India's parliament Wednesday passed a contentious bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from some countries, as hundreds of troops were deployed in the northeast which has been hit by violent protests.
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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) unanimously approved by the Lok Sabha on Monday is “a dangerous turn in the wrong direction,” and called on the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Home Minister Amit Shah.
India's parliament saw raucous scenes on Monday and protests raged in the north-east of the country as MPs debated legislation that stands to give citizenship to religious minorities from neighboring countries, but not Muslims.
The shooting of four gang-rape and murder suspects by Indian police has highlighted the scourge of extrajudicial killings in a nation grappling with high levels of sexual crimes and a notoriously slow judicial process.
"Total normalcy" prevails in Kashmir, India's home minister said Wednesday even as the government said 600 people remained in custody since the region, cut off from the internet, was stripped of its autonomy in August.
Children’s Hope India hosted its annual fundraising gala at Pier Sixty in New York, Oct. 13. More than 500 people from the tri-state area attended the sold-out event.
Congress party leader Mani Shankar Aiyer said last week Prime Minster Narendra Modi could take a leaf from the policies of his predecessor Rajiv Gandhi to resolve issues like the ones in Kashmir and Assam.