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Protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh holding placards against the CAA, NPR and NRC

Protests can’t block public areas indefinitely, authorities failed to resolve Shaheen Bagh — SC

The judgement was pronounced on a petition filed by advocate Amit Sahni against the anti-CAA protests in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh that went on from December 2019 to earlier this year.
Rioters set ablaze a shop during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi's Gokulpuri, on 25 February | File photo: PTI

Anti-CAA protesters wanted to engineer Delhi riots, not just block roads, says charge sheet

Delhi Police says there are WhatsApp records of ‘key conspirators’ holding meetings & discussing consequences, including possible riots, and still going ahead.
File image of Umar Khalid | Facebook

Umar Khalid’s arrest shows the future of dissent in India only gets darker from here

Those questioned by Delhi Police share with me their harrowing experience of being repeatedly called to interrogation chambers and threatened with imprisonment.
(L-R) Kafeel Khan, Devangana Kalita and Sharjeel Usmani | ThePrint

Kafeel Khan, Sharjeel Usmani, Devangana Kalita’s orders not part of pattern, but exceptions

In one respect, what is happening now is worse than 1984. Instead of just shielding the guilty, the police are actively going after anti-CAA protesters.
AAP councillor Tahir Hussain | Twitter | @tahirhussainaap

Tahir Hussain received cash from suspect sources to fuel anti-CAA riots, says ED

The ex-AAP councillor was arrested in connection with ongoing PMLA investigation into his role in funding of anti-CAA protests and riots in Delhi February, 2020.
Home Minister Amit Shah, PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath

What makes Modi’s BJP invincible? The cynicism that India is dead

The anti-CAA movement didn’t pose any political challenge to BJP. It’s the hope it generated that was dangerous — the idea that ordinary people could believe in a better India.
Images of the Brighter Khuzama project | Photo: Khuzama Students' Care Union's Facebook page

Nagaland engineer sets up mini hydropower plant to power street lights on national highway

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on 14 January

‘His role was inconsequential’ — Shaheen Bagh protesters slam Shahzad Ali who joined BJP

Shaheen Bagh protesters also hit out at AAP for saying Shahzad Ali and others joining the BJP shows entire anti-CAA protest was ‘scripted by BJP’.
Protests against the CAA-NRC in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Engagement for action’ is International Youth Day 2020 theme & India’s young living up to it

In India, youth activism has been in the spotlight lately, with protests against CAA, NRC and other issues taking place across the country.
People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

15 women, 30 men sexually assaulted by Delhi Police at February CAA clash in Jamia, report says

The report is based on a fact-finding mission conducted by National Federation of Indian Women which gathered testimonies from the injured and doctors & nurses who treated them.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.