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Committee set up by MHA on Assam meets Amit Shah

The body will decide on the reservation of seats in Assam Legislative Assembly and jobs under the government of the State. A high-level committee, set up by the Home Ministry to suggest ways for providing constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people of Assam, on Monday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed with him […]

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Won’t allow BJP-RSS to attack Assam’s identity: Rahul

Opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, saying the Congress will not allow them to attack the culture and identity of Assam and expressed apprehension that the state is returning to the path of violence due to the ‘anti-people’ policies of the saffron party. […]

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Centre says cut-off for citizenship is July 1987

Anyone born in India before July 1, 1987 or whose parents were born before that date are bona fide Indian citizens according to law and need not worry due to the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 or a possible countrywide National Register of Citizens, a top government official said on Friday. The clarification came amid ongoing […]

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Mobile internet ban lifted in Assam

Gauhati High Court had ordered restoration of the service by 5 pm on Thursday. Mobile internet services resumed in Assam on Friday, ten days after it was snapped in the wake of violent protests over the the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) . A senior official of private telecom operator Airtel said the ban was lifted […]

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Assam employees cease work in anti-CAA protest

Police arrest PFI State unit president for ‘inciting violence’ Offices of the Assam government wore a deserted look in Wednesday as members of the Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad, the apex employees’ organisation, ceased work in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Central government offices, banks and other establishments functioned normally while schools remained closed […]

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AASU files petition in SC challenging Citizenship Act

People of Assam do not trust Prime Minister Narendra Modi anymore, says AASU chief adviser. The All Assam Students Union(AASU) on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the amended Citizenship Act, said AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya. Mr. Bhattacharya, who was addressing a meeting here amidst the indefinite curfew, hit out at […]