People protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Shillong was tear-gassed and lathi-charged by the police on Friday evening after they reportedly threw stones at the police near the Raj Bhavan. Thousands of people are on the streets of Shillong to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Footage shot from cellphones showed people being brought in to Shillong's Civil Hospital with injuries to their legs and bodies.
Raveesh Kumar, MEA: With reference to the proposed visit of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to India, both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the near future.
“Modi should apologise. 1. For burning the North East. 2. For destroying India’s economy,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi
The Winter Session of the Lok Sabha concluded on Friday, with Speaker Om Birla adjourning the proceedings sine die.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi were present in the House.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for second time amid Opposition uproar over citizenship law; to meet again at 1 pm
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday on the pleas of two NGOs seeking a probe into alleged discrepancies between voter turnout and the number of votes counted in 347 constituencies during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde tagged the plea of the two NGOs along with the pending matters and listed it for hearing in February 2020.
The plea filed by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Common Cause sought a direction to the Election Commission to formulate a robust procedure to investigate discrepancies in the data in all future elections.
TMC MP Mahua Moitra moves SC against validity of CAB. CJI says no to hearing it today, declines to give any date urgently.
“Inflation has reached the highest level in the last three years. It has become too hard for common to buy items for daily use. Income is zero due to the slowdown caused by BJP's practices. But the Prime Minister of the country is silent on this. There has been hardly any Prime Minister in the history of India so disconnected from the problems of common people,” tweeted Priyanka Gandhi
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling his three-day trip to India for annual summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi from December 15-17 due to the deteriorating security situation in Guwahati, the planned venue of the meeting, according to a media report.
Assam has been witnessing massive protests in the last two days over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, with thousands of people hitting the streets defying prohibitory orders to demand scrapping of the bill.
At least two persons died due to bullet injuries on Thursday after police opened fire on protesters in Guwahati. On Wednesday, protesters pulled down hoardings erected in central Guwahati to welcome Abe.
According to Japan's Jiji Press, Abe is considering cancelling his trip to India as the security situation has deteriorated in Guwahati.
Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said he would not lead Britain's main opposition Labour party at the next general election, after predictions of a crushing defeat at nationwide polls.
"I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign," the veteran socialist, 70, said after winning his north London seat for the 10th time.
The indefinite curfew which was in force in Dibrugarh municipal area was relaxed for 5 hours on Friday even as large number of people gathered in Chandmari area of Guwahati to observe a fast called by the AASU to protest against the Citizenship Act.
In Dibrugarh municipal area the indefinite curfew was relaxed from 8 am, officials said.
The Army and the security forces were conducting flag marches in Guwahati town which was the epicentre of the protests, besides Dibrugarh and Tezpur.
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case will be produced in the Patiala House Court on Friday. The four convicts are slated to appear before the court through video conferencing due to security reasons and a threat to their lives. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 am.