Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicNortheast protests on Citizenship Bill

Topic: Northeast protests on Citizenship Bill

‘AGP and BJP betrayed Assam’ — powerful students’ body AASU plans political party

AASU leadership argues that AGP, a byproduct of the Assam agitation, let the state down after it voted in favour of the citizenship law in Parliament.

If persecuted Ahmadiyyas, Shias seek refuge in India, we’ll vet their cases: Hardeep Puri

At ThePrintOTC, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri says those who perpetrated violence during protests against the citizenship law will be identified.

‘Citizenship Act communal, don’t trust Modi-Shah’ — AASU to fight law in court & on streets

AASU's chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya says Modi, Shah and Assam's BJP dispensation have gone back on the promises made to the people.

P Phanjoubam on ignorance of Northeast, Manu Joseph says Citizenship Act has bad optics

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How an ‘understanding’ crowd & a journalist helped solemnise 2 Assam weddings amid violence

Assam has been on the boil over the new citizenship law that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan.

‘Peaceful protest is our right’ — normalcy returns to Guwahati but demonstrations continue

Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said the situation is under control, adding that police have nothing against peaceful protests.

UK, US, Canada warn citizens against travelling in NE amid Citizenship Act protests

The US Embassy in New Delhi has listed out precautions for its citizens staying in NE, asking them to avoid areas with 'demonstrations and civil disturbances'.

Amar Ujala calls CAB big BJP win, Bhaskar says opposition’s argument against it ‘fallacious’

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Angry JD(U) MP says party has surrendered to BJP like Pakistan to India in 1971

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Parliamentary panel on home affairs postpones visit to Assam as anti-CAB protests continue

The panel chairman and members were scheduled to visit Shillong in Meghalaya and Assam's Guwahati from 18-21 December.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war’s political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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