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Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

Law regarding citizenship rights for migrants to India

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The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for illegal migrants of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities, who had fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014. Muslims from those countries were not given such eligibility. The act was the first time religion had been overtly used as a criterion for citizenship under Indian law.

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MHA studying ED's report linking PFI to anti-CAA stir


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Teen activist charged with sedition for saying ‘Pakistan zindabad’

A teenage student-activist was arrested and booked for sedition after she repeatedly raised ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans in her speech at an anti-CAA-NRC protest held in central Bengaluru on..
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Gunman fires at anti-CAA protest rally in Delhi [Video]Gunman fires at anti-CAA protest rally in Delhi

Teenage suspect in police custody after he fires at protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia university, injuring a student.

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Amit Shah to address pro-CAA rally in Hyderabad on March 15

"The Union home minister Amit Shah is coming to address a massive public meeting in favour of CAA on March 15," Laxman told a press conference. He said in a bid to counter the alleged false propaganda..
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Deaths during anti-CAA protests: Adityanath says nothing can save those with death wish

Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Wednesday defended police over the deaths of anti-CAA protesters, saying they were shot by other rioters and nothing can be done to save someone with a death wish.
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SC to hear petitions seeking removal of anti-CAA protestors from Shaheen Bagh


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Videos of police action inside Jamia library trigger fresh row

Two months after violence at Delhi’s Jamia university during an anti-CAA protest, a video clip showing police barging into a varsity library and beating up people there with sticks went viral early..
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Worried about 'hatred inculcated' in society over anti-CAA protests: Tushar Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar Gandhi on Sunday claimed the National Population Register and National Register of Citizens were "real danger" and would lead to the poor bearing the brunt.
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Bidar sedition case: Parent, school headmistress arrested for anti-CAA drama granted bail

A police complainant alleged that the school authorities "used" the students to perform a drama where they "abused" Modi in the context of the CAA and NRC.
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Kafeel Khan, granted bail in anti-CAA speech case, slapped with NSA

Kafeel Khan was arrested by the UP STF on January 29 from Mumbai for allegedly making "instigating remarks" at AMU during an anti-CAA protest.
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CAA: Chidambaram for mass movement 'if any Muslim is sent to camp'

Chidambaram also said that the only way to oppose CAA was legally and added that he believed in the Supreme Court which is hearing petitions against changes in the citizenship law. When asked why the..
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Roads at Shaheen Bagh, Chand Bagh blocked by protesters: Home ministry

Anti-CAA protests started at Shaheen Bagh on that day. Also, a service road in Chand Bagh, near Bhajanpura, in the Northeast Delhi has been blocked by protesters since January 18, 2020, he said...
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Delhi Assembly Election Results live: AAP set to win seats that witnessed anti-CAA protests

The counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections 2020 is underway. As per trends, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken a clear lead.
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BJP MP tells poet Munawwar Rana’s daughter Sumaiya to go to Pakistan

Sumaiya Rana, visited Aligarh on Saturday and addressed anti-CAA protestors of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and accused the police of using "coercive measures" to crush protests against the amended..
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NHRC notice to UP govt after Congress sought action against 'police atrocities' on anti-CAA protesters


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'Can't block roads for protests': Supreme Court on anti-CAA stir at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court on Monday said the anti-CAA protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh cannot block public roads and create inconvenience for others. The SC issued notices to Centre, Delhi govt and the..
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MNS takes out massive march, vows ‘eye-for-an-eye’ reply to anti-CAA rallies


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Noisy scenes in Nagaland assembly as NPF seeks passage of anti-CAA resolution


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‘Minor’ spends 42 days in jail for anti-CAA stir


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PM Modi has 'maligned' anti-CAA protests in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a reference to the Kerala chief minister's statement on extremists infiltrating anti-CAA protests here, Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hit back, saying he had..
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West Bengal governor expresses condolence over people's deaths due to NRC panic

The TMC legislators were seen donned in anti-CAA, NRC T-shirts, badges and aprons during his address. Dhankhar was seen greeting legislators of the ruling TMC, with which he has had several run-ins in..
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‘PFI distributed money to anti-CAA protesters’


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PM Modi accuses Cong and Left for inciting anti-CAA protests, says law will not harm minorities

"I want to clearly state that with the CAA coming, there will be no impact on any citizen of India," Modi said.
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Suicide bombers are being created at Shaheen Bagh: Giriraj Singh

BJP leader Giriraj Singh stoked a controversy when he alleged that the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh is making "suicide bombers". "The Shaheen Bagh is no longer a movement, it has become a breeding..
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Bidar cops interrogate 85 school kids 5 times over 9 days for 'anti-CAA play'


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Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha say Constitution under threat, defend anti-CAA protests

Terming the protests over the amended citizenship law as "spontaneous", opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday alleged that the Constitution is under threat from the ruling BJP which is..
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Kejriwal accuses BJP of 'using' Delhi police, calls for strict punishment on Shaheen Bagh shooter if he has AAP links

Delhi Police on Tuesday said it has found a link between the Kapil Baisala, arrested for firing near the anti-CAA protest site in Shaheen Bagh area, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the alleged shooter..
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'Why brother is afraid of Muslim women?' Owaisi taunts PM Modi on anti-CAA protests

Speaking in the Lok Sabha during a discussion on Motion of Thanks on President's Address, Owaisi attacked the government on the issue of CAA and NPR.
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Top News of the Day | Feb 4, 2020: PM's appeasement charge on anti-CAA protests, govt says no decision on NRC and more

In top news of the day on Monday, February 4, 2020, PM Modi continued his attack on anti-CAA protests, even hurling appeasement charge on the opposition as his government told the Parliament that there..
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'Need govt that will not resort to appeasement': PM Modi uses anti-CAA protests in Delhi to attack AAP

Modi said Delhi needs a government that will not resort to appeasement but supports the CAA, abolition of Article 370 and issues of national security.
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Shaheen Bagh, Jamia are a plot to destroy harmony: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched an attack on continuing anti-CAA agitation at Jamia Millia, Shaheen Bagh and other places, saying they marked an effort to disrupt harmony by protesters..
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Won't inform Kiran Bedi in advance about proposed anti-CAA resolution: Narayanasamy


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'Political design' behind anti-CAA protests at Jamia, Shaheen Bagh: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday broke his silence over the anti-CAA protests in the national capital and said there was a political design behind the stir. Launching a scathing attack at the..
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UP govt's crackdown on anti-CAA activists 'unprecedented': The Guardian


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Citizenship Amendment Act fulfils wishes of Mahatma Gandhi: President Kovind

Kovind said in the environment prevailing in the aftermath of partition, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had said: "Hindus and Sikhs of Pakistan, who do not wish to live there, can come to..
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Rahul Gandhi: 'Who paid Jamia shooter?'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned who "paid" the Jamia shooter, a day after a man opened fire at a group of anti-CAA protesters in the area. Asked by reporters to comment on the..
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Did not fund anti-CAA protests, PFI refutes charges


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On Martyrs Day, 17-year-old fires at anti-CAA march in presence of cops

A peaceful protest by students of Jamia Millia University against the CAA was disrupted by a shocking act of firing by a gunman in front of a police contingent. The shooter, according to police, is a..
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Sena agrees with Shah, says Sharjeel Imam's words were dangerous

The Shiv Sena on Thursday endorsed Union home minister Amit Shah's view that alleged inflammatory statements made by Sharjeel Imam, an anti- Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) activist, were dangerous.
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European Parliament puts off vote on anti-CAA resolution

The groups, which jointly introduced the anti-CAA resolution — from centre-right to far-left — account for more than 500 MEPs in the 751-member house. But when the resolution was taken up, of the..
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Sharjeel Imam sent to five-day police custody for 'cut Assam from India' remark

Sharjeel Imam, the JNU student and anti-CAA activist who was arrested on Tuesday, has been sent to a five-day police custody by a Delhi court. He was earlier produced before the Chief Metropolitan..
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European Parliament schedules anti-CAA resolution for discussion: All you need to know


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Shaheen Bagh protesters can enter your homes, rape and kill: BJP MP

Verma's controversial statement comes amid his party's sharpened attack on the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh with Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday alleging that it was a "textbook..
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India ramps up efforts to counter anti-CAA move in European Parliament

PM Modi is scheduled to visit Brussels in March for the India-EU summit while foreign minister S Jaishankar is expected to visit in mid-February. India is ramping up diplomacy in Brussels and..
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ED traces ‘suspicious’ flow in PFI accounts, claims it’s funding anti-CAA agitation

A preliminary probe done by the anti-money laundering agency has established a suspicious pattern of deposits into and withdrawal of money from Popular Front of India's (PFI) accounts. The ED has..
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'Doesn't reflect official position': EU Foreign Office on anti-CAA resolutions in European Union Parliament

Six resolutions have been tabled in the EU Parliament against the controversial citizenship act.
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Rahul, Priyanka meet NHRC officials over police 'brutalities' on anti-CAA protesters in UP


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West Bengal govt tables anti-CAA resolution in Assembly


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PFI mobilised Rs 120 crore during anti-CAA protests, Kapil Sibal, Indira Jaising among recipients: Report

In a shocking revelation, evidence have been unearthed suggesting that the Popular Front of India (PFI) mobilised funds to the tune of Rs 120 crore during to anti-CAA protests that occured in December..
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Pro-Pak elements infiltrating anti-CAA protests in US; pushing own agenda: Indian-American leader


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Rethink move against CAA, India tells EU

​​​With the European Union Parliament set to introduce an anti-CAA resolution, the govt on Sunday urged sponsors and supporters of the draft to engage with India to get a full and accurate..
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