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Amit Shah: Indian politician
Amitabh Anilchandra Shah is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Home Affairs who has been President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014. He was elected to the lower House of Parliament the Lok Sabha in the 2019 Indian general election from Gandhinagar. He was earlier elected as a member of the upper House of Parliament the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2017. He also became the youngest serving full-time Home Minister at an age of 54. He is the chief strategist of the BJP and a close aide to Narendra Modi.


Persecuted minorities could be in crores: Amit Shah

While the Intelligence Bureau had informed the joint parliamentary committee on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, that 31,313 ‘minority’ migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan would..
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Amit Shah says citizenship bill not anti-Muslim, rejects Opposition charge that it is unconstitutional

Replying to a debate on the bill in Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah said the need to bring this Bill would not have arisen had Partition not taken place on the basis of religion. The Bill does not snatch..
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Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday
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India can never be Muslim free, Amit Shah taunts SP parliamentarian on CAB

"Javed Ali Khan (Samajwadi Party leader) said that we will become 'Muslim-mukt'. Javed Ali Sahab, this country will not be free from Muslims even if you want it to be," said Amit Shah. Replying to a..
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to rectify historic blunder: Amit Shah

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been brought to rectify a historic blunder, said home minister Amit Shah while replying to the debate on the Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Shah said that the need..
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Inner line permit regime extended to Manipur; President signs order

The inner line permit (ILP) regime was extended to Manipur on Wednesday with President Ram Nath Kovind signing the order in this effect. The decision comes two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah..
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Amit Shah moves Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, says Indian Muslims 'were, are and will remain' Indians

Amit Shah rejected the charge of vote bank politics, saying the BJP had declared its intention to bring such a legislation in its election manifesto for the 2019 general election and won the people's..
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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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Was not paying attention in history classes: Shashi Tharoor's dig at Amit Shah over partition remark

Hitting back at Union home minister Amit Shah for holding the Congress responsible for India's partition on religious lines, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the BJP president was "not..
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'Citizenship Amendment Bill not related to National Register of Citizens': Amit Shah reasserts pan-India NRC exercise

Shah had had several discussions and meetings in the past month with various stakeholders to clear up any confusion about different provisions of the Bill.
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U.S. panel eyes sanctions for Indian minister over citizenship curb for Muslims

A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against India's Home Minister Amit Shah if the south Asian nation adopts legislation to exclude Muslims from a path to..
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Not one bullet fired, situation in Kashmir normal: Amit Shah

"The situation in Kashmir valley is completely normal. I can't make Congress's condition normal, because they had predicted bloodshed after the abrogation of Article 370. Nothing of that sort happened,..
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Local admin to decide on release of detained J&K political leaders: Amit Shah

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Situation in Jammu and Kashmir completely normal, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

Lashing out at the Congress party, Amit Shah said, "Situation in Kashmir valley is completely normal. I can't make Congress's condition normal."
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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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After scoring on Kashmir, Amit Shah plays the Hindutva striker again

Responding to the opposition’s charge that the bill excluded Muslims while granting citizenship on the ground of religious persecution to six minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh,..
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is not in violation of constitutional provisions: Amit Shah

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Protests erupt in northeast as region braces for bandh after Amit Shah tables CAB in Parliament

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has endorsement of India's 130 crore citizens: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who..
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Citizenship Amendment Bill targets minority: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

"It is nothing but targeted legislation over minority population of our country," said Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. "It violates the fundamental principles of the Constitution and is against the preamble,"..
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Muslim community not named in CAB even once: Amit Shah

"Nowhere in the Bill Muslim community is named even once. You cannot distort and present it in the House," said Amit Shah after tabling the Bill, while replying to a member from opposition bench who..
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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 Northeast as Citizenship (Amendment) Bill tabled in Lok Sabha for passage

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was tabled in Lok Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.
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Citizen (Amendment) Bill: Shiv Sena against voting rights for illegal 'intruders'

"Illegal Intruders should be thrown out. Immigrant Hindus must be given citizenship, but let's give rest to allegations of creating vote bank & not give them voting rights, what say," Sena Rajya Sabha..
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Modi, Shah greet Parkash Singh Badal on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah greeted former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on his birthday on Sunday. The Akali Dal patriarch, a five-time chief minister,..
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah to table Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha tomorrow

The Opposition alleges that the bill targets Muslims and is at odds with the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution as it excludes a community.
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Anaj Mandi fire: Amit Shah instructs officials to provide all possible assistant on urgent basis

Conveying deepest condolences with the kin of the deceased, Shah tweeted, "Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost..
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Home minister Amit Shah condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire tragedy

In a tweet, Shah said, "Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of..
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Amit Shah to table citizenship bill, put it to vote tomorrow: LS website

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has been coordinating between Shah and leaders of the northeast on the contentious bill, said Shah’s statement in the Lok Sabha before laying the bill..
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Women security in focus at PM’s meeting with top cops

Women’s security figured in discussions at the ongoing all-India director generals/inspector generals of police conference, which is being attended by PM Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah..
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Uddhav receives PM Modi at Pune airport, first meeting between two leaders after Sena chief became Maharashtra CM

The Prime Minister was received by Uddhav Thackeray, former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders.
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Uddhav Thackeray welcomes PM Narendra Modi in Pune

As the Prime Minister alighted from the aircraft, he was welcomed by Union home minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra governor BS Koshyari, Uddhav Thackeray and the leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis...
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Amit Shah holds meet over rising onion prices; govt, oppn in war of words

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Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi, Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman

In a scathing attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the country was in "trouble" as the "imaginary world" the Prime Minister had created was falling apart.
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Amit Shah holds meet on onion price

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Country in trouble as PM Modi, Amit Shah live in 'imaginary' world: Rahul Gandhi

"Mr Amit Shah and Mr Narendra Modi live in their own imagination. They have no contact with the outside world. They live in their own world and they fantasise about things. That is why the country is..
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PM Modi, Amit Shah live in their own fantasy world: Rahul Gandhi slams centre on India's economic situation

"They live in their own world and they fantasize about things, that is why the country is in such trouble," said the former Congress president.
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Law tweak likely to fight mob lynching

The government has set up a committee to suggest necessary amendments to the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to deal with certain crimes like mob lynching and has started a..
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Chidambaram slapped false cases on PM, Shah, me: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari alleged that false cases were filed against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah during the Congress leader’s term as home minister. The minister..
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'Citizenship Bill likely to be introduced in last week of winter session': Himanta Biswa Sarma

"I think a lot of confusion has been eliminated. There are still some issues but some solutions have also been found," Amit Shah said.
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Government: No plan to issue one card for all utilities

NPR, under the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Card) Rules, is the first step to creation of a National Register of Citizens (NRC). Home minister Amit Shah has..
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BJP ally AGP hints at U-turn on CAB, likely to support bill

Indicating a change of stand on the issue, AGP member and Assam minister Atul Bora said: “We have to move forward with the reality — neither can we expel lakhs of illegal migrants nor will..
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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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Amit Shah holds meet with Assam student leaders, civil society members on CAB

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Security lapse at Priyanka Gandhi's residence was a 'coincidence', says Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the security lapse at the residence of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was a "coincidence" and government had already ordered a high-level inquiry to..
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Parliament passes bill to amend SPG Act; Amit Shah rejects charge of political vendetta

Union home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly rejected Congress's charge of political vendetta over the SPG Bill amendments and asserted that the government was concerned about security of all 130..
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Amit Shah's remarks that no pardon has been given to Rajoana very unfortunate: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday termed as "very unfortunate" the statement of Union home minister Amit Shah in Parliament that no pardon has been given to Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was convicted..
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Parliamentary party meet: Rajnath Singh speaks of PM Modi's dissatisfaction with absenteeism among BJP MPs

The issue of absenteeism among BJP MPs from Parliament was raised at the parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, with Rajnath Singh underlining PM Narendra Modi's dissatisfaction over lack of their..
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Amit Shah to move The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha today

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