Friday, 30 September, 2022
Topic1984 anti-Sikh riots

Topic: 1984 anti-Sikh riots

38 years on, Kanpur arrests 3 accused in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, hunt on for 51 others

A special investigating team was set up to probe the case — Sikh houses were allegedly burnt, killing dozens — following SC order 3 years back. 22 of 96 accused have since been arrested.

‘Rajiv Gandhi ka ailan/nahi banega Khalistan’: When ad agency helped Congress score big 1984 win

Rediffusion’s ad campaign with full-throated take on fears of separatism helped propel Congress to historic victory in the wake of anti-Sikh riots & Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

Indira Gandhi’s assassination was a turning point for photojournalists. It made them prime targets

In 'That which is unseen', photojournalist Prashant Panjiar compiles stories from three decades of covering India's most important events.

SC asks CBI to verify medical condition of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar

Kumar is serving life imprisonment in an 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and has sought an interim bail on health grounds.

Facebook Oversight Board says post critiquing RSS, BJP highlights minority concerns, allows it

Upon its review of the post which included the video, the oversight board says decision to remove it was not in line with Facebook's community standards.

UP SIT records statements of anti-Sikh riots victims’ families in Ludhiana

A Special Investigation Team from Kanpur visited the city and recorded the statements of families who had migrated to Ludhiana after the riots in 1984.

It isn’t first time Delhi Police probe into riots is being questioned. Happened in 1984 too

Several activists and civil servants have raised concerns about Delhi Police's investigation into February riots, calling it 'biased'. Something similar happened in 1984 as well.

‘No differential treatment’ — SC rejects bail for 1984 riots convict suffering from Covid

The SC observed that Mahender Singh Yadav was admitted to an ICU and there was no specific grievance against the nature of treatment being given to him.

SC rejects interim bail to Sajjan Kumar serving life term in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Declining the interim bail plea, the top court bench, holding proceedings via video conferencing, said that it would hear the regular bail application in July.

SC seeks CBI reply on parole plea by 1984 riot convict Balwan Khokhar

The former Congress leader, serving a life sentence in Tihar jail, has sought interim bail, citing various ailments that make him vulnerable to Covid-19.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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