA at the poll meeting in Babarpur constituency on Sunday evening.
The minister noticed a commotion during his speech and repeatedly asked security personnel to rescue the student. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
The minister noticed a commotion during his speech and repeatedly asked security personnel to rescue the student. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

West Bengal becomes the 4th state to pass resolution against Citizenship Act

Loud slogans were raised intermittently against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah during discussions on the resolution. All lawmakers called the CAA anti-people, divisive and discriminatory.
West Bengal, Jan 15 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal, Jan 15 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 05:31 PM IST
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In Congress’ Republic Day gift to PM Modi, a copy of Constitution

It looked like a mock gift intended to make a political point in the wake of protests after the Centre got the amended Citizenship Act passed in Parliament.
The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. (Photo @INCIndia)
The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. (Photo @INCIndia)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 04:40 PM IST
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Pro-BJP Gorkha parties support Mamata Banerjee’s drive against citizenship act, say ‘it will harm our people’

Exclusion of an estimated 1 lakh names belonging to the Gorkha community from the NRC in Assam had triggered panic in Darjeeling last year.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during her party’s protest dharna against CAA, NPR and NRC in Kolkata, on January 16.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during her party’s protest dharna against CAA, NPR and NRC in Kolkata, on January 16.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 09:42 AM IST
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From Delhi to Hyderabad: How Shaheen Bagh-type protest has galvanised people

The peaceful flame of resistance has spread beyond the national capital and across the country.
Women shout slogan during a protest against CAA at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. The protesters have been sitting at the site for over a month now.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Women shout slogan during a protest against CAA at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. The protesters have been sitting at the site for over a month now.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Framers put forth a plural, secular basis for citizenship

The plural basis of citizenship was carried into the Citizenship Act, 1955 whose primary purpose was to determine the principle of “acquisition and termination” of citizenship to supplement the constitutional provisions.
A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT Archive)
A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT Archive)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 07:15 AM IST
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University, college students in northeast boycott classes in protest against citizenship act

Thousands of students in Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh abstained from attending classes with some taking part in demonstrations and sit-in hunger strike as a show of solidarity to the protests taking place in the region against CAA since December last year.
Students of Gauhati University protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act, January 22, 2020.(HT Photo)
Students of Gauhati University protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act, January 22, 2020.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 02:13 PM IST
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In Ram Vilas Paswan’s pitch to amend NPR form, a message to ally BJP

On Tuesday, Paswan, who is also a Union minister, said in Patna that it was at his instance that the Home Ministry agreed to “amend” the NPR forms.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan addresses a press conference in Patna on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan addresses a press conference in Patna on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 01:05 PM IST
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Supreme Court declines to put CAA on hold, gives Centre 4 weeks to respond

The Supreme Court is hearing 144-odd petitions against the CAA.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court is hearing 144-odd petitions against the CAA.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

In JP Nadda’s CAA defence, a 10-line speech challenge to Rahul Gandhi

BJP working president JP Nadda further accused the Congress leader of speaking without knowing all the attendant facts.
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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No documents will be asked or biometric taken for NPR: Home Ministry

The NPR is a register of usual residents of the country. It is being prepared at the local (village/sub-town), subdistrict, district, state and national levels under provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
The ministry officials said most of the states have notified provisions related to the NPR.(PTI)
The ministry officials said most of the states have notified provisions related to the NPR.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Youth, students will explode in anger: Chidambaram warns govt about slowing economy

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has been facing a wave of protests on the streets and campuses across the country as students and others have questioned its intentions over the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA.
As the former Union finance minister, in several tweets, warned the Centre about the effects the sliding economy, he also took a jibe over rising inflation.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
As the former Union finance minister, in several tweets, warned the Centre about the effects the sliding economy, he also took a jibe over rising inflation.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 09:22 AM IST
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