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Patna High Court | Wikipedia

Voter ID, marrying an Indian not enough; foreigners need to register for citizenship — HC

A Patna High Court bench asserted that 'mere registration of a person’s name in the voter list, ipso facto, does not confer citizenship'.

Take the quiz: How much do you know about India’s complex citizenship laws?

A quiz to help you navigate the Byzantine bureaucratic mesh of CAA-NPR-NRC. Twenty questions.
Bhagirathi Vihar, New Delhi | Photo By Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt will go to ‘bottom of truth’ to unravel conspiracy in Delhi riots, if any: Kishan Reddy

Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy says people who criticise the govt suffer from selective amnesia.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad

Bhim Army claims jailed chief Chandrashekhar Azad is unwell, needs immediate medical care

Senior official counters the claim, saying Azad is 'absolutely fine' according to the Tihar jail doctor's routine medical check-ups.
A view of the Supreme Court India | PTI

Why Supreme Court of India won’t strike down Modi govt’s Citizenship Amendment Act

The primary ground on which the CAA is being challenged is its ostensible violation and abuse of the ‘right to equality’ enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
Mohammad Wakeel, who was killed in the Lucknow protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, with his wife Shabeena.

In Lucknow, man killed in violence leaves behind a converted wife & their Hindu-Muslim love

Mohammad Wakeel was killed in the anti-CAA protests in Lucknow last week. His wife Shabeena and family members said he had gone out to buy ration.
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's NRC | PTI

Decoding National Population Register: What it is & its link to NRC

The Union Cabinet has approved funds worth Rs 8,500 crore to update the National Population Register.
Assam NRC

All-India NRC will certainly fail. Here’s what Modi govt should do for its citizenship plan

To believe Modi govt can put 130 crore people through a process like NRC on such a shaky documentary foundation is to ask for more trouble.
Police personnel baton charge on the students of Jamila Millia Islamia University as they started pelting stones

Drones, medical care, shame, shame!: How high courts are dealing with CAA protest pleas

While Delhi High Court refused interim protection to Jamia students, the Madras High Court asserted that protests cannot be stopped in a democracy.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.