West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.KOLKATA: Reiterating that her government would not allow any NRC exercise or implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced statewide protests from Monday, saying that she will lead a rally from the base of BR Ambedkar’s statue in Kolkata. “We…

GENEVA: The United Nations’ human rights body on Friday voiced concern over India’s new citizenship law, terming it “fundamentally discriminatory” in nature. The new citizenship law seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim persecuted religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. “We are concerned that India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature,”…

KOLKATA: Protests over the amended Citizenship Act reached the shores of West Bengal on Friday, with agitators resorting to violence and arson at railway stations and thoroughfares across the state, seeking immediate revocation of the law. According to police sources, people in the minority-dominated districts of rural Howrah, Murshidabad, Birbhum, parts of Burdwan and North…

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday accused the Union government of practising “politics of distractions” and said the Citizenship Act was amended to divert people’s attention from the country’s economic slowdown.PTI|Dec 13, 2019, 04.39 PM ISTPTINEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday accused the Union government of practising “politics of…