CAA

BJP national president J P Nadda Monday said the execution of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has been delayed due to the pandemic and asserted that the law will be implemented soon.

The media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee was arrested on Saturday in connection with protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi's Jaffrabad earlier this year, police said.

Environment minister Gopal Rai on Friday moved a resolution in the Delhi Assembly against implementation of the National Population Register in the national capital and said if executed, it should be applied using the procedure of 2010.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday termed the violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as unnecessary when Parliament had already passed it.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a day-long visit to the West Bengal capital on Sunday and address a rally to "clear the confusion" surrounding the amended Citizenship Act, BJP sources said on Saturday.

Holding the Central and the Delhi governments responsible for the communal violence in the city that has left at least 20 dead, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday demanded Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation as she addressed a rare press conference.

The death toll in the northeast Delhi violence climbed to seven, a senior police official on Tuesday.

Delhi Police on Monday appealed to the people to maintain peace and not to believe in rumours in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi during protests for and against the new citizenship law.