8-Year-Old Among 12 Killed as Anti-CAA Protests Worsen in UP; Internet Suspended in 21 Districts

Lucknow: At least 12 people, including an 8-year-old boy, have lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh as the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act took a violent turn in the state, officials said on Saturday. While Lucknow and Aligarh were peaceful after the prayers, clashes were reported from nearly 20 districts, including Firozabad, Bhadohi, Bahraich,…

‘Atmosphere of Fear & Paranoia in Country’: Over 1,000 Academicians Release Statement in Support of CAA

New Delhi: As many as 1,100 academicians and research scholars from various universities across India and abroad released a statement in support of the amended Citizenship Act on Saturday. In the statement, they appealed to every section of the society “to exercise restraint and refuse to fall into the trap of propaganda, communalism and anarchism”. …

‘Don’t Deserve to be Implemented in Country’: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Says CAA Will Affect Everyone

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) “do not deserve” to be implemented in the country as they will affect people of all communities. He accused the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of “trying to polarise”…

‘Ill-informed & Insensitive’: India Slams Malaysia over PM Mahathir’s Criticism of Citizenship Act

The Charge d’Affairs of Malaysian embassy was summoned to the External Affairs Ministry and he was conveyed India’s anguish over Mohamad’s comments. PTI Updated:December 21, 2019, 5:01 PM IST File photo of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. New Delhi: India on Saturday lodged a strong protest with Malaysia over its Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism…

Law-defying ‘Outsiders’ Forced Cops to Use Baton & Tear Gas, Say UP Police; Insists it Did Not Fire at Protesters

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police chief on Saturday maintained that police did not open fire during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, suggesting that those who died were caught in cross-firing between protesters. At least 11 people, including an 8-year-old boy, died as protests against the contentious law in the state turned violent on…