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  • The protestors are saying that the Constitution protects many of our rights. The new laws seek to deviate from that. The institutions that are supposed to protect us — political parties, the judiciary — have not stepped in. So people are coming out to hold these values up and remind them that they can’t deviate from the basic structure of the Constitution, asserted Rohit De.

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing multiple petitions which questioned the Centre’s decision to remove Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and subsequent division into two Union territories. The petitioners contend the changes are beyond the Centre’s powers and want the court to strike down the new provisions.

    “I challenge the PM and the HM to debate with me, anywhere and anytime of their convenience... I will expose their lies,” Sibal said at a Congress press conference, soon after Shah dared opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, to debate with him on CAA.

    Pranab Mukherjee said that the last few months have witnessed people, particularly the youth, come out on the streets in large numbers to voice their views on issues "which in their view are important".

    While the Moscow has formed closer partnership Beijing as part of their global strategy to counter USA, the two do not share similar views on the Kashmir issue. China is in favour of internationalising the matter but Russia has consistently favoured a solution under bilateral format.

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) stated here on Friday that it had nothing to do with a a document circulating on social media titled `new constitution' with a picture of Sangh supremo Mohan Bhagwat on it.

    Sitharaman was responding to a query from among the audience at an event on CAA, organised by Chennai Citizens' Forum,that some states like Kerala have opposed implementation of the CAA in their respective states.

    His remarks come in the backdrop of protests against the new citizenship law although he made no reference to them.

    Congress veteran Margaret Alva said that identity is being associated with religion. "We have been told that certain people are welcome and certain are not, some get automatic citizenship and others do not. To me this is a negation of the constitutional guarantees and rights given to all Indians," she said.

    The Kerala government earlier this week moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act, seeking to declare it violative of the principles of equality, freedom and secularism enshrined in the Constitution. It was the first state government to challenge the act and the Kerala Assembly was the first to pass a resolution against the law.

    Leading the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the state, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday said Indianness has been rooted in diversity and the Constitution truly reflected eternal Indian ethos.

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has filed a police complaint against a booklet that claims RSS was rewriting India’s Constitution.

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