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Despite protests, CAA will not be withdrawn: Amit Shah

Addressing a rally here in support of the CAA, Shah also declared that construction of a Ram temple “touching the skies” in Ayodhya will begin within three months. He said there is no provision in the amended law for taking anyone's citizenship away. “A canard is being spread against the CAA by the Congress, SP, BSP, and Trinamool Congress.”

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  • He said the ongoing protests across the country against some decisions of the Centre were a way for people to vent out their "suffocation". The politician-activist was addressing a rally in Bhiwandi town here on Saturday night to oppose CAA, the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

    A row erupted after the CM and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray announced a grant of Rs 100 crore for development of facilities at "Sai janmasthan" (birthplace) at Pathri in Parbhani district, nearly 273 kms away from Shirdi in Ahmednagar district. All eyes are now on the meeting convened by the CM on the issue at the state secretariat in Mumbai on Monday.

    On January 19, 1990, lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes in the Valley following a genocidal campaign launched by the terrorists. Noted political commentator Sunanda Vashisht tweeted a throwback image of herself and said that resolve to go back home has strengthened more.

    Speaking at a public meeting at Adilabad on Thursday night, the Hyderabad MP said de-radicalisation is needed for those who lynch and kill innocent Dalits and Muslims. Rawat on Thursday in an address at the Raisina Dialogue, said de-radicalisation camps are operating in the country as it was necessary to isolate people who are completely radicalised.

    After Kerala, Punjab becomes the second state to pass a resolution against the CAA as the ruling Congress moved a resolution in the state Assembly seeking a total scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The resolution said the amended law on citizenship seeks to negate the very secular fabric on which the Constitution of India is based.

    If you need an alliance, you make promises and then you don’t fulfil it. This is betrayal. When they were in power with us, they used the fact that they were in power to ensure that we did not grow in elections or otherwise. Their view was that only their party (BJP) should grow in Maharashtra, this kind of thinking is wrong, said Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena.

    "We have had the citizenship law since 1955. There has been no change in its provision. Anyone can directly apply for Indian citizenship. There are provisions for direct application. In fact, more than 500 people, including Muslims and Ahmadis, have got citizenships via this route. So to say that we have left them out would not be correct," said Minority Affairs Minister.

    "Akhilesh should stay in Pakistan for one month and pray in Hindu temples, then he will have first hand experience of atrocities committed on Hindus in Pakistan," the state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said.

    When food is given, its nature can be a problem, as with the Uighurs.

    In a blog on Linkedin, Raghuram Rajan said the news of a gang of masked assailants breaking into one of India's leading universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and then going on a rampage for hours, attacking students and faculty, entirely undisturbed by the police, is "worrisome".

    "I would like to ask the Congress and the tukde tukde gang whether Rohingyas, Pakistani infiltrators should be given citizenship? And should Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan be denied citizenship? If they have courage, they should answer in yes or no," Singh said.

    “It is written in the Constitution that Hindus, Jains, Christians and Buddhists of Pakistan and Afghanistan, whenever they would come to India would be considered refugees,” Gadkari said.

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