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India’s Citizenship Amendment Act was met by massive protests and recently widespread arrests. So what’s in this law? And why does it exclude Muslims? #AJStartHere  explains

Breaking down Florida Amendment 1: Citizenship Requirement to Vote with @GlennaWPLG 

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PHC patron-in-chief says India's Citizenship Amendment Act exposes discrimination against minorities in India

Bilkis Bano, the 82-year-old who earned the moniker "Dadi of Shaheen Bagh" during the long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the national capital has now been named among the 100-most influential global personalities by Time magazine.

The restrictions in Kashmir, National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act were discussed at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on human rights in Asia.

India’s Citizenship Amendment Act was passed months ago and caused violent protests. So why are arrests ongoing? And why is this law causing so much anger? #AJStartHere  explains

A section loyal to former Chief Minister and founder-president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), while the other headed by #AtulBora  is ambiguous on the issue #CAA 

About 450 Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs stranded across the border are awaiting clearances to return to India and apply for citizenship under the newly amended Citizenship Amendment Act #CAA ).

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I would like to specially applaud Home Minister@AmitShah  Ji for lucidly explaining all aspects of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. He also gave elaborate answers to the various points raised by respective MPs during the discussion in the Lok Sabha.

Let’s make a new start as the year ends. Let’s eliminate the contractors of opinion. Let’s have India speak its mind minus self-appointed spokespersons.I’m starting a weekly poll on issues that touch your life. Question of this week: Do you support the Citizenship Amendment Act?

In 2003, speaking in Rajya Sabha, Dr Manmohan Singh, then Leader of Opposition, asked for a liberal approach to granting citizenship to minorities, who are facing persecution, in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Citizenship Amendment Act does just that...

"We are concerned that India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. We hope the Supreme Court of #India  will consider carefully the compatibility of the law with India’s international human rights obligations." -- @UNHumanRights 

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The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with overwhelming support. Large number of political parties and MPs supported its passage. This Act illustrates India’s centuries old culture of acceptance, harmony, compassion and brotherhood.

Rajinikanth: Citizenship Amendment Act will not affect any citizen of our country, if it affects Muslims then I will be the first person to stand up for them. NPR is a necessity to find out about the outsiders. It has been clarified that NRC has not been formulated yet.

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Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the Bill. This Bill is in line with India’s centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.

Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos.

So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other. It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” Many legal scholars agree.....

This is a blatantly unconstitutional attempt to fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred in the days ahead of the midterms. The 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear. You can’t erase the Constitution with an executive order, .

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