Centre turns on Harsh Mander, petitioner in Delhi hate speech case, alleges he too incited mob; SC refuses to hear his plea
The Supreme Court of India, tasked with deciding whether or not BJP leaders should be booked for inciting Delhi riots, on Wednesday got sidetracked at the beginning of the hearing as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta alleged that Harsh Mander, one of the petitioners, also gave an inflammatory speech
Hearing pleas on Delhi riots, SC terms 4-weeks delay in hearing hate speech case 'concerning', asks Delhi HC to take up matter on 6 March
Hearing petitions seeking FIRs against BJP leaders for hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday frowned upon the Delhi High Court's decision to defer the sensitive matter by a month. The apex court, however, did not see it fit to issue any other directions to the high court and referred all related petitions to it.
'Can't handle that', says CJI Bobde as Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking FIRs against BJP leaders over their hate speech; matter to be heard today
A similar plea is pending before the Delhi High Court, which will be taken up for next hearing on 13 April. On 27 February, the bench comprising Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar deferred the hearing by four weeks based on the submission of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Delhi Police.
BSF to rebuild 29-year-old jawan's Khajuri Khas home burnt in Delhi riots as wedding gift, says senior officer
The Border Security Force (BSF) will rebuild its Constable Mohammad Anees' house, which was burnt in the riots in northeast Delhi, and hand it over to him as a 'wedding gift', officials said.
Delhi violence: Ajit Doval's 'jo hua so hua' remark sums up State's mindset, hurdles Muslims hoping for justice face
The BJP feeds on constant hatred against Muslims. The community does not have any strong political allies to counter the BJP. Other institutions — media, judiciary and investigative agencies — appear deeply compromised and cannot be expected to mitigate the political onslaught.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hits out at Opposition, says some 'professional provokers' rubbing salt in wounds of Delhi riots' victims
Taking a swipe at the Opposition, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said some political parties and "professional provokers" were rubbing salt into the wounds of those affected by the communal riot.
'We all cried as we treated Delhi riot victims, had never seen anything like it,' doctors at Al-Hind hospital narrate tales of brutality
As deadly violence erupted in the northeast of New Delhi this week, with armed mobs rampaging the streets, a small hospital located in a densely packed Muslim neighbourhood found itself at the epicentre of the unrest
Delhi violence: Mob burns Khajuri Khas home of BSF jawan who served in J&K for 3 yrs; all savings lost, says family
The house of a BSF jawan, Mohammad Anees, in the Khajuri Khas area of northeast Delhi was among several others burned down by mobs in the riots that gripped the district for three days starting on 23 February.
Delhi Violence: First-hand accounts of riots paint grim image as city limps towards normalcy; toll rises to 42
Almost a week since a spate of violence erupted in northeast Delhi on 23 February, the toll rose to 42 on Friday and first-hand accounts of the horrific scenes in riot-hit areas emerged. Authorities like Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and National Commission for Women chief Rekha Sharma visited the affected areas while Delhi Police undertook confidence-building measures.
The Delhi riots are monstrous and shameful enough for critics to grill the BJP government on how it allowed this to happen, demand accountability and ensure action. Hollowing out extremely loaded words like ‘genocide’ achieves exactly the opposite.
Delhi Violence, as it happened: L-G Anil Baijal visits riot-hit areas, police chief SN Shrivastava says first priority to ensure security; toll rises to 42
Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest LIVE Updates: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday visited riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi to take stock of the situation and interacted with locals. Baijal visited Maujpur, Jaffrabad and Gokulpuri, an official said. He was accompanied by senior police officers.
Disabled man thrashed for wearing skull cap, quadragenarian groped along with four daughters: Victims recount horror of Delhi riots
'We jumped from the first floor with dupattas wrapped around our bodies to save ourselves,' says a 45-year-old woman at northeast Delhi's Al-Hind Hospital, recalling how she and her two daughters were forced to flee their home
Delhi violence: No major incident reported in northeast district in 36 hours, says MHA after Amit Shah’s review meeting
No major incident was reported from the riot-hit northeast Delhi in the last 36 hours, the Home Ministry said Thursday night. The ministry issued the statement after Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the situation in the violence-hit parts of the city in a meeting with senior officials and top police brass.
Bihar man files complaint against Kapil Mishra's 'ultimatum' comment in Muzaffarpur court, plea listed for 12 March
A complaint has been registered at a Muzaffarpur court against BJP leader Kapil Mishra for allegedly giving a provocative statement that caused violence in the national capital.
Delhi violence: Authorities focus on relief, rehabilitation as toll rises to 38; defiant Kapil Mishra blames anti-CAA protesters for riots
As the Delhi government and law enforcement authorities made efforts to pick up the pieces in the wake of the violence in the National Capital's northeast district on Thursday, BJP leader Kapil Mishra, whose 'ultimatum' comment was allegedly the catalyst for three days of riots, remained defiant and blamed sustained protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) for the violence.
Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest Updates: FIR filed against Tahir Hussain, AAP councillor booked for murder, arson and violence
Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest LIVE Updates: An FIR has been registered against AAP councillor Tahir Hussain under Section of 302 (murder) at the Dayalpur police station, News18 reported.
In aftermath of Delhi riots, overworked doctors, kindness of strangers at Al-Hind hospital set example for city admin
Al-Hind hospital, a small clinic with one ward and only fifteen beds, is open to the victims of riots in the Old Mustafabad region of northeast Delhi. Initially run as a small clinic, the hospital has now opened up another floor to accomodate victims.
Delhi violence: Sonia Gandhi-led Congress delegation urges Ram Nath Kovind to call for Amit Shah's resignation over 'abdication of duty'
A Congress delegation, including party chief Sonia Gandhi urged Ram Nath Kovind to call for Amit Shah's resignation over his alleged 'abdication of duty' during the communal violence in Delhi.
MEA terms criticism of communal clashes in Delhi by US commission on religious freedom 'factually inaccurate and misleading'
Kumar said law enforcement agencies are working on the ground in Delhi to prevent violence and ensure restoration of confidence and normalcy.
Delhi Police constable Ratan Lal's family to get Rs 1 crore compensation; Arvind Kejriwal offers govt job to dead cop's wife
Slain Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, who died during clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Monday in northeast Delhi, has been accorded with a martyr status by the BJP-led Centre.