NEW DELHI: RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday described the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament as a “courageous step” and recalled how formation of Pakistan and Bangladesh as Islamic nations led to persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the two countries, which necessitated the legislation. Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday. PTI|Dec 13, 2019, 12.08 AM ISTBCCLAccording to an official notification, the act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment)…

Protesters at Latasil ground to protest against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill amid a curfew in Guw…Read MoreNEW DELHI: The country’s northeast region has been witnessing widespread protests after both houses of Parliament approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) that seeks to provide Indian nationality to six non-Muslim communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis,…

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative process for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, with Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that Indian Muslims have nothing to fear as they will not be affected by the law. The Opposition termed the bill,…

NEW DELHI: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be challenged in court in the near future as it is “highly suspect” in terms of constitutionality, senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said on Wednesday. Earlier, senior Congress leaders indicated that the party could move court with AICC general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal saying “we will explore…

Politics and NationStock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & MoreThe Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.PTI|Dec 11, 2019, 09.18 PM ISTBCCLNEW DELHI: Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on…

“The Bill fundamentally challenges the idea of India that our forefathers fought for and, in its place, creates a disturbed, distorted and divided India where religion will become a determinant of nationhood,” Sonia Gandhi said. She also reiterate… PTI|Updated: Dec 11, 2019, 10.24 PM ISTPTINEW DELHI: Severely criticising the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill…