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Another video of 15 Dec Jamia violence surfaces; CCTV footage shows trapped students as Delhi Police personnel break surveillance cameras
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Another video of 15 Dec Jamia violence surfaces; CCTV footage shows trapped students as Delhi Police personnel break surveillance cameras

Another video in which Delhi police and paramilitary forces can be seen attacking unarmed students of Jamia Millia Islamia University inside its library reading room has emerged on Monday. In a five-minute long video, released by Maktoob media, several students can be seen entering the old reading room, dragging a table to the door to block entry. The video further shows the paramilitary and police personnel, in riot gear, storming into the library, removing the tables and then assaulting the students with lathis.

WATCH: CCTV footage from 15 Dec shows Jamia students being thrashed by Delhi Police, paramilitary forces in library; fake visuals, say cops
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WATCH: CCTV footage from 15 Dec shows Jamia students being thrashed by Delhi Police, paramilitary forces in library; fake visuals, say cops

Jamia had turned into a battlefield as police entered the campus to look for outsiders who were involved in incidents of violence and arson a few metres away from the educational institute during the protest.

'Political gimmick': Ex-Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan moves SC, seeks dismissal of Kerala govt's lawsuit against CAA
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'Political gimmick': Ex-Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan moves SC, seeks dismissal of Kerala govt's lawsuit against CAA

Demanding the repeal of Citizenship Amendment Act, the Kerala government moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday, saying the amended law violated Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution and the basic structure of secularism in India.

'I am not a rubber stamp': Kerala governor hits out at state govt for challenging CAA in Supreme Court without his approval
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'I am not a rubber stamp': Kerala governor hits out at state govt for challenging CAA in Supreme Court without his approval

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Thursday slammed Pinarayi Vijayan-led government for challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) before the Supreme Court and said that 'common courtesy demanded that prior permission' should have been taken from him

Delhi Assembly election 2020: In solidarity with anti-CAA protests, Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan to scrap roadshow, padyatra
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Delhi Assembly election 2020: In solidarity with anti-CAA protests, Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan to scrap roadshow, padyatra

AAP MLA and Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan on Wednesday said he will conduct a low-key poll campaign and not take out any road show, bike rally or pad yatra in solidarity with the ongoing protests against the amended citizenship act and NRC

Kerala becomes first state to move Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act, says contentious law violates Right to Equality
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Kerala becomes first state to move Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act, says contentious law violates Right to Equality

On 10 January, the Kerala government had published anti-CAA advertisements in the front page of national dailies, a move that was criticised by the state’s governor as "thoroughly undesirable".

Anti-CAA protester in Chennai comes under police scanner after Facebook profile sheds light on link to Pakistani think tank, rights group
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Anti-CAA protester in Chennai comes under police scanner after Facebook profile sheds light on link to Pakistani think tank, rights group

A woman anti-CAA protester in Chennai has come under the scanner of the police after her social media profile shed light on her role as a researcher with a Pakistan body, a top official said

Kerala Assembly passes resolution demanding scrapping of CAA, CM Pinarayi Vijayan says there won’t be any detention centres in state
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Kerala Assembly passes resolution demanding scrapping of CAA, CM Pinarayi Vijayan says there won’t be any detention centres in state

The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding scrapping of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, amid raging countrywide protests against the legislation

Opposition creating ‘fear among Muslims' over CAA for vote bank politics, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant
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Opposition creating ‘fear among Muslims' over CAA for vote bank politics, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the opposition was creating an illusion about the Citizenship Amendment Act for vote bank politics

Delhi Police arrests 11th person in connection with 15 Dec Jamia violence; accused was previously involved in Arms Act case
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Delhi Police arrests 11th person in connection with 15 Dec Jamia violence; accused was previously involved in Arms Act case

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia around a fortnight ago, police said

BJP’s Ram Madhav blames Opposition for instigating violent anti-CAA protests, says both ‘innocent’, ‘not so innocent’ people died
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BJP’s Ram Madhav blames Opposition for instigating violent anti-CAA protests, says both ‘innocent’, ‘not so innocent’ people died

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said on Monday that both innocent and not so innocent people have died in the violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act across the country

Indian-Americans hold events in support of CAA, Narendra Modi govt in New York’s Long Island, Times Square
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Indian-Americans hold events in support of CAA, Narendra Modi govt in New York’s Long Island, Times Square

Members of the Indian diaspora held events at different places in New York to express their support for the amended Citizenship Act, terming it as a historic step taken by the Indian government

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demands 'immediate action' against UP top cop, who asked anti-CAA protesters to 'go to Pakistan'
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Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demands 'immediate action' against UP top cop, who asked anti-CAA protesters to 'go to Pakistan'

Union Minister for Minorities, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, on Saturday demanded 'immediate action' against a UP cop who purportedly asked Muslims to 'go to Pakistan' during a protest

'Head the army and mind your business': P Chidambaram slams General Bipin Rawat for remarks on CAA protests
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'Head the army and mind your business': P Chidambaram slams General Bipin Rawat for remarks on CAA protests

P Chidambaram also alleged that the army chief and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh had been asked to support the government

UP top cop defends SP telling anti-CAA protesters 'go to Pakistan', says choice of words would have been better had things been normal
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UP top cop defends SP telling anti-CAA protesters 'go to Pakistan', says choice of words would have been better had things been normal

A top Meerut police officer has defended his colleague who purportedly told anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters "go to Pakistan" during clashes with the police on 20 December.

In UP's Kanpur, Muslims allege cops raised 'har har Mahadev' slogans, threatened women with rape in crackdown on anti-CAA protesters
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In UP's Kanpur, Muslims allege cops raised 'har har Mahadev' slogans, threatened women with rape in crackdown on anti-CAA protesters

Subhan says the Kanpur Police tried to force their way in his house while hurling communal abuses even though he was not present at the protest site

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat says forces have 'utmost respect' for human rights laws
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Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat says forces have 'utmost respect' for human rights laws

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat was addressing the interns and senior officers of the National Human Rights Commission at the Manav Adhikar Bhawan

Did General Bipin Rawat's comments on anti-CAA protests fall afoul of Section 21 of Army Act?
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Did General Bipin Rawat's comments on anti-CAA protests fall afoul of Section 21 of Army Act?

From army veterans to politicians, several people observed that Rawat's comments were arguable in violation of the Section 21 of Army Rules, 1954

UP Shia Central Waqf Board says Indian Muslims face no threat from NRC, protests against its implementation are a 'conspiracy'
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UP Shia Central Waqf Board says Indian Muslims face no threat from NRC, protests against its implementation are a 'conspiracy'

Favouring implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board on Thursday said Indian Muslims do not have any threat from it

Bipin Rawat accuses universities of stoking anti-CAA tensions, but reports indicate most violence occurred off-campus
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Bipin Rawat accuses universities of stoking anti-CAA tensions, but reports indicate most violence occurred off-campus

General Bipin Rawat on Thursday weighed in on the highly politicised issue of Citizenship Amendment Act and the nationwide protests against it, while addressing an event in his capacity as the Chief of the Army Staff