citizenship act

SC to decide validity of Section 6A of Citizenship Act

The provision which was inserted in furtherance of a Memorandum of Settlement was signed by Rajiv Gandhi government with leaders of Assam Movement on August 15, 1985.

published on : 11th January 2023

Will first decide constitutionality of section 6A of Citizenship Act: SC

This section granted rights and obligations of Indian citizens to foreigners who entered Assam before January 1, 1966, and were “ordinarily resident” in the State.

published on : 10th January 2023

DMs of 31 districts of 9 states can give citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan

The authorities of none of the districts of Assam and West Bengal, where the issue is politically sensitive, have been given the powers so far.

published on : 9th November 2022

Matuas to stop trusting BJP if Citizenship Amendment Act not implemented: Community leaders

The ruling TMC in Bengal, however, claimed that the BJP was trying to fool Matuas with the "CAA hoax".

published on : 4th November 2022

'Dual citizenship not permitted under CAA': Modi government to Lok Sabha

The Ministry of External Affairs Ministry on Friday said that dual citizenship is not permitted as per the provisions of the Citizenship Act (CAA).

published on : 6th August 2022

Nepal's Parliament endorses bill to amend Citizenship Act 

The bill has been under discussion in the House of Representatives since 2020, but it failed to be endorsed due to differences among the political parties over various provisions.

published on : 23rd July 2022

'Further delay in CAA implementation to hurt BJP's support base in Bengal': Party MLA

Asim Sarkar, a BJP legislator from Matua community-dominated Haringhata, said that a section of refugees had trusted the saffron party as it promised to implement the law.

published on : 18th June 2022

‘Can consider 7.5-month-old foetus a minor child’: Madras High Court

According to Section 8(2) of the Citizenship Act (CA), when a person ceases to be a citizen of India, every minor child of that person shall thereupon cease to be its citizen.

published on : 19th May 2022

'Won't accept foreigners': Voices against CAA get louder as Amit Shah visits Assam

Ahead of Shah’s two-day visit to Assam beginning on Monday, these organisations have threatened to re-launch the anti-CAA agitations in the diverse region.

published on : 9th May 2022

UP police files FIR against 135, arrests 20 for anti-CAA protests in Azamgarh

UP Police said the protest was led by Ulema Council national general secretary Tahir Madni, who was also arrested on Wednesday.

published on : 6th February 2020

Over 30 have died in Bengal due to NRC panic, claims Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata rally

Don't hand over any papers, unless they are engaged in voter list updation, she said to the people of Kolkata.

published on : 4th February 2020

PM Modi teaching new lessons on civic responsibility to MPs: Chidambaram

The former Union minister said the Congress was not against giving refuge and citizenship to those persecuted in Pakistan irrespective of their religion.

published on : 4th January 2020

IIT-Kanpur constitutes panel to decide if Ahmed Faiz's poem 'Hum Dekhenge' hurts Hindu sentiment

An IIT-K student sang the poem 'Hum Dekhenge' by Faiz, an eminent poet, against which a complaint was filed by Dr Vashimant Sharma, a temporary faculty member.

published on : 2nd January 2020

Where will Pakistani non-Muslims go, to Italy? Asks MoS Home Kishan Reddy

The minister also claimed that former Congress president Rahul Gandhi knows no difference between the CAA and GST.

published on : 1st January 2020

Rebels with a cause: Farmers, students, even cops hit the streets in protest in 2019

With the country still embroiled in protests as we enter the New Year, here’s a look at the major stirs that rocked the country in 2019

published on : 31st December 2019

Emulate Kerala, adopt anti-CAA resolution in Tamil Nadu, DMK tells AIADMK

Expressing happiness on adoption of the anti-CAA resolution in the Kerala Assembly moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, DMK president M K Stalin said it was a welcome move.

published on : 31st December 2019

'Goli maaron saalon ko' chants heard in Lok Adhikar Manch rally at Nagpur backing Citizenship Act

Hundreds of Lok Adhikar Manch workers along with those of BJP and RSS held a rally from Yashwant Stadium to Samvidhan Chowk.

published on : 22nd December 2019

PIB puts more information on social media in a bid to bust myths on Citizenship Act

On Friday, the team also put out a Q&A on the National Register of Citizens where they tried to address a range of facts around it.

published on : 21st December 2019

'I meant opinion poll, not UN plebiscite': Mamata now urges PM to revoke CAA

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asked PM Modi to withdraw the "anti-people" law and plans to implement nationwide NRC.

published on : 20th December 2019

Derek O'Brien asks Twitter followers to guess 'clown'; Bengal Governor responds

His tweet soon drew Dhankhar's attention and the Governor mocked him, saying he would solve his puzzle 'when we have occasion to interact'.

published on : 17th December 2019
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