Indian Home Minister Amit Shah today reiterated that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which gives Indian citizenship to “persecuted” religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying the law would be implemented once the Covid-19 pandemic ends.
The situation in riot-hit localities of Delhi over a controversial amendment to the citizenship law is slowly returning to normal with no major incidents reported in the 36-hour timeline from Wednesday till last night, the Indian Home Ministry has said.
Jamia Millia Islamia university has submitted a fresh report to the Human Rights Development (HRD) Ministry requesting judicial enquiry into the entry of police on the university premises on December 15. The varsity had earlier submitted reports in the matter on December 15-16.
The face-off between firebrand West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has escalated ever since the amended Citizenship Bill became a law last week.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan terms the prevailing situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 as “volatile” and it has been created by BJP-RSS combine.