Delhi Riots: News

06 Oct 2023

Delhi Police

NewsClick case: Delhi Police alleges 'larger conspiracy' in its FIR 

The Delhi Police, in its FIR, accused NewsClick of being part of a "larger conspiracy" to "disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India."

04 Feb 2023

Sharjeel Imam

Jamia violence: Court clears Sharjeel Imam, Asif Iqbal of charges 

A Delhi court on Saturday cleared Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam and student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha of all charges related to the Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMI) December 2019 violence, reported Live Law.

12 Dec 2022

Umar Khalid

Delhi riots-accused Umar Khalid granted interim bail for sister's wedding

A Delhi court on Monday granted interim bail to former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid in the 2020 Delhi riots case.

After de-enrollment, Jamia bans Safoora Zargar from entering university campus

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) issued an order banning its former scholar and Delhi riots accused Safoora Zargar from entering the university campus.

27 May 2022


2020 Delhi riots accused receives hero's welcome during 4-hour parole

Out on parole, 2020 Delhi riots accused Shahrukh Pathan, who pointed a gun at a police officer during the riots, was recently greeted as a hero by locals.

Umar Khalid denied bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

In a "larger conspiracy" case relating to the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Thursday denied bail to activist Umar Khalid.

20 Jan 2022


Second convict in Delhi riots case sentenced to 5-year imprisonment

A Delhi court Thursday sentenced Dinesh Yadav—the second person convicted in connection with the 2020 Delhi riots—to five years of imprisonment.

28 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

2020 Delhi riots were pre-planned, pre-meditated conspiracy: Delhi HC

The February 2020 Delhi riots were a "pre-planned" and "pre-meditated" conspiracy to disturb law and order in the city, the Delhi High Court said Monday.

10 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

I'll stop saying 'Salaam' if illegal: Khalid Saifi tells court

Alluding to Delhi Police's remarks on As-salamu alaykum salutation, Delhi riots case accused and activist Khalid Saifi on Friday said that he would have to stop saying it in case it is illegal.

09 Sep 2021


Delhi riots: Court discharges man of an offense

Discharging a man of an offense in the northeast Delhi riots last year, a court said that even though communal riots cases have to be considered with the utmost sensitivity, common sense should not be given a go-by.

04 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi HC grants bail to 5 in 2020 riots case

The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to five people accused in the murder of Head Constable Ratan Lal during the 2020 northeast Delhi riots.

30 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi Riots: Court criticizes 'poor' police probe, 'half-baked' chargesheets

A Delhi Court on Saturday slammed the Delhi Police for filing "half-baked" chargesheets in the 2020 Delhi riots case.

Facebook asked to appear before Delhi panel in riots inquiry

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Facebook India Managing Director Ajit Mohan, seeking to quash summons issued to him by the Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly.

23 Jun 2021


Mission to secure release of other political prisoners: Asif Tanha

Student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha, who was released on bail after being arrested under the UAPA in connection with the northeast Delhi riots, on Tuesday said securing the release of other political prisoners is their mission now.

18 Jun 2021

Delhi Police

Supreme Court refuses to cancel bail for Delhi riots accused

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to cancel bail for the three accused in the Delhi riots case.

18 Jun 2021

Tihar Jail

'Shows government's desperation,' Pinjra Tod activists on delayed release

Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha were released from the Tihar jail in Delhi on Thursday shortly after a city court ordered their immediate release.

17 Jun 2021

Delhi Police

SC to hear Delhi Police plea against activists' bail tomorrow

The Supreme Court of India will tomorrow hear an appeal filed by the Delhi Police against a bail order for three student activists, arrested in connection with last year's riots in the national capital.

16 Jun 2021


Delhi riots: Student activists seek speedy release from jail

JNU students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, who have been granted bail by the Delhi High Court in the riots conspiracy case, have moved a trial court in Delhi seeking immediate release from jail.

Student bodies happy after bail granted to Pinjra Tod members

Student activists and bodies on Tuesday welcomed Delhi High Court's order to grant bail to Pinjra Tod members Devanagana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, and Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha. They were arrested under the stringent UAPA in connection with the Delhi riots last year.

10 May 2021

Delhi High Court

Riots accused Natasha Narwal gets 3-week bail after father's death

The Delhi High Court on Monday granted interim bail to Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal in the Delhi riots case after her father died due to COVID-19.

03 May 2021

Delhi Police

2020 Delhi riots 'reminiscent of carnage during partition,' says Court

A court in Delhi has called the 2020 Delhi riots "reminiscent of carnage during the days of partition" while rejecting the anticipatory bail petition of a man accused of attacking a boy of a different community.

15 Apr 2021

Umar Khalid

Delhi court grants bail to Umar Khalid in riots case

A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to activist Umar Khalid in connection with last year's riots in Northeast Delhi.

10 Mar 2021

G Kishan Reddy

1,829 arrested, 755 FIRs lodged in northeast Delhi riots

As many as 755 FIRs have been registered and 1,829 people were arrested in connection with the northeast Delhi riots last year, the Centre informed Parliament on Wednesday.

07 Oct 2020

Delhi Police

Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bagh

In a declaration having far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said public places can't be occupied indefinitely, as it gave the verdict in the Right to Protest v/s The Right to Mobility matter, linked to the Shaheen Bagh sit-in agitation.

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

Amnesty International has decided to stop its India operations, as it has been subjected to a witch-hunt by the government of India, the NGO working for human rights said in a press statement on Tuesday.

24 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the February riots in the city.

22 Sep 2020


How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

In its charge-sheet related to Delhi riots, that broke out in February 2020, the Delhi Police claimed that seeds for the violence were sowed after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared and that the conspirators wanted to topple an elected government.

16 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

14 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

Umar Khalid, a former student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was arrested late Sunday night by a special cell of Delhi Police in connection to the February riots of Northeast Delhi.

10 Jun 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed three chargesheets in connection to the riots that broke out in the National Capital in February this year, which left more than 50 dead.

22 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

14 Mar 2020


Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

A link has emerged between last month's communal violence in Delhi and a non-government organization (NGO) based in Indonesia.

11 Mar 2020

Intelligence Bureau

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

08 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

'84 riots survivor saved 60 Muslims during Delhi violence

As a violent mob ravaged Northeast Delhi two weeks ago, a man and his son saved as many as 60 lives in the Gokulpuri locality.

07 Mar 2020

Prakash Javadekar

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

04 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

03 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

03 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

#DelhiRiots: Shahrukh, who fired bullets, pointed gun at cop, arrested

Days after he fired multiple rounds of bullets at Delhi Police, Shahrukh was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday. On February 24, he pointed a gun at a constable, who faced him with a lathi.

03 Mar 2020

Donald Trump

Delhi riots: 122 homes, 301 vehicles damaged, says interim report

With the dust on one of the worst communal clashes to hit Delhi settling, officials are assessing the damage and the details are staggering.

02 Mar 2020


'If we stay quiet...', Rohit Shetty's advice on Delhi riots

Last week, the national capital was hit by one of the worst communal riots in decades, witnessing a large number of deaths and massive destruction of property.

02 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi riots dominate Parliament, leaders lose cool; both Houses adjourned

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after opposition raised the issue of the Delhi riots on Monday. The Budget session of the Parliament resumed today and will continue till April 3.

Did politicians' hate-speech spark Delhi riots? SC to hear plea

Hate speech of politicians that may have played a major role in last week's violence in Delhi will be taken up by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said today.

02 Mar 2020

Lok Sabha

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

#DelhiViolence: Property gutted, riot-victims struggle to show proofs for compensation

Last week, residents of riot-hit areas of Northeast Delhi struggled to stay alive, and now the victims are trying to pick up the pieces.

01 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act since mid-December.

29 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

Schools in Northeast Delhi have been ordered shut till March 7, officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Saturday, according to PTI.

29 Feb 2020


Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read

Today is February 29, an extra day life has given us. And, how do I utilize that extra day? By giving unsolicited gyaan to people who would never listen to me.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Shahrukh, who fired at Delhi police, escaped; kin untraceable too

On Monday, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in Delhi, a daunting image was plastered across TV news channels.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Toll climbs to 38, Centre says situation improving

This week, India's national capital, Delhi, was rocked by Hindu-Muslim riots, in which 38 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi violence: 2 SITs to probe case; all FIRs transferred

Days after communal violence erupted in Northeast Delhi, two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) were formed on Thursday to probe the case.

27 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

27 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

If there was one person who could have controlled the Delhi riots, it was Narendra Modi. Systemic failure No. 1.

27 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi Police got intel inputs about possible escalation, failed nevertheless

Delhi Police once touted as the most elite force in India, fell from grace this week as it turned a blind eye to the violence that burned the national capital.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Guns, petrol-bombs, swords, and hammers used in violence

For over two days, Delhi burned this week taking the lives of as many as 28 people, including a head constable and an Intelligence Bureau official.