Citizenship Amendment Act

CAA rules under preparation, no NRC plan for now: Government tells Lok Sabha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act rules are under preparation and no decision has been taken on a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) yet, the Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday. 

Feb 03, 2021, 08:37 AM IST

Citizenship (Amendment) Act rules are under preparation: MHA tells Lok Sabha

The CAA, which facilitates granting of Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities -- Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian -- of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Parliament in December 2019, triggering protests in different parts of the country.

Feb 03, 2021, 00:08 AM IST

Rules for amended Citizenship Act to be framed after COVID vaccination starts: Amit Shah

Amit Shah addressed a press briefing in Bolpur on Sunday where he spoke about government's plan on framing rules on amended CAA.

Dec 21, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

Delhi riots: Telecom firm's salesperson gets bail from high court

It was alleged that SIM card obtained on a fake ID was used to coordinate protests against the CAA and police had invoked stringent anti-terror law, UAPA against the salesperson. 

Oct 24, 2020, 02:35 AM IST

CAA will be implemented soon, delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic: BJP national president JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Monday said that all will get benefits of the CAA, assuring the commitment of the government.

Oct 20, 2020, 00:22 AM IST

Anti-CAA protests in Lucknow: Gangster Act invoked against 15 involved in Dec 19 violence

Earlier on March 13, Thakurganj Police had slapped Gangster Act against 28 anti-CAA protesters. 

Jun 22, 2020, 15:48 PM IST

Coronavirus: Delhi Police reach Shaheen Bagh, Ask protestors to vacate area

Protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh have been asked to vacate the protest site in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in India. Resident Welfare Association members and police Tuesday afternoon spoke to the protesters and requested them to call off their protest. The agitators, however, have not heeded to the calls so far.

Mar 17, 2020, 16:54 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: CAA does not violate any fundamental right, Centre tells Supreme Court

The Centre also stated that CAA law was legal and asserted that “there was no question of it violating constitutional morality.’’ 

Mar 17, 2020, 15:35 PM IST

Citizenship Amendment Act: Rajasthan govt moves Supreme Court challenging validity of new law

The plea seeks a declaration of the CAA as "ultravires to the provision of the Constitution of India and is declared as void".

Mar 16, 2020, 19:57 PM IST

COVID-19: Muslim organisations decide to defer anti-CAA protests in Tamil Nadu

The agitations were being held against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register and National Register of Citizens, even demanding that the state assembly pass a resolution against the CAA.

Mar 16, 2020, 19:53 PM IST

Show me a country that says everybody is welcome: EAM S Jaishankar on CAA

Asked about the UNHRC director not agreeing with India on the Kashmir issue, Jaishankar said: "UNHRC director has been wrong before."

Mar 07, 2020, 15:50 PM IST

Delhi Police to grill suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain on these 15 questions

So far three FIRs have been filed against Tahir and he had been absconding for almost a week. The Crime Branch has plenty of questions to ask him about what transpired during the violence.

Mar 06, 2020, 13:19 PM IST

Calcutta High Court asks if Foreigners Act, 1946 relevant, stays ‘Leave India Notice’ to Polish student for anti-CAA rally

Kamil Sedchinski, studying for his post-graduate degree in the Department of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, was summoned by the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office and interrogated after which he was served a 'Leave India Notice' dated February 14, 2020. Since he received the notice on February 24, he was required to leave the country by March 9.

Mar 06, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

Supreme Court will take up all CAA-related cases after hearing Sabrimala matter

Supreme Court says it will take up cases related to CAA only after arguments in the nine-bench Sabarimala matter is over.

Mar 05, 2020, 11:15 AM IST

Breaking news: United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights moves Supreme Court over CAA, India hits back saying it is an internal matter

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday (March 3) filed an intervention in the Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Mar 03, 2020, 15:30 PM IST

Under CAA, every refugee will be granted Indian citizenship: Amit Shah in Kolkata

Accusing opposition parties, including the TMC, of misguiding the refugees and minorities, Shah said not a single person will lose citizenship as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Mar 01, 2020, 15:53 PM IST

Night curfew imposed, internet services suspended in 6 districts of Meghalaya after clashes during anti-CAA rally

A night curfew was imposed and internet services suspended for 48 hours in six districts of Meghalaya on Friday after clashes erupted in Shella area of East Khasi Hills during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally. The six districts are--East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

Feb 28, 2020, 23:06 PM IST

TRS MLA Arekapudi Gandhi says Pakistanis living in Hyderabad for long won't be sent back, BJP files police complaint

Fuming over Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Arekapudi Gandhi's statement that those living in Hyderabad for long would not be sent back even if they had come from Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday (February 28, 2020) stated that it has lodged a complaint with police in this connection.

Feb 28, 2020, 14:15 PM IST

No major incident in North East Delhi in last 36 hours, over 500 held for questioning: MHA

The ministry issued a statement around 10 PM after Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the situation in the violence-hit parts of the city in a meeting with seniors officials and the top police brass.

Feb 27, 2020, 23:32 PM IST

Delhi riots death toll reaches 38, AAP suspends murder-accused Tahir Hussain, CBSE postpones exams in North East area

The violence in Delhi's worst riots in more than three decades ebbed but did not subside completely and the situation continued to remain tense on Thursday. 

Feb 27, 2020, 22:28 PM IST