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UN calls Citizenship Act “discriminatory”; US and UK issue travel advisories

The High Commissioner of the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission on Friday expressed serious concerns over India’s new “Citizenship Amendment Act”, terming it “fundamentally discriminatory in nature” and appear to “undermine the commitment to equality”.

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The High Commissioner of the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission on Friday expressed serious concerns over India’s new “Citizenship Amendment Act”, terming it “fundamentally discriminatory in nature” and appear to “undermine the commitment to equality”.

“We are concerned that India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature,” UN human rights spokesman Jeremy Laurence told reporters in Geneva.”, said UN Human Rights Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence.

The UN body further said, “The amended law would appear to undermine the commitment to equality before the law enshrined in India’s Constitution and India’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to which Indian is a State party, which prohibit discrimination based on racial, ethnic or religious grounds.”

The US, Canada, and the UK also issued travel advisories asking their citizens to “exercise caution” while visiting the North-East in the wake of the protests.

“The US government has temporarily suspended official travel to Assam,” the US advisory said. The UK advisory asked travelers to “monitor local media” and “follow instructions of the local authorities”.

Earlier the US Commission for International Religious Freedom or USCIRF said that it was deeply troubled over the passage of the Act in Lok Sabha. “The Citizenship Act is a dangerous turn in the wrong direction; it runs counter to India’s rich history of secular pluralism and the Indian Constitution, which guarantees equality before the law regardless of faith,” it said.

Violent protests erupted in the North East with Guwahati and major parts of Assam being the worst affected. The Indian Army personnel are on standby in Tripura’s Kanchanpur and Manu and Assam’s Dibrugarh and Bongaigaon. A total of 5,000 paramilitary personnel has been deployed across the North East. Internet services have been suspended in 10 districts of Assam and an indefinite curfew imposed in Guwahati which was relaxed today for a few hours.

Demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act have spread to various parts of the country. The protest by Jamia Milia Islamia students in Delhi against the law turned violent yesterday when the police tried to prevent the protesters from taking out a march to Jantar Manar. In Aligarh also the administration has suspended the internet in the wake of protests by Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union.

The Act seeks to make Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan facing religious persecution there, eligible for Indian citizenship.

The controversial Act is receiving serious criticism and opposition from several quarters for being discriminatory and against the interests of the people by granting citizenship to people from foreign nations and this would create an identity crisis for the people in the North-East states.

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Arvind Kejriwal 10 promises ahead of Delhi Civic polls, promises corruption-free MCD

Aside from releasing his party’s 10 promises ahead of the MCD polls, the Delhi Chief Minister also scrutinized the BJP for their alleged inadequacy in governing the MCD. The Delhi Chief Minister in his address also urged the public to vote for a party that stops some work, instead vote for a party that does the work. He further added to vote for people who let you do Yoga, instead of voting for people who stop you from doing it.

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MCD elections 2022: AAP announces second list of 117 candidates

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday, addressed a press conference where he released 10 promises of the Aam Aadmi Party for MCD elections. Delhi CM 10 guarantees for the MCD elections include solving the garbage mountain issues, beautifying Parks, clean streets.

Arvind Kejriwal’s 10 promises include the beautification of Delhi, which will include the elimination of 3 garbage mountains in Delhi. Elimination of corruption inside MCD offices and bringing in measures and transparency to tackle corruption. Regulating minor encroachment done by residents of Delhi. Relief from parking issues in the state of Delhi.

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The Delhi CM while taking cognizance of the stray situation in Delhi also promised to tackle it. He further guaranteed MCD roads to be repaired and looked after if AAP comes to power in MCD polls. The Delhi CM also promised to take care of the schools and hospitals and turn them into a better state.

The rest of the promises include beautifying parks that come under MCD, timely pay of MCD employees, respite in licensing for businessmen. The Delhi CM also promised to take cognizance of Police actions that led to the sealing of shops in Delhi, in order to give the shop owners some relief.

Aside from releasing his party’s 10 promises ahead of the MCD polls, the Delhi Chief Minister also scrutinized the BJP for their alleged inadequacy in governing the MCD. The Delhi Chief Minister in his address also urged the public to vote for a party that stops some work, instead vote for a party that does the work. He further added to vote for people who let you do Yoga, instead of voting for people who stop you from doing it.

The Delhi CM asked the people to vote for people who build schools and vote for people who work for the betterment of Delhi.

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CPI’s K Narayana says governor system is not useful, alleges governors are being used as tools by Centre

K Narayana further stated and alleged that governors are being used as a tool to disturb the non-BJP states and further remarked that governors should follow clear guidelines of the constitution. Governors don’t have the right to intervene and demanded the recall of all the governors, stated K Narayana.

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The Communist Party of India’s National secretary, K Narayana, on Thursday, said that the governor model is not useful for India. K Narayana while speaking on the ongoing row between the Telangana Government and governor Tamilisai, as well as in the case of Kerala Governor Arif Khan and Pinarayi Government, launched an attack on the centre and urged the removal of governors from all states.

CPI’s K Narayan in his statement to the press stated that the governor system is not useful for a country like India. He further added that the governors in the non-BJP-led states are creating problems for the state government. He further named West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and the latest Telangana as examples.

K Narayana further stated and alleged that governors are being used as a tool to disturb the non-BJP states and further remarked that governors should follow clear guidelines of the constitution. Governors don’t have the right to intervene and demanded the recall of all the governors, stated K Narayana.

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Telangana Governor and TRS

The remark by CPI K Narayan comes after recently the Telangana governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan accused the state government of phone tapping. The accusations came after the MLA poaching case came to and the TRS outfit named the governor’s former ADS, Tushar Mehta. Governor Soundararajan added to her attack and stated that it has become an undemocratic situation in Telangana.

Pinarayi government and Kerala Governor

Pinarayi government on November 9 removed governor Arif Mohammad Khan as Chancellor of universities after passing an ordinance. The Senior CPIM leader, Thomas Isaac, accused Governor Arif Mohammad Khan of concocting to appoint BJP sympathizers as VCs of universities. Isaac further added that it is not acceptable to the people in the State and further said that there is no choice other than the removal of the Governor from the post of Chancellor.

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge replies to BJP’s claims against his party in Himachal Pradesh Rally, says BJP only takes credit

Kharge, rebutting to BJP’s claims also counter-question and alleged that Himachal established and crossed milestones regarding colleges, electricity, and roads. He further added that the BJP is taking credit for the work of the preceding government.

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The newly elected Congress President, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Wednesday, addressed a poll meeting at Banuti in which he retorted to the claims made by the BJP.Congress President in his address talked about alleged baseless claims of Congress’s lack of democracy in the party.

Kharge also expounded on BJP allegedly taking credit for work done by the preceding government in Himachal.

Congress party President Kharge, while addressing the meeting, stated that he has been appointed as the Congress President through a fair voting system and added blasted the BJP’s President, JP Nadda, on how he ended up becoming the Bhartiya Janata Party president, countering claims coined by Bhartiya Janata Party.

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Kharge also alleged and expounded on the questions raised by the BJP government on Congress where the BJP outfit has incessantly launched an attack on Congress while asking what the Congress outfit has done in the last 70 years.

Kharge, rebutting to BJP’s claims also counter-question and alleged that Himachal established and crossed milestones regarding colleges, electricity, and roads. He further added that the BJP is taking credit for the work of the preceding government.

BJP in Himachal Pradesh

Whereas, Congresses counterpart, BJP, has also been rallying across Himachal ahead of Himachal elections. Narendra Modi has also come in to rally for the BJP as he addressed a rally in Sujanpur. Narendra Modi in his address had launched a staunch attack on the Congress Party.

The Prime Minister opined that Congress’s condition have been deteriorating and added that even Congress have been receded and wiped out of their stronghold states. PM Modi further alleged that Congress has long history of making false promises and false guarantees.

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The two outfits have been campaigning ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly election which is set to be held on November 12. Himachal will witness a single phase polling in 68 Assembly seats and the counting date of the votes will be December 8.
BJP swept the seats in the last assembly elections by winning 44 of 68 seats, whereas, Congress could only tally up to 21 seats.

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