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SC to start hearing on constitutional validity of Sec 6A of Citizenship Act

Section 6A created a special provision for Assam by which persons who entered between January 1, 1966, and March 25, 1971, and who are residing in the state, upon being detected as foreigners, will be allowed to register themselves.

The Centre, which has defended Section 6A, chose to rely on the Assam Accord of 1985, which led to the introduction of Section 6A in the Citizenship Act, with effect from December 7, 1985. (HT)
The Centre, which has defended Section 6A, chose to rely on the Assam Accord of 1985, which led to the introduction of Section 6A in the Citizenship Act, with effect from December 7, 1985. (HT)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 05:21 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Owaisi reacts to MHA's latest Gujarat move on CAA: ‘Make law religion neutral’

The MHA recently issued a notification empowering two more Gujarat district collectors to grant citizenship certificates to six minorities of Afghanistan - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians - under Section 16 of the Citizenship Act 1955. It is, however, not linked to CAA, 2019.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (ANI Photo)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 09:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Supreme Court to hear petitions challenging CAA on Oct 31

A Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat directed that the matter will be categorised into cases that relate to various provisions of CAA and others concerning legal provisions pertaining to the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam and Tripura.

A three-judge bench will examine a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA. (HT File)
A three-judge bench will examine a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 04:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Concerned about safeguarding people': Nitish on Shah's CAA post-Covid remark

Union home minister Amit Shah during a rally in West Bengal's Siliguri said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented once the Covid-19 wave ends. 

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar,(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar,(PTI)
Published on May 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

In Bengal, Amit Shah says will implement CAA as soon as Covid wave ends

Speaking at a public gathering in West Bengal's Siliguri, Union home minister Amit Shah said that the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the eastern state is spreading canards that the CAA will not be implemented.

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a public gathering in Siliguri, West Bengal on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a public gathering in Siliguri, West Bengal on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Updated on May 05, 2022 07:25 PM IST
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi

Refund fines collected from CAA protesters: SC to UP govt

The direction came after the state government informed the top court that it has withdrawn 274 notices issued for recovery of damages.

Anti-CAA protests: When the bench sought to know the amount that needed to be refunded, the UP government did not cite any specific figure but said the total ran into crores.
Anti-CAA protests: When the bench sought to know the amount that needed to be refunded, the UP government did not cite any specific figure but said the total ran into crores.
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 01:56 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UP govt withdraws recovery notices against anti-CAA protesters: Officials

The UP government has withdrawn notices sent to the anti-CAA protestors seeking to recover damages, government officials familiar with then matter said.

Hoardings with details of 57 people who were issued recovery notices, after the anti-CAA protests, were put up in Lucknow earlier. (File)
Hoardings with details of 57 people who were issued recovery notices, after the anti-CAA protests, were put up in Lucknow earlier. (File)
Updated on Feb 18, 2022 06:11 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Withdraw recovery orders against CAA protesters: SC

Giving the Uttar Pradesh government a week to consider withdrawing by itself all recovery orders issued against anti-CAA protesters, the top court commented that the state government is bound to follow due process and cannot assume the role of everyone in an adjudicatory process.

Vehicles seen set on fire next to a police chowki after demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019. (HT Photo)
Vehicles seen set on fire next to a police chowki after demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 02:51 AM IST
By, New Delhi

3,117 minorities from Afghanistan, Pak and Bangladesh granted citizenship

Rai said that the government received 8,244 citizenship applications from the minority groups in India's neighbouring countries in these four years and granted citizenship to 3,117 applicants.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai speaks in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi(ANI)
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai speaks in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi(ANI)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi HC asks police to reply on Sharjeel Imam bail plea, sets date for hearing

Delhi police claimed that Sharjeel Imam instigated a “particular religious community” against the Centre by creating unfounded fears in their minds regarding the CAA and the NRC.

Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28, 2020, from Bihar’s Jehanabad district on charges of sedition.(REUTERS)
Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28, 2020, from Bihar’s Jehanabad district on charges of sedition.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

CPI minister seeks refugee status for all Afghans seeking relocation to India

The CPI parliamentarian urged the Centre to grant visa extension to all citizens of Afghanistan residing in India at the moment.

India has activated a unit to coordinate repatriation in Afghanistan after reports surfaced of several and Hindu families taking refuge inside a gurdwara in Kabul.(Reuters)
India has activated a unit to coordinate repatriation in Afghanistan after reports surfaced of several and Hindu families taking refuge inside a gurdwara in Kabul.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 18, 2021 11:53 PM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

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

Nityanand Rai told Rajya Sabha the government doesn't have any plan to include other minorities under the ambit of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

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)
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)
Published on Aug 04, 2021 02:57 PM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

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

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.

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)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 12:53 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat observed that witnesses’ testimonies are in ‘complete contrast to each other.’

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)
Published on Jul 20, 2021 04:00 PM IST
By | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

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

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.

Image courtesy: HT photo
Image courtesy: HT photo
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 05:32 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

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)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 02:17 PM IST
PTI |

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

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.

"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)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 01:14 PM IST
PTI | , Kolkata

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

AASU held demonstrations in dozens of towns apart from capital Guwahati and in various sub-divisions of the state.

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)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
PTI | , Guwahati

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
PTI |

Cong will not let CAA take effect: Rahul

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.

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)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 06:51 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, Silchar

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

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.

"The Central government will be urged to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019," Stalin said in the addendum.(PTI)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 02:35 PM IST
PTI | , Chennai

Delhi riots: Court takes cognisance of sedition charges against 18

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.

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)
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 05:54 AM IST
ByRicha Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

CAA to be enforced after vaccination drive: Amit Shah

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 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)
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 01:25 AM IST
By, Kolkata

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

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.

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)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 06:21 PM IST
PTI | , Thakurnagar

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

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.

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.
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)
Published on Feb 03, 2021 06:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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

The actor had earlier said he would be the first person to raise voice even if a single Muslim was affected by the CAA.

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)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.

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)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

Former Congress legislator Asif Mohammed, Jamia Millia Islamia student Chandan Kumar, who is also a member of the Left-backed All India Students’ Union (AISA), and local politician Ashu Khan on Friday joined the probe in connection with cases of violence and vandalism during protests against the Citizenship (Amendmet) Act or CAA in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony last month.

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)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh

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
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Shame that after 70 years of Independence, we have to prove our citizenship: Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri

Weast Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he behaves like an ambassador of Pakistan.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee(ANI / Twitter)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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