Amid the ongoing protests surrounding the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today took out a protest march with a huge gathering from Kolkata's Rajabazar to Mallick Baazar.
The chief minister said that she would tell students to continue their protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in a democratic way.
Here are the Highlights on protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA):
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Thursday claimed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act "ignores" Muslims and that he will not implement the newly enacted law, as well as the NRC, in the Union Territory "come what may".
"Is not concurring with the CM or referring to the Centre a difference of opinion termed irregular, autocratic or illegal? That too when there was a provision under the Union Territory act and business rules approved by the President and the parliament which provided for such situations," she wondered.
Over 213 people were detained on Thursday after they staged a demonstration outside Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in Delhi against the alleged police atrocities in the state during protests against the amended Citizenship Act, officials said.
The internet services have been suspended in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Aligarh and Lucknow.
The internet services have been suspended in Uttar Pradesh' Ghaziabad district keeping in view the law and order situatuion.
Preliminary investigation into the anti-CAA violence has suggested the role of outsiders, including those from Bangladesh and Kashmir, police said in Lucknow on Thursday. "The police investigation has revealed that the violence during protests against the CAA on Friday and Saturday in Kanpur took place in an organised manner," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anand Deo Tiwari said.
Karnataka:A group of ppl protested at Bengaluru's Town Hall against superstitious beliefs followed during solar eclipses, Activist N Murthy said,"Superstitions like don't go outside,don't eat or drink during the eclipse are wrong. Scientists only say don't view it with naked eye" pic.twitter.com/Nipz2QM596- ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment that there was no talk of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is "a pause and not a full stop," ace election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor tweeted today. He suggested that NRC would be back on track as soon as the government scored a Supreme Court go-ahead on the controversial citizenship law CAA." itemprop="description
Prakash Ambedkar claimed that besides Muslims, the CAA-NRC will affect at least 40 per cent of Hindus in the country, and its implications are not yet fully understood. "Tribals, Vanchit Jati and Nomadic tribes are going to be the worst affected by the CAA and NRC. This fight is not about Hindu-Muslims. This is about RSS citizenship versus Constitutional Citizenship, he said.
#WATCH Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat: Leaders are not those who lead ppl in inappropriate direction. As we are witnessing in large number of universities&colleges,students the way they are leading masses&crowds to carry out arson&violence in cities & towns. This is not leadership. pic.twitter.com/iIM6fwntSC- ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has slammed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for refusing to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act in the state and said that he should read the Constitution. He asserted that all the states are bound to implement the new citizenship law.
The Lucknow district administration has served notices to 100 people regarding the violent protests in the state capital last week. "So far 100 people have been issued show cause notices, and have been given seven days' time to prove their innocence," said Abhishek Prakash, District Magistrate, Lucknow.
District Administration of Agra: Mobile internet services and broadband services to remain suspended from 8 am today to 6 pm tomorrow.- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 26, 2019
The claim of "अभी तो NRC की कोई चर्चा ही नहीं हुई है" is nothing but a tactical retreat in the face of nationwide protest against #CAA_NRC. It is a pause and not the full stop.- Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) December 26, 2019
Govt could wait till SC judgement on CAA. A favourable court order and the whole process will be back.