CAA, NRC protests Highlights: Rahul hits out at PM over clothes remark

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, party leader Rahul Gandhi and other leaders during a 'satyagraha' demanding protection for the Constitution in the view of CAA and NRC, at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi Rajghat.
Two Opposition parties are holding protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Monday, rejecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defence of the controversial law a day before.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and allies are holding a rally in Chennai, led by party chief M K Stalin, Congress leader P Chidambaram and Vaiko, leader of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. In New Delhi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will hold a ‘satyagrah’ at Rajghat to protest against the Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

“The law does not impact 1.3 billions Indians, and I must assure Muslim citizens of India that this law will not change anything for them,” said Modi in Delhi on Sunday about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.


8:18 PM IST What our enemies could not do, is now being done by Narendra Modi to stall our progress. PM should tell country why he is suppressing voice of students and why they are not getting jobs. You have been taught how to break country and spread hatred, you are number one in that. Rahul further added, "You could not provide jobs and destroyed economy, that is why you are hiding behind hate. Country will not let you attack Constitution, suppress voice of 'Bharat Mata'."

8:04 PM IST Rahul gandhi targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "When it comes to clothes, the entire nation knows you because of your clothes. It was you who had worn a suit worth Rs. 2 crore, it was not the people of the country." Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi during the 'satyagraha' demanding protection for the Constitution in the view of CAA and NRC, at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi Rajghat in New Delhi

8:00 PM IST "Welcome to the conversation PM Modi, the country has been waiting for you. It's sad that the first time you've addressed the growing unrest in our nation you do so with hate & lies, but alas, what more can we expect from the Divider in Chief," the opposition party said on Twitter. "Saheb speaks in Delhi that there was no discussion on NRC, but in the Jharkhand election manifesto on November 28, the BJP promised to implement the NRC. "Now tell two things - No harmony between PM and Home Minister? Is there a rift between power and organisation?. Or together they are making a fool of the country," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

6:40 PM IST UP police on Monday claimed more than 700 cartridges were recovered during anti-citizenship law protests in the state, maintaining that they did not use any of them. On Monday, the state remained peaceful with no report of any untoward incident. "Law and order is under control, situation is normal in UP. 213 FIRs have been filed, 925 persons have been arrested so far (since Dec 10) in connection with anti-CAA protests in the state," an official statement issued by police said. As many as 288 policemen have suffered injuries, of which 62 have firearm injuries. "Live and fired cartridges of non-prohibited bore (not used by police) in excess of 700 have been recovered from 'peacefully protesting' citizens," the police tweeted.  

4:55 PM IST Top Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, participated in the 'Satyagraha'. The party held that in line with the path of non-violence shown by Mahatma Gandhi, it will fight against the "dictatorial" government and to protect the "sacred" Constitution. The Congress said there is widespread resentment against the recent actions of the BJP government, where people across the country, especially the youth, are demanding the restoration and maintaining the sanctity of rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

4:37 PM IST Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former chief Rahul Gandhi has reached Raj Ghat to be part of Congress'protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). 

4:21 PM IST Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to spread rumours and create a divide in society over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Without naming any party, he said some political outfits were trying to disrupt harmony in society, and asserted that minorities in the country were safe. "Rumours are being spread about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. There is a deliberate attempt to create a divide in society and it is condemnable. The Act is not against any religion, and there is no provision in it to take away the citizenship of any citizen of the country," Fadnavis told reporters.

4:04 PM IST Senior Congress leaders made there way to Raj Ghat to protests against the Citizenship amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens. Ahead of reaching Raj Ghat Priyanka had tweeted, "Constitution is our strength."  ये देश एक साझा रिश्ता है, साझा ख़्वाब है। इस मिट्टी को हमने मेहनतों के रंग से सींचा है। संविधान हमारी शक्ति है। देश को फूट डालो और राज करो की राजनीति से बचाना है। आइए आज दोपहर 3 बजे से बापू की समाधि राजघाट पर मेरे साथ संविधान पाठ का हिस्सा बनिए। — Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) December 23, 2019

3:35 PM IST A Delhi court on Monday dismissed the bail pleas of 15 people arrested in connection with the violence over the new citizenship law in Old Delhi's Daryaganj. Metropolitan Magistrate Kapil Kumar rejected the pleas. On Saturday, the court had sent the accused to two days' judicial custody till Monday.

3:34 PM IST As many as 46 students were detained outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here on Monday when they were about to begin a protest against the police's action during anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act demonstrations in the state. The protesters were demanding the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the issue. There are 27 women among those detained. The students were detained as soon as they reached the venue and taken to the Mandir Marg police station, they claimed. Initially, former JNU Students' Union president N Sai Balaji and All India Students' Association (AISA) Delhi unit president Kawalpreet Kaur were detained the moment they reached.

3:27 PM IST Curfew imposed in some areas of Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur city after violence during the anti-CAA protests have been lifted, police said on Monday. 

3:25 PM IST UP Police on Monday said that 31 people have been arrested and over 150 others have been identified for their alleged role in violence during the anti-CAA stir in UP's Rampur district. 

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Country will not let you attack Constitution: Rahul to PM Modi

What our enemies could not do, is now being done by Narendra Modi to stall our progress. PM should tell country why he is suppressing voice of students and why they are not getting jobs. You have been taught how to break country and spread hatred, you are number one in that. Rahul further added, "You could not provide jobs and destroyed economy, that is why you are hiding behind hate. Country will not let you attack Constitution, suppress voice of 'Bharat Mata'."

The entire nation knows you because of your clothes: Rahul to PM Modi

Rahul gandhi targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "When it comes to clothes, the entire nation knows you because of your clothes. It was you who had worn a suit worth Rs. 2 crore, it was not the people of the country."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi during the 'satyagraha' demanding protection for the Constitution in the view of CAA and NRC, at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi Rajghat in New Delhi

BJP trying to fool country on NRC issue: Congress

"Welcome to the conversation PM Modi, the country has been waiting for you. It's sad that the first time you've addressed the growing unrest in our nation you do so with hate & lies, but alas, what more can we expect from the Divider in Chief," the opposition party said on Twitter. "Saheb speaks in Delhi that there was no discussion on NRC, but in the Jharkhand election manifesto on November 28, the BJP promised to implement the NRC. "Now tell two things - No harmony between PM and Home Minister? Is there a rift between power and organisation?. Or together they are making a fool of the country," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

UP police say recovered 700 cartridges during anti-CAA protests

UP police on Monday claimed more than 700 cartridges were recovered during anti-citizenship law protests in the state, maintaining that they did not use any of them. On Monday, the state remained peaceful with no report of any untoward incident. "Law and order is under control, situation is normal in UP. 213 FIRs have been filed, 925 persons have been arrested so far (since Dec 10) in connection with anti-CAA protests in the state," an official statement issued by police said. As many as 288 policemen have suffered injuries, of which 62 have firearm injuries. "Live and fired cartridges of non-prohibited bore (not used by police) in excess of 700 have been recovered from 'peacefully protesting' citizens," the police tweeted.
 

Top Congress leaders sit on 'Satyagraha' at Rajghat

Top Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, participated in the 'Satyagraha'. The party held that in line with the path of non-violence shown by Mahatma Gandhi, it will fight against the "dictatorial" government and to protect the "sacred" Constitution. The Congress said there is widespread resentment against the recent actions of the BJP government, where people across the country, especially the youth, are demanding the restoration and maintaining the sanctity of rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

Rahul, Sonia Gandhi arrives at Raj Ghat to be part of Congress' protests

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former chief Rahul Gandhi has reached Raj Ghat to be part of Congress'protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). 

Deliberate attempt made to spread rumours on CAA: Fadnavis

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to spread rumours and create a divide in society over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Without naming any party, he said some political outfits were trying to disrupt harmony in society, and asserted that minorities in the country were safe. "Rumours are being spread about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. There is a deliberate attempt to create a divide in society and it is condemnable. The Act is not against any religion, and there is no provision in it to take away the citizenship of any citizen of the country," Fadnavis told reporters.

Congress protests against CAA at Rajghat

Senior Congress leaders made there way to Raj Ghat to protests against the Citizenship amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens. Ahead of reaching Raj Ghat Priyanka had tweeted, "Constitution is our strength." 

Bail pleas of 15 people held for Daryaganj violence dismissed

A Delhi court on Monday dismissed the bail pleas of 15 people arrested in connection with the violence over the new citizenship law in Old Delhi's Daryaganj.
Metropolitan Magistrate Kapil Kumar rejected the pleas. On Saturday, the court had sent the accused to two days' judicial custody till Monday.

Students protesting outside UP Bhawan detained

As many as 46 students were detained outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here on Monday when they were about to begin a protest against the police's action during anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act demonstrations in the state. The protesters were demanding the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the issue. There are 27 women among those detained. The students were detained as soon as they reached the venue and taken to the Mandir Marg police station, they claimed. Initially, former JNU Students' Union president N Sai Balaji and All India Students' Association (AISA) Delhi unit president Kawalpreet Kaur were detained the moment they reached.

Curfew lifted in parts of Jabalpur

Curfew imposed in some areas of Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur city after violence during the anti-CAA protests have been lifted, police said on Monday. 

31 arrested, 150 identified for violence during anti-CAA stir in Rampur

UP Police on Monday said that 31 people have been arrested and over 150 others have been identified for their alleged role in violence during the anti-CAA stir in UP's Rampur district. 

Mamata govt asked to suspend media campaigns on CAA

Calcutta High Court ask West Bengal government to suspend all media campaigns related to Citizenship (Amendment) Act, reports news agency PTI.

31 arrested for violence in UP town

Thirty-one people arrested for the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur city on Saturday amid during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act police say. A 22-year-old man had died of a bullet injury during the violence several civilians and policemen were injured.

The economic reasons behind protests against citizenship tests

It is hard to predict how the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Amendment Act will be rolled out. But this much is clear: Something that threatens human existence in such a fundamental way can’t possibly be good politics, writes Aditi Phadnis.
 

Police deny permission to DMK rally

Madras High Court directs video recording of the DMK rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Chennai. The police have denied permission for the protest, saying the organisers didn’t give a firm commitment that they will take responsibility in case of violence or damage to property.

Police team to probe Muzaffarnagar violence

Government authorities set up a special police team to probe violence against the citizenship law Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. As many as 48 people have been arrested for the violence. In Uttar Pradesh, 16 people died and 263 police personnel were injured during anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests

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