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Home Minister Amit Shah met with delegations of IPFT and Joint Movement Against CAB from Tripura and discussed their concerns on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Normalcy returning to Tripura as anti-CAB protests abate

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The protests were sparked by fears that the new act, which grants citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India seeking refugee before 2015, will lead to an influx of outsiders, resulting in the dilution of the character and the rights of the indigenous societies in the state.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said his government won’t implement the CAB Bill in the state.(PTI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said his government won’t implement the CAB Bill in the state.(PTI Photo)

Kerala refuses to implement CAB, joins Punjab, Bengal

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 09:46 PM IST
Kerala has a high ratio of Muslims, who along with the Christians, constitute 45% of the state’s 3.25 crore population. The remaining 55% population in the state is Hindu.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi during 'Climate Resilience Agriculture Program' under Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan, in Patna.(Photo: PTI)
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi during 'Climate Resilience Agriculture Program' under Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan, in Patna.(Photo: PTI)

JD(U) split over Citizenship Amendment Bill, seniors seek re-look

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 02:05 AM IST
JDU party spokesperson Pawan K Varma appealed to JD (U) national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to have a “re-look” at the decision
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives to attend the ongoing winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi on December 9, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives to attend the ongoing winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi on December 9, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today, BJP confident of numbers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:35 AM IST
The BJP is certain that it will get support from parties such as the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-- all of which are outside the fold of the National Democratic Allliance (NDA).
(ANI Photo)
(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 pm: Protesters back on street against Citizenship Amendment Bill in northeast and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 12:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A protest in Assam’s Jorhat against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Monday(PTI Photo)
A protest in Assam’s Jorhat against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Monday(PTI Photo)

‘Grateful’, ‘divide and rule bill’: Sentiments from Northeast on Citizenship Amendment Bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:19 AM IST
Those who opposed the bill included the Congress’s four MPs, and the lone MPs of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha.
(ANI Photo)
(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 am: North-eastern states up in arms against Citizenship Amendment Bill and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) holds a protest in Dibrugarh against Citizenship Amendment Bill that was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday.(ANI Photo)
All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) holds a protest in Dibrugarh against Citizenship Amendment Bill that was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday.(ANI Photo)

North-eastern states up in arms against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 08:19 AM IST
The bandh evoked no impact in Bengali-dominated Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi as well as the hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, officials said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday,(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday,(PTI)

‘Not even .001% against minorities’: Amit Shah on Citizenship Bill in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Home minister Amit Shah said the Bill isn’t against any Article of the Constitution and added that the Right to Equality will be affected by it.
Members of Parliament, Mahua Moitra, Manish Tewari and Jamyang Namgyal, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Members of Parliament, Mahua Moitra, Manish Tewari and Jamyang Namgyal, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

HTLS 2019: We have to run a country, not a dharamshala, says BJP lawmaker Jamyang Namgyal on Citizenship Amendment Bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Citizenship Amendment Bill, cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday, is likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 9.
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee(ANI / Twitter)
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee(ANI / Twitter)

NRC, Citizenship Amendment Bill only to divert attention from economic slowdown: Mamata Banerjee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 04:32 PM IST
The government plans to introduce the CAB in Parliament next week. A copy of the bill which seeks to fast-track the grant of Indian citizenship to religious minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, was distributed among members of Parliament on Friday morning for them to study it.
Students of Guwahati College take part in a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 in Guwahati on Thursday.(ANI)
Students of Guwahati College take part in a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 in Guwahati on Thursday.(ANI)

‘Divisive’: BSP chief Mayawati shreds Citizenship Bill’s ‘current form’

Lucknow/New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 05:51 PM IST
The BJP-led NDA has an absolutely majority in the Lower house. The Opposition, which is stronger in the Rajya Sabha, hopes to stall the bill in the Upper house.
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Assam.(PTI file photo)
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Assam.(PTI file photo)

Union Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill, set to be placed in Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 02:53 AM IST
The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) proposed to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to fast-track grant of Indian citizenship to six religious minorities – Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared that she won’t allow NRC in West Bengal(PTI Photo/Representative)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared that she won’t allow NRC in West Bengal(PTI Photo/Representative)

NRC, Citizenship Amendment Bill become issues in Bengal by-polls

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 02:39 AM IST
The two assembly seats of Karimpur and Kaliaganj in Nadia and North Dinajpur districts have sizeable Muslim population along with Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. Both districts had seen anti-NRC agitations recently.
CAB has led to apprehensions among several aboriginals in the northeast that it may lead to dilution of their culture and political influence.(PTI Photo/File)
CAB has led to apprehensions among several aboriginals in the northeast that it may lead to dilution of their culture and political influence.(PTI Photo/File)

Congress team tours northeast, says it will oppose CAB tooth and nail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:00 PM IST
CAB aims to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan while the NRC has identified 1.9 million people—including Hindus-- in Assam, who could be declared illegal immigrants.
Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said, “The amended Act has been approved in the form of an ordinance and it will come into force with immediate effect. The ordinance will be regularized in the next session of the state Assembly.”(ANI Photo)
Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said, “The amended Act has been approved in the form of an ordinance and it will come into force with immediate effect. The ordinance will be regularized in the next session of the state Assembly.”(ANI Photo)

All outsiders entering Meghalaya will now have to register with government

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 09:23 AM IST
The National People’s Party- led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security Act, 2016 (MRSSA) in the form of an ordinance.
Amit Shah will be on his first visit to Mizoram as the home minister on Saturday(PTI Photo/Representative)
Amit Shah will be on his first visit to Mizoram as the home minister on Saturday(PTI Photo/Representative)

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Protests against Amit Shah’s Mizoram visit withdrawn

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:11 PM IST
A delegation of the NGO’s will meet the Home Minister in Aizawl during his visit and is likely to reiterate their opposition to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, but they won’t protest as planned earlier.
Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Mizoram’s capital Aizawl on October 5.(HT Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Mizoram’s capital Aizawl on October 5.(HT Photo)

Mizo organisations to oppose Amit Shah’s visit to state on October 5

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Members of the NGO coordination committee will wear black dresses, carry placards and wave black flags along Amit Shah’s route from the airport to Aizawl town.
Fear of the outsider is a dominant theme in the Northeast’s socio-political discourse.(PTI)
Fear of the outsider is a dominant theme in the Northeast’s socio-political discourse.(PTI)

Citizenship bill row may shape poll result in Northeast

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 08:50 AM IST
CAB was passed by Lok Sabha in January and was to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha in February in the last session of Parliament ahead of the general election.
Family members of the 855 martyrs of Assam agitation hold the mementos, gifted to them by the incumbent BJP-led state government, outside the Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (Metro) office, Guwahati, January 30, 2019. They want to return them in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016(PTI)
Family members of the 855 martyrs of Assam agitation hold the mementos, gifted to them by the incumbent BJP-led state government, outside the Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (Metro) office, Guwahati, January 30, 2019. They want to return them in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016(PTI)

The NDA must pull back on the citizenship amendment bill

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 05:30 PM IST
The basic principle of the constitutional order on which the Indian State runs is there shall be no discrimination on the basis of religion. By prioritising people from certain religions - primarily Hindus - and explicitly excluding one particular community - Muslims - the amendment appears to legitimise the idea that India is fundamentally a Hindu State.
Majuli: BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal after winning Assembly election in Majuli, Assam on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI5_19_2016_000243B)(PTI)
Majuli: BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal after winning Assembly election in Majuli, Assam on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI5_19_2016_000243B)(PTI)

Citizenship bill won’t hamper interests of indigenous communities: Sarbananda Sonowal

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 01:24 PM IST
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that disinformation is being spread over the Citizenship Amendment Bill across the state, saying the bill, if passed, will allow the six minority communities to apply for citizenship after only a year’s residency.
The Supreme Court on Monday said a plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, could only be taken up after the bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Monday said a plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, could only be taken up after the bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear plea against Citizenship Amendment Bill after Rajya Sabha clears it

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 09:24 PM IST
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8, provides for according Indian citizenship to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis who fled religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India, instead of the 12 years currently, even if they do not possess any document.

Parliament winter session highlights| ‘Landmark moment’, PM’s thank you tweet after lok Sabha clears 10% quota bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 11:05 PM IST

On the last day of Lok Sabha’s winter session, the House passed Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 323 ‘ayes’. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society in higher educational institutions. The bill – which was passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting – will be taken up by the Rajya Sabha tomorrow. This is the first time that economic status would entitle a person to reservation benefit at a national level.Here are the highlights:

As rift with BJP grows, Shiv Sena to oppose Assam’s Citizenship Amendment Bill.(Hindustan Times)
As rift with BJP grows, Shiv Sena to oppose Assam’s Citizenship Amendment Bill.(Hindustan Times)

As rift with BJP grows, Shiv Sena to oppose Assam’s Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 08:32 AM IST
The decision has been taken after the Asom Gana Parishad appealed to the Shiv Sena to oppose the legislation, party leader Sanjay Raut said in a statement.
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 28 indigenous organizations take part in a mass hunger strike in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposal in Guwahati on May 29.(AFP File Photo)
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 28 indigenous organizations take part in a mass hunger strike in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposal in Guwahati on May 29.(AFP File Photo)

Assam faces shutdown over bid to amend citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 12:09 AM IST
The bill proposes to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Bihar chief minister and JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar during the National Executive meeting at party office, in New Delhi, on Sunday, July 8, 2018.(HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister and JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar during the National Executive meeting at party office, in New Delhi, on Sunday, July 8, 2018.(HT Photo)

JD(U) favours simultaneous polls, authorises Nitish Kumar to finalise party stand on political issues

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 04:57 PM IST
JD(U) leaders sought to play down reports of strain in its ties with the BJP over allotment of seats among the NDA parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and asserted that the ruling alliance will fight the election together and sweep it.
People demanding the amendment to the citizenship act in Silchar on Wednesday. Assamese organisations fear the Bill would lead to massive immigration of Bengali Hindus from Bangladesh, thus reducing them to a minority.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT)
People demanding the amendment to the citizenship act in Silchar on Wednesday. Assamese organisations fear the Bill would lead to massive immigration of Bengali Hindus from Bangladesh, thus reducing them to a minority.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT)

It’s Barak Valley versus Brahmaputra Valley over citizenship amendment bill

Hindustan Times, Silchar/Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Various ethnic, civil society and political groups in Assam are up in arms against the Centre’s proposed Bill to grant citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from neighbouring countries.
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