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Why #CAA2019 is violative of the #article14 of the constitution of India 1950...
1. It discriminates against a religious persecuted #person who is not Hindu, Sikh, christian, parsi, Buddhist or Jain, from Afghanistan, bangladesh or Pakistan ..
2. It discriminates against a person who is persecuted on the grounds other than religion, in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh...
3. It discriminates against a person on the grounds of religion but not in Afghanistan, bangladesh or Pakistan...
4. It discriminates against a person who is equally persecuted on the ground of language.
5. It discriminates against a person who is equally persecuted on the ground of sex.
6. It discriminates against a person who is equally persecuted on the ground of ethnicity..
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1) The survey without asking papers which is being referred here is NPR & not NRC. The "buddhijivi" mixed up 2 different exercises here. The NPR exercise doesn't have to do anything with citizenship. It's meant to count RESIDENTS of India & NOT CITIZENS of India.
So, the question of marking somebody "doubtful" does not arise.
2) By saying that just because of a person's religion, a 'D' will be marked, this man is trying to create 'dar ka mahaul". I would love to know his argument supporting this ha-te ful thought.
3) He adds that
before Modi govt., there used to be no Birth Certificate & just birth used to be THE proof.
Bro! I was born in the yr when BJP was just 3 yr old officially & I've a birth certificate.😀
4) Onus of proving citizenship, as per the criterion defined in the Citizenship Act 1955
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Just attended a meeting on #CAA2019 in Chennai with APShah as Chief Guest. Most moving presentaion was by @rohini_mohan on Assam NRC. I could not hold my tears when she showed a pic of two young sisters - 3 and 5 yrs- taken to Detention Centre. Their family declared illegal +
Their neighbour for long years with whom father spent childhood took pity and approached HC to contest Tribunal judgement. HC ruled in favour. Family including 2 sisters released after 9 years. She showed before and after pics. You cannot but cry +
it was the great INC that was in power. How did we allow our State to take away our children?

One point that comes across is that this is in the making for a long time. 2003 of Vajpayee regime is the biggest culprit. And UPA built on this the Aadhar system +
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Public discussion on CAA, 2019-NRC-NPR to begin shortly at the Music Academy, Chennai.

Justice (Retd) AP Shah, N Ram, Chairman of The Hindu Publishing Group, Legal Scholar, Usha Ramanathan and Rohini Mohan, Journalist to speak at the event.
@nramind : I don't think we need to exaggerate this movement (referring to Anti-CAA demonstrations).... against this unjust and indeed an outrageous piece of legislation...

There is no question that the students have come to the fore in this movement, says @nramind

#CAA_NRC_NPR #CAA_NRCProtests #CAA_NRC_Protests
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1/13 ठीक @anu1122 बेहन लेकीन ये संदेश थोडा लेट हो गया. क्यो शगुफ्ता @shufta20 बेहन (Please don’t be apologist, you are also a woman) ठीक हे ना?
Below are mere quotations "NOT MY OPINION" SOURCES mentioned at end. @myogiadityanath
#CAA_NPR_Protest #ShaheenBaghProtests #CAA2019
2/13 Quotes Not My Opinions Sources at the end

1.Women are Inferior to Men
2.Women are Half Intelligent
3.Women are Weak
4.Women are Stupid
5.Women are Crooked
6.Women are Wicked
7.Women are Toys
8.Women Lack Gratitude
9.Women are Hypocrites (for divorce)
3/13 Quotes Not My Opinions Sources at the end

10.Women are Evil Omen
11.Women Annul Prayers
12.Women are Dogs
13.Women are Devils
14.Women (Most) Are Destined for Hell
15.Women Value Half
16.Women are failed Rulers
17.Women Annul Prayers
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Citizenship Amendment Act: Supreme Court to take up for hearing a batch of over 140 petitions concerning the controversial CAA today. #CAA #CitizenshipAmendmentAct #CAA_2019 #SupremeCourt
Over 140 petitions relating to the CAA listed today, most challenging the validity of the Act with a handful in support of the Act. Centre's plea for transfer of similar matters from His to SC is also likely to be heard #CAA #CitizenshipAmendmentAct #CAA_2019 #SupremeCourt
The Bench of CJI SA Bobde with Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna has assembled and will begin hearing the matter shortly.
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A Three Judge Bench of the Supreme Court will hear at 10.30 am more than 130 petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Bench comprising of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna will also hear the transfer petition filed by Centre to tarnsfer the petions challenging the Act pending before various High Courts to SC

On December 18 the Supreme Court issued notice on various petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and asked Centre to file the response by the second week of January.

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See the Muslins at Gulbarga
Harrassing #Hindu shopkeepers
ATROCITIES ON #Hindus at Various places in the country has gone over-board!
This is the fruit of secularism we get for our tolerance!
For allowing them to stay back though the partition was religion based
Why was there no MSM covering this incident
It happened on Jan 9th, I guess!
This their type of agitation against #CAA2019 #CAA_NRC_NPR
Let we Hindus consolidate together behind our Govt & show strong support
#JaiHind 🙏
Does this make sense to anyone ?
While they are thrashing us every where this lady blabbers some stupidity in print media !
Do you sense any conspiracy set by this presstitute couple of India !!
@aditya2585 can you verify this incident from your known sources ?
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As a part of door to door campaign to earn support for #CAA2019 The leaders of Thiruvananthapuram BJP went to the house of a man named Mohanan Nair.

Before letting them into house He asked.

Nair: Is there any Brahmin in your group?

BJP: No!

Nair: Is there any Nair(another cast) in your group?

BJP: Yes ..!
*Two raised their hands*

Nair: Only you two can come in!

BJP: *Hesitated*

Nair: Don't you hear me?

BJP: This is insulting. You can't make them sit outside just because they are not from a particular cast.

Nair: This is exactly what the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct is..! Indian constitution doesn't permit you to discriminate people in the basis of race colour or religion.

BJP: 😵😵😵


Credits: @vdsatheesan
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Decoding #ShaheenBaghStandoff . It started with AAP MLA #amanatullahkhan 's speech on December 15, 2019, following which announcements were made by loudspeakers to goad people to reach #JamiaMilia . Outsiders came there, hurled Molotov cocktails, stones on @DelhiPolice (1)
As #JamiaMilia simmered, politicians joined the game. Competitive politics between #amanatullahkhan & Congress' #AsifMohammad aggravated it. Then appeared older women & they occupied Road no 13 & both carriageways were blocked. Asif M Khan feared Amanatullah taking credit (2)
Amanatullah retreated for sometime, Asif Khan sat on Dharna & implored DCP Southeast to arrest him but he refused to play ball. #ShaheenBaghProtest kept growing with hidden hands supplying funds & food packs, tea, snacks, warm clothes, blankets were provided to protesters. (3)
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Article 14 & CAA
In a recent TV debate on Puthiya Thalaimurai, BJP KT Ragavan & VCK Thirumavalavan locked horns on the Article 14- “Equality of Law”. Ragavan argued when everyone is equal in the law, why not bring Common Civil Code? For which Thirumavalavan gave a fitting reply.
Devious Ragavan had other ideas; I’ll come to it later. First let’s see abt Art14 & some of the observations made by Supreme Court on it.

Article 14
The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of laws within the territory of India.
The principle of equality of law means not the same law should apply to everyone, but that a law should deal alike all in one class; that there should be an equality of treatment under equal circumstances 👇
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Last evening, over a conversation with brother SanjayHegde, we concluded, #ModiSarkar is simply not interested in talking to the anti #CAA_NRC_NPR protesters & would prefer to wear them down .
In the meanwhile, affiliates will go full steam ahead with disinformation campaigns.
Hence, it is important to be clear about what the #CAA_NRC_Protests are about.
The #CAA_NRCProtests aren't against granting citizenship to oppressed minorities of neighbouring countries.
Granting citizenship to those seeking refuge, is a welcome move.
Had #CAA2019 been religion neutral, there would have been no reason to oppose it.
But the intrusive nature of the planned #NPR & the stated plans of a nationwide #NRC with #CAA2019 in place as a enabling legislation, make the whole exercise suspect.
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In Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, we found CCTV footage showing police striking CCTV cameras with batons before screen goes blank.

Five men were killed by bullets in the area that day. Families accuse police. Police deny charges.…
#CAA_NRCProtests #CAAProtests
Here's another CCTV video from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, near to where the violence that killed the five men on Dec. 20 took place, showing police hitting a CCTV camera at a shop on that street. #CAA2019 #India #protests
One of the 5 who died in Meerut that day was Zaheer Ahmed, shot in the head as he was sitting next to a beedi shop.

“I don’t know who engaged in the violence, but my husband didn’t,” his wife said. “Why did they kill my innocent husband? How can they kill innocent people?”
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1/n In February this year, Naveen Jain- the mayor of Agra, called Aligarh Muslim University "hub of terrorists". Let the make an addition to the aforementioned designation- "state sponsered hub of terrorists."
And in this twitter thread, I am going to present some data and facts
2/n to prove my case. @ajitdatta, @shubh19822, @TIinExile , please help to spread the word.

As per the UGC annual report 2017-18, the MHRD granted more than 1,100 crore rupees to AMU for 'regular expenditure', which is more than the entire education budget of many smaller states
3/n The Univeristy enrolled 12,000 residential students and 16,000 day scholars; as per the AMU website.
All the other expenditures like- research fellowship, infrastructure grants put aside, Modi government spends 4 lakh rupees per student AMU student per year.
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In #Parliament, Home Minister asserted that ‘lakhs and crores’ of people will benefit from #CAA2019

We did #FactCheck and dug out some data from Questions answered in #RajyaSabha

What we found is interesting and revealing


As recently as on 8th August 2018, Ministry of Home Affairs claimed in #RajyaSabha that data on people from minority communities coming to India on ground of religious persecution from different provinces of Pakistan is not centrally maintained

Interestingly, MHA did say that issue of persecution was taken up with Govt of Pakistan and Bangladesh diplomatically.

What Pakistan and Bangladesh said can be seen in pictures below, which was reproduced in atleast 3 responses, all in 2014.
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ভাৰতীয় সংবিধানৰ 5ৰ পৰা 11 অনুচ্ছেদ নাগৰিকত্বৰ ওপৰত । 1955 চনত নাগৰিকত্ব আইন প্ৰনয়ন হয় । এই আইন বিভিন্ন কাৰণত বিভিন্ন সময়ত সংশোধন কৰিব লগীয়া হৈছে । 1986, 1992, 2003, 2005, 2015 আৰু 2019 চনত সংশোধন হয় । @TapanChangmai1 @abhinabsharma11 @himantabiswa @sarbanandsonwal
1947 চনত ভাৰত আৰু পাকিস্তান ধৰ্মৰ ভিত্তিত বিভাজন হৈছিল ।
জন্ম সূত্ৰে ভাৰত এখন হিন্দু ৰাষ্ট্ৰ । পাচত ভাৰতীয় সংবিধানত প্ৰক্তন প্ৰধানমন্ত্ৰী ইন্দিৰা গান্ধীয়ে ধৰ্ম নিৰপেক্ষ শব্দৰ সংযোজন কৰি ধৰ্ম নিৰপেক্ষ দেশ কৰে ।
#Assam #CAA2019
বিভাজনৰ সময়ত বহু সংখ্যক হিন্দু, শিখ, জৈন, বৌদ্ধ আৰু পাৰ্ছী লোক পাকিস্তানত থাকিল আৰু কিছুসংখ্যক মুছলমান ভাৰতত থাকিল । বিভাজনৰ পাচত হিন্দু আৰু অন্যান্য ধৰ্মাৱলম্বী লোকসকলৰ ওপৰত অবৰ্ণনীয় অত্যাচাৰ চলিল, বহু লোক আহি ভাৰত সোমালোহি ।
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Putting a thread to tell facts of CAA and the NRC which ARE mutually exclusive. The protests/violence is inconsequential. I will detail why.

CAA is Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019. It applies only to those citizens of the PERSECUTED MINORITIES from the countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It is NOT applicable to Indian Citizens.

This amendment is completely constitutional because both the houses of the Parliament of India have passed it and it has the assent of the President of India.

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(1/n) Data about the potential beneficiaries of the #CAA2019 is confusing. There doesn't seem to be any conclusive data. Here is a detailed data piece…
(2/n) The Intelligence Bureau told the 'Joint Committee on the Citizen (Amendment) Bill -2016' that there are 31313 immediate beneficiaries of CAA
(3/n)A total of 2,738 Afghani & Pakistani nationals were provided citizenship during 2016-2019, the religion they belong to is not known since online capturing of data for 6 minority communities began i only 2018
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नागरिकता संशोधन कानून पर कई तरह के भ्रम फैलाए जा रहे हैं और इस विषय पर गुमराह भी किया जा रहा है

पर #PIB आपको इस विषय से जुड़े कई अहम सवालों के जवाब से रूबरू करा रहा है जिनको लेकर आपके मन में संशय है


@HMOIndia @PrakashJavdekar @DDNewsHindi @PMOIndia #CAA2019 पर कई तरह के भ्रम फैलाए जा रहे हैं और इस विषय पर गुमराह भी किया जा रहा है

पर #PIB आपको इस विषय से जुड़े कई अहम सवालों के जवाब से रूबरू करा रहा है जिनको लेकर आपके मन में संशय है

@HMOIndia @PrakashJavdekar @DDNewsHindi @PMOIndia #CAA से तीन देशों के हिन्दू, सिख, जैन, बौद्ध, पारसी और ईसाईयों को कैसे लाभ होगा?

इसके जवाब के लिए पढ़िए #PIB सीरीज़ के सवाल और जवाब ताकि इश विषय के संबंध में कोई संशय न रहे

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Lead story now on

The cities where protests have so far not been disallowed include Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Bhopal.…

#NDTVLeadStory #CAAProtests #CitizenshipAmendmentAct
Road No. 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj is closed for traffic movement. People travelling from DND or Akshardham to reach Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police.

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A thread explaining the provisions pertaining to #Citizenship in India and some concerns regarding the #CAA2019:


Citizenship of India can be acquired by Birth, descent, registration, naturalisation or incorporation of territory.

Any foreigner on becoming eligible can acquire citizenship by registration or by naturalisation irrespective of his country or community.


#CAA2019 enables foreigners of 6 minority communities from 3 countries to apply for citizenship on basis of religious persecution

It does NOT amend any existing legal provision which enables any foreigner to apply for Indian citizenship through registration/naturalisation.

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Protesting in the cold rain outside the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford University.

In strong solidarity with students of #jamia and many others protesting the #CAA2019 across the country.

Here's @sameeric reading out a statement of solidarity endorsed by 400+ students and academics at the @UniofOxford

Condemning the violence meted out to fellow students.And demanding that citizens be allowed their right to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act #CAA2019
@sameeric @UniofOxford @ucu, the Union representing academic and teaching staff at the @UniofOxford, condemns the brutal police crackdown on student protests in India.

Full statement here:…

@OxfordUCU @ArisKatzourakis @SnehaK20
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#CAAProtests #CAA2019 #ISupportCAA #JamiaProtests
A thread to CAB and NRC, as per my understanding. Feel free to educate me more :
CAA is constitutional if we talk about it separately, without taking NRC into the picture. As, it doesn’t exclude anyone from taking refuge. It’s just about the special inclusion of the persecuted minority, and giving them citizenship.
Anyone can become citizens of India by naturalisation process of 12 years. For persecuted minorities it has been reduced to 5 years. Although, the govt. still hasn't made rules how to identify minorities from three countries if they don't have any document.
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Having interviewed many grassroots activists who have organised 100s of protests with even over 10,000 people, I've learnt that takes YEARS of mobilising, conversations, leadership, to keep rallies non-violent, especially when the causes are often life & death. + #CAA2019
Twitterati condemning and giving sage advise to students to keep calm, not slap a cop when he slaps a student, probably don't recognise how HARD it is to be non-violent in the face of asymmetric power of the state. + #CAA2019
We can't forget that a student's slap is not equal to trained cops in riot gear shooting bullets, tear gas & a history of quelling protests of all kinds with cases of "kidnapping govt officials", "blocking govt work", causing nuisance etc. #CAA2019
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