Caa Protests News
'Prohibited item' found with Sharjeel Imam during search, Tihar authorities tell court
Sharjeel Imam is accused of making inflammatory speeches against the government on the issue of CAA and NRC, particularly at Jamia Milia Islamia University in December 2019, which allegedly led to violence in the area outside the university
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is conspiring to keep me behind bars, says Akhil Gogoi
Akhil Gogoi received a tumultuous welcome at his Selenghat village in Jorhat and had an emotional reunion with his octogenarian mother Priyada Gogoi whom he met after two years and gave credits for his fighting and uncompromising spirit
Domestic silence amid nationwide protests an act of extreme privilege: Idea of the Indian family needs rewriting
Resistance is to be the proverbial thorn in your family’s back, the rebellious black sheep, the unsubmissive voice of reason and confrontation. It’s in actively disparaging age-old traditions to create newer, more equitable ones.
Assam Election: CAA unlikely to be major poll issue as not all see Act detrimental to state, say experts
To a significant extent, the BJP has succeeded in sidelining the CAA and portraying the Muslims of Bengal origin as the biggest threat to the indigenous communities in Assam
Right to protest cannot be 'anytime and anywhere', SC rejects plea to review Shaheen Bagh judgment
The top court said there may be some spontaneous protests but in case of prolonged dissent or protest, there cannot be continued occupation of public place
MHA gets extension to frame rules under contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that the Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted an extension of time up to 9 April and 9 July, respectively, to frame the rule
Delhi riots: Filmmakers Rahul Roy, Saba Dewan called for questioning by police
This comes a day after police arrested former JNU student leader Umar Khalid under UAPA for his alleged role in the riots
Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail plea of Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita in UAPA case
The sessions court said the statements of protected witnesses in the case reflected the role of many accused including Devangana Kalita in planning the activities at the anti-CAA protest sites as part of a 'conspiracy' which led to the Delhi riots
Delhi HC directs police to submit case diary involving Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal in sealed cover
Narwal and another Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita were arrested in May by the Delhi Police and booked for rioting, unlawful assembly and attempt to murder
Petitioners can't trust Delhi Police to conduct fair probe in 15 Dec Jamia violence, Delhi HC told
In the Delhi HC hearing of a batch of pleas in the Jamia Millia Islamia violence case, petitioners demanded an independent investigation into the Delhi Police's conduct against students
Delhi HC criticises police for 'unwarranted' allegations in affidavit on Pinjra Tod's petition
The Delhi Police had said that Devangana Kalita, one of the founders of the women students collective, started a ‘media trial’ to gain sympathy.
Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets against five people accused of murdering local residents
The Crime Branch filed the chargesheets in cases related to murder of four Delhi residents before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak.
US religious freedom report voices concern over discrimination against religious minorities in India; takes note of CAA, NRC, Article 370 abrogation
Voicing concern over the alleged attacks and discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities in India, an official American report said on Wednesday that the US officials have emphasised the need to ensure full protection to minorities as guaranteed under the Constitution.
'Long live Constitution, long live love': Full speech of Harsh Mander, which govt says 'incited' violence during anti-CAA protests
During the hearing, Mehta read selective excerpts from a speech Mander made at Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) University on 16 December, 2019, during an anti-CAA protest, claiming it incited violence and instigated the crowd against the apex court.
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.
Congress' Ahmed Patel terms UN's plea in SC on CAA as interference but says Centre responsible for 'mess'
Congress leader Ahmed Patel attacked the Centre over the UNHCHR filing an application in the Supreme Court over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it is "unwarranted interference" but it is the Modi dispensation that is to be blamed for the "mess"
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.