Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: refugees

CAB protests a battle for India – either we are a secular state or we aren’t India at all

With the Citizenship Bill we cross the Rubicon, from a secular state to a ‘secular’ state. Everyone who believed in the idea of India must stand up.

Congress wore 1971 war trophy, but left an unfinished business. CAB came out of that

The Congress and the Left decided not to give citizenship rights to then-East Pakistan refugees. The issue was left in limbo, until BJP saw it.

United Nations must give ‘blue passports’ to Syrian refugees

Having a basic form of ID would allow many refugees to travel to havens and escape human traffickers, to open bank accounts, apply for visas and find employment.

Why the number of internally displaced people is at a record high

A new report reveals that the number of people displaced within their own countries by conflict and violence stands at 41.3 million in 2018.

How BJP is trying to sweeten bitter pill of Citizenship Bill with Autonomous Councils in NE

BJP has been at the receiving end of a lot of flak for its decision to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Amit Shah’s ‘ghuspethiye’ word not covered under UN definitions of refugees or migrants

Lawyer Sanjay Hedge says those excluded from Assam NRC list had issues with their documents and this does not necessarily makes them ‘illegals’.

Why Germany is the favourite country for Indian asylum seekers

Of 8,363 Indians living abroad illegally, 8,000 have sought asylum in Germany because its lenient refugee laws make it an attractive destination.

Swede holds up a plane to stall Afghan’s deportation, and Macron speaks up

Recorded conversation with former lawyer raises uncomfortable questions for Donald Trump, and New Zealand wants its flag back.

Pakistani refugees will have to wait some more to get citizenship as bill is stuck in Rajya Sabha

The bill aims to provide citizenship to minority refugees, barring Muslims, from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

More than 7,000 people from India filed for US asylum in 2017: UN report

Developed countries were the most affected by people forced to displace due to wars, violence & persecution, said the report.

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.