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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

Delhi HC stays Rs 25,000 fine on police in northeast Delhi riots case

The court, while hearing the police's challenge to a trial court order calling its investigation into the riots 'callous', said it can't expunge remarks without hearing the police.

Delhi Police opposes Umar Khalid’s bail plea in Feb 2020 riots case

The application has no merit and the prosecution would demonstrate the prima facie case against Khalid, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Alok Kumar told the court.
Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Delhi court to hear February 2020 riots accused Umar Khalid’s bail plea on 27 July

Umar Khalid along with several others has been booked under UAPA and is accused of being one of the 'masterminds' of the riots in Northwest Delhi in February 2020.
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

Loopholes in probe, FIRs wrongly clubbed — why court fined Delhi Police in Feb 2020 riots case

Police were pulled up for not maintaining a proper case diary and for filing witness statements across different booklets. Complaints of separate offences that required two different FIRs were clubbed as one.
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 riots accused Tasleem Ahmed to undergo treatment in govt hospital following court order

A Delhi court allowed Ahmed, who was arrested under UAPA, to get surgery in a hospital after he stated before the court that he was at risk of contracting a serious infection.
Graphic: Soham Sen | The Print

Why the Facebook summons case drew SC attention back to a case pending for 16 yrs now

The 2003-5 case, N. Ravi vs. Legislative Assembly and the Facebook vs Delhi Assembly cases deal with the issue of parliamentary/legislative powers and privileges and what constitutes its breach.
Delhi Police personnel on duty at Mustafabad on 25 February 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ishrat Jahan seeks bail in Delhi riots case, asks if having political affiliation is wrong

Ex-Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan, arrested under UAPA ,said there is no evidence against her in the northeast Delhi riots conspiracy case.

‘Vast powers must come with responsibility’: SC on Facebook’s role as social media platform

In an 188-page judgment that refused to quash summons to Facebook by a Delhi panel on riots, Supreme Court said Facebook has to be held accountable even as an intermediary.
Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India | Facebook

Won’t quash summons to Facebook in riots case, but Delhi panel can’t probe law & order issue: SC

The Supreme Court bench says Peace and Harmony Committee cannot 'don the role of a prosecuting agency' and delve into law & order issue as the 2 are prohibited domains.
A screen grab from the video of a man being arrested by the Ahmedabad police crime branch

WhatsApp, Facebook posts get it wrong. Man in this video not a Delhi riots accused

The Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages claimed the arrested man in the video is Siraj Mohd Anwar, a 'mobster' from Delhi.

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Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. What can we do to become more resilient?

Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

Talks ‘constructive’, India & China say remaining issues to be resolved in expeditious manner

In a joint statement Monday, Indian Army and PLA said 12th round of Corps Commander level talks 'further enhanced mutual understanding' and resolved to maintain momentum of negotiations.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.