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As we look to kickstart recovery in 2021, one hopes that policymakers will retain focus on making land records services citizen-friendly, undertaking surveys of previously unsurveyed areas, improving land markets and continuing to invest in affordable housing in our urban centres.(HTPhoto)

An unlikely common strand of 2020 — land and property rights

By Aparajita Bharti and Bindushree D
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:32 PM IST
A continued focus on land and property rights is important — these cross-cutting issues not only impact the growth of India’s economy but play an important role in the lives of all Indians.
Police remove posters and boards from the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, March 24, 2020(PTI)
Police remove posters and boards from the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, March 24, 2020(PTI)

How Shaheen Bagh lost the plot | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Protesters didn’t adapt to the changing context, ceding the moral high ground
A demonstrator displays a placard during a protest against CAA, NRC, and NPR, at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai on Saturday.
A demonstrator displays a placard during a protest against CAA, NRC, and NPR, at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai on Saturday.

Thousands protest at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan against CAA, NRC, NPR

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The “maha-morcha” protest was organised by the Maharashtra chapter of the ‘National Alliance Against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR)’.
The logic of protests requires a receptive government, to acknowledge dissent, and open dialogue to build a fresh consensus. However, the government has not only chosen to disregard the protests; it has chosen to also use these as a counterpoint to consolidate majority(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The logic of protests requires a receptive government, to acknowledge dissent, and open dialogue to build a fresh consensus. However, the government has not only chosen to disregard the protests; it has chosen to also use these as a counterpoint to consolidate majority(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

The anti-CAA protests have hit a wall. Here is why

By Ruchi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Will protests remain an expression of citizen’s dissent or evolve into a political movement? Protesters must decide
An almost hysterical anti-Muslim colour has been given to the CAA and any NRC exercise, as if the malevolent Narendra Modi government intends to make Indian Muslims stateless(PTI)
An almost hysterical anti-Muslim colour has been given to the CAA and any NRC exercise, as if the malevolent Narendra Modi government intends to make Indian Muslims stateless(PTI)

Why the anti-CAA protesters are wrong, writes Kanwal Sibal

By Kanwal Sibal
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 06:41 PM IST
By endorsing foreign criticisms, and distorting and misrepresenting facts, anti-Modi critics undermine India
MNS puts up banners as a warning to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Panvel. (HT Photo)
MNS puts up banners as a warning to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Panvel. (HT Photo)

‘Get out’: MNS Hoardings tell illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By G Mohiuddin Jeddy
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 11:55 AM IST
The hoardings in Panvel, near Mumbai, have come up in the context of MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s planned rally on February 9 against illegal immigrants.
Police personnel clash with protestors demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Rampur.(PTI)
Police personnel clash with protestors demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Rampur.(PTI)

On anti-CAA protests in Rampur, administration drops murder charges against 26

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 04:09 AM IST
This comes days after a sessions court in Bijnor dropped charges of rioting and attempt to murder against two accused, and granted them bail.
Kolkata: TMC Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves while leading a protest rally against the amended Citizenship Act and NRC, in Kolkata, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) (PTI12_26_2019_000071A)(PTI)
Kolkata: TMC Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves while leading a protest rally against the amended Citizenship Act and NRC, in Kolkata, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) (PTI12_26_2019_000071A)(PTI)

Eminent citizens opposing CAA are Mamata Banerjee’s dogs: BJP MP

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 04:58 AM IST
Actors, directors and musicians in the state have participated in rallies to protest against the new citizenship law and the proposed NRC.
Inward movement from Bangladesh came down marginally to 1,118 in 2018 in comparison to 1,180 in 2017.(Subrata Biswas/ Ht archive)
Inward movement from Bangladesh came down marginally to 1,118 in 2018 in comparison to 1,180 in 2017.(Subrata Biswas/ Ht archive)

50% jump in people held for illegally entering Bangladesh

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:41 PM IST
The numbers come at a time when the second draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was released on July 30, 2018 which excluded 4 million people.
People at a protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, in Kolkata on Sunday.(ANI)
People at a protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, in Kolkata on Sunday.(ANI)

Married women, labourers saw ‘extremely poor’ listing during ID pilot in 2000s

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 07:39 AM IST
The central government finalised the plan in 2003 to launch the pilot project in which 3.1 million people, mostly in border districts, were enumerated.
People protesting against CAA,NPR and NRC outside Andheri Station in Mumbai, India, on Friday, January 3, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
People protesting against CAA,NPR and NRC outside Andheri Station in Mumbai, India, on Friday, January 3, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

In open letter, 106 retired civil servants rebut Centre on NPR-NRC-CAA link

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:46 AM IST
The retired civil servants, who have come together under the aegis of the Constitutional Conduct Group, also countered the government’s latest effort to delink the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens.
People protest against CAA-NRC at Shivaji Chowk, Vashi on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
People protest against CAA-NRC at Shivaji Chowk, Vashi on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)

Make no mistake, Mumbai is mostly political and non-silent

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:07 AM IST
Silence speaks volumes, silence is political too.
People hold placards during a protest against NRC and CAA, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad(ANI)
People hold placards during a protest against NRC and CAA, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad(ANI)

Jaggi Vasudev’s CAA defence is illogical, flawed

By Arghya Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The CAA-NRC will either end up superfluous or exclusionary, no matter how it is finessed
The resistance to the CAA-NRC in the months to come would need to be sustained beyond the predictable protest-fatigue(HT File)
The resistance to the CAA-NRC in the months to come would need to be sustained beyond the predictable protest-fatigue(HT File)

2020 brings hope that Indians will reclaim a composite nation

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 12:04 AM IST
It’s a year that carries hope and aspirations of millions – hope for a gentler and more just future, aspiration to be any kind of an Indian that one wishes to be with freedom and joy.
Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Maharashtra, participate in an anti-NRC and CAA protest, Mumbai, December 27, 2019(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Maharashtra, participate in an anti-NRC and CAA protest, Mumbai, December 27, 2019(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Is the BJP government seeking to create a Hindu rashtra — by jugaad?

By Neelanjan Sircar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2019 06:19 PM IST
The moves have not been carefully thought through. They will sharpen contradictions within the system
File photo of Ramdas Athawale. (Photo @RamdasAthawale)
File photo of Ramdas Athawale. (Photo @RamdasAthawale)

‘Congress misleading people, NRC limited to Assam’: Ramdas Athawale

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Union minister Ramdas Athawale also assured that CAA is aimed at giving citizenship and not “snatching it away.”
Members of Women India Movement display placards and raise slogans during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizenship (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), in Bengaluru, December 26(PTI)
Members of Women India Movement display placards and raise slogans during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizenship (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), in Bengaluru, December 26(PTI)

Anti-CAA protests have shown women can lead

UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 06:34 PM IST
The photographs emerging from the Jamia protest — not just the iconic video featuring the four but also women breaking stereotypes in all— women protests, offering roses to police, giving clear soundbytes, or just claiming their place on the streets — show courage and tenacity, clarity and commitment. More important, they tell us that women belong and, yes, they can lead.

Modi govt following ‘divide and rule’ policy: Kanhaiya Kumar

Hindustan Times, Mansa | By HT Correspondent, Mansa
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 11:02 PM IST
The PM’s Sunday speech in Delhi — which began with chants of unity in diversity being India’s speciality — is welcome(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The PM’s Sunday speech in Delhi — which began with chants of unity in diversity being India’s speciality — is welcome(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Clear the confusion on NRC

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 08:39 PM IST
The PM’s statement is welcome, but insufficient
A clown entertains people as Palestinian Muslims perform the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on June 5, 2019(AFP)
A clown entertains people as Palestinian Muslims perform the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on June 5, 2019(AFP)

Jerusalem, a city of contested histories

By Seema Alavi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 06:34 AM IST
Jerusalem’s rich heritage embodied above all in its beautiful architecture and urban landscape and stands in stark contrast to the divisive politics and identity contestations that frame the city.
Members of Muslim communities holding protest against NRC, CAB and the Central government at Chandani Chowk in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT)
Members of Muslim communities holding protest against NRC, CAB and the Central government at Chandani Chowk in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT)

Protesters hit the streets against citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:05 PM IST
BJP working president JP Nadda arrives for his press conference at BJP headquarter, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
BJP working president JP Nadda arrives for his press conference at BJP headquarter, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Citizenship Act, NRC will be implemented, says BJP’s working president Nadda

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 06:25 AM IST
Nadda made these remarks here after meeting Sikh refugees from Afghanistan, who under the amended act will become Indian citizens. He also slammed the opposition for protesting against the new legislation.
Those opposed to the CAA must recognise that the violent turn protests have taken in several parts of West Bengal, and increasingly in Delhi, has alienated even those sympathetic to their position(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Those opposed to the CAA must recognise that the violent turn protests have taken in several parts of West Bengal, and increasingly in Delhi, has alienated even those sympathetic to their position(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Citizenship protests: Violence is unacceptable

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The anti-CAA protests are losing their moral authority
The real challenge to the CAA-NRC is that protestors are bereft of a vocabulary to defend secularism(PTI)
The real challenge to the CAA-NRC is that protestors are bereft of a vocabulary to defend secularism(PTI)

In defence of Indian secularism

By Yamini Aiyar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 06:01 PM IST
When it is threatened, multiple identities are threatened. That is the lesson from the protests
A demonstrator burns tyres during a protest rally against CAB, Kamrup district Assam, December 13, 2019(PTI)
A demonstrator burns tyres during a protest rally against CAB, Kamrup district Assam, December 13, 2019(PTI)

How to quell the CAA unrest

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 05:53 PM IST
Pull back from the NRC. Change the timeline for the Northeast
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a sit-in protest in a show of solidarity with the students from Jamia Millia Islamia and several other universities across the country protesting the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, in New Delhi, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a sit-in protest in a show of solidarity with the students from Jamia Millia Islamia and several other universities across the country protesting the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, in New Delhi, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

In Citizenship Act protests, Congress senses opportunity to reconnect with the young

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The Congress has activated its student and youth wings as well as state units on both the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), directing them to build a people’s movement on the twin issues.
The Bangladesh minister rejected speculation of pushback attempts by India, saying some Indian nationals are illegally entering Bangladesh through middlemen due to economic reasons.(AP/ Representative Image)
The Bangladesh minister rejected speculation of pushback attempts by India, saying some Indian nationals are illegally entering Bangladesh through middlemen due to economic reasons.(AP/ Representative Image)

Asked India for list of illegal immigrants, says Bangladesh minister

Dhaka | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 04:29 AM IST
Responding to a question on India’s National Register of Citizenship (NRC), Momen said Bangladesh-India relations are normal.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being accused of misleading people by some political opponents in Bengal(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being accused of misleading people by some political opponents in Bengal(ANI Photo)

Tale of two national registers that have Mamata in a fix

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee has spoken against CAA and NRC but sought people’s cooperation for the NPR exercise linked to the 2020 general census.
The Northeast protests show that ethnicity, language and culture are as emotive, sometimes, even more so, than religion. It is a lesson in the complexity of India(REUTERS)
The Northeast protests show that ethnicity, language and culture are as emotive, sometimes, even more so, than religion. It is a lesson in the complexity of India(REUTERS)

How Citizenship Act, NRC will alter the idea of India, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:36 AM IST
All of us will have to prove our Indianness. And the poorest and the Muslims will be the most hit
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