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India: GFP to seek debate on Citizenship Act in Goa Assembly

Panaji, Jan 25 (PTI) NDA ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Saturday said it would be moving a motion seeking a debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) during the coming session of the Goa Legislative Assembly.

The budget session of the Assembly will be held from February 3 to 7.

GFP chief Vijai Sardesai said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday appealed opponents of the CAA to have an open debate with him.

India: Telangana Assembly may pass resolution against CAA: CM

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday said the state assembly may pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act like some other states did recently.

Rao said he has already spoken to many of his counterparts in other states and he may convene a conclave of regional parties and Chief Ministers here to oppose the CAA since it concerns the country's future.

India: Human chain in Kerala against CAA

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (PTI) While the country will celebrate its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, Kerala will witness a massive protest led by the CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front in the form of a state-wide human chain, demanding withdrawal of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.

The LDF has organised the 620 km long human chain from Kasaragod in north Kerala to Kaliyakkavilai in the southernmost part of the state and expect about 60 to 70 lakh people to participate in it.

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Targets

GAZA, Palestine, Jan 26 (NNN-WAFA) – Israeli warplanes on Saturday night, carried out several airstrikes on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, in response to the launch of balloons carrying explosives into southern Israel, security sources in Gaza said.

The sources said that, the warplanes struck posts belonging to Hamas movement’s armed wing, in southern and central Gaza Strip.

No injuries or damages were reported.

The Israeli army, said that, Israeli Air-Force planes targeted posts and positions that belong to the Hamas militants.

Sheikh Sabri prays at Al-Aqsa Mosque, ignores Israel deportation order

25 Jan 2019; MEMO: Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, ignored the Israeli deportation order and on Friday entered the Islamic compound on the shoulders of worshippers, Arab48.com reported.

The imam arrived on Friday at the Lions Gate, in the northern side of Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by a number of Muslim community leaders and lawyers.

India: US stresses equal protection under India's new citizenship law

Washington, Jan 25 (PTI) Amid protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act in India, a top American diplomat has underscored the importance of the principle of equal protection under the law.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells, who has just returned from a trip to the region besides attending the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, said on Friday that her visit offered an opportunity to hear more regarding developments with the new citizenship law.

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