CAA

Centre keen to implement CAA from January, says Kailash Vijayvargiya

With the West Bengal Assembly elections likely to be held in April-May next year, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that the Union government might start the process of granting citizenship to refugees under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) from January 2021. He said the Centre is keen to grant citizenship to several refugees in...

8 Pakistani Hindus granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan

Eight Pakistani Hindus living in Adarsh Nagar in Ajmer were granted Indian citizenship by the district administration on Tuesday. The additional district magistrate of Ajmer Vishal Dave issued citizenship to the eight persons after the Rajasthan home department approved their applications. The Soni family, who lived in Karachi in Pakistan came to Ajmer 18 years...

Pakistani Hindus waiting for Indian citizenship

Around 250 Pakistani Hindus from the Sindh province seeking Indian citizenship are yet to get it. These Hindus are those who came to India with their families with the hope to settle down permanently. These Pakistanis, belonging mostly to the backward Bhil community, had come on a travel visa. They had extended their visas a...

Biden ‘disappointed’ with NRC, CAA, seeks restoration of people’s rights in Kashmir

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee wants India to take necessary steps to restore rights of all Kashmiris. He also expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and implementation of NRC. These measures are inconsistent with the country’s long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy, according to...

People plan to protest against CAA, NRC, NPR from balconies during Janta Curfew

On Sunday, when people will thank health care providers and emergency responders, many in the national capital will clap, ring bells, and raise slogans from their homes demanding the government to rescind its decision to update the NPR in view of the new coronavirus pandemic. Civil society group United Against Hate has urged people to...

CAA doesn’t violate fundamental rights, Centre tells SC

The Union government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, does not violate any fundamental right. The Centre’s response came in connection with the multiple pleas pending before the apex court challenging the constitutional validity of the Act. The Union government in its 129-page affidavit submitted to the court...

HC orders UP government to remove ‘name & shame’ posters of anti-CAA protesters

The Allahabad High Court on Monday ordered the removal of posters put up by the Uttar Pradesh government in Lucknow which have information and photographs of alleged ‘vandals’, who were being asked to pay compensation for the damage of property during anti-CAA protests. The court directed the district magistrate and divisional commissioner of Lucknow to...

India Slams UN Human Rights Body for Intervening in Petition Challenging CAA In Supreme Court

In a move that has not gone down well with the Indian government, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act enacted last year. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has severely criticised the UN body’s move claiming that the Act is...

Riots, Protests Affect Businesses in India: Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey

In a statement that the ruling dispensation might not appreciate, especially after the Delhi riots exposed the poor state of law and order situation in the national capital, Coca-Cola chief James Quincey has said “there will be some degree of problems’’ for businesses if there were disruptions in the society in the form of riots...

Modi government to seek help from Bollywood celebrities for CAA endorsement

MUMBAI: Mass protests are taking place across the country in against citizenship law. In many places the demonstrations were against violent vehicle vandalism and arson. In addition, many people were killed and many others injured in these violent protests. After that, the BJP has now launched a massive public awareness campaign to support citizenship law....

BJP Ministers will reach 3 Million People Door-to- Door, Campaign in Support of CAA

New Delhi: The biggest public awareness campaign on the BJP Citizenship Research Act (CAA) is going on today. Today, 42 party leaders will be conducting house-to-house communication campaigns in 42 places in a single day. In the next 10 days, BJP ministers and leaders will reach 300 million people. BJP national president and home minister...

ABVP Students Rally in Support of CAA, Burst Firecrackers & Express Their Happiness

Vadodara: A rally in support of CAA was launched by the All India Council of Students ABVP a youth wing of BJP, at MS University in the city. Earlier, seven students from the Faculty of Arts, who were opposed to CAA tried to break the peace by writing catastrophic slogans at various places in the...