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Citizenship Amendement Act faced fierce criticism and protests from all quarters of society across the country after it came into effect on January 10, 2020. (File photo)

No plans to tweak Citizenship Amendment Act: Centre tells Rajya Sabha

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Nityanand Rai told Rajya Sabha the government doesn't have any plan to include other minorities under the ambit of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai replied to questions on Citizenship Amendment Act and boundary disputes among states.(HT File Photo)
minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai replied to questions on Citizenship Amendment Act and boundary disputes among states.(HT File Photo)

6 more months needed to frame CAA rules, MHA informs Parliament

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:53 PM IST
Replying to a question posed by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said that the CAA has been notified on December 12, 2029 and has come into force from January 10, 2020.
More than 50 people lost their lives in the northeast Delhi riots (Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Archive)
More than 50 people lost their lives in the northeast Delhi riots (Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Archive)

Delhi riots: City court delivers first judgment, acquits sole accused in a case

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat observed that witnesses’ testimonies are in ‘complete contrast to each other.’
Image courtesy: HT photo
Image courtesy: HT photo

Centre’s order on giving citizenship to refugees separate from CAA, SC told

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 05:32 AM IST
The government claimed that the order has been issued under Section 16 of the Citizenship Act which allows the government to delegate its powers to grant citizenship by registration or naturalisation to district collectors.
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh during a rally of the Matua community, in Kolkata, back in February this year. (File Photo / PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh during a rally of the Matua community, in Kolkata, back in February this year. (File Photo / PTI)

Bengal polls: Matua verdict to be testing ground for BJP before implementing CAA

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 02:17 PM IST
West Bengal elections: Assembly seats in the Matua strongholds of Bongaon and Krishnanagar, close to the India-Bangladesh border, are set to go to polls in the sixth phase of elections, on April 22.
"For us, ideology is important. Once voted to power, the legislative party in consultation with the top leaders will decide on the CM candidate," said Kailash Vijayvargiya. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
"For us, ideology is important. Once voted to power, the legislative party in consultation with the top leaders will decide on the CM candidate," said Kailash Vijayvargiya. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

No plans to conduct NRC exercise in Bengal, CAA to be implemented: Vijayvargiya

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 01:14 PM IST
  • Kailash Vijayvargiya stated that the party intends to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act and provide rights to refugees who fled religious persecution in neighbouring countries and moved to India.
Releasing the BJP manifesto for Assam election, JP Nadda on Tuesday asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was passed by the Parliament and would be implemented in time.(PTI)
Releasing the BJP manifesto for Assam election, JP Nadda on Tuesday asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was passed by the Parliament and would be implemented in time.(PTI)

All Assam Students' Union holds 11-hr dharna against JP Nadda's CAA announcement

PTI | , Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
AASU held demonstrations in dozens of towns apart from capital Guwahati and in various sub-divisions of the state.
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)

Parliament grants Centre more time to frame citizenship rules under CAA

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
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.
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.
"The Central government will be urged to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019," Stalin said in the addendum.(PTI)
"The Central government will be urged to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019," Stalin said in the addendum.(PTI)

MK Stalin says DMK would continue to urge Centre to scrap CAA

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:35 PM IST
In an addendum to the party manifesto unveiled on Saturday, he said DMK had all along opposed the CAA and campaigned against it and he even ran a campaign in Tamil Nadu collecting one crore signatures pressing for scrapping the law.
At least 53 persons were killed and 581 injured in the riots last year, which was allegedly triggered by a clash between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and those opposing it.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
At least 53 persons were killed and 581 injured in the riots last year, which was allegedly triggered by a clash between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and those opposing it.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

Delhi riots: Court takes cognisance of sedition charges against 18

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:54 AM IST
  • Under section 196 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the investigating agency has to take prior sanction from the state government to prosecute any individual for sedition.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a public meeting at Thakurbari ground in Thakurnagar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a public meeting at Thakurbari ground in Thakurnagar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

CAA to be enforced after vaccination drive: Amit Shah

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:25 AM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah said CM Banerjee will not be in a position to oppose CAA in future as she will lose her post after the polls.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the launching forth phase of Poribortan Yatra from Cooch Behar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the launching forth phase of Poribortan Yatra from Cooch Behar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

CAA will be implemented after Covid-19 vaccination ends, says Amit Shah

PTI | , Thakurnagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Accusing the opposition parties of misleading the minorities about the Citizenship (amendment) Act, Shah said its implementation will not impact the citizenship status of Indian minorities.
In a written response in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said, “The Rules under The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 are under preparation."(HT Photo)
In a written response in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said, “The Rules under The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 are under preparation."(HT Photo)

CAA rules under preparation, exercise pushed to July: MHA in LS

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:10 AM IST
The CAA, which came into force with effect from January 10, 2020, facilitates the grant of Indian citizenship to people from non-Muslim minorities fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media in Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media in Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)

Delhi riots: AAP govt rejects lawyers proposed by police

Hindustan Times | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 02:15 AM IST
In February, 53 people died in communal riots triggered by violent clashes between the supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA. Cases are currently being argued in the Supreme Court and the high court in cases related to the riots.
Women raise slogans during the ongoing sit-in protest against NPR, NRC and CAA after Supreme Court deferred the hearing on petitions to remove the anti-citizenship law protesters from Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Women raise slogans during the ongoing sit-in protest against NPR, NRC and CAA after Supreme Court deferred the hearing on petitions to remove the anti-citizenship law protesters from Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

US Commission on International Religious Freedom expresses concern over CAA

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and an invited panel of experts on Wednesday conducted a hearing that focused on both India’s new citizenship law and the Rohingya issue in Myanmar.
The passage of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)had triggered protests across the country.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The passage of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)had triggered protests across the country.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

UN body to move Supreme Court over CAA, India says our internal matter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Last week, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet had expressed serious concern at the CAA and Delhi riots and called on India’s leadership to prevent further violence.
Rajinikanth met the members of a Muslim outfit on Sunday and said he is ready to play any role to maintain peace in the country.(Twitter/@rajinikanth)
Rajinikanth met the members of a Muslim outfit on Sunday and said he is ready to play any role to maintain peace in the country.(Twitter/@rajinikanth)

Days after lashing out at Centre over Delhi violence, Rajinikanth’s offer on CAA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 09:07 AM IST
The actor had earlier said he would be the first person to raise voice even if a single Muslim was affected by the CAA.
The most common punishment for the police who don’t bow to political pressure is suspension or transfer(AFP)
The most common punishment for the police who don’t bow to political pressure is suspension or transfer(AFP)

Delhi riots: The police have lost their autonomy | Opinion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The most tragic outcome of the police handling of the protests has been the death of at least 42 people.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(Reuters photo)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(Reuters photo)

UN chief following situation in Delhi closely: spokesperson

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Communal violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi has killed at least 20 people, including a police constable, and left over 150 people injured till Wednesday as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.
Dr Kafeel Khan after his arrest in Mumbai last month.(HT Photo/Sourced)
Dr Kafeel Khan after his arrest in Mumbai last month.(HT Photo/Sourced)

National Security Act slapped on Dr Kafeel Khan for speech during anti-CAA protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Dr Khan had spent time in jail after the death of 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital in September 2017 allegedly due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.
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)

‘If you are secular, your citizenship will be questioned someday’: Chidambaram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Resistance to CAA in some pockets has sometimes been described as anti-national, mostly by the leaders of the ruling party, the BJP.
Urmila Matondkar is being criticised for her mistake.
Urmila Matondkar is being criticised for her mistake.

Urmila Matondkar gets trolled for saying World War 2 ended in 1919. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Urmila Matondkar is being trolled for saying in a recent speech that World War 2 ended in 1919. World War 2 was fought from 1939-1945.
Chargesheet filed against two Bangladeshis in Mizoram for plotting terror acts on the Indian soil.(HT Photo/Representative)
Chargesheet filed against two Bangladeshis in Mizoram for plotting terror acts on the Indian soil.(HT Photo/Representative)

Two arrested Bangladeshis entered India to commit terror acts, NIA says in charge sheet

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 01:02 AM IST
The charge sheet states both the accused were in possession of fake Aadhaar cards provided by their handlers in Bangladesh. From Tripura, they went to Bangalore where they spent the next 8-9 months and conducted a recce of several public places in the city.
Damaged vehicles near Jamia Millia Islamia University area following violence that erupted against Citizenship Amendment Act, in New Delhi on December 15, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Damaged vehicles near Jamia Millia Islamia University area following violence that erupted against Citizenship Amendment Act, in New Delhi on December 15, 2019.(PTI Photo)

Former Congress lawmaker among three questioned in connection with anti-CAA protests in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot at Congress house.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot at Congress house.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan govt set to move resolution against CAA in assembly

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 07:53 AM IST
On Thursday, state Congress president and deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot announced that after Kerala and Punjab, “Rajasthan government will too bring a resolution against CAA in the assembly.”
Swapan Dasgupta was locked up by protestors while he delivered a lecture on the CAA at Viswa Bharati University on Jan. 8(PTI Photo/File/Representative)
Swapan Dasgupta was locked up by protestors while he delivered a lecture on the CAA at Viswa Bharati University on Jan. 8(PTI Photo/File/Representative)

Attempt to interrupt BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta’s session at Kolkata literary meet foiled

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 10:15 PM IST
Earlier this month, student activists had virtually locked up Dasgupta and Chakraborty inside an auditorium on the Vishwa Bharati University campus for several hours to register their opposition to Dasgupta holding a session on the Citizenship Amendment Act in the varsity.
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)

Supreme Court declines to put CAA on hold, gives Centre 4 weeks to respond

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a gathering on the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Chennai on Sunday(PTI Photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a gathering on the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Chennai on Sunday(PTI Photo)

Not implementing CAA will be unconstitutional, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:30 PM IST
She said resolutions passed by Kerala and Punjab assemblies were mere political statements without any constitutional remit to impact a law passed by the Centre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)

‘You are our guest, but...’: Mamata Banerjee raises CAA, NRC during courtesy meet with Modi

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:51 AM IST
Banerjee said she also raised the issue of funds due from the Centre and the prime minister promised to look into the issue once he returns to Delhi. The opposition, however, accused Mamata of having an understanding with Modi in private and taking a different stand in public.
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