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29 March, 2020, 02:10 AM IST

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  • RSS said that the BJP, as the ruling party, should convince other political parties and people on how the move was in the ‘interest of the nation’ and derided “certain parties and powerful lobby” for ‘misleading’ CAA-NPR-NRC protesters.

    Several district officials in Karnataka have expressed concerns over lack of clarity from the census authorities on how to respond if people refuse to share information for the NPR. They say that a suspicion prevails among sections of people over gathering data for the yet-to-be unveiled NRC following enactment of the Citizenship Act (CAA).

    The Uttar Pradesh government not only dealt with anti-CAA protests with a heavy hand, killing at least 19 and possibly several more, but also levied huge financial penalties on presumed rioters. It also has put up hoardings and posters with photographs of anti-CAA protesters, as if they were wanted criminals on whose head the government has put a bounty.

    The government Tuesday introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the Companies Act proposing 72 changes to removing criminality from host of offences under the act and paving the way for direct overseas listing of Indian companies.

    Rajnath Singh elaborates on the idea behind CAA, defence preparedness and rules out any significant threat perception from China.

    ​In a statement, the JCC said a miscreant opened fire and hurled a petrol bomb at the protest site at Jamia Square, Gate No. 7 of the university. ​The statement added that CCTV footage showed the miscreant in the get-up of a delivery boy with a helmet and three bags on his bike, due to which its number plate was not visible.

    They (couple) have been identified as Jahanjeb Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beg, said Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).

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    When Parliament reconvenes after the Holi break, it will discuss the riots in Delhi that have led to more than 50 deaths. The debates in both Houses may well be acrimonious and even ill-tempered, but they are also necessary.

    There is no reason to push the NRC save for communal polarisation, which hurts the economy and foreign policy without winning elections.

    The PM set the tone on Friday when, in his address, he questioned the Opposition’s double-speak and termed the CAA as well as other measures such as scrapping Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir as his government “doing the right things”. “People who lecture the world on the rights of migrants oppose the CAA, which has been brought in for migrants,” Modi said.

    The Indian government has been emphasising that the new law will not deny citizenship rights, but has been brought to protect the oppressed minorities of neighbouring countries and give them citizenship. The announcement of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) came amidst the widespread protests in India against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the ongoing maiden official visit of US President Donald Trump to India.

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