Articles about Delhi Riots
10 Sep 2021
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 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 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.
08 Jul 2021
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
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
'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
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.
15 Jun 2021
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
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
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
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
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.
25 Nov 2020
Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans
In a supplementary charge-sheet filed in connection to the riots in Northeast Delhi, police said former JNU student Umar Khalid exploited the "religious fanaticism" of Sharjeel Imam, another scholar from the prestigious university, for his benefit.
07 Oct 2020
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.
29 Sep 2020
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
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.
23 Sep 2020
No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC
A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.
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 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 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 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 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
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
'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
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.
05 Mar 2020
Delhi riots: Murder-accused, suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain gets arrested
Expelled AAP leader Tahir Hussain, who is an accused in the murder case of Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma, was on Thursday arrested after a Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court rejected his surrender plea.
04 Mar 2020
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
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
#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
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
Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore for the family of the Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, killed in the recent violence in Northeast Delhi.
02 Mar 2020
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.
02 Mar 2020
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
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.
02 Mar 2020
#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.