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AAP councillor Tahir Hussain | Twitter | @tahirhussainaap

Tahir Hussain bought 50 litre acid, empty glass bottles before Delhi riots, says charge sheet

The 17,000-page charge sheet by Delhi Police Special Cell has statements from Tahir Hussain’s neighbour, a scrap dealer & traders on his activities in the days before the riots.
Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

UAPA needed in Delhi, Bengaluru riot cases. Can’t let accused get away on technical grounds

In the background of the anti-CAA protests, an untoward incident during the high-profile Trump visit would have certainly shown India in poor light. Now Delhi Police has a case.
File photo of Umar Khalid | Facebook | @UmarKhalidJNU

Noam Chomsky, Mira Nair among 200 authors & filmmakers demanding Umar Khalid’s release

We stand in solidarity and outrage, with the brave young scholar Umar Khalid, arrested under fabricated charges of engineering the Delhi riots, they said in a joint statement.
Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Umar Khalid, arrested under UAPA in Delhi riots case, sent to judicial custody till 22 October

Khalid, who was arrested 13 September, has also been booked for sedition, murder, attempt to murder, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and rioting.
Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone | Wikipedia Commons

Times Now’s Navika defends WhatsApp ‘proof’ against film stars, Delhi riots scripted — News18

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India | Facebook

SC orders stay on summons to Facebook India V-P by Delhi Assembly panel on riots

SC takes adverse note of summons issued by Delhi Assembly's Peace and Harmony Committee to Facebook India VP Ajit Mohan, orders it to not hear the matter until 15 October.
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

Delhi Police’s riots charge sheet is a parody scripted to prove the Boss is always right

As you read Delhi Police's 17,000-page charge sheet in Delhi riots case, ignore every question because you must not allow petty facts to disturb a good story.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Umar Khalid who? Kanhaiya Kumar’s strange silence over his JNU comrade’s arrest

Except for a vague post on Facebook — Kanhaiya Kumar has been quiet on his former JNU ally and Tihar Jail comrade Umar Khalid’s arrest in the Delhi riots case.

Data politics in Parliament over migrant deaths, SAD ‘jumps ship’ amid rift with BJP

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Delhi Police patrol the northeast district where riots broke out in February. At least 53 people had died in the violence | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

How political masters are orchestrating Delhi Police in riots case: Julio Ribeiro

Retired IPS officer Ribeiro writes how the police misuse UAPA to keep those arrested without a trial for months, and questions Delhi Police’s evidence in riots case.

On Camera

Dear Pakistanis, don’t get swayed by Nawaz Sharif. Think of all I do for PM Imran Khan

Truth be told, Nawaz Sharif has always been jealous of the Pakistani Army, for he is the only leader who saw our political potential in Kargil, or during the 1999 coup.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?