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Law regarding citizenship rights for migrants to India

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The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities, who had fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014. Muslims were not given such eligibility. The act was the first instance of religion being overtly used as a criterion for citizenship under Indian nationality law.

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'Matter entirely internal to India': India on anti-CAA resolutions in EU Parliament

More than 600 of 751 members of the EU Parliament are part of the six groups that have tabled the resolutions.
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Top News of the Day | Jan 25, 2020: Coronavirus scare reaches India, Rajasthan passes anti-CAA resolution and more

Here are the top news of the day Saturday, January 25, 2020
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After Kerala and Punjab, Rajasthan government passes resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act

Last week, Congress' Ahmed Patel had said that the grand old party was mulling over following Punjab's example and bringing anti-CAA resolutions in three other states where Congress is in power -..
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Assam government to file case against organiser of Shaheen Bagh protest, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam government has decided to register a case against Sharjeel Imam, organiser of anti-CAA protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, for his alleged statement that 'Assam should be cut off from the rest of..
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UP cops crack down on anti-CAA stir


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'Heartening to see people's assertion and belief in Constitution': Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee amid anti-CAA protests

I believe the present wave of largely peaceful protests that have gripped the country shall once again enable further deepening of our democratic roots, Mukherjee said.
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Oppn slams UP CM Yogi Adityanath for warning to anti-CAA protesters

While the Samajwadi Party drew an analogy with the British rule, the Congress termed it "a language of dictators". The UP CM in a rally in Kanpur on Wednesday had said,"If azadi slogans are raised here..
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Owaisi challenges Amit Shah for debate on CAA

Addressing a gathering in Madurai, the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad said: "Amit Shah invites everyone to debate about CAA.Is he ready to debate with me? The AIADMK government should raise voice against..
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Assam, Tripura litigants hail SC for segregating anti-CAA cases

"We have been asking for separate hearings for Assam and the northeast as our issues are entirely different," Lurinjyoti Gogoi, the general secretary of the All Assam Students Union (Aasu), said.
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In next 10 days, 5,000 more Shaheen Baghs across country: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad

In the next 10 days, there will be 5,000 more protest sites like Shaheen Bagh across the country, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad said on Wednesday evening as he reached the iconic demonstration..
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Rahul Gandhi to address anti-CAA rally at Wayanad on January 30


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SC refuses to stay CAA, gives Centre 4 weeks to respond

The Centre has been granted four-week time to file affidavits regarding cases related to CAA.
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States cannot deny implementation of CAA: Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda

This comes in the backdrop of Congress looking to pass resolutions against the amended citizenship act in the legislative assemblies of the states where the grand old party is in power.
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Hope after Sibal's clarification on CAA implementation Punjab CM would behave responsibly: BJP

Calling the Citizenship (Amendment) Act "inherently discriminatory", the Punjab Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution seeking its immediate repeal and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that..
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When and if CAA is declared constitutional by SC, it will be problematic for states to oppose it: Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday asserted that every state assembly has the constitutional right to pass a resolution and seek the amended Citizenship Act's withdrawal, but if the law is..
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Amit Shah attacks Congress, brands opponents of CAA ‘anti-Dalit’

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday dubbed those opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act “anti-Dalit” and sought to assuage the fears of Muslims, saying CAA was all about including people,..
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Visit Shaheen Bagh, listen to concerns on CAA, NRC over tea: Protesters to PM

Several protestors at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh on Saturday said that they have written to PM Modi inviting him to join them for tea and listen to their concerns over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment)..
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'Youth being misled by opposition over Citizenship Amendment Act,' says PM Modi at Belur Math on National Youth Day

PM Modi accused the opposition of playing 'political games' over the citizenship issue
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Amit Shah: Opposition's falsehood on CAA created anarchy in country

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday alleged that the "falsehood" spread by the opposition on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has created anarchy in the country. He also asserted that the..
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BJP govt afraid of Hindu-Muslim unity: Akhilesh

Alleging that the BJP government was afraid of Hindu-Muslim unity, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday sought to know when a probe into "police brutality" during widespread protest in..
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Net blocked, protesters use offline chat apps

Amid internet shutdowns due to protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Act, offline messaging apps such as Bridgefy, Fire-Chat and others are seeing a spike in usage. Both apps use a mesh network, which..
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Anti-CAA Protests: Two killed in Karnataka's Mangaluru, mobile internet suspended for 48 hours

A nationwide protest was called on Thursday against Citizenship Amendment Act.
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Citizenship law is India's internal matter: French ambassador

French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Monday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is India's "internal matter and we respect that." This is the first time when France has reacted to the..
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In meeting with Nitish Kumar, Prashant Kishor offers to quit JD(U): Report

Kishore has been attacking the JD(U) ever since the NDA ally decided to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Parliament.
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Uneasy calm in Guwahati, buses off roads

The Army and paramilitary forces conducted flag marches in Guwahati and some other districts as public transport remained off the roads and an uneasy calm prevailed in Assam on Friday, a day after two..
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US urges India to protect rights of religious minorities

The US has urged India to protect the rights of its religious minorities in keeping with its Constitution and democratic values as it continues to monitor the developments in various Indian states..
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Bangladesh foreign minister cancels India visit over situation following passage of CAB

Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen has cancelled his three-day visit to India beginning on Thursday over the situation arising out of the passage of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment)..
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Flights, trains cancelled, shops vandalised as protests intensify in Assam over Citizenship Amendment Bill

PM Modi assured the people of Assam that they need not worry due to the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill as the government is committed to protecting the rights, unique culture, identity of the..
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Indefinite curfew imposed in Guwahati, violent protests in Assam over Citizenship Amendment Bill

Earlier, CM Sarbananda Sonowal was left stranded at Guwahati airport for hours on Wednesday.
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Landmark day for India: PM Modi on passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the passage of the citizenship Amendment Bill calling it a "landmark day" for India and for the nation’s ethos of compassion and brotherhood.
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Shiv Sena MPs boycott voting on Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha

Shiv Sena members in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday were not present in the House during the voting on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. On being asked if they have boycotted the voting, Shiv Sena..
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Opposition speaking Pakistan's language on Citizenship Bill: PM Modi at BJP meet

PM Narendra Modi accused the opposition of speaking Pakistan's language on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and asserted that the legislation will be written in "golden letters" in history. Modi said..
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Congress to hold nationwide protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday

The Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by Home Minister Amit Shah.
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Centre slams Federal US Commission on religious freedom over 'unwarranted' comments on CAB

The statement made by the USCIRF on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is neither accurate nor warranted. The Bill provides expedited consideration for Indian citizenship to persecuted religious..
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Protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill turn violent in Assam

Protests have erupted in Assam over Citizenship Amendment Bill.
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Protests erupt in Assam over Citizenship Amendment Bill, NESO calls for 12-hour 'bandh' in Guwahati

Protests have erupted in Assam over Citizenship Amendment Bill.
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Federal US commission seeks sanctions against home minister Amit Shah

The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is a "dangerous turn in wrong direction" and sought American sanctions against home..
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Sarbananda Sonowal cites Bengali Hindu migrant break-up, slams ‘misinformation’

Seeking to allay fears that Assam would bear the brunt of a fresh influx of immigrants from Bangladesh if and when the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes a law, Sonowal said 1.5 lakh Bengali Hindu..
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JD(U) extends support to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha


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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha: Who said what

The Lok Sabha on Monday saw an intense debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill after it was tabled by Union home minister Amit Shah. The contentious bill was vehemently opposed by the opposition..
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Amit Shah: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill not even .001% against minorities in the country

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday introduced contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha and said that it is not even .001 per cent against minorities in the country. The..
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Protests in Delhi over Citizenship Amendment Bill


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Over 900 scientists, scholars demand withdrawal of CAB from Parliament

Over 900 prominent Indian scientists and scholars wrote an open letter against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The group has demanded the..
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Citizenship Amendment Bill likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha on December 9

According to sources quoted by ANI, the Business Advisory Committee of the Lower House, which met earlier today, has taken the decision to introduce CAB on December 9.
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Citizenship Amendment Bill will make India Israel: Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said here on Wednesday that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) if implemented "will make India Israel," which is known for "discrimination."
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill set to be introduced in Parliament despite opposition in northeast

The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has created strong resentment in the northeastern states, is set to be tabled in Parliament with the Union Cabinet on Wednesday giving its clearance..
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Congress to take call on Citizenship Bill after draft presented in Parliament


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Amit Shah holds meetings with Northeast leaders over Citizenship Amendment Bill

Earlier, Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said the framework of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will be formulated after the meeting.
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In touch with opposition for united resistance against CAB: Congress

The Congress on Sunday said it has spoken to other opposition parties in Parliament for a united resistance against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is scheduled to be introduced in..
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