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UN human rights files intervention application in the Supreme Court over controversial Citizenship Law

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) has moved the Indian Supreme Court over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The UNHRC has moved an intervention application in the Supreme Court over the CAA. This means that the global human rights body wants to be made a party in the existing pleas filed against […]

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Bernie Sanders slams President Trump for evading questions on Delhi riots

A day after US lawmakers reacted sharply to the violence in the Indian capital, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused US President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights. Slamming the US president, Sanders said the Trump’s statement regarding the violence in New Delhi during his India visit was a “failure of […]

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Delhi Riots: At least 13 killed, 150 injured as mobs take over streets

At least thirteen people have been killed and over 150 injured after communal riots broke out in New Delhi. The riots have overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s first visit to India. The clashes are the worst since the unrest over a new citizenship law began in December, started at the weekend but turned deadly on […]

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At least three killed in riots between pro and anti Citizenship Act protesters

At least three people were killed including a policeman amid clashes between pro and anti citizenship law protesters hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the city. Police used tear gas and smoke grenades but struggled to disperse the crowds, as both sides hurled stones, about 11 miles from where Trump will meet […]

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Woman who chanted “Pakistan Zindabad” booked under sedition

Amulya, the woman who shouted raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan in the presence of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in Bengaluru, has been booked under sedition case of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). A case under Sec124A (Offence of sedition) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against Amulya shortly […]

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Thousands gather at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan against India’s controversial Citizenship law

Thousands of people, including a large number of women, on Saturday protested against the contentious citizenship law CAA, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) at Mumbai’s iconic Azad Maidan amid recitation of Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s popular poem “Hum Dekhenge” and slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and […]

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Second US city passes resolution against India’s ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship law

Cambridge in Massachusetts state has become the second city in the United States after Seattle to pass a resolution against a controversial citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Cambridge City Council on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), calling upon the Indian Parliament to “uphold” the country’s secular constitution by repealing the law […]

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Uber driver takes passenger to police station after overhearing phone conversation

A Mumbai Uber cab driver, overhearing a phone conversation on the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests, took his passenger, a poet-activist, to the police station on Wednesday night. An activist, Kavita Krishnan, tweeted on what she called the “scary episode” involving poet Bappadittya Sarkar on Thursday. Mr Sarkar said in a statement, tweeted by Ms […]

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European Parliament debates India’s “anti-Muslim” Citizenship law

A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act, was debated at the Plenary session in Brussels, with an expected vote on the motion on Thursday postponed until March. The debate opened with a statement by Helena Dalli, the Vice-President of the European Commission and […]

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Kerala Governor criticises controversial citizenship law with disclaimer

While making his annual speech at the Kerala assembly on Wednesday, Governor Arif Mohammad Khan paused for a second and made a surprise announcement. “I’m going to read this para because the Chief Minister wants me to read this. Although I hold the view this doesn’t come under policy or programme. Chief Minister has said […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls India’s “communal”citizenship law ‘sad’

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella on Monday said he was saddened by “what is happening”, amid protests in India over the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). His comments come amid ongoing, sometimes violent, protests against the law. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been criticised as it is seen as discriminating against Muslims. […]