At least 25 people have been killed in protests across the country since the law, seen as discriminatory towards Muslims, was adopted on Dec. 11.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said no one would be stripped of their citizenship due to the new citizenship act and accused the Congress of spreading rumours.
The union cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday allocated Rs85 billion for updating the National Popular Register (NPR).
Amit Shah said in a speech in Kolkata that the party would give "Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Christian settlers" citizenship.
The Northeast remained on the edge on Thursday as protests continued against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. In a related development, the Bangladesh foreign minister cancelled a scheduled visit to Delhi.
On a day on which protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) reached the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) key allies dumped the National Register of Citizens (NRC),
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sat with his cabinet members to review security in the country as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flayed the opposition parties for their alleged hypocrisy in opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). “Citizenship Act doesn’t apply to any Indians - be it Hindu or Muslim.
The protest was led by Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi along with other senior party leaders. Around 2,000 people joined the protest at the Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, where the party demanded "protection for the constitution and the rights of people enshrined in it.”