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Amit Shah on NRC: It can’t be done in secrecy. We haven’t decided yet, need cabinet approvals

Shah said no Indian citizen needs to fear from the Citizenship Act or NRC. No minority community would be adversely affected by the implementation of the new law. The Citizenship Act and NRC are subjects under the Union list and states would have to implement those.

HRD seeks report from Jamia, AMU about situation on campuses and sequence of events

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  • On Sunday, when the artists gathered in Chanmari field in Guwahati to register their protest against CAA, the fear found voice. Bipin Chawdang sang “pepanhti tur bojailo, du dinor pachhot bongaliye ronor hinga bojaabo, du dinor pachhot bangladeshik mukhyomatri patibo.”

    Over 400 students from different US universities have issued a joint statement expressing solidarity with Jamia and AMU students lathi-charged by the Delhi Police during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that turned violent.

    There are 42 central universities in the country and only in a few there were peaceful protests like candlelight march, the reports of violence came only in two universities -- Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim university (AMU), a govt official said.

    Fresh cases of violent protests were reported from some places, including in the national capital and Kerala, while a group of injured Jamia students alleged "barbaric" beatings, abuse and humiliation by the police during their crackdown on those protesting against the new law on Sunday.

    "We, students, alumni and the wider community, at universities across the USA, condemn the brutal police violence unleashed against students at Jamia Millia Islamia University and at Aligarh Muslim University on December 15, 2019, as a gross violation of human rights under the Constitution of India and International Human Rights Law," said a statement.

    The PhD student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University's Centre for Historical Studies has been booked in sedition cases lodged across several states for alleged "inflammatory" speeches made during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

    Various educational campuses, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, the Indian Institute of Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, saw protests by the students against the police crackdown in Jamia in Delhi on Sunday night and the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Kerala also witnessed protests against CAA.

    Hundreds of students from the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) and the University of Mumbai held protests to denounce the BJP-led government over the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and also the proposed National Register of Citizen (NRC).

    Internet services in Aligarh, Saharanpur and Meerut stand suspended, a day after protests broke out in certain parts of the state, including at AMU, against the citizenship law. Officials said at least 60 students were injured in the clashes. In agitation against the recently passed Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 21 people have been arrested at AMU.

    The premiere institutions - IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay are not the regular ones to join protests and usually stay away from agitations.

    The minority panel chief said filing the review petition would send a message to the Hindus that they were trying to put roadblocks in the way of building the Ram temple. He also urged the Muslim side to accept the five-acre alternative land to be given for a mosque, saying they would be respecting the judiciary by doing so.

    An uneasy calm prevailed in Assam, epicentre of the agitation, as curfew was relaxed in Guwahati and Dibrugarh for several hours following improvement in the situation but peaceful protests were held amid calls by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for resignation of its ministers.

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