CAB 2019

Punjab, West Bengal, Kerala pledge not to let 'unconstitutional' Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 implemented

In a statement, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that the Bill is against secular values enshrined in the Constitution and asserted that his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in his state. 

Dec 12, 2019, 23:44 PM IST

Citizenship Amendment Bill protests: 3 dead as violence rocks Assam; tension grips Tripura and Meghalaya

In Assam, the internet services were snapped in several places and the suspension has been extended in for 48 hours beginning Thursday noon, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political), Kumar Sanjay Krishna. An indefinite curfew has also been imposed in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Nalbari, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Tezpur and Biswanath. 

Dec 12, 2019, 22:51 PM IST

Citizenship Amendment Bill protests: Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's Guwahati, Dibrugarh; ULFA calls for shutdown in state on Thursday

The Panitola Railway station in Tinsukia district was also vandalized and torched. The Dibrugarh and Tinsukia railway stations have been put on high alert. Passengers have also been stranded at the Dibrugarh Airport.

Dec 12, 2019, 00:06 AM IST

Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019; 125 votes in favour, 99 against it

The Bill will now need President Ram Nath Kovind’s nod to become a law. The CAB will give Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zorastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

Dec 11, 2019, 21:38 PM IST

Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's Guwahati amid violent protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Indian Railways has cancelled 12 trains and partially cancelled 10 trains on December 12-13 due to the indefinite 'Rail Roko' by various organisations and associations, in Tinsukia division and Lumding division in Assam. 

Dec 11, 2019, 19:32 PM IST