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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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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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Assam NRC data goes missing after non-renewal of contract with Wipro

The data of the final citizens’ list in Assam, published last August, has vanished from the website of the state National Register of Citizens (NRC) where the data was published as mandated by the Supreme Court. The Union Home Ministry said the NRC data is safe and cited “some technical issue in visibility on cloud”. […]

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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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Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad granted bail after 25 days, but can’t be in Delhi for 4 weeks

The Bhim Army chief, Chandrashekhar Azad who was arrested for his protest last month against the citizenship law at Jama Masjid, was granted bail by a Delhi court. Chandrashekhar Azad has been asked to leave Delhi within 24 hours of his release from jail and to stay out of the city for four weeks. The court […]

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Delhi High Court dismisses plea seeking opening of Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch

Amid the shuttered shops and road barriers, New Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh has emerged as one of the most recognisable spots of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Braving the chilly winters, women are leading the demonstrators in this hotbed of resistance. However, the protests have resulted in closing […]

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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. […]