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North East

Doors of Tripura ADC closed for citizenship under CAA : Tipra Motha Party

Agartala, May 19 : Tipra Motha Party founder Pradyot Kishore Debbarman on Sunday vehemently opposed the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas. "Doors of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas are permanently closed for the people who would get citizenship under CAA," he said. Tripura is preparing to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) despite the Act not applying to the state's Autonomous District Councils (ADCs). According to Debbarman, if people are given citizenship under the new...
North East

Citizenship big issue in Barak Valley, CAA key to resolving it: BJP’s Parimal Suklabaidya

Silchar (Assam), April 23: Citizenship has been a major issue in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Barak Valley, and the CAA will go a long way in resolving it, BJP’s Silchar (SC) candidate and Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya said. The BJP took steps to bring in a law, which will help people who came to the valley from Bangladesh, he told PTI in an interview. In the two constituencies, which share a 129-km border with Bangladesh, there is a sizeable population of Hindu Bengalis, displaced from the neighbouring country,...
North East

Bengali Hindus in Assam asked to lie for citizenship, claims Gaurav Gogoi, warns of Manipur-like situation

Majuli, April 13: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi has accused the BJP-led government of pushing Assam’s bonafide Bengali Hindus to lie about their origins for obtaining citizenship under CAA and warned that this 'divide and rule' policy will create a Manipur-like situation in the state. In an interview with PTI, the Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, slammed the Centre over the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and claimed that it is forcing the people, who were excluded from the NRC, to 'commit perjury' to get Indian citizenship....
North East

Will resign even if one person who has not applied for NRC gets citizenship: Himanta

Guwahati, March 12: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that he will be the first to resign even if one person, who has not applied for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, gets citizenship. His comment comes after protests erupted across Assam with opposition parties flaying the BJP government at the Centre for implementing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on Monday, paving the way for granting citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “I am a son of Assam...
India

Indian citizenship granted to 16 Chinese in last 15 years: Govt.

NEW DELHI, MARCH 17: As many as 16 Chinese nationals have been granted Indian citizenship in the last 15 years, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday. Rai also informed the Rajya Sabha that 10 applications of Chinese nationals are pending for grant of citizenship. "Further, 16 Chinese nationals have been granted Indian citizenship since 2007", he said replying to a written question. The Union Minister of State for Home said India is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967...
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