HINDUS AND MUSLIMS
SC to examine Hindu, Muslim laws on kids' welfare in custody battles between spouses
A bench headed by Chief Justice of Ranjan Gogoi took note of the PIL filed by London-based NRI activist Sulochana Rani and issued the notice to the Central government represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
Not single incident reported in Ayodhya: Circle Officer
While speaking to ANI, Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya Circle Officer Amar Singh said that no...
Citizenship Amendment Act: Student protests in campuses across India
Various educational campuses, including the prestigious Indian Institute...
Anti-CAA protests reach Mumbai; students take to streets
Hundreds of students from the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) and the University of Mumbai held protests to denounce the BJP-led government over the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and also the proposed National Register of Citizen (NRC).
3 IITs join chorus against crackdown on Jamia, AMU students
The premiere institutions - IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay are not the regular ones to join protests and usually stay away from agitations.
Protests spread to BHU, Islamic seminary in Lucknow; 21 held in Aligarh
Internet services in Aligarh, Saharanpur and Meerut stand suspended, a day after protests broke out in certain parts of the state, including at AMU, against the citizenship law. Officials said at least 60 students were injured in the clashes. In agitation against the recently passed Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 21 people have been arrested at AMU.
Asaduddin Owaisi alleges citizenship bill seeks to make Muslims stateless, rips copy of proposed law in Lok Sabha
The is an insult to India's freedom fighters, Owaisi retorted, accusing the BJP-led government of working to marginalise Muslims in the country.
Anti-CAA stir: Violent protests rock Jamia, AMU; Bengal boils, uneasy calm in Assam
An uneasy calm prevailed in Assam, epicentre of the agitation, as curfew was relaxed in Guwahati and Dibrugarh for several hours following improvement in the situation but peaceful protests were held amid calls by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for resignation of its ministers.
After Jamia, Police uses brute force to quell protests at AMU
Soon after the protest near the Jamia Millia University in Delhi, the students started gathering at the Babey Sir Syed Gate and shouted slogans against the law and police action on demonstrators in the national capital.
View: Citizenship act has corrected a historic blunder
The CAB addresses only a part of the problem caused by the movement of peoples across international borders. There is still the outstanding issue of what to do with those whose presence in India is demonstrably illegal. It is finding a humane solution to that problem that should occupy the national attention now, not denying justice to those who sought the protection of Mother India.
Celebrations in Rajasthan over CAB as over 25,000 Pak Migrants to get citizenship immediately
In a sharp contradiction to Assam and the north-eastern states where curfew and protests prevail, Rajasthan witnesses bursting crackers and jubilation over the Citizenship Amendment Bill being passed by both houses of Parliament. Hindu Migrant Association in Rajasthan, says over 50,000 Pakistani migrants here would benefit.
Review plea in SC Soon, says Muslim Board
Influential Muslim voices were specially invited or consulted before the decision was taken. While four voices were strictly against filing of the review, everyone voted against the principle of accepting the land.
View: India on a slippery slope towards an ethno-national state
The Statement of Objects and Reasons justifies the amendment by reference to the religious persecution of minorities in these countries, but the term persecution occurs nowhere in the text of the amended law, and an illegal migrant is not required to establish that s/he was driven out by religious persecution.
AMU students send memorandum to CJI Bobde to declare CAB unconstitutional
More than a thousand students and teachers participated in a protest march that had been planned to take place from the university's Jama Masjid (Central Mosque) to the DM's office to present to him the memorandum that he could move to the CJI.
CAB ready to be tabled next week; non-Muslim refugees from Pak, Bangladesh, Afghanistan to get citizenship
According to the bill, "... any person belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian community from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan, who entered into India on or before the 31st day of December 2014... shall not be treated as illegal migrants for the purposes of this Act".
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