Those Involved in Violence Must Introspect: Modi on CAA Protests

Catch all the live updates on the protests against the amended Citizenship Act here.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 25 December, slammed those who damaged public property during protests in Uttar Pradesh against the amended citizenship law, saying they should understand that rights and duties go hand in hand.

Meanwhile, the NHRC has issued a notice to the police chief of Uttar Pradesh after receiving various complaints that allege "violation of human rights" in police action undertaken during the ongoing anti-CAA protests in the state.

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Snapshot
  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited UP’s Bijnor on Sunday to meet families of two people killed in the violence
  • PM Modi accused some parties of “spreading all kinds of rumours” against CAA in his Ramlila Maidan rally
  • UP Police said 879 people were arrested and 5,312 taken into preventive detention during anti-CAA protests
4:06 PM, 25 Dec

NHRC Issues Notice to UP DGP Over Police Action During Anti-CAA Protests in State

The NHRC has issued a notice to the police chief of Uttar Pradesh after receiving various complaints that allege "violation of human rights" in police action undertaken during the ongoing anti-CAA protests in the state, officials said on Wednesday, 25 December.

A complaint was received by the National Human Rights Commission recently, seeking its intervention in the alleged incidents of violation of human rights by the state police.

"Other complaints were also received in connection with the matter, which have been taken on record. The complaint was registered on December 23 and subsequently a notice was issued by the NHRC to the director general of police of Uttar Pradesh, seeking a report in four weeks," a senior official of the rights panel said.

2:04 PM, 25 Dec

NPR Will Serve as Database for NRC, Furnish Wrong Names and Addresses: Arundhati Roy

Author-activist Arundhati Roy on Wednesday claimed that the National Population Register (NPR) will serve as a database for the NRC and asked people to oppose the former by furnishing wrong names and addresses. Addressing a protest gathering at Delhi University.

1:03 PM, 25 Dec

SIT to Probe Anti-CAA Clashes in Kanpur

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted on Wednesday to probe cases of rioting registered here during recent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The SIT will be headed by Additional SP (Crime) Rajesh Yadav, IG (Kanpur range) Mohit Agarwal said.

11:58 AM, 25 Dec

Such Suppression of Dissent Not Seen Even in Colonial Period: Irfan Habib

Noted historian Irfan Habib on Wednesday said it would be wrong to look upon the recent outburst of public sentiments against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as merely a "Muslim outrage" as it would ultimately impact all and the "idea of India as a modern state".

Commenting on the police action against the protesters in different parts of the country, he said "Even in colonial period we had not witnessed such suppression of dissent."


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