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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.
(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.
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.
Delhi University professor Apoorvanand

DU professor Apoorvanand questioned by police for 3 hrs over Delhi riots, his phone seized

DU professor Apoorvanand says it is disturbing to see an emerging ‘theory’ that treats the ‘supporters of the protesters as the source of violence’.
Anti-CAA protests in New Delhi on 19 December | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CAA protesters’ arrest ‘designed to send chilling message’: UN asks India to free activists

US statement mentions 11 individuals, including Meeran Haider, Safoora Zargar, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Khalid Saifi, Dr Kafeel Khan, Sharjeel Imam & Akhil Gogoi.
Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan, the fifth sarsanghchalak of the RSS

CAA, Atmanirbhar Bharat, focus on Northeast were first propagated by this former RSS chief

The bugle for the need of many of these initiatives, which are now being initiated by Narendra Modi govt, was first sounded by K.S. Sudarshan, the fifth RSS chief. 
File image of North Block in New Delhi, which houses the Ministry of Home Affairs | Photo: Bloomberg

Modi govt transfers MHA’s media wing officers after ‘CAA wasn’t mentioned’ as an achievement

The Modi govt was irked over a series of errors by the MHA’s media wing, but not mentioning the CAA in the list of achievements may have been a ‘tipping point’.
Security personnel conduct flag march during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi | PTI

UN official raises concerns over hate speech in India, cites Subramanian Swamy’s comments

The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said India was seeing an increase in discrimination against minorities ever since the CAA was passed.
File photo | Villagers of Gorbheter and Bherveri, whose names are missing in the final list of NRC, stage a protest in Baska district of Assam, Monday, September 2019 | PTI

Assam’s NRC wound was re-opened and then conveniently forgotten by India

India has moved on from Assam — to animated rage about nationwide NRC, the discomfort with CAA and now, the biggest threat of them all — the coronavirus.
Anti-CAA protesters in Delhi lifting a banner which says reject CAB and boycott NRC.

Al Qaeda offshoot appeals to Muslims to unite and fight against CAA, govt sees Pakistan hand

Indian intelligence agencies have called it a ‘script of Pakistan’s ISI’ with an agenda to ‘divide India in these sensitive times’.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.