Delhi Riots

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Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

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.

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

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.

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

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.

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

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.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

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.

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

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.

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

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.

Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

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.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

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.

'84 riots survivor saved 60 Muslims during Delhi violence

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.

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

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.

Delhi riots: Murder-accused, suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain gets arrested

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.

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

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.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

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.

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

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.

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

01 Mar 2020

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.

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

29 Feb 2020

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.

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

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.

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

28 Feb 2020

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.

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

28 Feb 2020

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.

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

27 Feb 2020

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.

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

27 Feb 2020

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.

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

27 Feb 2020

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.

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

27 Feb 2020

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.

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

27 Feb 2020

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'

27 Feb 2020

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.

Delhi Police got intel inputs about possible escalation, failed nevertheless

27 Feb 2020

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.

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

27 Feb 2020

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.