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Delhi HC defers hearing on Umar Khalid bail in UAPA case, seeks police stand on Sharjeel Imam's plea
India

Delhi HC defers hearing on Umar Khalid bail in UAPA case, seeks police stand on Sharjeel Imam's plea

The court further observed that Imam, also a former JNU student, and Khalid were stated to be co-conspirators in the case and it would thus hear both the two bail applications together.

Delhi riots: From 2022’s Jahangirpuri to Sadar Bazar in 1974, a history of communal clashes in the Capital
India

Delhi riots: From 2022’s Jahangirpuri to Sadar Bazar in 1974, a history of communal clashes in the Capital

The Jahangirpuri clashes are a stark reminder that Delhi has witnessed several incidents of large-scale sectarian violence. The Capital saw the worst in 2020 when people clashed in Northeast Delhi, leading to the deaths of 53 people and unprecedented destruction of public property

Delhi Police Special Cell arrests Babu Wasim who supplied arms to northeast Delhi rioter Shahrukh Khan
India

Delhi Police Special Cell arrests Babu Wasim who supplied arms to northeast Delhi rioter Shahrukh Khan

Since Delhi riots 2020, the investigating team was trying to find Babu Wasim. Last year, a Delhi court declared Babu Wasim absconding and a "Proclaimed Offender"

Delhi riots: Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha released from Tihar jail on bail
India

Delhi riots: Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha released from Tihar jail on bail

JNU students Narwal and Kalita thanked their friends and well-wishers, many of whom gathered outside the jail, for supporting them during their year-long stay behind bars

Delhi riots case: Umar Khalid tells court there is 'vicious' media campaign against him
India

Delhi riots case: Umar Khalid tells court there is 'vicious' media campaign against him

During the hearing on Saturday, Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad, appearing for the police, denied all the allegations raised by the former JNU student leader

Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process
India

Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process

While it is encouraging that the grant of bail has been prioritised in some cases, a number of other journalists are languishing in prison, with the top court doing little about their plight

Delhi riots: Court denies bail to Tahir Hussain, says ex-AAP councillor used 'political clout' to fan violence
India

Delhi riots: Court denies bail to Tahir Hussain, says ex-AAP councillor used 'political clout' to fan violence

The court said there was "ocular evidence" from independent witnesses which placed Hussain at the scene at the time of the riots. If released on bail, the possibility of him threatening or intimidating the witnesses could not be ruled out, it added.

Centre targetting anti-CAA, NRC protesters in false cases, says Umar Khalid in pre-recorded message
India

Centre targetting anti-CAA, NRC protesters in false cases, says Umar Khalid in pre-recorded message

Khalid, in his video message alleged that the Delhi Police has been registering false cases against people who protested the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.

'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others
India

'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others

The complaint charges Bloomsbury India with "expunging the work and efforts of the writers, and without their knowledge or consent, leaking a PDF version of the book in public", while accusing Dalrymple and others of "offences of criminal intimidation and statements creating and promoting enmity, hatred, and ill will".

What the Bloomsbury India-Delhi Riots 2020 fracas highlights about the pernicious cynicism in Indian publishing
India

What the Bloomsbury India-Delhi Riots 2020 fracas highlights about the pernicious cynicism in Indian publishing

It’s true enough that Bloomsbury has a track record of publishing Hindutva propaganda. Here’s the thing, though — so does literally every other big player in English-language publishing.

Three authors sever ties with Bloomsbury India after publisher withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots
India

Three authors sever ties with Bloomsbury India after publisher withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots

The authors' statements come shortly after Bloomsbury India faced criticism as the launch of a new book, Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, was announced.

Bloomsbury India withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots after online uproar; cites 'deep sense of responsibility'
India

Bloomsbury India withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots after online uproar; cites 'deep sense of responsibility'

Bloomsbury India's statement read: 'In view of very recent events including a virtual pre-publication launch organised without our knowledge by the authors, with participation by parties of whom the publishers would not have approved, we have decided to withdraw publication of the book.'

Bloomsbury India in online row for book on 2020 Delhi riots; publishing house says it did not organise event featuring Kapil Mishra
India

Bloomsbury India in online row for book on 2020 Delhi riots; publishing house says it did not organise event featuring Kapil Mishra

Twitter users called out Bloomsbury for including Kapil Mishra in its line-up of panelists at a launch event. The publishing house has stated that its logo was allegedly used without its knowledge.

DRP School owner's son, who witnessed Delhi riots, files complaint after receiving threatening phone call
India

DRP School owner's son, who witnessed Delhi riots, files complaint after receiving threatening phone call

On 3 June, the Delhi Police had filed a chargesheet before a court in relation to the riots in which the building of DRP Convent School was burnt down.

Delhi violence was 'one-sided, well planned', thousands fled to native villages, says Delhi Minorities Commission report
India

Delhi violence was 'one-sided, well planned', thousands fled to native villages, says Delhi Minorities Commission report

A report of the Delhi Minorities Commission on the northeast Delhi violence has claimed that thousands of people have fled the city to their native villages in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, and that the violence was 'one-sided and well planned'

Hindustan is being divided, burnt, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after visiting violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi
Politics

Hindustan is being divided, burnt, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after visiting violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the values which are India's strengths — brotherhood, unity and love — have been burnt in Delhi violence and it has caused a dent in India's global image