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Teesta Setalvad addresses massive crowd on CAA, NPR-NRC – The Siasat Daily "We will resist every action that seeks to tamper with our constitution"

New Delhi: CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad addressed a massive crowd in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai on Thursday, where people had gathered to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. She spoke about the unconstitutionality of the act and the powers that be and the possible outcome of Nationwide NPR-NRC based on CJP’s extensive groundwork in the Assam…

Ground zero: CAB, NPR, NRC is a boiling alphabet soup That is what we have been subjected to so often on December 9, as the Citizen’s Amendment Bill (CAB) was driven through Parliament

Reading earlier this week about a woman incarcerated in one of the six detention centres in Assam for the last three years and a half, while questions of her citizenship were decided by a Foreigner’s Tribunal, somehow brought home to me the horror that is upon this country of 130 crore people, a favourite number…

Regarding Citizenship Bill, director Anurag Kashyap says: “The result of voting…” Newstrack Live

Producer-director Anurag Kashyap is best known for his outspoken nature. Whether social media or any other public platform, Anurag Kashyap is seen voicing his opinion. Currently, due to this, many times he also has to face trolling. Anurag Kashyap has so far been openly questioning many works of the Modi government. He has now given…

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…

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