Court Slams Delhi Police Over Azad’s Arrest, Verdict on 15 Jan

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Image of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad used for representational purposes.

Delhi's Tis Hazari Court on Tuesday, 14 January, adjourned the hearing on Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar's bail plea in the Daryaganj violence case till Wednesday, so that the state can produce all FIRs registered against him in Saharanpur.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Police to look into restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch. The road has been closed ever since the anti-CAA protests began in December.

The Kerala government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against the contentious act, becoming the first state to challenge it in court.

  • Jamia students gheraoed the VC’s office on Monday, demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police over violence on the campus
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi called a meeting of Opposition leaders on Monday to chalk out a strategy on protests over CAA and NRC
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday said implementing NRC across the nation is “needless and has no justification”

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3:40 PM, 02 Jan

BJP Releases Toll Free Number to Register Support For CAA

Bolstering its nation-wide outreach on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the BJP on Thursday evening released a toll free number where people can give a missed call and register their support for the legislation.

5:19 AM, 03 Jan

Amit Shah to Kickstart BJP's Mass Awareness Campaign on CAA From Rajasthan

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will kickstart the BJP's outreach programme from Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Friday, 3 January, to allay fears regarding the amended Citizenship Act.

8:30 AM, 03 Jan

'India Has Rich Heritage, Why Compare Nation With Pak': Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday, 3 January, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking why he frequently compares India with Pakistan, according to PTI.

Banerjee, while addressing an anti-citizenship law rally in Siliguri, said it is a shame that even after 70 years of independence, people have to prove their nationality.

"Are you the prime minister of India or the ambassador of Pakistan," Mamata asked.

She also accused the BJP of "deliberately" creating confusion over the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying its leaders have been making contradictory statements on the issue.

8:43 AM, 03 Jan

'Opposition Trying to Provoke Communal Sentiments': Ram Madhav

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday, 3 January, hit out at the Opposition over the amended Citizenship Act and said they are “trying to spread falsehood about this important humanitarian gesture for political gains,” according to ANI.

“They are trying to provoke communal sentiments and the Muslim community,” Madhav alleged.

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