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Jamia Crackdown Triggers Protests, Jharkhand Assembly Elections Underway & Other Top Stories

A Look At The Most Important News Stories Of Day On December 16.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 16 Dec 2019, 09:53:16 AM
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New Delhi:

Citizenship 'Chaos': Jamia Crackdown Triggers Massive Protests In Hyderabad, Varanasi, Jadavpur

Jamia Millia Islamia, the prestigious Central University, became the epicentre of Delhi Police’s brutal crackdown against Citizenship Act protesters on Sunday. While situation remains calm-yet-tense in this posh south Delhi locality, the police action has triggered massive protests by students across India. From Kolkata’s Jadavpur University to Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad National Urdu University, students have begun their agitation against the authorities. Read here…

Jamia Students Not Alone In This Fight: VC Najma Akhtar In A Solidarity Message

The Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia on Monday in a video message said she stands in support of the students after the prestigious Central University, became the epicentre of Delhi Police’s brutal crackdown against Citizenship Act protesters on Sunday. Over 50 students were detained after police entered Jamia without permission from university officials. Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar said, "I am hurt by the way my students were treated. I want to let my students know that they are not alone in this fight. I am with them. I will take this matter forward as long its possible." Read here…

'Hollow Dictatorship': Priyanka Gandhi On Crackdown Against Students Opposing Citizenship Act

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the police crackdown against students in Delhi, who were protesting against the Citizenship Act. Gandhi said that the government was being "cowardly" as it feared to hear the voice of people and was making its presence felt through "oppression" on students and journalists. Read here…

Jharkhand Assembly Elections: Fourth Phase Polling Begins, 221 Candidates In Fray

Polling for the fourth phase of the five-phased Jharkhand Assembly election began in 15 constituencies on Monday. The voting began at 7 am, Election Commission (EC) officials said. It will conclude at 3 pm at Jamua, Bagodar, Giridih, Dumri and Tundi, while for the rest of the seats, the voting will continue till 5 pm, they added. A total of 221 candidates, including 23 women nominees, are in the fray in the elections, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said. The highest number of 25 candidates will lock horns in the Bokaro seat while the least number of eight nominees will contest the Nirsa constituency, he said. Read here…

India Asked To Provide List Of Illegal Bangladeshis, If Any, On Its Soil: Bangladesh Foreign Minister

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen on Sunday said his country has requested India to provide a list of any Bangladesh nationals living illegally in the country and it will allow them to return. Responding to a question on India’s National Register of Citizenship (NRC), Momen, who cancelled his visit to India on Thursday citing his busy schedule, said Bangladesh-India relations are normal and “very sweet” and they will not be affected. Read here…

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First Published : 16 Dec 2019, 09:53:16 AM