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Internet shutdowns due to CAA protests cost mobile operators loss of 24.5 million rupees in revenue per hour

28 Dec 2019 3:28 AM GMT

Indian mobile operators are losing around 24.5 million rupees ($350,000) in revenue every hour they are forced to suspend internet services on government orders to control protests against a new citizenship law, a top lobby group said on Friday. Countrywide protests have been in continuation for three weeks after parliament passed legislation which gives minorities […]

Home Minster Amit Shah: ‘CAA has no provision to take away anyone’s citizenship’

28 Dec 2019 3:09 AM GMT

Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has no provision to take away anyone’s citizenship. Addressing a rally in Shimla, Mr Shah challenged opposition parties to show even one clause in the Act that has provision to take away the citizenship of anyone. Home Minister said minorities in neighbouring countries […]

Ahmedabad varsity freighting students over protesting against CAA, say activists

26 Dec 2019 9:10 AM GMT

Activists alleged on Wednesday that Nirma University tried to frighten its students who took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and also advised their parents to counsel them. A protest had been organised against the CAA and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) outside the Sabarmati Ashram last week.  Activists of the […]

Suspension of internet continues in parts of UP over CAA

26 Dec 2019 4:51 AM GMT

On Thursday morning that the district administration in Agra has ordered that mobile internet and broadband services would remain suspended until 6pm on Friday. Internet services across Uttar Pradesh have been subjected to disruption over the past week after violent protests erupted against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. On Wednesday night, an official order of the […]

Jamia students celebrate festival as anti-CAA protests at varsity enter 13th day

26 Dec 2019 4:12 AM GMT

Jamia Millia Islamia students protesting against the amended Citizenship Act celebrated Christmas even as their agitation entered its 13th day on Wednesday. They were joined in the Christmas celebrations by social activist Swami Agnivesh. Students decorated the road outside the university with Christmas finery and carried on their protest, voicing dissent against the new law. […]

BJP takes out a massive rally in support of Citizenship Amendment Act

24 Dec 2019 5:12 AM GMT

In what may be seen as strengthening of voices in support of Pro-Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP Working president JP Nadda led a massive massive rally in Kolkata. He said the outreach is aimed at dispelling myths and misunderstandings regarding Citizenship Act. In a setback for the Mamta bannerjee government, the Kolkata high court has directed […]

9 dead in clashes with police in Uttar Pradesh over CAA, as protest took a horrible turn

21 Dec 2019 6:24 AM GMT

At least nine people died in clashes with the police as violence over the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act spread to 14 locations across Uttar Pradesh on Friday, taking the national death toll in the protests over the newly enacted law to 17 so far. Three people died in Meerut, two in Bijnor, and […]

Nirmala Sitharaman : Sonia Gandhi is misleading people over Citizenship Amendment Act

21 Dec 2019 4:07 AM GMT

Senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of “misleading” people over the amended citizenship law and equating it “falsely” with the National Register for Citizens (NRC) which, the Union Minister said, has not even been formulated as yet. She appealed to protesters to read the law and seek clarification if […]

Delhi Police used Lathi-charge & water cannons to disperse a crowd over rising violence

21 Dec 2019 2:39 AM GMT

Police resorted to a lathi-charge and used water cannons to disperse a crowd that turned violent in Delhi’s Daryaganj on Friday, just minutes after a two-and-a-half-hour long peaceful agitation against the amended citizenship law got over. The police action, which followed stone-pelting and arson, forced several people to flee, including many of those who had […]

Prakash Javadekar blames at Congress, AAP for favouring infiltrators

20 Dec 2019 6:37 AM GMT

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today hit out at the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party alleging that they are in the favour of infiltrators. Addressing the workers conference in Burari area of the national capital, Mr Javadekar said, the BJP wants to deport the infiltrators only and the citizenship of 130 crore […]

‘Violence should not be solution’: Rajinikanth breaks silence on Citizenship Act

20 Dec 2019 5:30 AM GMT

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth finally broke his silence on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizenship (NRC) on Thursday. In a late night tweet, Rajinikanth expressed concern over violence in various parts of the country. Rajinikanth, who was not clear whether he is supporting the CAA and NRC, said that “violence should not […]

In Washington, Jaishankar shares India’s view on CAA with US Lawmakers

20 Dec 2019 4:15 AM GMT

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar shared the Indian government’s point of view on the Citizenship Amendment Act with US lawmakers, even as the US administration indicated that they would keep an eye but will remain in the background, while the judicial review process and internal debate over the legislation is underway. After the second India-US […]

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