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Curfew relaxed in Guwahati for 9 hrs as protests against citizenship law ebb

There have been no large disturbances in Assam since Thursday but mobile internet services still remain suspended across much of the state.
Commuters wait at a petrol pump during curfew relaxation in Guwahati.(ANI)
Commuters wait at a petrol pump during curfew relaxation in Guwahati.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 11:24 AM IST
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Plea in Supreme Court against ‘discriminatory’ Citizenship Bill

The petitioners claimed that the law has been enacted with an ulterior motive in order to save approximately 1-1.5 million Hindus who were excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. A total of 1.9 million people have been excluded from NRC.
Members of Parliament (MPs) from Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) P.K. Kunhalikutty, E.T. Muhamed Basheer and P.V. Abdul Wahab addressing the media in front of Supreme court after filing a case against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Members of Parliament (MPs) from Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) P.K. Kunhalikutty, E.T. Muhamed Basheer and P.V. Abdul Wahab addressing the media in front of Supreme court after filing a case against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 02:32 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 pm: IUML challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court, say it’s unconstitutional and all the latest news at this hour

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.
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Thursday challenged the contentious changes to the Citizenship Bill in the Supreme Court, arguing that the law was unconstitutional and should be struck down.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Thursday challenged the contentious changes to the Citizenship Bill in the Supreme Court, arguing that the law was unconstitutional and should be struck down.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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Decoding the Winter Session: The Parliament’s 8 big legislations

The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed on December 11 in the Rajya Sabha and on December 9 in the Lok Sabha.
The winter session of Parliament began on November 18 and will conclude on December 13.(Reuters File Photo)
The winter session of Parliament began on November 18 and will conclude on December 13.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2019 12:25 PM IST
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‘Now we can fly like a bird’: Pakistani Hindus in Delhi on citizenship bill

The citizenship bill seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31.
Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrates as Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at MAjnu ka Tila in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrates as Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at MAjnu ka Tila in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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‘Nothing to worry ’: PM Modi assures Assam on citizenship bill

A curfew has been enforced in Guwahati, the principal city in Assam, where the army was called in on Wednesday night after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets against the bill.
PM Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that no one can take away their rights.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
PM Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that no one can take away their rights.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 01:14 AM IST
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Congress discontent may have forced Sena to change stance on citizenship bill

The Sena on Monday voted in favour of the bill in the Lok Sabha, but on Tuesday afternoon, Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray backtracked, saying they had apprehensions over a few issues and would not back the bill in the Rajya Sabha until their concerns were addressed
Sanjay Raut on Wednesday asserted the government will have to answer their queries, before expecting support from his party.(PTI)
Sanjay Raut on Wednesday asserted the government will have to answer their queries, before expecting support from his party.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 08:47 AM IST
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391 Afghani, 1595 Pak migrants granted Indian citizenship in last 3 years

Responding to a question by member of Parliament Kirodi Lal Meena, Rai informed the Rajya Sabha that the data related to Hindus and Sikh refugees who came from Afghanistan and Pakistan was not centrally maintained.
According to the government, these communities, minorities in the three Muslim-majority countries, have come to India since they were facing persecution.(HT File Photo)
According to the government, these communities, minorities in the three Muslim-majority countries, have come to India since they were facing persecution.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:52 AM IST
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‘Landmark day’: PM Modi after Rajya Sabha greenlights citizenship bill

In the Rajya Sabha, 125 MPs voted for the citizenship bill, while 105 voted against it. Besides BJP, its allies such as JD-U and SAD, the legislation was supported by AIADMK, BJD, TDP and YSR-Congress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Amit Shah responds to Shiv Sena on citizenship bill. It is a biting retort

The Sena’s change in stance was driven by its brand-new alliance partner in Maharashtra, the Congress, who had conveyed its discomfort at its stand in Parliament.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha during the discussions on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo/ RSTV TV Grab)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha during the discussions on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo/ RSTV TV Grab)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 08:44 PM IST
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JDU orders its leaders to fall in line on CAB, Prashant Kishor steps over it

The two JD (U) leaders found support from party MLC Gulam Rasool Balyawi, who also urged party national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to reconsider the decision to support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the Lok Sabha, keeping in mind the public sentiments.
Despite the advisory by party’s state president, Prashant Kishor, also a well-known election strategist, tweeted again on Wednesday and asked his party to spare a thought for the people who had voted the party to power. (PTI photo)
Despite the advisory by party’s state president, Prashant Kishor, also a well-known election strategist, tweeted again on Wednesday and asked his party to spare a thought for the people who had voted the party to power. (PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 06:07 PM IST
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In Shiv Sena’s new line on citizenship bill, a phone call played a role

According to a top Congress leader, the party leadership reached out the its new ally in Maharashtra Shiv Sena on Tuesday to convey that their stand in Lok Sabha over the bill was uncalled for.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray interacts with media at Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray interacts with media at Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 03:56 PM IST
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India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states

India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization
A man requesting police officer as he is being detained during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in Agartala on Dec 11, 2019. (ANI Photo)
A man requesting police officer as he is being detained during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in Agartala on Dec 11, 2019. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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‘In golden letters on Jinnah’s grave’: Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien counters PM Modi on Citizenship Bill

The bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday where he said it is the government’s attempt to give a dignified life to persecuted minorities in three of India’s neighbouring countries.
Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha during debate on Citizenship Bill on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha during debate on Citizenship Bill on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 08:37 PM IST
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No question of concern, no one will harass Muslims: Amit Shah on CAB debate

Through this bill, once it becomes law, the Narendra Modi government is going to give legal status to these provisions which will give the minorities an honourable life, the Home Minister said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 11:17 PM IST
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BJP MPs give Modi standing ovation for CAB, he requests one for Karnataka

While Home Minister Amit Shah wasn’t present at the meeting, ahead of the bill being introduced in the Rajya Sabha, the Prime Minister also apologised for missing the last two meetings.
Speaking on the bill, the Prime Minister told MPs that it was an incredible achievement.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Speaking on the bill, the Prime Minister told MPs that it was an incredible achievement.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury

‘Speaking Pak’s language’: PM Modi stings Oppn ahead of Rajya Sabha vote on CAB

The citizenship bill will expedite Indian citizenship for non-Muslims from the three countries who arrived in the country before 31 December 2014.
PM Modi also stressed that the legislation would give a permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution from three countries in India’s neighbourhood; Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
PM Modi also stressed that the legislation would give a permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution from three countries in India’s neighbourhood; Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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‘Criminal attack on Northeast’, says Rahul Gandhi as Citizenship Bill heads to Rajya Sabha

Rahul Gandhi, Congress’s MP from Wayanad in Kerala, has been targeting the central government for bringing in CAB, alleging it will destroy the foundation of the nation.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Govt sure Citizenship Bill will pass Rajya Sabha test, Northeast shuts down in protest

The Lok Sabha passed the bill just after midnight on Monday amid fierce debate in the House which saw AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi tearing a copy of the bill.
Protests in Guwahati against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during the northeast shutdown.(HT Photo)
Protests in Guwahati against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during the northeast shutdown.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Baby dies as ambulance got stuck during 11-hr Tripura bandh over citizenship bill

Baby dies as ambulance got stuck during 11-hr Tripura bandh over citizenship bill
Protesters hold placards and raise slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), during the shutdown called by North East Students' Organization (NESO), in Agartala on Tuesday.(ANI)
Protesters hold placards and raise slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), during the shutdown called by North East Students' Organization (NESO), in Agartala on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 07:33 AM IST
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Shiv Sena backed citizenship bill in Lok Sabha. Now it has 2 conditions

The Shiv Sena had supported the bill when Home Minister Amit Shah tabled it in the Lok Sabha or Lower House of Parliament on Monday.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray interacts with media at Vidhan Bhawan,Nariman Point on Dec 10, 2019 (Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times photo)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray interacts with media at Vidhan Bhawan,Nariman Point on Dec 10, 2019 (Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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‘Motivated’: Govt responds to US Commission statement on citizenship bill

The Lok Sabha, late on Monday night, passed the contentious citizenship bill that grants citizenship to religious minorities from three Muslim-majority countries in India’s neighbourhood
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 04:44 PM IST
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US commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah if citizenship bill passed

According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, till December 31, 2014 facing religious persecution there, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a “dangerous turn in the wrong direction”(PTI)
A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a “dangerous turn in the wrong direction”(PTI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 11:37 AM IST
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‘Unconstitutional’, battleground to shift to SC: Chidambaram on citizenship bill

The citizenship bill was passed in the Lok Sabha with 311 members favouring it, 80 voting against it and zero abstentions, after a heated debate.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram described the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as “patently unconstitutional” on Tuesday.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram described the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as “patently unconstitutional” on Tuesday.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 09:38 AM IST
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In Amit Shah’s citizenship bill push, a message to migrants in Mamata’s Bengal

The bill proposes to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, and seeks to grant citizenship to illegal non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, who allegedly suffered religious persecution there and returned to India before December 31, 2014.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Dec 9, 2019. (ANI Photo/LSTV Grab)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Dec 9, 2019. (ANI Photo/LSTV Grab)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 04:31 AM IST
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In Amit Shah’s push to citizenship bill, sharp attack on Congress over Partition

A headcount carried out at the end of the debate on parliament’s legislative competence voted overwhelmingly - 293 in support vs 82 against - in favour of introducing the bill.
Amit Shah said the provision to fast-track citizenship for non-Muslims was a “reasonable classification” since the three states were Islamic states and would not persecute Muslims.(PTI)
Amit Shah said the provision to fast-track citizenship for non-Muslims was a “reasonable classification” since the three states were Islamic states and would not persecute Muslims.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 pm: Is citizenship bill for ‘invisible Hindu-Muslim partition’? Sena questions Centre and all the latest news at this hour

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.
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Published on Dec 09, 2019 12:55 PM IST
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Is citizenship bill for ‘invisible Hindu-Muslim partition’? Sena questions Centre

The Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, also questioned whether “selective acceptance” of Hindu illegal immigrants will act as a trigger for a religious war in the country.
Shiv Sena has accused the Centre of trying to bring an “invisible partition” among Hindus and Muslims through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill(AP)
Shiv Sena has accused the Centre of trying to bring an “invisible partition” among Hindus and Muslims through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill(AP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 02:20 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 am: Contentious citizenship bill set to be tabled in Lok Sabha today and all the latest news at this hour

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.
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Published on Dec 09, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 am: Shiv Sena may back Centre’s citizenship bill, Uddhav Thackeray to take a call today and all the latest news at this hour

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.
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Published on Dec 08, 2019 08:55 AM IST
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