The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) became law after receiving the President’s assent on Thursday, following a bruising debate in Parliament . Assam has been in the throes of violence since Wednesday, when Rajya Sabha took up the Bill after it was passed in Lok Sabha , with its capital under indefinite curfew, and Army and paramilitary columns rolling across multiple towns.
Bengaluru: On Tuesday, the fists of students from different colleges were seen rising at Freedom Park in Bengaluru to the slogans of ‘azadi’ and ‘CAB down down’ to reject Citizenship (Amendment) Act and to express solidarity with Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Delhi University (DU) in their struggle against police brutality. Police detained at least nine students. Teresa Braggs, a third year media and communication student from a women’s university in Vasanth Nagar and Anahita Ananth, along with seven more students were detained. They had showed up at Town Hall prior to the scheduled time of the protest.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on Wednesday over a batch of pleas challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, but has refused to put a stay on the new law.
More than 60 organizations have moved from ideological and religious lines to appeal for nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act from 19 December. On 19 December 1927, the martyrdom of freedom fighters Ashfaqulla Khan and Ramprasad Bismil is remembered. On this day in 1947, Mahatma Gandhi prevented 70,000 Muslims from migrating to Pakistan.
New Delhi: Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, where the police entered after a protest against the amended Citizenship Act nearby spiralled out of control on Sunday evening, alleged that they were “treated like criminals” by police. They also claimed that police personnel pushed female students and no women officials were present. Forty people, including students,…
Buses were set on fire on evening of Sunday, 15 December, in south Delhi as protesters staged a demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Amid protests over the new citizenship law in various parts of the country, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu is caught in an embarrassing situation for supporting the central government on the legislation, which does not have the issue of one lakh Sri Lankan Tamils sheltered in Tamil Nadu within its purview.
BANGLADESH ASK INDIA TO ENHANCE SECURITY FOR ITS GUWAHATI MISSION Bangladesh on Thursday asked India to enhance security for its Guwahati mission after a mob defaced two signposts near the chancery, as protests against the citizenship bill rocked Assam plunging the state into total chaos. Two persons were killed on Thursday in police firing in…