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: VC stays away from HRD meeting; protests build up across country
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.
Death Toll Pegged At 23, As Anti-CAA Protests Continue Nationwide
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.
From housewives to hijab-clad students, women take centre stage in CAA protests
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.
Railways may approach court seeking compensation for property loss due to CAA protests
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…
Those Born Before 1987 or Whose Parents Born Before 1987 are Indians: MHA Official Amid Anti-CAA Protests
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.
7 dead in violence across Uttar Pradesh over citizenship law protests
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:…
Cities erupt over Citizenship Amendment Act, see mass outpouring of crowds
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 Protests: Police Outnumber Students, Detain 9 For Hours
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.
Citizenship law protests turn violent in Seelampur: 12 policemen are injured
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.
Opposition at President’s door: Protests echo spreading fear, ask Government to repeal Act
Amid protests against the new citizenship law, leaders of 12 Opposition parties led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday and requested him to intervene and advise the government to immediately repeal the Act.
‘Violent protests on CAA are unfortunate, distressing’: PM Modi
New Delhi, Dec 16: In his first reaction to the protests PM Narendra Modi has said, “violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing”.
Jamia Protests Spill Over to BHU, AMU, TISS Mumbai, Hyd & Kolkata
The chaos at Jamia Millia University on Sunday, 15 December, has sent ripples throughout the country, with students protesting against the incident.
Rioting must stop: CJI Bobde issues stern warning to Jamia students, SC to hear case tomorrow
The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said it will hear all pleas related to the Jamia Milia Islamia clashes on Tuesday while issuing a stern warning to students to stop riots.
AIADMK draws flak over CAB, DMK calls statewide stir on Dec 17
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.