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Joint anti-CAA motion set for debate in EU Parliament 29.1.2020 Rediff: News
The motion takes note of the UNHCR statement last month, which described the CAA as 'fundamentally discriminatory in nature', and also of other United Nations as well as the EU guidelines on human rights as it calls on the Indian government to 'repeal the discriminatory amendments'.
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‘Nation is watching’: PM Modi hits out at those ‘giving communal colour’ to his decisions 28.1.2020 Scroll.in
The prime minister said the Citizenship Amendment Act was meant to ‘correct historical injustice’.
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Citizenship seekers may have to prove faith 28.1.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Migrants or refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan need to prove they belong to one of six minority faiths — Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jain, Buddhist or Parsi, said a government functionary. No documents may, however, be sought to establish that the applicant came to India on account of religious persecution back home.
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CAA applicants need to show proof of religious belief 27.1.2020 Rediff: News
The applicants belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain or Parsi faiths will also have to furnish documents to prove that they entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
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Bengal passes anti-CAA resolution, seeks its repeal 27.1.2020 Rediff: News
Speaking on the resolution, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the CAA is 'against the Constitution and humanity'. The resolution was supported by both the opposition parties Congress and the CPI(M)-led Left Front. The BJP legislature party opposed the resolution.
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Protests over CAA mark R-Day in New York 27.1.2020 Rediff: News
The Republic Day celebration was about India's Constitution, but the protests also argued for protecting the values of equality and secularism enshrined in it.
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Draft EU resolution calls CAA discriminatory, says India should engage with protestors 25.1.2020 Scroll.in
A group of lawmakers from the European Union proposed a resolution to condemn the law and said India had violated internationally recognised principles.
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5th Khundongbam Brojendro Theatre Fest concludes 25.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
5th Khundongbam Brojendro Theatre Fest concludes
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Lucknow University to include CAA in its political science syllabus 24.1.2020 DNA
The topic will include what, why, and how the citizenship law was amended.
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At Davos, billionaire philanthropist George Soros says Modi creating Hindu nationalist state 24.1.2020 Scroll.in
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the investor said nationalism dealt the biggest blow on Kashmir.
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There is no data on Citizenship Act beneficiaries, admits Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal: Report 24.1.2020 Scroll.in
State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier said 3.5 lakh to five lakh refugees in Assam would benefit from the law.
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Myanmar must protect Rohingya Muslims and prevent genocide, rules UN court 23.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The International Court of Justice said it has the preliminary jurisdiction to investigate allegations of genocide in Myanmar.
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Citizenship Act: ‘No one will touch you,’ Rajnath Singh assures Muslims 22.1.2020 Scroll.in
The defence minister said at a public meeting in Meerut that India had ‘fulfilled its moral duty’ by amending the citizenship law.
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Citizenship Act: Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions related to the law tomorrow 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
The Centre’s petition to transfer Citizenship Act-related pleas in Delhi High Court to the top court will also be heard by a three-judge bench.
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Myanmar panel claims soldiers possibly committed war crimes, but not genocide, against Rohingyas 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
The International Court of Justice is expected to rule on a genocide case against the country on Thursday.
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Bru refugees in Tripura will be allowed to stay. Brus in Mizoram have mixed feelings about it 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
The ethnic minority was driven out by violence in Mizoram. Those who returned fear it will undermine their political rights and security.
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Kerala CAA petition: ‘No explanation is acceptable,’ says governor after meeting chief secretary 20.1.2020 Scroll.in
Arif Mohammad Khan has criticised the Pinarayi Vijayan government for challenging the citizenship law in the Supreme Court without consulting him.
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Citizenship Act: Treat all minorities equally, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai tells India 20.1.2020 Scroll.in
He said there were no ‘persecuted minorities’ in Afghanistan. Instead, the whole country was persecuted, he added.
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Nirmala Sitharaman defends Citizenship Act, cites examples of Adnan Sami and Taslima Nasreen 19.1.2020 Scroll.in
Nasreen, a writer, is not an Indian citizen. She fled Bangladesh in 1994, and officially is Swedish. She lives in India on a residency permit.
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The exile: What Kashmiri Pandits have not been able to do in the 30 years since January 19, 1990 19.1.2020 Scroll.in
‘Three decades of having gone through the unimaginable’: A personal essay.
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