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Citizenship Bill strips people of basic rights: human rights experts Human rights experts emphasise need to build pressure against the Bill from both outside and within country

Prominent human rights and civil liberties groups condemned the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) on Thursday, saying it violates the key provisions of the Constitution, such as equality, right to life and non-discrimination. Human rights activist Teesta Setalvad from the Citizens for Justice and Peace said, “Being a citizen gives a person the…

‘CAB will worsen economic crisis’ Hindustan Times

A day after the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, activists in the city addressed the media saying that the bill ignores India’s historical role as a country which provides refuge to people those seeking asylum. Teesta Setalvad, a civil rights activist, said CAB and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) being…

Citizenship Amendment Bill: ‘Against basic fiber of Constitution, turns India into theocratic state’ Yahoo News

Teesta Setalvad and Mihir Desai address press conference at Mumbai Press Club on Thursday. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) A DAY after Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, human rights activists on Thursday condemned it stating that the Bill was discriminatory and violated key provisions of the Constitution, including the right to…

Stand up for the constitution #Scrap CAB 2019 #NoNRC The Siasat Daily

New Delhi: Citizenship has been defined as the right to have rights. Citizenship in India is based on the non-negotiable principles of equality and non-discrimination. India, when it became Independent (1947) and thereafter when it firmly rooted itself in an inclusive and composite nationhood, in 1950, accepted that people of all faiths, creeds, castes, languages and…

‘Shreds India’s Inclusive Vision’: 800 More Intellectuals, Activists Oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill The opposition to the draft law by intellectuals and civil society is increasing as the bill awaits passage in Rajya Sabha.

More than 600 intellectuals, including writers, filmmakers and academicians published a statement on Tuesday opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, saying it will alter the “character of the Indian republic”. Another group of over 200 intellectuals and civil society members also wrote a letter of opposition against the Bill. This comes a day after over 1000…

Former SC, HC justices, advocates, activists, litterateurs oppose CAB, seek support Counterview

Several top citizens, including former judges, advocates, litterateurs and activists have sought support for their statement opposing the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019, and proposed all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC). To be released on December 10, those who support it have been asked to endorse it end in to [email protected] or here. Called…

CAB Introduced in Lok Sabha, 1500+ Artists and Scientists Urge Govt to Withdraw lt and NRC Lok Sabha agrees to debate the bill by 293 votes to 82

NEW DELHI: The government introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha today with 293 MPs in support and 82 MPs opposing it on the grounds that it violates numerous fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution, particularly the right to equality before the law in Article 14. Amid large protests, mostly in the northeastern states,…

CAB anti-Constitutional: Setalvad Human rights activist says Bill will discriminate people

Kerala: The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are against the principles of Indian Constitution, human rights activist Teesta Setalvad has said. Addressing a conference on ‘Independence of Plurality’ organised by the Secular Forum on the eve of International Human Rights Day here on Monday, she said the Bill would discriminate…

Seminar on National Register of Citizenship held in the city The Times of India

(Image – The Times of India) Pune: Teesta Setalvad, an Indian civil rights activist and journalist was the key speaker at the recent seminar based on National Register of Citizenship which was held in the city recently. The event took place in the Assembly Hall of Azam Campus in the presence of Dr P A…

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