India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the country following protests against a controversial citizenship law, said two government sources.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to order stay on the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and postponed the hearing of around 60 petitions against it till Jan.22.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to oppose a new law that grants a path to citizenship for immigrants of every religion except Islam. Many say the law, passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist government, discriminates against Muslims and undermines the country’s secular foundations.
According to witnesses, an unidentifed man was seen raising religious slogans before he opened fire with a countrymade pistol at the anti-CAA rally.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde also indicated the probability of constituting a Constitution Bench to take up the matter on the next date of hearing.
A week after Delhi exploded into violence, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was playing host to US President Donald Trump, harrowing accounts of wanton attacks
The anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) agitation, strengthened by the political opposition to the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) project, is built around the narrative
Majrooh uthi hai mauje saba; Aasaar liye toofanon ke; Har qatra-e-shabnam bun jaaye; Ek mauj-e-rawan, kuchh door naheen (The morning breeze is deceptive; it is actually
Two days after a youth opened fire on Jamia protesters, a similar incident happened on Saturday as a man fired bullets in the air in Shaheen Bagh area − a key site of the protests.