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‘Speaking Pak’s language’: PM Modi takes on Oppn ahead of Rajya Sabha vote on CAB



New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at the Congress and some opposition parties, saying they are speaking the same language on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (CAB) as Pakistan.

Modi’s remarks came at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Parliamentary meeting here at the Parliament library building.

“People are giving different opinions over the Congress’s attitude on CAB in Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modiji during BJP Parliamentary meet clarified it in one line. He said that some political parties are speaking the same language as Pakistan,” Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari told reporters after the meeting.

“Even the full stop and comma are same. We should let people of India know this CAB Bill. Prime Minister’s one line is enough to prove what the thinking of Congress and Trinamool Congress is.”

This came after former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi termed the bill “an attempt by the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah government to “ethnically cleanse the Northeast”, calling it a “criminal attack” on the people.

“The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service (sic.),” Gandhi tweeted.

Modi was heading the BJP Parliamentary meeting here two days after the contentious bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in a 311:80 votes amid opposition protest in a midnight sitting of the house.

The CAB seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, has attracted cold vibes from opposition with the Congress terming it “unconstitutional”.


2G restoration brings little relief in Kashmir




Srinagar: The restoration of mobile internet, 2G, in Kashmir after nearly six months of no internet has proved to be of little help due to extremely slow speed.

Even permissible sites listed as ‘white listed sites’ by the government are not accessible at times.

“We are not able to upload photos, let alone mail them,” Amir, a photo journalist said. “The speed is extremely slow and the websites just don’t open.”

For broadband restoration the businessmen are signing bonds committing not to allow IP address for accessing social media.

The bond also bars use of ‘VPNs’, WiFi, encrypted files, videos and uploading of photos. All USB ports of the computer will have to be disabled also.

The business units or the company will be responsible for the breach or misuse of the internet.

The business house will provide complete access to all its content and infrastructure as and when required by security agencies.

MAC (minimum access control) will ensure restriction to the use of internet access to registered devices through single PC.

That the restoration of 2G has proved ineffective is also evident from the fact that reporters continue to throng the Media Centre, an internet facility that J&K government has set up for them in the Information Department at Residency Road.

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