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UNHRC, Indian SC, controversial, citizenship, law

UN rights chief moves Indian SC against controversial citizenship law

03 March, 2020 5:51 pm 5:51 pm

NEW DELHI (92 News) – The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights moved an application in the Indian Supreme Court against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Tuesday. The petition has been filed by UNHRC Michelle Bachelet. Last week, Bachelet had also expressed concern over police inaction during the communal violence that took place … Read More

Indian, lawmakers, scuffle, citizenship, riots, 46 died

Indian lawmakers scuffle over citizenship riots where 46 died

03 March, 2020 9:15 pm 9:15 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian lawmakers pushed and shoved each other in parliament on Monday after opposition parties demanded the resignation of interior minister Amit Shah over the handling of deadly riots triggered by a citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Police said on Monday that at least 46 people had died in two days of … Read More

Clashes erupt in New Delhi over citizenship law

12 December, 2019 3:52 pm 3:52 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Clashes erupted in New Delhi on Tuesday between thousands of protesters and police, the latest violence in a week of opposition to a new law that blocks Muslims from neighbouring countries gaining citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians … Read More

Student, protests, India, citizenship, law, spread, clashes, campuses

Student protests against India’s citizenship law spread after clashes...

12 December, 2019 12:04 pm 12:04 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Protests over a new citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses across India on Monday as critics said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with India’s founding as a secular republic. Anger with Modi’s Hindu nationalist government was further fuelled by allegations of … Read More

Indian citizenship citizenship law protest citizenship law northeast india

Six dead in protests against Indian citizenship law

12 December, 2019 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

GUWAHATI (AFP) – The death toll from violent protests in northeast India against a contentious citizenship law has risen to six, officials said Sunday, as authorities maintained internet bans and curfews to quell unrest. Tension remained high at the epicentre of the unrest in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati, with a fresh demonstration expected Sunday … Read More

President Ram Nath Kovind signs citizenship bill into law amid widespread p...

12 December, 2019 11:09 am 11:09 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A citizenship bill has been signed into law in India, a move that comes amid widespread protests in the country’s northeast that could force the cancellation of a visit by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Two people were killed and 11 injured on Thursday when police opened fire on mobs in … Read More

India, deploys, troops, curb, violent, protests, citizenship, law

India deploys troops to curb violent protests over citizenship law

12 December, 2019 1:05 pm 1:05 pm

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday after violent protests overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the so-called Citizenship Amendment Bill … Read More

Prime Minister, Imran Khan, seeks, report, Rohari, train accident

India citizenship legislation is violation of human rights, bilateral pacts...

12 December, 2019 11:36 am 11:36 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned the Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation, saying it violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan. In a message on Twitter on Tuesday, he said: “It is part of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ‘Hindu Rashtra’ design of expansionism … Read More

Protests, erupt, India, pushes, religion-based, citizenship, bill

Protests erupt as India pushes for religion-based citizenship bill

12 December, 2019 10:07 am 10:07 am

GUWAHATI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries. Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in India’s lower house amid raucous debate. Opposition parties stood … Read More

Hafiz Hamdullah’s IHC JUI-F leader citizenship

IHC suspends order for cancellation of Hafiz Hamdullah’s citizenship

10 October, 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended the order for cancellation of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) leader, ex-minister and former senator Hafiz Hamdullah’s citizenship. The Nadra cancelled Hafiz Hamdullah’s citizenship after the directions of the government. Hafiz Hamdallah approached the IHC against the government action. In his petition, the JUI-F leader … Read More

Sri Lankan, court, dismisses, challenging, presidential, candidate, Rajapaksa's, citizenship

Sri Lankan court dismisses case challenging presidential candidate Rajapaks...

10 October, 2019 7:22 pm 7:22 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal case challenging presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll. The three-judge panel of Appeal Court unanimously dismissed the case that challenged the validity of Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, which he obtained … Read More

India, strips, 1.9 million, Muslims, citizenship, Assam

India strips 1.9 million Muslims of citizenship in Assam

08 August, 2019 11:31 am 11:31 am

NAGAON/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Nearly 1.9 million people have been stripped of citizenship in a list released on Saturday in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh. Resentment against illegal immigrants has simmered for years in Assam, one of India’s poorest states, with residents … Read More


Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship

08 August, 2019 6:18 am 6:18 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump has said his administration is seriously looking at ending the birthright of citizenship for US-born children of non-citizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, … Read More

PM seeks parliamentarians’ advice on granting citizenships to immigrants

09 September, 2018 2:25 pm 2:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday sought recommendations from parliamentarians over the government’s proposal to grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bengali children born in the country. Imran Khan has said that Pakistan is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for voluntary repatriation of Afghan Refugees to … Read More