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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta withdraws from Delhi riots case ‘out of disgust’ after spat

A spat ensued between Tushar Mehta and Delhi govt counsel Rahul Mehra when the latter objected to the solicitor general’s presence in a bail-related case.
Jamia Millia Islamia M.Phil. student Safoora Zargar | Photo: Facebook | Safoora Zargar

Delhi High Court grants bail to Safoora Zargar after police concedes on humanitarian grounds

Jamia student Safoora Zargar was arrested on 10 April and had been charged under the stringent UAPA for her alleged role in the Northeast Delhi riots.
The United Against Hate team at a protest meet in 2019. Umar Khalid (centre) with CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar next to him. Nadeem Khan at the mic. | Photo: Special arrangement/UAH

United Against Hate, the ‘fact-finding’ group accused of conspiracy in Delhi riots

Delhi Police charge sheet names United Against Hate & its members Khalid Saifi & Umar Khalid alleging their link to 'deep-rooted conspiracy' that resulted in riots.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

FIRs in Northeast Delhi riots ‘sensitive’, can’t be uploaded online: Police to HC

The Delhi Police defended its decision to not upload the FIRs as sharing them, it said, would disclose the names of complainants, witnesses as well as the accused.
File image of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind general secretary Mahmood Madani | Photo: ANI

More Muslims are killed in riots, then more of them get arrested, it’s not new: Mahmood Madani

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind’s Mahmood Madani slams ‘one-sided’ arrests in Delhi riots, asks why leaders who spoke of ‘blood on streets’ aren’t behind bars.
Vinod Dua | Twitter

Delhi HC stays investigation in criminal case against journalist Vinod Dua till 23 July

The court, in an interim order, said it was of a prima facie view that further proceedings are likely to cause unjustified harassment to the scribe. The court, in an interim order, said it was of a prima facie view that further proceedings are likely to cause unjustified harassment to the scribe.
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Don’t share information on allegations, evidence against Delhi riots accused: HC to police

Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita had approached the Delhi High Court alleging that the Delhi Police was ‘selectively leaking’ details of the allegations against her.
Scenes of destruction at Bhajanpura in Northeast Delhi, where riots killed 37 people

Police to file charge sheet against 6 accused for murdering senior citizen in Delhi riots

The police investigation team identified and arrested six accused based on the oral, video and other technical evidence including CDR.
Jamia Millia Islamia M.Phil. student Safoora Zargar | Photo: Facebook | Safoora Zargar

Would Indians still care about Safoora Zargar or Kerala elephant had they not been pregnant

The media has reduced the identity of a fierce Muslim activist resisting state repression, to a pregnant, subjugated woman.
Elephants crossing a road |Representational image |Commons

Elephant blame-game in Aaj Tak, ABP & Navika Kumar claims victory over Lutyens lobby

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On Camera

‘Think tank’ control room, roping in NGOs and entrepreneurs — How Kanker district fought Covid

District Collector of Uttar Bastar Kanker, Chhattisgarh, writes about his admin’s humanitarian approach in providing support at the grassroots level during Covid.
An employee walks past gantry cranes loading shipping containers onto trucks from the Cosco New York container ship docked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why India’s growing economic reliance on China will be tough to break

India buys everything from electronics to key drug ingredients to industrial machinery from China and reducing that reliance won’t be easy, experts say.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.