citizenship act

No decision on nationwide NRC yet, says Centre in Parliament

This is significant, given that NRC has been top of BJP’s poll agenda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has promised to implement it before the 2024 general polls.

published on : 11th August 2021

Gorkhas elated as Assam decides against their prosecution under Citizenship Act

The Himanta Biswa Sarma cabinet decided that no new cases will be registered against the Gorkha community at the Foreigners’ Tribunals.

published on : 5th August 2021

Court wrong to consider citizenship plea of Lankan refugees: MEA

Ministry says granting citizenship to the refugees will open floodgates to illegal migrants

published on : 31st July 2021

Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal arrested for demanding equal citizenship for all: Pinjra Tod

Narwal and Kalita were arrested in May 2020 for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy behind the communal violence that broke out in northeast Delhi in February that year.

published on : 9th June 2021

Centre's latest citizenship move back door entry of CAA, exposes Modi government's fascist nature: Left

CPI general secretary D Raja said there were huge protests against the CAA 2019 before the agitators relented because of the coronavirus pandemic, while some protests earlier were "ruthlessly crushed"

published on : 29th May 2021

Jailed MLA Akhil Gogoi turns into instant sensation at Assam assembly oath session

Gogoi, who contested as Independent, became the first Assamese to win an election from behind the bars without any physical campaigning.

published on : 21st May 2021

'CAA, religious overtone of COVID big concern': US report flags discrimination, violence against minorities in India

The report is an annual document submitted to the US Congress that documents major instances of the violation of religious freedom across the world.

published on : 14th May 2021

Bengal elections: Poll verdict in Matua bastions crucial for BJP before CAA implementation

Assembly seats in the Matua strongholds of Bongaon and Krishnanagar, close to the India-Bangladesh border, are set to go to polls in the sixth phase of elections, on April 22.

published on : 21st April 2021

Haunted by Trinamool's cut money culture, Bengal minorities forced to choose a lesser evil 

Victims of ‘cut money’ culture, north Bengal’s minority community still tilted towards Trinamool out of fear for CAA as BJP plays Hindu card.

published on : 12th April 2021

Foreigners married to Indians cannot enjoy OCI status after divorce, Centre tells HC

MHA made the submission  while defending the decision of the Indian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium asking a Belgian woman to surrender her OCI card.

published on : 9th April 2021

No plans to conduct NRC exercise in Bengal, CAA to be implemented: Vijayvargiya

According to state BJP sources, the new citizenship law will benefit more than 1.5 crore people in India, including over 72 lakh in West Bengal.

published on : 4th April 2021

INTERVIEW | BJP is suppressing our diversity, making us vassals of Nagpur: Gogoi  

Prominent Congress leader tells H Khogen Singh there is anger against the CAA in Assam 

published on : 30th March 2021

Assam polls and migrants: Managing competing identities in government documents

Bonda Colony, a town of a few hundred households just outside Guwahati, is inhabited mainly by Bengali Hindus, who are mainly settlers from Bangladesh.

published on : 29th March 2021

Gadkari takes on Congress for its guarantee to nullify CAA in Assam if voted to power

The union road transport minister said Congress is engaged in opportunistic vote bank politics and has compromised the country's security by its minority appeasement.

published on : 27th March 2021

BJP's double standard on CAA exposed, party scared to raise issue in Assam: Baghel

He said the BJP had been avoiding answers on unemployment, inflation, devastating floods, the plight of tea plantation workers and the thriving syndicate of smugglers.

published on : 25th March 2021
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