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Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University clash with the police during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill on 13 December

‘Refuse to remain silent’ — Romila Thapar, Noam Chomsky & others condemn Jamia ‘brutality’

Petition signed by over 10,000 students & academics from renowned universities across the world also speaks up against ‘illegal siege & curfew’ in AMU over CAA protests.
Security personnel patrol a street during curfew a day after unrest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Guwahati | PTI

Assam rights body directs chief secretary to probe deaths in police action during protests

The human rights commission's notice also asks Chief Secretary Alok Kumar to probe the injuries to 27 protesters in baton-charge by the police.
Delhi High Court

CAA student protest plea transferred to Delhi High Court chief justice

The petition, filed by lawyer Nabila Hasan and JMI students Ladida Farzana and Ayesh Renna, seeks to direct authorities to release all who were allegedly detained during the protests.
Manjul | Firstpost

Delhi police’s reign of ‘lathis’ and a lesson for armchair activists

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Students of Madras University during a silent protest against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Act at the university campus | PTI

Police enter Madras University as students continue protest against Citizenship Act

Police said they entered the campus for the ‘safety of the students’, but the protesters alleged two students were picked up.
PM Narendra Modi with Bollywood stars

Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar— actors in selfie with PM Modi speak up over Jamia protests

Hindi actors, including those who were part in a selfie with PM Modi, were called out for not speaking up against the police action against students of Jamia Millia and AMU.
Protestors at Seelampur throwing stones at policemen

This isn’t just about Muslims, say anti-CAA protesters in Delhi, blame police for chaos

Protesters and police clashed in Northeast Delhi's Seelampur with stones being pelted, bikes set on fire and buses damaged.
Fire at Uluberia Station in Howrah district last Friday | Photo: PTI

Railways worst-hit in Bengal’s anti-CAA protests, but Mamata calls them ‘small incidents’

Railways have cancelled over 650 trains, and property worth crores has been damaged in anti-citizenship law protests. But only 17 FIRs have been registered.
Rajnath Singh in New York

Rajnath Singh defends Citizenship Act in US, says law is not anti-Muslim

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is in New York to attend the 2+2 Dialogue, said Indian culture doesn't teach us to hate.
Jharkhand Assembly elections 2019

Modi dares Congress to say it is prepared to give Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis

Hitting back Congress over the citizenship law protests, PM Modi accused the party of spreading lies and creating an atmosphere of fear for Muslims.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
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.