Deepika Padukone stirred a storm on the internet after she visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to express solidarity with the students who were attacked by a mob. She reached the campus in the evening and showed her support to the student, however she did not address the crowd. As soon as the pictures and videos of the actress surfaced the internet, Bollywood celebrities lauded her for showing support in her won way.
JNU violence Live Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday spoke to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and requested him to call representatives from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for discussions as protests against Sunday’s violence erupted across the country. Delhi Police, on the other hand, registered a case against unidentified people under the section of rioting and damage to property.
CAA has become a contentious matter because it provides citizenship to immigrants from Hindu, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Christian, Jain and Buddhist communities who came to India by December 31, 2014 after fleeing religious persecution in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The exclusion of Muslims has raised concerns given how India is based on tenets of secularism, plurality and equality where religion is not to have a bearing in matters of granting citizenship.
As a crowd of protesters swelled around them under the watchful eyes of dozens of policemen in riot gear, a cluster of young female students in burqas stood outside their university in New Delhi shouting anti-government slogans.
The Indian railways is contemplating court action to seek compensation for loss to property due to violent protests against the passage of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a first for the national transporter. A high -level railways’ reform committee has urged the ministry of railways to file a civil suit for recovery of damage to…
New Delhi: Amid continued protests across the nation on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification that fear of the CAA followed by the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will disenfranchise Muslims is misplaced.
Seven people have succumbed to their injuries in various districts of Uttar Pradesh while 12 people were injured in Kanpur on Friday, doctors in government hospitals said, as thousands protesting against the new Citizenship Act clashed with the police in many areas of the state. In Meerut, the Chief Medical Superintendent, Meerut Medical College said:…
BOLLYWOOD CELEBS AMONG PROTESTERS AT MUMBAI STIR By Pankaj Upadhyay in Mumbai Thousands of protesters gathered at the August Kranti Maidan on Thursday raising their voices against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Workers from political parties, students and many Bollywood personalities also participated. Among others who stood out at the protest site were Swara Bhaskar, Farhan…
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.
Protests against the new citizenship law took a violent turn in northeast Delhi’s New Seelampur on Tuesday, with police being pelted with bricks and stones and two buses being vandalised. At least 12 police personnel were injured.