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4 opposition parties oppose final JPC report on Citizenship Bill, submit dissent notes

The Centre’s ambitious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 is expected to face an acrimonious road ahead with MPs of at least four parties, including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and the CPI (M) submitting dissent notes to the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on the controversial Bill. The report was adopted on Thursday and is expected […]

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Voices of Dissent being Stifled by Govt, Is This the Country We Dreamt of? Naseeruddin Shah in Amnesty Video

Walls of hatred are being erected in the name of religion in India and those who stand against this “injustice” are being punished, actor Naseeruddin Shah Friday said in a video released by the Amnesty India against alleged government “crackdown” on NGOs. In the 2.13-minute solidarity video for the human rights watchdog Amnesty, Shah said […]

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Greenpeace Says Attempt To “Muzzle Dissent” As Investigators Raid OfficesGreenpeace Says Attempt To “Muzzle Dissent” As Investigators Raid Offices

Not for the first time, the global environmental NGO, Greenpeace, is facing the heat from the Indian government. In a move that the organisation has called an effort to “muzzle democratic dissent”, the Enforcement Directorate has conducted searches in its offices in Bengaluru and other establishments associated with it and frozen its accounts. Source link

Govt ‘suppressing dissent’ in response to issues like Rafale, depreciating rupee: Chidambaram | India News

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Friday said the government’s response to issues such as the Rafale deal charges, falling markets and the depreciating rupee is to “suppress dissent”. The opposition led by the Congress has been accusing the government of benefiting Anil Ambani‘s Reliance Defence Ltd. from the Rafale deal. The government and […]

No dissent in Congress, media reports baseless, says Siddaramaiah | India News

BENGALURU: Former chief minister Siddaramaiah, who heads the coordination committee of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government,on Tuesday rubbished reports of dissent in the Congress and said media reports were ‘baseless.’ “There is nothing, no discord. Whatever is coming in the media does not have even an iota of truth … It is totally baseless,” he told […]

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Evidence, Not Dissent, Behind Activists’ Arrests, Police Tells Top CourtEvidence, Not Dissent, Behind Activists’ Arrests, Police Tells Top Court

The arrest of five rights activists had nothing to do with their dissenting opinion or difference in their political or other ideologies but was because of “serious criminal offences” and incriminating material, the Maharashtra police told the Supreme Court today. A week ago, the Supreme Court had ordered house arrest of the activists till tomorrow […]