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Ahead of Citizenship Bill’s Rajya Sabha test, a stern warning to BJP from ex-ally

Firming up his party’s stand ahead of the introduction of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said they are not going to support it unless their suggestions are accepted. “We will not give support to the Bill (Citizenship Amendment Bill) unless things are clear,” Thackeray told reporters on Tuesday. The two-term lawmaker is a leading member of the House intelligence committee that investigated charges at the heart of the…

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‘No locus standi’: Govt on US Commission statement on citizenship bill

The Lok Sabha, late on Monday night, passed the contentious citizenship bill that grants citizenship to religious minorities from three Muslim-majority countries in India’s neighbourhood The External Affairs Ministry on Tuesday said the statements made by a committee of the US government on religious freedom on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are “inaccurate and unwarranted”. In a statement issued on Monday, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said that it was deeply troubled over the passage of the bill…

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‘Attack on constitution’: Rahul Gandhi’s jab on citizenship bill supporters

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government for the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday. He said the bill is an “attack on the Indian constitution”. “The #CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation,” Gandhi said on Twitter. 

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Outrage in Rajya Sabha over Hyderabad rape and murder

Death penalty for rapists, lynching of convicts in public view and castration of those convicted were among demands made in Rajya Sabha on Monday as MPs expressed outrage over the Hyderabad rape and murder case and other such incidents in the country. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected adjournment motions on the gang rape and murder of a young woman veterinarian in Hyderabad but allowed members to make brief mentions on the same and other such incidents elsewhere in the…

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