Delhi elections will not be about NRC, citizenship law

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CAA prostests, Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shashtri

New Delhi, Jan 21: The elections in Delhi are round the corner and the battle promises to be an interesting one. The question is whether the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will return with a similar mandate as it did in 2015 or will it lose the battle to the BJP.

Leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri speaks with OneIndia about the trends in Delhi and who has their nose ahead in the elections. He says that looking at the recent trends, it is clear that the voter is making a distinction between national and state elections.

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Legally speaking: Bengal and Kerala sound like fools by blocking new citizenship law

CAB-1aNew Delhi, Jan 19: Several Congress leaders have come out and said that states cannot refuse to enact the new citizenship law relating to the persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

States such West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala are some of the states that have said that the law will not be implemented.

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To avenge new citizenship law, radical Islamic outfits would ensure spike in Love Jihad cases, warns IB

caa-mnThe Intelligence Bureau has sounded an alert that amidst the ongoing violence around the Citizenship Law, several radical Islamic outfits would push for Love Jihad with greater vigour

Bengaluru: Blackmail, sexually abuse and convert them to Islam. This has been the pattern followed several Islamic outfits, who have for long indulged in Love Jihad.

The Intelligence Bureau has sounded an alert that amidst the ongoing violence around the Citizenship Law, several radical Islamic outfits would push for Love Jihad with more vigour. Areas such as Kasargod, Mangaluru, Lucknow and Delhi would witness cases of Love Jihad in a big way, the IB has warned.

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UP govt begins process to implement new citizenship law

yogiNew Delhi, Jan 07: The Uttar Pradesh government has begun the process of implementing the new citizenship law. The state, it may be recalled had witnessed large scale protests against the law that grants citizenship to the religiously persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The district administrations have been directed to identified the minorities from the above mentioned countries. The law is applicable to the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians. The administration would prepare a list containing the names of these persons who had migrated from the three countries.

The Pakistan Paradox and why ongoing protests aim at promoting anti-Hindu bigotry

kolar-mnIf one looks into the nature of the protests that have taken place, one can see a deliberate attempt to put Hindus in bad light; all this for the sake of CAA which only seeks to offer a sense of belonging to those minorities who have fled Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan

Barely two days after Islamist goons attacked the Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh was shot dead at Peshawar on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Sikh youth has been identified as Rowinder Singh. He had arrived at Peshawar from the Shangla district in Khyber Paktunkhwa to shop for his wedding. This heart wrenching incident comes in the wake of scores from the Left protesting the newly amended citizenship law, which only aims at giving a home to the religiously persecuted from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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Including Rohingya Muslims under new citizenship law would be foolish and dangerous

rohingya-muslims22New Delhi, Jan 04: Amidst the protests against the newly amended Citizenship Law, questions were asked why the Rohingya Muslims were not included. The law does not include the Rohingyas and only speaks about the persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh made it clear that the law is not applicable to them. He, however, made it clear that the government’s next move would be regarding the deportation of Rohingya refugees as they will not be able to secure citizenship under the new law.

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Cops establish role of illegal Bangladeshis in violence against citizenship law

violence-1aNew Delhi, Jan 04: A hidden mob at Seelampur in Delhi swelled into nearly 4,000, following which violence broke out. There was a protest march planned against the newly amended citizenship law, but what transpired was mindless violence.

It has now come to light that there were several Illegal Bangladeshi migrants who were part of this mob and had fanned the violence. They were involved in rioting and destruction of public property.

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Islamist attack at Nankana Sahib only underscores need to protect persecuted religious minority

nankana-sahib-attack-mnThe attack at Nankana Sahib was a brazen one. The criminal, who had converted a Sikh girl before abducting her, was out in the open shouting anti-Sikh slogans. The fact that he has not been acted upon by the Pakistan establishment for acts of religious persecution, increases the need for citizenship law.

Shocking visuals showed hundreds of angry Muslims pelting stones on the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Friday.

The mob was led by Mohammad Hassan, who had abducted and converted a Sikh girl, Jagjit Kaur, the daughter of the Gurdwara’s granthi. “We will destroy the Gurdwara and build a mosque and we will ensure that Nankana Sahib is renamed as Ghulam-e-Mustafa,” Hassan was heard screaming.

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Explainer: Why state government resolution against citizenship law has no legal sanctity

caa-explainedThiruvananthapuram, Jan 03: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said the resolution passed by the state assembly demanding scrapping of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has no constitutional or legal validity.

The state had no role because citizenship comes under the domain of the Central government, he told reporters here.

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Face off: Why states have no right to stall NPR, citizenship law

pinarayiNew Delhi, Jan 02: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday strongly defended the move to pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that “the state assemblies have their own privileges.”

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said state governments have the “constitutional duty” of implementing the laws passed by Parliament.

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