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Why the root of Delhi’s Hindu-Muslim riots is a malevolent creeper planted by Supreme Court

The top court wrote a diabolical chronology and playbook through its Assam NRC order, and the BJP turned it into an all-conquering, polarising dog-whistle.
A mob climbed the minaret of the Badi Masjid and planted a saffron flag.

Desecration of mosque damaged harmony Delhi’s Ashok Nagar stood for, says Hindu resident

Three houses of Muslims in Northeast Delhi’s Ashok Nagar were set ablaze Tuesday. Residents thank Hindu neighbours for helping, blame ‘kids from outside’ for attack.
Delhi High Court

In midnight hearing, Delhi HC asks police to ensure emergency treatment for riot victims

During the hearing at Justice S Muralidhar’s residence, Delhi HC tells police to ensure safe passage of the injured riot victims stuck in a Mustafabad hospital to GTB or other govt hospitals.
Security personnel on duty in Delhi's Kardam Puri on 25 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi violence updates: ‘Shoot-at-sight’ orders in place, northeast border security tightened, schools to stay shut

Follow live updates on the situation in Northeast Delhi where violent clashes have resulted in 11 deaths, including a police constable.
Justice Deepak Gupta | YouTube

Suppression of dissent has a chilling effect on democracy: Justice Deepak Gupta

Whenever I find myself in trouble, I find the solution in the Constitution, says SC judge Gupta at the inaugural lecture of the Supreme Court Bar Association. Read his full speech here.
Protestors holding Tricolour flags raise slogans during a protest against CAB, NCR, NPR at Jamia college, in New Delhi | PTI

Hundreds of children, students & senior citizens march towards Jantar Mantar against CAA

Dr Kafeel Khan's wife and Sharjeel Imam's brother also participated in the march taken out under the banner of Welfare Party of India.

Karnataka anti-CAA school play: Should children not participate in political movements?

The questioning of 85 children of a Karnataka school by the police over a play that was allegedly staged against the Citizenship Act has drawn sharp criticism.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Governor Jagdeep Dhankar at the assembly

Governor Dhankar sticks to his word, reads out Mamata govt Budget speech without any changes

Dhankar’s speech included Mamata govt’s anti-CAA stand, words such as ‘divisive India’ and ‘intolerance’. He wanted changes but was refused. He read it anyway.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in the Rajya Sabha on 6 February

Liaquat pact, letter to Bordoloi, CAA — the 24 times PM Modi mentioned Nehru in Parliament

PM Modi invoked Jawaharlal Nehru 23 times in Lok Sabha and once in Rajya Sabha as he justified the Citizenship Amendment Act in Parliament Thursday.
Uddhav Thackeray | @ShivSena/Twitter

Shiv Sena flip-flop on CAA continues, now Uddhav Thackeray says law has been misunderstood

Shiv Sena had earlier said the law could lead to an ‘invisible partition’ in India, but Uddhav Thackeray now says in Saamana his party supports CAA, is against NRC.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.