Wajahat Habibullah

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'Manifestation of dissent should be civilised': Supreme Court on Shaheen Bagh protests; next hearing on 23 March
India

'Manifestation of dissent should be civilised': Supreme Court on Shaheen Bagh protests; next hearing on 23 March

The Supreme Court said that it cannot say repeatedly that protesters at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi has the right to protest but they cannot block roads

Shaheen Bagh protests: SC rebukes Delhi Police, says timing 'unconducive' to hear matter; hearing deferred to 23 March
India

Shaheen Bagh protests: SC rebukes Delhi Police, says timing 'unconducive' to hear matter; hearing deferred to 23 March

The Supreme Court Wednesday deferred the hearing of the Shaheen Bagh matter to 23 March as it took note of the sensitive situation in Delhi over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act

Shaheen Bagh protesters peaceful despite facing threats, SC-appointed interlocutor says in affidavit; blames police barricades for traffic woes
India

Shaheen Bagh protesters peaceful despite facing threats, SC-appointed interlocutor says in affidavit; blames police barricades for traffic woes

People protesting against CAA at Shaheen Bagh have continued their agitation despite threats and police barricading led to commuting woes near the site, Supreme Court-appointed interlocutor Wajahat Habibullah said in an affidavit

Shaheen Bagh protests: Supreme Court appoints three interlocutors, asks them to convince demonstrators to go to alternative site
India

Shaheen Bagh protests: Supreme Court appoints three interlocutors, asks them to convince demonstrators to go to alternative site

Democracy works on expressing views but there are lines and boundaries for it, the Supreme Court observed on the Shaheen Bagh protests.

Triple talaq: BJP's MJ Akbar told Rajiv Gandhi to overturn Shah Bano case in 1986, has now switched position
India

Triple talaq: BJP's MJ Akbar told Rajiv Gandhi to overturn Shah Bano case in 1986, has now switched position

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar has received fulsome praise for his speech in Parliament supporting the adoption of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017.

Govt should set up authority to 'compel' ministries to put info on websites, says Wajahat Habibullah
India

Govt should set up authority to 'compel' ministries to put info on websites, says Wajahat Habibullah

The government should set up an authority to "compel" ministries to disclose information on their websites and reduce the burden of RTI applications, India's first chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has said.

Bipin Rawat’s warning to Kashmir protesters: Govt is trying to find a military solution to a political problem, says Wajahat Habibullah
India

Bipin Rawat’s warning to Kashmir protesters: Govt is trying to find a military solution to a political problem, says Wajahat Habibullah

Wajahat Habibullah, former bureaucrat and an old Kashmir hand, part of the interlocutor team led by former Cabinet minister Yashwant Sinha, who visited the Kashmir Valley late last year and submitted a report to the Home Ministry, has expressed a sense of sharp disappointment at the army chief’s statement.

Kashmir: On a day Valley remains calm, Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meet separatists for peace
India

Kashmir: On a day Valley remains calm, Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meet separatists for peace

Senior BJP leader and former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha said his civil society group was trying to convince New Delhi to invite separatist leaders from Kashmir for talks

Radicalisation by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda is not just Islam's problem, but India's too
World

Radicalisation by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda is not just Islam's problem, but India's too

Islamic scholars would tell you that the 7th Century religion, which originally respects the ideals of religious pluralism, is a victim of misinterpretation. Its holy text has often been misinterpreted by terror groups to misguide the youth

Govt failed, but did not abet 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Habibullah
Politics

Govt failed, but did not abet 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Habibullah

Outgoing National Commission for Minorities chairperson Wajahat Habibullah, who served in the PMO when the anti-Sikh riots took place, says the government had collapsed in 1984 and the violence was a "massive failure" on its part.

99acres row: NCM to work with real estate website on Muslim property issue
Economy

99acres row: NCM to work with real estate website on Muslim property issue

National Commission for Minorities will work with a real estate website and Shehzad Poonawala, AIMA founder, to deal with cases of prejudice against Muslims in property matters.

Minorities Commission seeks review of anti-terror law
India

Minorities Commission seeks review of anti-terror law

Questioning the powers given to the police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah on Thursday said that his commission has sought a review of the Act by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

No Muslims ad in 99 acres starts fresh debate on discrimination
Economy

No Muslims ad in 99 acres starts fresh debate on discrimination

The petitioner in the case will seek formulation of guidelines to prevent any discriminatory ads from being posted.

NCM chairman Habibullah hopes to meet Modi to discuss riot victims' issues
India

NCM chairman Habibullah hopes to meet Modi to discuss riot victims' issues

National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Wajahat Habibullah said he hopes to discuss with the Gujarat Chief Minister the rehabilitation of 2002 riot victims among other issues.

 Ex-Major accuses SpiceJet of insullt, airline denies
India

Ex-Major accuses SpiceJet of insullt, airline denies

Shah was booked on a Guwahati-bound SpiceJet flight from New Delhi on 28 June.