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Shiromani Akali Dal declares that it would prefer not to contest elections in Delhi than sacrificing the interests of the minorities or compromising on the secular principles taught to us by the great Guru Sahiban. /1
#CAA #NRC #DelhiElections2020
India is a secular country with rich religious, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity. This diversity is the strength of our unity. We can't compromise on this vision of India for which ancestors have made supreme sacrifices: SAD leadership /2
#CAA #NRC #DelhiElections2020
There are strong ideological differences between the SAD & BJP on the issue of #CAA on which the former wants Muslims to be included in the Act, and also on the #NRC which the SAD is firmly opposed to and can never support: S. @mssirsa /3
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18L out of #NRC in #Assam are going to be imprisoned here. Some of them are being used as labor to build these detention centres. Are liberal Indians silent because 15L of 18L are Hindus? Don't they even care about the 3L Muslims? And 90% of the 18L are citizens. Not immigrants.
Members of the foreign tribunals in Assam are hired with huge salaries & perks to kick maximum out of #NRC. If they don't meet a quota they are given a bad report & fired. One member said they love their perks but up to 14L kicked out EASILY are citizens…
Quite unforgivable how some lawyers have been misleading the public on #CAA. The 15L Hindus out of Assam #NRC will have to prove their religion & Bangladeshi citizenship before CAA can be applied. WHY or HOW will they do that when they are Indians? Thread
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Thought I would check how the ‘Muslim’ handles who had pledged their support to #CAA are doing. Thread 1/n👇
‘Fatma’ is now Shraddha and has turned staunch Hindu and vegetarian 2/n
Khadija is back to being Yosha and selling her art 3/n
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DSP #DavinderSingh was also named in the letter released by Shaheed #AfzalGuru's Lawyer after his hanging. He clearly stated that DSP Davinder tortured him during his detention & told him to take a person named Muhammad to Delhi & get him a house rented...+

#FalseFlag #Kashmir
#AfzalGuru claimed he had no choice but to comply with Davinders orders, took Muhammad to Delhi & got a house rented fr him, he also helped him purchase a car. Afzal witnessed Muhammads regular communication with Davinder b4 the attacks on Indian Parliament.
#FalseFlag #Kashmir
So this particular DSP closely worked with Indian Intelligence services & was currently posted at #Srinagar Airport, he had been involved in several operations. The two terrorists arrested with him were going to Delhi, ws there anthr #falseflag operation in the making?

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When #RedJihadi nexus started boycot of Hindus who support #CAA & closed down their shops in protest to #CAA ; Hindus woke up & started opening shops in Kuttyadi, Kozhikode

Yes, we too need to survive & have no intention to cow down to #RedJihadi threats
Many Hindu shops were forced to close down in past two decades due to lack of funds to compete with petro dinars and riyals pumped into market.
We are now paying the price for our lack of unity and tendency to go behind short term benefits by ditching the age old shops of 'Kumarettan' & 'Sathishettan' for the posh 'Supermarket'
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Hypocrisy @SenatorMenendez! You supported & named the Lautenberg Amendment giving fast-track asylum to only Jews and Evang. Christians from certain countries. Now you condemn India for fast-tracking persecuted Hindus #CAA. Perplexing double-standard.(1/n)…
@SenatorMenendez #CAA: fast-tracks only those persecuted minorities in India as of 2014.
Lautenberg: Not only indefinite, but added Iranian Jews, Christian, Bahai (excluding Muslims). Why not Iranian Sunnis? Zoroastrians?

Is Lautenberg anti-Muslim, as you deem #CAA?…
@SenatorMenendez What about #atheists or ex-Muslims? Didn't they deserve LA protection? #CAA would be improved with neutral language…. LA too. @SenatorMenendez's targeting India is ill-informed. A million #IndianAmericans in New Jersey deserve better and will take note.
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. @KTRTRS talking about CAA protests. He goes on to say, something is wrong hence there are protests. Why are Muslims subjected to secular tests?
For people who do not understand telugu, I'll tweet the translation done by @SayeedMA
KTR Talks - Why do you think we have this protests? Do you think people are protesting for no reason? Why are people doubting only CAA Act? In the past, Modi government had passed controversial bills such as #TripleTalaq, #370 etc and there was no protest? Why only this?
We asked the Modi govt in Parliament that u are willing to grant Indian citizenship to minorities from other countries, why singling out Muslims? What's wrong in what we asked? We never got an answer to this. I heard a BJP leader from WB talking about shooting the protestors?
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Gandhi Ji was aware of Pak MUSLIMS ABDUCTING Hindu women/girls(sic) in 1947! YES 72+ years ago!
Looks like Pakis abducting Hindu women (sic horrid tale) is NOT new (& NOT stopped either)
Speech to Muslims-18 Sep 1947, Published in "Harijan" 28 Sep1947
PAKI MUSLIMS ABDUCTING HINDU WOMEN 1947, Gandhi Ji's speech @ prayer Sep18 1947
@roamingraman @cosmicblinker @sansbarrier @SaffronDalit @AgentSaffron @ShefVaidya @madhukishwar @moronhumor @SirJadeja @IamRajii
Many women died, many men KILLED own wives to avoid abduction
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*ലാൽ സലാം*
*വിവരമുള്ള ഹിന്ദു സഖാക്കൾക്ക് വേണ്ടിയാണ് ഈ പോസ്റ്റ്‌.*
കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസം ആലുവ മാളികം പീടികയിൽ സുനിൽ പി ഇളയിടം പങ്കെടുത്ത ഭരണ ഘടന സംരക്ഷണ സംഗമം ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു. ~1
*മുസ്ലീം മതത്തിൽ പെട്ട സഖാക്കളെ അധികമായി പങ്കെടുപ്പിക്കുവാൻ സംഘാടകർ പ്രത്യേകം ശ്രമിച്ചിരുന്നു.*

*സംഘാടകരുടെ ആ ശ്രമം ലക്ഷ്യം കൈവരിച്ചിരുന്നു. ഇതിലെന്താ ഇത്ര പ്രത്യേകത? മതേതര കേരളത്തിൽ സിപിഎം കുറേ വർഷങ്ങളായി ഇങ്ങിനെ തന്നെയല്ലേ കാര്യങ്ങൾ മുന്നോട്ട്~2
പോകുന്നത് എന്നാണോ നിങ്ങൾ ചിന്തിച്ചത്?*
*കാര്യമൊക്കെ ശരി തന്നെ, പക്ഷേ രസമെന്താണെന്ന് വെച്ചാൽ 6.15 കഴിഞ്ഞ് ബാങ്ക് കൊടുക്കാൻ സമയമായപ്പോൾ, സംഘാടകർ ഏത് മതവിഭാഗത്തെയാണോ പങ്കെടുപ്പിക്കുവാൻ പ്രത്യേകം ശ്രമിച്ചത് ഒന്നൊഴിയാതെ അവരെല്ലാം ~3
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Dear @satyanadella let me give u few instances of foreign immigrants building formidable companies in India-
1) Larsen & Toubro- earlier avatar of L&T was started by
Henning Holck-Larsen & Søren Kristian Toubro, 2 Danish refugees in 1938. Company made it big during license regime
Another ex for @satyanadella is that of FabIndia - started in 1960s by John Bissell, an American working for Ford Foundation, advising govt on carpet and cottage industries. That co too made it big. Besides this, can list many such coz. Spare us of ur BS pls
And much much before L&T and FabIndia, @satyanadella , we have instances of two journalists Thomas Bennette and Frank Morris Coleman starting, what we now know as flagship of owners of @TOIIndiaNews - just in case, u don’t know- co name is still same Bennette & Coleman
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PM @narendramodi said dispute over the Citizenship Amendment Act, #CAA, has made the world aware of persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan. Let's show how they've made headlines in international media last week. Thread #CAAProtests #CAA_NRC_Protests #CAA_NRC_NPR
@narendramodi Reuters

Crowdfunding, pro bono lawyers aid Indian protesters as government...
@narendramodi Washington Post

India’s first-time protesters: Mothers and grandmothers stage weeks-long sit-in against citizenship law…
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1/16 One provision in Citizenship Amend. Act in India focuses on Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). #CAA is being challenged by people for linking citizenship to religion & its likely use for taking away citizenship from those who can't produce documents, particularly Muslims.
2/16 Here I want to focus on the OCI provision in #CAA and its linkages to diasporic politics.
3/16 OCI is a highly watered down version of dual citizenship where Indian origin person with another citizenship is allowed certain rights like not requiring visa, buying property, staying for longer periods without other rights that are given to dual citizens in most countries.
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Ram Madhav tries his hand at Mansplaining. "The Act is not an Act", he says. "It is an amendment to the original Act". Duh! It looks like he has read just the Title of the Citizenship Amendment Act #CAA - and assumes that qualifies him to expound on it. Typical #Sanghi.
Let me - a non-lawyer explian the #CAA to @Rammadhav. I promise I wont touch on the NCR - that really shows up the true intent oif the CAA. For now I'll focus solely on the Act.
1. It is not the Citizenship Amendment Act. It is to be pedantic, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The Citizenship Act of 1955 now stands amended. Most importantly, section 2, sub-section (1), clause (b) of the 1955 Act now has this additional proviso inserted:
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#CAA comes into effect from 10th of Jan 2020
@PMOIndia @narendramodi
Sir, we are 1.37 billion people in this country and no matter whatever the ideological/political differences we all may have from each other or you/your party, you will remain the Prime Minister for all of us.
@PMOIndia @narendramodi
I may, in my personal capacity, can say #NotMyPM for whatever differences, but you as the PM of this country cannot/should not send out the message of NOT MY PEOPLE to citizens opposing you, coz that's an insult, a disgrace to that position, Sir.
@PMOIndia @narendramodi
I understand #CAA has been passed in both the houses but I am sure it is not news to you that thousands of people/students are out on the streets protesting against it. They are trying to convey something to you. You are PM to them too.
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HUGE protest gathering right now inside the IIT Bombay campus below Shailesh J. Mehta School Of Management building opp. Convocation Hall. I've grown up inside the IITB Campus, this is unprecedented. There are about 1000 people here, peaceful, no mics, but energy 🔥 #CAAProtests
Students - Btech, dual degree, Mtech, PHds, project staff, professors, admin staff, IIT B security, Mumbai police everyone here. Students & profs taking turns and venting out. Now they are reading the preamble. Collecting again tomorrow evening same place 6-7PM. Surreal!
Tukde Tukde gang bol bol ke poora desh unite kar diya. Also, just saw this poster.
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This thread is for Non-resident Indians in America that support the #CAA

Today I want to tell you the story of a man called Bhagat Singh Thind.

He was born in 1892 in colonial Punjab. In 1913 he went to the US for higher education and enlisted as a soldier for the US Army
in 1918 during the First World War. He may have been the first turbaned soldier in the US Army. His unit was called Washington Company No. 2, Development Battalion No. 1, 166th Depot Brigade.

At that time in the US, South Asians faced immense racism and discrimination.
This is Bhagat Singh Thind. Photo taken from
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India-occupied Kashmir has been without internet for 157 days/3768 hours. Keeping a count seems vulgar now, but this is to highlight the scale of violation of the fundamental rights of the people of Kashmir.

THREAD: Digital Siege Imposed by the World's Largest Democracy. 1/n
2016, @unhrcpr passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which condemns any country that intentionally disrupts the internet access of its citizens. Kashmiris are not citizens of India... 2/n
...Indian government forces a formal citizenship on Kashmiris, Indian civil society/liberals believe that by Azadi Kashmiris are demanding a better substantive citizenship, & the Indian state treats them as occupied sub-human subjects from a cherished territory. 3/n
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That is best answered by clued on people like @bainjal :-)

Hitler rules is what I think matter here. Modi-Shah never admit to errors or concede mistakes. To do so would puncture their invincibility. So far every error has been sought to be crowded out by even bigger theatre.
It would be a grave mistake to forget that #CAA itself is bad remedy, worse than the disease, for the blunder committed by BJP in #AssamNRC which has uncovered about 1 million Hindu migrants who need to be given citizenship or risk political disaster.
#CAA could have been restricted to solving the problems created by #AssamNRC by using non-discriminatory words “persecuted minorities” in the bill. However, the devious due saw here a bigger opportunity to inflict a nation wide NRC on India and create4d an even bigger mess.
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1/n #SadarPranam @VishalBhardwaj ji. There has been lots of fuss about #Faiz & his poem but it’s unfortunate that most of the people have deviated from hard facts in order to take sides.

I request you to read thread below where I explain the concern.
2/n In fact the great Historian @irfhabib tries to school people about #Faiz but misses the root point.

What is really important right now is to speak a bit about a very important poem “Vande Mātaram” with its reception.
3/n Syed Imam Ali,a Shi’a Muslim,President of Muslim League condemned Vandematram on December 30,1908.

Source: Vande Mataram: A Historical Lesson by A. G. Noorani, Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 8, No. 23 (Jun. 9, 1973), pp. 1039+1041-1043 (4 pages)
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This has to be said. All those trips to the US -- the Madison Garden, the Howdy Modi, the hugs -- none of it even earned a phone call after the US took out an Iranian leader.

And everyone knows India's major strategic interests in Iran.

Time to wake up and smell the...?
In sharp contrast, even the Pakistan Army Chief, a man whose extension has been deemed illegal by the Supreme Court -- got a call to inform him about the assassination.

Where is India's relevance in the global order, positive or negative?
And while some retired MEA officials will pooh pooh this away.

What former NSA, @ShivshankaMenon said needs to be read carefully. India is getting isolated, and it has more and more diplomatic IoUs to fulfill post #article370 and #CAA
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Chicago’s Indian diaspora gathered across from the iconic Wrigley Building on Magnificent Mile Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago to show its support for India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (#CAA) weathering a chilly below freezing temparature.
#ChicagoSupportsCAA 1/n
Here are a few visuals and short interviews from some of the participants which included Dr. Bharat Barai.
Watch on #Periscope #ChicagoSuppurtsCAA. 2/n…
Dr. Bharat Barai speaks to the crowd.
#ChicagoSuppurtsCAA 3/n…
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In 1992, Mushir-ul-Hasan, pro-VC of Jamia Millia Islamia said, on "The Satanic Verses":

"I think the ban should be lifted. I think every person has a right to be heard and to be read."

After he was targeted by the professors and students, he apologised.
When he showed up at the university, he was severely beaten, and had to be hospitalised.

Student leader, Naseer Jamal justified it:

"This university is secular. We will not tolerate statements against any religion."
This is a reality check for those who call the "students" against #CAA as the "conscience keepers" of this nation.

This is the doctrine of "Indian Secularism" in a nutshell.
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Ex.IAS കണ്ണൻ സർ ചോദിക്കുന്ന ചോദ്യങ്ങൾ വളരെ കൃത്രിമത്വം നിറഞ്ഞതാണ്

ഇന്ത്യയിലുള്ള എല്ലാ മുസ്ലിമും ഇന്ത്യൻ മുസ്ലിം ആണോ..?

ഇന്ത്യയിലുള്ള നാനാജാതി/മത വിഭാഗത്തിൽ പെട്ട എല്ലാവരും(ഹിന്ദു ക്രിസ്ത്യൻ മുസ്ലിം etc) ഇന്ത്യൻ പൗരന്മാരല്ലാത്ത പക്ഷം ഈ ചോദ്യം എങ്ങനെ ശരിയാകും.

CAA ഗുണഭോക്താക്കൾ, ഈ മൂന്ന് രാജ്യങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നുള്ള മത പീഡനം അനുഭവിക്കുന്നവരെ മാത്രം ഉദ്ദേശിച്ചാണ് Pic1&2

ഷിയ/അഹമ്മദീയ വിഭാഗീയ/വംശീയ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ നേരിടുന്ന മുസ്ലിംസ്, അവർക്കു LT വിസ അപ്ലൈ ചെയ്യാം, 6 വർഷം കഴിഞ്ഞു ആധാർ പാൻ കിട്ടും, 11 വർഷം കഴിയുമ്പോ പൗരത്വവും Pic3
അതിൽ തന്നെ 'ഇക്കണോമിക് കുടിയേറ്റക്കാർ' സംബന്ധിച്ച് യുപിഎയും മോദി സർക്കാരും പറയുന്ന സർക്കാർ നയങ്ങൾ വ്യക്തമാണ്. അവർ ദീർഘകാല വിസകൾക്ക് യോഗ്യരല്ല, NRC സംവിധാനത്തിലൂടെയോ അല്ലാതെയോ കണ്ടെത്തുമ്പോൾ നാടുകടത്താവുന്നവയാണ്, ചെയ്യുന്നുമുണ്ട്. മുസ്‌ലിം മാത്രമല്ല, ഏത് മതത്തിൽ പെട്ടവർ ആയാലും
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BJP's failure in winning 'intellectual' debate became most apparent in #CAA. Reason lies with party. I worked in this space 4 too long to kno how long term agendas are set. Why intellectualism is equated to #Left leaning among a section in #WestBangal & #India. 1/n
I have been consistent in saying that #CAA is a major correction to the historic neglect to human tragedies from sustained flight of #Hindu & other minority from #EastPakistan/#Bangladesh. It's unfinished job of #Partition. 2/n
#Secularism will be threatened only when #India wil institutionally discriminate between two sets of citizens, as it happened in #Pakistan & #Bangladesh not by virtue of giving citizenship 2 d discriminated/persecuted in this 2 countries born out of discriminatory principles. 3/n
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