Tuesday, 17 December 2019

17 DEC. NEWS : Anti-citizenship act stir: Jamia, AMU protests: SC asks petitioners to go to High Courts, refuses to send inquiry teams/ 21 Injured in Seelampur Violence; 2 FIRs Filed and 5 Detained/ Sonia Gandhi-led Opposition delegation meets Prez over CAA, police action on students/ Scroll Investigation: Amit Shah’s all-India NRC has already begun – with NPR


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Jamia, AMU protests: SC asks petitioners to go to High Courts, refuses to send inquiry teams
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the pleas against police action on students at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi and AMU in Uttar Pradesh should be referred to relevant High Courts, Bar and Bench reported.The top court also refused to set up a fact-finding committee to investigate the police action against students. “Having regard to the nature of the matter and dispute and the vast area over which the matter is spread, we do not think it is feasible to appoint one committee for this,” the court said.The bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde directed the petitioners to approach the High Courts within whose jurisdiction the incidents took place. Bobde insisted that the facts of the case need to be established before lower courts first, and the top court should have the benefit of High Court orders.The bench said High Courts may appoint former judges of the Supreme Court to conduct inquiries after hearing the Centre and the concerned state government.“We are confident that the chief justices of various High Courts will call upon for inquiry, if needed, while appointing a committee including a former judge of the apex court or High Court after hearing the Union of India and respective states,” the bench said, according to PTI.The court added that the High Courts will be “at liberty to pass appropriate order with regard to arrest and medical treatment if brought to its notice after verification”.Opposing arguments by advocates Indira Jaising and Colin Gonsalves, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that no student had been arrested and 67 persons, including students and other miscreants, had sustained injuries. Several police personnel also sustained injuries, he said.“Students were take to the hospital, given medical care and no money was charged,” Mehta claimed. “In some time, Jamia University officer came and he identified the students and took them.”Mehta said the police had to use tear gas shells to disperse the crowd, but one of the protestors picked up the shell and tried to throw it back when it exploded. This was the reason for injuries, he claimed.Arguing for the petitioners, Gonsalves said Jamia was now in a better state, but the situation at Aligarh Muslim University was disturbing, with several students sustaining severe injuries.scroll
Supreme Court won’t set up panel to probe police action in varsities
Delhi : 21 Injured in Seelampur Violence; 2 FIRs Filed and 5 Detained
Twenty-one people, including 12 policemen, six civilians and three personnel from the Rapid Action Force, were injured in the Seelampur violence on Tuesday, 17 December, the Delhi Police said.Five people have also been detained, with two FIRs registered at Seelampur and Jaffrabad police stations, they further said.“2 police booths have been damaged. No lathi-charge was done by police,” Alok Kumar, the Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said regarding the incident.Earlier on Tuesday, protesters demanding scrapping of the amended Citizenship Act and the police clashed in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area. The protesters reportedly torched several motor bikes, pelted stones at police personnel and damaged buses and a police booth, according to PTI.Police resorted to baton charge and fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. Plumes of smoke billowed from at least two localities as the standoff continued for around one-and-a-half hours. Police later said the situation had been brought under control.According to a senior police officer, the protest began at around 12 pm, and the protesters were marching from Seelampur towards Jaffrabad. The protesters raised slogans against the new law as well as the NRC. They said two bikes of traffic cops were burnt by the demonstrators and CCTV cameras installed were taken away by the mob.Meanwhile, Faisal Ahmed, a protester, had been quoted by PTI as saying, "We have come here to raise our voice against CAA and NRC. I got injuries on my right leg during police attack." Police said there were initially small groups of people who started the protest against the CAA and they went in lanes and bylanes of Seelampur.Entry and exit gates at as many as seven metro stations in northeast Delhi had been closed on Tuesday in view of the protest. Later, five of them were opened.thequint
Violence In East Delhi Over Citizenship Act, Stones Thrown, Tear Gas
Former Congress MLA Asif Khan Named Accused In FIR In Jamia Violence: Delhi Police
Delhi Police on Tuesday said that the former Congress MLA Asif Khan has been named as an accused in the FIR, for involvement in Jamia Millia Islamia incident that took place on 15 December. Kasim Usmani (CYSS Student Wing of AAP), Asif Khan (Former MLA), Chandan Kr (AISA), Asif Tanha (SIO) have also been named in the FIR.Earlier today, a Delhi court sent 10 people, arrested in connection with the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) near Jamia Millia Islamia University here, to judicial custody till December 31. Metropolitan Magistrate Kamran Khan earlier sent six of the 10 arrested people -- Mohammad Hanif, Danish alias Jafar, Sameer Ahmed, Dilshad, Shareef Ahmed, Mohd Danish -- to judicial custody after police sought their custodial interrogation for 14 days.The court after a while also sent the other four --Yunus Khan, Jumman, Anal Hassan, Anwar Kala -- to judicial custody. Police had on Monday arrested them for their alleged involvement in the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia University here, it had said, adding that none of them were students. Sources said that the accused were identified through videos taken during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at JMI on Sunday. Police are interrogating them and also identifying other accused who were involved in instigating the violence, they said. The university had virtually turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, that led to violence and arson in which four DTC buses, 100 private vehicles and 10 police bikes were damaged.The situation remained tense in the university premises on Tuesday as protesters, including students and local residents, converged outside the varsity holding tricolour and placards to continue their demonstration against CAA and NRC.newsnation
Vegetable price rise in Jamia Nagar amid atmosphere of fear
As the apprehensive population of Jamia Nagar are stocking up food items and vegetables, the shop owners are looking to make a quick profit as vegetable prices rise.The prices of potato and onion have been increased and so has chicken.People are stocking essential items and so as the prices are increasing said a shopkeeper. Some women while complaining against the police brutality said that "We don't know about the future even many students are skipping school because of the fear atmosphere."Many children are not attending schools in south Delhi as buses did not ply on Monday and even on Tuesday.IANS
Sonia Gandhi-led Opposition delegation meets Prez over CAA, police action on students
Amidst protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in parts of the country, a delegation of Opposition leaders led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention in repealing the "unconstitutional and divisive" citizenship amendment law and forming a commission of enquiry to probe violent protests and the police action.The leaders submitted a memorandum to the President appealing to him to "advise" the government to withdraw the legislation and "safeguard our Constitution from being violated".Talking to reporters later, Sonia Gandhi said the Modi government was "shutting down" people's voices and bringing legislations which are not acceptable to them."...(we) met the President to plead with him to intervene in the situation in the North East, which is now spreading throughout the country...because of Act. It is a very serious situation. We fear that it may spread even further. We are anguished at the manner in which the police have dealt with peaceful demonstrations across India," she said."I think you all have seen that the BJP government...seems to have no compulsion when it comes to shutting down people's voices and implement a legislation, which do not seem to be acceptable to the people and to us in a democracy," she said. She said police personnel entered women's hostels in Jamia Millia Islamia and mercilessly beat up students who were demonstrating, which is their democratic right.CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said the President was the custodian of the Constitution.nationalheraldindia
No action against students at Jamia, but those engaged in vandalism: Amit Shah
Amid row over police action at Jamia Milia Islamia, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that no action is being taken against the students but only those who engaged in vandalism and arson. Shah, while speaking at an event in Mumbai said there is no action against students opposing the CAA. He also directed Delhi Police to ensure peace in the national capital.
Citizenship Act: Amit Shah remains defiant, says Centre will ensure amended law is implemented
Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on Tuesday refused to back down in the face of nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, telling the Opposition that despite its anger the Centre would do everything in its power to ensure that six non-Muslim persecuted communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan get Indian citizenship, NDTV reported.“Come what may, the [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi government will ensure that these refugees get Indian citizenship and live as Indians with honour,” Shah said at a rally in Delhi’s Dwarka locality. His remark came even as protests in the city’s Seelampur area turned violent.scroll
"If Anyone Destroys Public Property, Shoot Them At Sight": Union Minister
New Delhi: 4 days after people protesting the amended Citizenship Act set fire to a railway station in Bengal's Murshidabad, a Union Minister today warned that anybody resorting to such acts would be shot at sight by the authorities. "I have told the district administration and railway authorities concerned that if anybody destroys public property, they can be shot at sight. I am giving this directive as a Union Minister," Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said.The controversial statement by the Union Minister comes amid nationwide protests against the amended Citizenship Act.Angadi said that such violence actions cannot be condoned when the Railways already faces a lot of losses in West Bengal and Northeastern states. "As many as 13 lakh employees work there day and night to ensure the development and cleanliness of railway infrastructure. But some anti-social elements supported by the opposition are are creating problems in the country," he alleged. ndtv
Citizenship Amendment Act not anti-Muslim, says Rajnath Singh
The amended Citizenship Act is not anti-Muslim, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Indian community here and said “our culture does not teach us to hate”.According to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.PTI
Tehseen Poonawalla files complaint against PM Modi for his ‘clothes’ remark
Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla has filed a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying those protesting against Citizenship law “can be identified from their clothes”.“I have filed a complaint against our @PMOIndia shri @narendramodi ji for the words he used in a rally in DUMKA Jharkhand: “Unke Kapdo se pata chal jata hain!” This is an attempt at demonizing #Assam & Muslims citizens. @ECISVEEP must act against the hon PM. @SpokespersonECI,” Poonawalla tweeted.He also tagged the Election Commission of India and tweeted a copy of the complaint filed with the election body. He said the language used by the PM is an “attempt at demonising Assam and Muslim citizens”.Poonawalla’s remarks came amid the Opposition parties’ protest against the government over the newly amended Citizenship Act and the violence at Jamia Milia Islamia university in New Delhi.indianexpress
Jamia crackdown looked like Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Uddhav Thackeray
New Delhi : 2 days after police barged into the Jamia Milia Islamia campus and lathi-charged students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray likened the police crackdown on the students to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. An “atmosphere of fear” was being created with such actions, PTI reported.Condemning the violence, Thackeray said, “There is a deliberate attempt to create an atmosphere of unrest in society. The way police opened fire on students by forcefully entering the compound, it appeared like the Jalianwala Bagh massacre.”He said fear was being created in the minds of the youth of the country. “I feel no country can remain stable where youth are disturbed. I ask the Centre not to destabilise the youth of this country,” he said.Thackeray said the youth are the country’s future and they have a lot of potential. “The youth are like a bomb which should not be triggered. It is my humble request to the prime minister,” the chief minister said.When asked whether there have been any protests in Maharashtra against the Citizenship Act and the NRC, Thackeray said, “The state is peaceful so far.”indianexpress
BJP ally Akali Dal makes a U-turn, says include Muslims in Citizenship Amendment Act
Jumping on the bandwagon, BJP's ally in Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has demanded inclusion of Muslims as beneficiaries of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The party said that India is a secular country and exclusion of Muslims "is not justified".Welcoming the passing of the Bill, Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said the bill will enable the persecuted minorities to get the benefits of citizenship but the same should be extended to the Muslim community as well."Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians who were subject to persecution and atrocities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and were forced to migrate to India decades back were not able to get any facilities due to the lack of the citizenship. The Union government by passing this bill has given a new lease of life to these people but the second aspect is that Muslims have not been included," Cheema said."The stand of our party is very clear -- Muslims should also be given the benefit as our country and its constitution are secular. It clearly says that injustice should not be done on the basis of religion. The Union government should also include Muslims," he added.Akali Dal has, however, condemned the violence and damage caused to public property by agitators.Reacting to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh's remark that he will not allow the passing of the bill in the state assembly, Union Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said that rather than opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Captain Amrinder Singh should tell the people why the coffers of his government were empty."The law and order situation in Punjab has gone from bad to worse. Punjab's finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal is being called a 'Kangal Mantri' (bankrupt minister). Captain Amrinder Singh has failed to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. They are trying to divert the public's attention by citing a financial emergency," Harsimrat Kaur Badal said.indiatoday
"Come What May...": Amit Shah Refuses To Back Down On Citizenship Act
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today refused to back down in the face of nationwide protests against the amended Citizenship Act, saying that the centre will do everything in its power to provide citizenship to migrants from persecuted communities in neighbouring countries."Come what may, the Modi government will ensure that these refugees get Indian citizenship and live as Indians with honour," Amit Shah said at a rally in Delhi's Dwarka, even as fresh protests against the law broke out against the controversial law in Seelampur.Amit Shah tried to assuage the apprehensions of protesters, claiming that nobody's nationality would be lost because of the amended Citizenship Act. "I want to tell our students as well as Muslim brothers and sisters that there's nothing to fear. Nobody is going to lose Indian citizenship. The legislation is on the website for everybody to read. We believe in sabka saath, sabka vikas and injustice will not be done to anybody," he said, accusing the opposition Congress of trying to mislead the people.ndtv
Citizenship Act protests: ‘Urban Naxals’ instigating students for their politics, claims PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged students to debate and protest against government policies they disagree with, but asked them to be wary of “urban Naxals” who he claimed were using them for their politics. Speaking at an election rally in Jharkhand, Modi blamed the Congress and other Opposition parties for creating fear among Muslims about the amendments to the Citizenship Act.Modi reiterated that no Indian’s citizenship will be affected by the Act, no matter what religion they belong to. “The divide and rule policy of the Congress has already led to the Partition of the country once,” the prime minister alleged.scroll
"Will Take Back Illegal Bangladeshi Migrants If...": Sheikh Hasina's Advisor
Kolkata: An advisor to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the country will take back any citizen of the neighbouring nation staying in India illegally, if evidence is provided.The issue of amended Citizenship Act is an internal matter of India, Advisor to Ms Hasina on international affairs, Gowher Rizvi, said."We will take back any Bangladeshi citizen staying in India illegally. But India has to prove that," Mr Rizvi told reporters.He said Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists co-exist peacefully in Bangladesh.PTI
Imran Khan on Citizenship Act: ‘Modi government’s policies can cause a big refugee crisis’
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday warned the international community that the Modi government’s policies might trigger a “big refugee crisis” in South Asia, Dawn reported.Khan, who made the remarks at the first meeting of the Global Refugee Forum in the city of Geneva in Switzerland, mentioned three actions of the Indian government – the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the National Register of Citizens exercise in Assam, and the Citizenship Amendment Act. “We are worried there not only could be a refugee crisis, we are worried it could lead to a conflict between two nuclear-armed countries,” The Express Tribune quoted Khan as saying. “Our country will not be able to accommodate more refugees.” He urged the world to “step in now”.
Arundhati Roy: Please stand up against Citizenship Act, we’re faced with biggest challenge since independence
Famous writer-activist Arundhati Roy appealed Indian citizens to stand up and protest the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the Modi government last week.Issuing a statement, the author of “The God of Small Things” and many other acclaimed books said, “We are faced with the biggest challenge since independence”. “It will break the back of our Constitution and cut the ground from under our feet,” said Roy.Drawing parallels between demonetisation and CAA, Roy blamed the Modi government for “breaking the back of the country’s economy”. “3 years ago, we stood in line obediently outside banks as demonetisation was imposed on us, a policy that broke the back of our country’s economy,” her statement reads that was issued on Monday.“Are we going to stand in line once again, obediently, and comply with the policy that eerily resembles 1935 Nuremberg Laws of the Third Reich,” Roy asked. She said India will cease to exist if we accept this, adding that “we are faced with the biggest challenge since Independence.” “Please. Stand up,” she appealed.IANS
Every hit on students is a slap on democracy: Kamal Hassan on Jamia violence
Chennai:Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan on Tuesday broke his silence on Jamia University violence of December 15 over the Citizenship Amendment Act and termed it as "unfortunate".Targeting the Centre over the newly amended Citizenship Act, Makkal Needhi Maiam chief said that this is the beginning of the fall of anti-national forces in the country.Terming the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act as a government trick to divert attention from real issues, Kamal Hassan said, "When the future pillars of India, the students, raise questions, they are oppressed by the government"."Every hit on a student is a slap on democracy. There is no justification to students, no safety for women, and no answer to employment. It is a democracy only when the power is with the people," the actor-turned-politician said.Hitting out at rival party AIADMK for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act, Kamal Hassan said that the party is obedient to their masters (read: BJP). "You know who their masters are and that is what it is," he added.indiatoday
Anti-CAA stir in Delhi: Muslim bodies criticise police action on Jamia University campus
NEW DELHI: Muslim organisations issued statements on Monday condemning the police action on students at Jamia Millia Islamia during protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act on Sunday. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind chief Arshad Madani sought an investigation into those behind the violence and said that every person in a democracy has a right to peaceful protest. Jamaat-e-Islami, too, came forward in support of the students and demanded an independent judicial probe in the matter.Meanwhile, a faction of Jamiat, led by Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri through its general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani, filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court on Monday challenging the promulgation of CAA. Arshad Madani-led faction, too, will be filing a writ petition in the matter on Tuesday.In a press statement issued by the Arshad Madani faction of JUH pertaining to protests over CAA they said, “We are against any form of violence” and went on to assert that to protest is the democratic right of every citizen. “But question is that why did violence occur during the protests and who is behind it? It should be investigated freely and fairly,” the statement read.Maulana Madani said the students of Jamia had been protesting peacefully for last several days against the Act. “Why didn’t the students take the law into their own hands at that time? Then there was no violence? This is a question Delhi Police have no answer to,”Madani said.TOI
Jamia protest: Girl’s raised finger turns emblem of protest
New Delhi:The image of a woman in a maroon hijab, right index finger raised to warn a policeman not to hit a man crouching behind her, has taken social media by storm.Posters printed in solidarity with Jamia Millia Islamia students, who faced a police rampage on Sunday, feature a sketch of the bespectacled Farzana facing the baton-wielding, helmeted officer.Farzana, member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s Girls Islamic Organisation, is a 22-year-old BA Arabic student at Jamia.Woman from Kannur in Kerala has degrees in economics and sociology.Farzana rose to prominence after taking part in a successful agitation against Israeli participation in an event on the campus.On Sunday, Farzana had been part of a protest march against the amended citizenship law from Batla House to Parliament, which was stopped near Mathura Road. Chanda Yadav, one of the women students in the image that has gone viral, said Farzana and the others had tried to make their way through New Friends Colony only to face a lathi-charge. They then hid in the garage of a bungalow. When the police discovered them, cops pulled out journalism student Shaheen Abdulla and thrashed him till he bled from his face. Farzana, Chanda, Ayesha Renna and Akhtarista formed a ring around him to shield him.“I shouted at a plainclothes man who was hitting us: ‘Stop! If you want then call women police’. He backed off.Other policemen too backed off after beating us for 5 minutes….We saved him because what is wrong is wrong and this country is for everyone,” Chanda said.telegraphindia
New citizenship law: Student outfits plan protests across Maharashtra against police action in Jamia
Mumbai :Students organisations are set to stage a series of demonstrations across the state to protest the police action inside Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) in Delhi on Sunday evening. While protests are scheduled in Nanded, Latur and other cities on Thursday, the first of the student protests took place in Aurangabad and Mumbai on Monday. Various student organisations, including DYFI, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), SFI, Chhatra Bharati and other college groups will take part in these protests.On Monday evening, SFI led 400 students belonging to various communities for a protest inside Dr Babsaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad. Lokesh Kamble, Aurangabad president of SFI, said the students gathered near Dr Ambedkar’s statue and marched peacefully into the university campus. Various departments were forced shut by sloganeering protesters.Kamble said though they had police permission for a protest, a few students were detained when protesters began to get restive, and were taken to Begumpura police station for a couple of hours.“This was a student protest, in support of the protesting students in JMI, against police atrocities, and also against NRC and the new citizenship law,” Kamble said.Large groups of mostly Muslim protesters also staged demonstrations and rallies against the citizenship law across various towns, starting Friday. Most of these were organised by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, in Aurangabad, Latur and Nanded.In Aurangabad’s Kannad town, Jamiat Ulema Maulana Maimud Madani addressed a peaceful gathering of over 1,000 Muslim protesters on Saturday.In Osmanabad, nearly 2,000 protesters gathered outside the office of the district collector on Saturday. Sloganeering protesters held up placards against the new citizenship law. Another group of protesters also gathered at the same location on Friday. In Latur, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s protest was a silent march that ended with a speech on the new law.indianexpress
Viral Video: Jamia Millia Islamia students, alumni clean roads outside campus after protest
New Delhi :A day after the police crackdown in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) campus in New Delhi, a video of students and alumni cleaning the roads leading to the university has gone viral. The group of volunteers came together to clean up the roads in New Friends Colony area of Delhi after Monday’s protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and against the Delhi Police’s actions on the campus.As the protest ended late evening on Monday, a group of protesters noticed the trash that had accumulated outside the gate of the campus and decided to clean it themselves.In the video, the group of men are seen picking papers, sweeping the litter and putting them in big plastic bags for disposal in spite of the chilly weather. Shiraz Sheikh Babu was one of the volunteers and is an alumnus of JMI, presently working as a research associate. Babu told indianexpress.com that after the protests came to an end they noticed the litter and decided to clean it.“It was around 10 pm when the protest ended, and we thought we should clean it ourselves. With the ongoing protests, there was a lot of trash lying outside the campus’s main gate. So, around 10 or 12 of us, present students—both undergraduates and M.A level—and members of the alumni picked up everything to clean the area,” he said in a telephonic interview.On Tuesday, Delhi Police said it had arrested 10 people in connection with the violence on Sunday evening. A police spokesperson said most of the accused have a criminal background and none of them are students.indianexpress
Jamia Incident: Kashmiri Students Clash With Police In Srinagar
SRINAGAR;Violent protests rocked elite Islamia College of Science and Commerce on Tuesday when students clashed with police after they were stopped from leading a march to express their solidarity with their counterparts at Jamia Millia Islamia.Scores of students assembled in Islamia College of Science and Commerce and tried to hit the roads against the violence in Delhi, on Tuesday afternoon.  Chanting slogans, “Stop brutalizing students, We stand with the students of Jamia Millia University”, students tried to lead a protest march.However, a posse of police immediately swung into action and fired teargas shells inside the campus.  Police locked the main gate and did not allow the students to come out. Angry over the police action, students pelted stones on the cops which fired tear-smoke shells to disperse the mob.Three prominent journalist including Azan Javaid, Anees Zargar and Hakim Irfan were also thrashed by the police when they were discharging their professional duties. A police official said they exercised maximum restraint despite students resorting to massive stone-pelting. “Situation was brought under control”, he said.College administration blamed outsiders for the ruckus on the campus. “We have NEET facilitation centre in our college and some outsiders might have sneaked into the college campus. Otherwise, everything was going on in a hassle-free manner. No student was involved in any untoward activity,” said a college teacher.indiatomorrow
J&K: Police Beat Up Journalists Covering Anti-Citizenship Act Protests in Srinagar
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police officials beat up three journalists near Islamia College here, where the students were protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) inside their campus.Prominent journalists, Azaan Javaid, who works with ThePrint and Anees Zargar of NewsClick were beaten up by officials in Srinagar. Journalist Hakeem Irfan was also heckled by police officials while he was working.At around 2 pm on Tuesday, reporters and photo journalists ran towards the spot when they heard that student protests were happening against the CAA, which like the reading down of Article 370 has got worldwide criticism.thewire
Jamia ground report: Police entered mosque, beat up imam and me, claims former armyman
New Delhi:As India continues to seethe over the violence in Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia University on Sunday evening, eyewitnesses have now attested to the brutal crackdown of the Delhi Police on Jamia students.India Today Group Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai visited the Jamia campus and surrounding areas and spoke to those who witnessed the troubling incidents of Sunday.Many Jamia students who gathered on Monday in the university to protest the actions of the Delhi Police, held that policemen entered the campus forcibly and fired at innocent bystanders -- students who were studying in the university library and were not part of the protest or agitation outside as previously claimed.The testimonies from those present in Jamia on Sunday, suggest that the police targetted individuals indiscriminately, even entering the mosque on campus and hurting a local cleric.Recounting the police attack in the university library, videos of which have now gone viral on social media, one Jamia student said, "There were 50-60 students in the library. When the police started lobbing teargas towards the library, the students came upstairs and roughly 15 mins later, the police entered the campus by force. They broke the doors of the library and started shelling tear gas."India Today
Students From 19 US Universities, Including Harvard, Extend Solidarity To Jamia, AMU After 'Police Violence'
Over 400 students and alumni of 19 universities across the United States, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and Tufts on Tuesday extended support to students of Jamia Millia Islamia University and at AMU condemning the "brutal police violence" against them.In a statement, the students, majority of them Indians, said, "We demand the cessation of violence by the police and their complete withdrawal from university premises followed by a thorough and independent investigation into the blatant abuse of power by the police at the university premises."They also demanded student protestors be allowed to continue their peaceful demonstrations, "as guaranteed under the Constitution of India"."Reports and accounts by journalists, students, lawyers, and activists (including credible information shared online) reveal horrific and excessive use of force by police and paramilitary against students," the statement said.The students and alumni also condemned the use of violence against protestors in Assam resulting in the death of five people.They also expressed concern about the statement of the Chief Justice of India "terming these protests as ‘riots’" and characterising the situation as a law and order problem for the police to handle while not recognising the "violation of the rights of protestors".The statement was signed by close to 700 people, most of them Indian overseas students.outlookindia
Indian Students, Scholars In Many Foreign Universities Condemn Police Crackdown On Jamia, AMU Students
At DU, Delhi Police watched as ABVP members attacked protesters
In one of several country-wide protests that erupted on 16 December, students of Delhi University organised a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act,  as well as the police crackdowns on students of Jamia Millia Islamia and AMU that had occurred the day before. According to protesting students at Delhi University, members of ABVP attacked them, while Delhi Police either looked on, or joined in. The students later decided to shift their protest to Jantar Mantar. “As two ABVP women were dragging me by hair,” Mudita a student of Indraprastha college, told me, “women constables of Delhi police stood motionless right there, not doing anything.” (Some students interviewed for the piece requested that their last names not be published.) These women members of the ABVP proceeded to assault and drag Mudita out of the campus premises, breaking her spectacles in the process, she said. In the meantime, she added, the women constables looked on silently and appeared amused.Mudita’s description of the Delhi Police giving ABVP members a free hand to attack students during a largely peaceful protest resonates with the accounts of twelve other protesters and student leaders I spoke to at Delhi University on 16 December. A running thread in all these accounts was the skewed power equation between ABVP members and other student organisations, with the partisan behaviour of the Delhi Police tilting the balance in favour of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s student wing.caravanmagazine
Police Enter Madras University As Students Protest Over Citizenship Act
Chennai: A protest against the new citizenship law at Madras University was interrupted as the police entered the campus this evening. The students, who have been holding agitation for the last two days over the law and the police crackdown in Delhi on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, were deciding on their next course of action, when the police came. The university has announced holidays till December 23.The students had launched their protest yesterday, with a token march through the campus. ndtv
Citizenship Act: Akhil Gogoi charged with criminal conspiracy, unlawful association under UAPA
Assam-based anti-corruption and Right to Information activist Akhil Gogoi has been charged with sedition, intention to cause riot against national integration, punishment for criminal conspiracy and unlawful association under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, junior lawyer Kishore Kalita told Scroll.in on Tuesday. Scroll.in has seen a copy of the first information report against Gogoi.scroll
"Can't Stay Silent": Bollywood vs Bollywood Over Campus Protest Crackdown
New Delhi: Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, sweeping through college campuses across the country after the violence at Jamia University, is the latest controversy to divide the film fraternity, where some voices are louder than most and at the top, there is mostly silence.Actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Parineeti Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee Konkona Sensharma and Alia Bhatt, besides filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Maheh Bhatt and Sudhir Mishra were among those who took to social media to condemn the police crackdown on students.Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted saying he was "deeply disturbed" over "what the students went through", adding that "protests also cannot turn violent and lead to the destruction of public property".Actor Rajkummar Rao, in a tweet, condemned the "violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students", adding that he also condemned "any kind of act of destruction of the public properties".ndtv
Citizenship Act: Curfew Lifted But Assam Remains Off Work as Internet Ban Render Thousands 'Jobless'
Guwahati: Jolted by anti-Citizenship Act protests, Assam limped back to normalcy after a week with curfew being completely lifted from Guwahati and a few other places on Tuesday. However, internet suspension affected commercial activities that dependent on online services.Frustrated over the situation, nearly 12,000 drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola took to Guwahati streets."Our business runs on mobile internet and for last seven days, we are facing a very difficult situation. We are unable to feed our families. Many of us have to pay EMI of Rs 10,000 on regular basis. We fear we may become bank defaulters, Ismail Ali, President of All Assam Cab Operators Union, told News18. He claimed that many disgruntled drivers were "thinking of committing suicide".news18
Violence mars 12-hour bandh in Kerala against citizenship law, 233 people arrested
Kochi :Kerala Police took over 230 people into preventive custody across the state as several incidents of violence marked the 12-hour bandh invoked on Tuesday by a cluster of Islamic and political outfits against the controversial citizenship law enacted by Parliament last week.The bandh, called by a Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising of parties like the Welfare Party, SDPI and BSP, was deemed ‘partial’ in major cities like Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram as leading political parties belonging to the dominant LDF and UDF coalitions stayed away.Though private buses stayed off the roads in most districts fearing violence, services of the Kochi Metro, state transport buses, online cabs and auto-rickshaw were active. Private vehicles also were in large number in most areas. However, shops and commercial establishments downed shutters fearing violence.Despite instructions by the police to pro-hartal activists not to block vehicles or forcibly close shutters of shops, there were several such incidents. A number of state transport buses were pelted with stones in districts of Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kollam, Kozhikode and Kannur. A public bus belonging to the Tamil Nadu government which was travelling from Velankanni was attacked near Walayar on the Kerala-TN border. Near Thalassery in Kannur, protesters blocked a truck near the national highway and escaped with the key.indianexpress
Bengaluru: 9 students detained for organising protest against CAA, released after 3.5 hours
As many as nine students were detained Tuesday by the Bengaluru Police as they assembled to protest against the new citizenship law near Sir Puttana Chetty Town Hall in the city. The plan was to march from Town Hall to Freedom Park when they were stopped by the police.The students stated they were dragged into a van by women constables while resisting police intervention and were escorted to the SJ Park police station, where they were detained in two batches – the first three at around 11.15 am and the remaining by 12.30 pm.“Our phones were confiscated soon after we were detained without any reason. The police had my picture with them as they identified me by name as soon as we got out of an autorickshaw next to Town Hall,” a media and communications student who was one among the detained told the indianexpress.indianexpress
Muslim lawyers' body urges SC to declare citizenship law as 'unconstitutional'
NEW DELHI: An association of Muslim advocates on Monday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and seeking to declare the new law as "unconstitutional.""The Act violates Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution, as well as the Constitution's basic structure," said the Muslim Advocates Association (MAA) in its plea.ANI
Scroll Investigation: Amit Shah’s all-India NRC has already begun – with NPR
As protests sweep through India over the Citizenship Amendment Act as well as National Register of Citizens, an inconspicuous bureaucratic process to create a National Population Register has come under fire.In West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government stayed work on NPR on Monday citing the “interest of public order”.While the National Population Register has not made waves elsewhere, in West Bengal, activists and protesters have attacked the exercise, alleging that it is actually the first step to creating an all-India NRC. NRC is controversial: while its purported aim is to identify illegal immigrants, there are fears it could arbitrarily exclude genuine Indian citizens. Ignoring these concerns, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said BJP government will implement NRC nationwide before 2024.BJP has argued that NPR has nothing to do with NRC and is part of the Census.Scroll.in spoke to experts as well as accessed the legal orders around NRC and found this is not true. NPR has no relation to the Census and is, in fact, connected to the proposed all-India NRC. According to online literature published by Union government, the objective of NPR “is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country”. This database “would contain demographic as well as biometric particulars”. What sort of information would NPR collect? Scroll.in has viewed the 14 questions that form part of the exercise, for which a pilot project began in August. The questions include demographic details such as name, age, sex, relationship in household, nationality, educational qualifications, occupation, date of birth, marital status, residential address, birthplace and mother tongue. Till now, nothing here is very different from the usual data Union government collects via the Census. But then, NPR also asks a respondent where his or her parents were born.Moreover, the NPR also asks for Aadhaar details, driver’s licence, voter identity card and mobile number “if available”. An official told Scroll.in it is not mandatory for respondents to share this information.scroll
Amid Protests Over Citizenship Law, West Bengal Stays Work on NPR
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday stayed all activities relating to the preparation and update of the National Population Register (NPR) in the state, amid furore over a contentious amendment made to the citizenship law.An order issued by the Home and Hill Affair Department Census Cell to commissioners of Kolkata and Howrah municipal corporations and all-district magistrates said that all activities regarding the preparation and update of NPR have stayed.PTI
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No UNSC meet on Kashmir
NEW DELHI :A special meeting of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Kashmir was not convened on Tuesday, diplomatic sources have confirmed. The meeting was sought by China to discuss India's decision to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “Kashmir will not be discussed in the Security Council today. Our position has been very clear. Kashmir issue has to be treated bilaterally [between India and Pakistan]. We have highlighted this several times recently,” a French diplomatic source told The Hindu. China's move comes ahead of the expected meeting between the Special Representatives of India and China to discuss the border issue. It also cast a shadow on the coming ‘2+2’ meeting between India and the U.S., where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T. Esper will host their Indian counterparts S. Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh.The UNSC met on August 16, after China insisted on reviving the “India-Pakistan Question” in the world body's highest decision making unit where the issue had been dormant since it was discussed way back in December 1971.thehindu
Kashmir likely to be key issue of Malaysia summit:Economic Times report
New Delhi :The situation in Kashmir could figure among the key issues on the agenda of Malaysia-led Kuala Lumpur Summit of Muslim majority nations beginning Wednesday.The gathering could be seen as a mini-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet sans key Islamic states — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and UAE.Host Malaysia has invited Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar and Indonesia for the summit as part of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad’s efforts to emerge as a leader of the Islamic world. Some reports said that Iran has also been invited to the summit, but there has been no confirmation regarding this.Both Malaysia and Turkey have backed Pakistan on Kashmir issue since the Centre, withdrew the special status given to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.The plan for the summit was finalised during a trilateral meeting involving Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia in September in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, ET has learnt.Pakistan will attempt to bring Kashmir issue at the forefront of the summit, according to people aware of the matter. However, Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population and is a country that prides on its syncretic culture, may not back any move that focuses on Kashmir. While this summit may not split the OIC in near future, it is a clear attempt by Malaysia backed by Turkey to challenge Saudi Arabia’s leadership role in the Islamic world, according to experts who follow developments in the OIC. The Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 will be an important platform to bring the true message of Islam to the world, more so to resolve issues on radicalism and Islamophobia, minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said recently.economictimes
Kashmir economy suffered loss of Rs 17,878 cr in 4 months after Article 370 abrogation
The Kashmir economy suffered loss to the tune of Rs 17,878 crore in four months of restrictions and shutdown in the valley following abrogation of Article 370 and creation of two union territories out of Jammu and Kashmir, a trade body said on Tuesday.Releasing a comprehensive sector-wise report on losses due to disturbance after the August 5 announcement by Home Minister Amit Shah, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said the losses have been assessed based on Jammu and Kashmir’s gross domestic product of 2017-18. “The study has focused on the 10 districts of Kashmir Valley comprising 55 per cent of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir. A time span of 120 days has been assumed for the calculations. As per this method, Kashmir’s economy has suffered a loss of Rs 17,878.18 crores,” the report said.PTI
Money laundering case: Zakir Naik opposes ED plea to declare him economic offender
Mumbai: ZAKIR Naik has opposed the Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking to declare him a fugitive economic offender, stating that the amount alleged to have been laundered by him was received through regular banking channels.The ED had, in Sep, moved a plea seeking to declare him a fugitive economic offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.“The said amounts that originate abroad and are brought into India through regular banking channels, the source thereof cannot be questioned,” Naik had said in a reply to ED’s plea filed on Monday. The reply states that the alleged laundered amount is broken up in 3 part — the funds received in the bank account of his organisation, IRF, from 2003-04 and 2016-17 to the tune of 64.86 crore; the nearly Rs 50 crore transferred from his account in UAE to his personal account in India between 2012-16; and Rs 79 crore received by Harmony Media Pvt Ltd, controlled by Naik through another company for setting up a studio in Mumbai and for supply of content.Naik has said that in all 3 of these transactions, no person has been defrauded and hence no action can be initiated under FEO Act.“It is admitted in the notice issued by the department itself that some of that money was received by the accused through the Royal Families of Dubai and Gulf. Surely, the department does not want to further a submission that the royal families… were funding the accused in promoting terrorism in India,” the plea read.It further stated that there is no evidence submitted by ED to show that there is any nexus between Zaik and the IRF after it was banned under UAPA on Nov.17, 2016. It also stated that there is no proof to show that Zaik continues to be a member of the IRF.“…The amount of money received by the applicant (Naik) in the form of donations under no stretch of imagination can be termed as proceeds of crime under law,” the plea reads, referring to the Rs 114.06 crore that the ED called has specified as the amount under contention. The court will hear arguments from both ED and Naik’s counsel on the plea.indianexpress
Supreme Court dismisses plea asking for Hindus to be declared minority group in 8 states
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea filed by advocate and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking declaration of Hindus as a minority group in eight states and Union Territories, Bar and Bench reported. The public interest litigation had sought that minorities be identified based on their population in a state.The bench, comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant, said that the court has never held that religious minority status must be decided in accordance with state boundaries. “Religion must be construed as pan-India, not on political boundaries of states,” Bobde said.The court also dismissed the petitioner’s request to ask the Centre to issue guidelines for identification of minorities in states. “Who doesn’t know who is Hindu, who is Muslim?” the bench asked. “You need guidelines to tell you who is Hindu, who is Muslim etc?”scroll
Unnao rape convict Kuldeep Sengar’s sentencing deferred as court seeks his nomination papers
A court in Delhi on Tuesday deferred the sentencing of rape convict MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar till December 20, Live Law reported. The court asked Sengar’s lawyers to submit his nomination papers to ascertain his financial status for determining compensation to the victim.The court had convicted Sengar on Monday for raping a minor in 2017.Central Bureau of Investigation argued before the court on Tuesday that Sengar must be given the maximum possible sentence. “Based on Supreme Court guidelines, court must not show leniency in sentencing,” Public Prosecutor Ashok Bhartendu argued, citing a prior case.scroll
Delhi gangrape case: CJI Bobde recuses himself from hearing convict’s review plea
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the review petition of one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, Bar and Bench reported. He will set up a new bench to hear the plea on Wednesday.A three-judge bench, comprising Bobde and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Justice R Banumathi, was scheduled to hear the plea on Tuesday. Bobde recused himself because his nephew Arjun Bobde had appeared for the family of the victim in the earlier proceedings, according to Live Law.scroll
UP: Rape complainant sets herself on fire outside Unnao police station after accused gets bail
A 23-year-old woman on Monday set herself on fire outside the office of the Unnao superintendent of police in Uttar Pradesh after a man she had accused of rape got anticipatory bail from the court, The Indian Express reported. Witnesses told the police that she poured kerosene on her body and set herself ablaze before she trying to enter the premises. The fire was doused by women police constables. Superintendent of Police Vikrant Veer said the woman was in critical condition. She suffered 70% burns and was admitted to Hallet Hospital in Kanpur after being transferred from a district hospital.scroll
RSS leader, 4 others booked for enactment of Babri mosque demolition at Karnataka school
Bengaluru:Five members of a school management near Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district have been booked for the alleged enactment of the Babri mosque demolition by the students at its annual sports day.Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi and Union minister for chemical and fertilisers D. V. Sadananda Gowda were among the dignitaries who attended the event on Sunday.The case has been registered against RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat and four others who run the Sri Rama Vidya Kendra in Kalladka, some 30 kms from the coastal city of Mangaluru, under sections 295(A) and 298 (hurting religious sentiments) of the IPC.The police action came on a complaint by a Popular Front of India leader Aboobacker Siddique, who lives in the same area.PTI
Lt. Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane to Be Next Army Chief
New Delhi: Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane will be the next Chief of Army Staff helming the 1.3 million-strong force, official sources said.Lt Gen Naravane is currently serving as Vice Chief of the Army.Sources said Naravane’s appointment has been cleared at the highest level, adding the government has followed the principle of seniority in the appointment.PTI

*WORLD*
 Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death by Pakistan court for high treason
A three-judge Bench of a special court in Pakistan on December 17 handed down a death sentence to former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf for high treason, reported Dawn.The Lahore High Court on Monday issued a notice to the federal government on former Pakistan’s military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s plea urging it to stay the treason case trial before a special court in Islamabad, according to a media report on Monday.Musharraf, who has been living in Dubai since March 2016, in his application has asked the High Court to declare the proceedings pending before the Special Court and all actions against him — from initiation of the high treason complaint to the appointment of the prosecutor and constitution of the trial court — as unconstitutional, the Dawn newspaper reported.The three-member Special Court is expected to announce its verdict in the long-drawn high treason case on December 17, despite an earlier Islamabad High Court (IHC) order stopping the special court from issuing the verdict it had reserved in the case last month.thehindu
'Deeply damaging': Anger as Boris Johnson plans 'anti-BDS' law
London; UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to ban public bodies from boycotting foreign products from countries including Israel, a move seen as targeting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.Lord Eric Pickles, Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues and a former Conservative MP, confirmed the move, saying: "BDS is an organisation devoted to boycotting and removing investment from Israel, one of our key allies. We're going to ensure that public sector, places like councils and health authorities, can't work against Israel, can't prejudice Israel."BDS is just a thin disguise for ant-Semitism and we as Conservatives should always tackle racial discrimination. BDS is one of the worst, wink wink, nudge nudge, piece of racialism that we know."aljazeera
HRW highlights more than 50 years of oppression by Israel
Human Rights Watch has released a report highlighting what it says is more than half a century of Israel depriving Palestinians of their human rights.With no end to the occupation or a peace process in sight, the group says it is time for Israel to give Palestinians equality.aljazeera
Trump impeachment vote: US House panel to set debate rules
Democrats and Republicans will grapple on Tuesday over the rules of engagement for a historic vote this week in the United States House of Representatives, where President Donald Trump is likely to become the third US president to be impeached.In what is widely expected to be a marathon meeting, the House Rules Committee will decide how much time to set aside for debate on Wednesday before politicians vote on two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his dealings with Ukraine.
'Vicious crackdown': Iran protest death toll at 304:Amnesty
At least 304 people have been killed in the recent protests in Iran, Amnesty International reported on Monday, accusing security forces of "massacring" unarmed demonstrators.Video footage obtained showed Iranian security forces opening fire on protesters "who did not pose any imminent risk", according to a report by the London-based rights group. It called the actions of the Iranian government a "vicious crackdown".Philip Luther, the Middle East and North Africa director at Amnesty, said its information was based on "harrowing testimony from eyewitnesses".Thousands of protesters, as well as journalists, human rights defenders and students, were arrested, the group said.
Erdogan urges resettling of 1 million refugees in northern Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the resettlement of one million Syrian refugees in a "peace zone" in the northern part of their homeland - on a voluntary basis but in "a very short period of time"."We need to find a formula to allow refugees ... who travelled to Turkey to be resettled in their motherland," Erdogan, whose country hosts 3.7 million Syrian refugees, told the Global Forum on Refugees in Geneva on Tuesday.Housing and schools could be set up in the zone, where some 371,000 Syrian refugees have already returned since Turkish military operations to clear the area of "terrorist organisations", he said, naming the armed group ISIL and the Syrian-Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey-based PKK.

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At AIIMS, doctors and police treated detained Jamia protestors with hostility, ridicule:AHAN PENKAR
What Happened in AMU During the Night of Dec.15:Same modus operandi as Jamia
Why CAB should be opposed? Source : SIFY By : Syed Ubaidur Rahman
Citizenship Amendment: Executing the Unfinished Colonial Agenda:Arun Kumar
RTI Activists Disagree With CJI's View That Queries Have Created ‘Paralysis and Fear’:Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
Tears Rolled Down the Face of Mustafa Narrating Police Brutality at Jamia Millia:Syed Ali Ahmed
Five questions to Delhi and Aligarh Police remain unanswered
Protesters’ fears about new citizenship law are founded on history, accumulated experience;Sanjib Baruah
Those who care for democracy, freedom, secularism and equality must resist CAA:D. Raja
How and why Indian economy is losing its growth momentum: The Four Balance Sheet challenge
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