Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicNortheast Delhi violence

Topic: Northeast Delhi violence

Muslims have to constantly offer ‘proof of patriotism’. Delhi riots just amplified the extent

In an essay in 'Citizenship: Context and Challenges', Fatima Khan details the experience of covering the Delhi riots 2020 and its impact on Muslims in the city.

Delhi court discharges eight accused of arson during February 2020 Delhi riots

Eight people were arrested based on 12 complaints filed by shopkeepers who alleged that their shops were looted and vandalised during the communal violence in northeast Delhi.

Callous probe, no real effort made to trace witnesses — full text of court order on Delhi riots

While discharging three accused in a Delhi riots case, a Delhi court said the police hardly carried out any investigation.

Judge pulls up Delhi Police 2nd time this week, says it ‘hardly carried out probe’ in riots cases

While hearing two cases related to 2020 riots, Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav Thursday says investigation clearly shows Delhi Police are merely trying to 'pull wool over the court’s eyes'.

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.

SC says law provisions not to be debated in bail matters of activists in Delhi riots case

A bench of Justices S K Kaul and Hemant Gupta responded to Delhi police's plea to set aside bail granted to three activists and said that debates on bail orders are 'troubling'.

‘Misleading, incorrect’ — govt issues point-by-point rebuttal to ‘partly free’ tag for India

A report by US think tank Freedom House has given India a ‘global freedom score’ of 67/100, downgrading its status from ‘free’ to ‘partly free’.

A mother fights on to put faces to ‘policemen’ who fatally injured son during Delhi riots

Faizan is one of estimated 53 people killed in last year's Delhi riots. The youngster — along with 4 others — was allegedly assaulted by policemen in Kardampuri on 24 Feb.

How residents in riot-hit NE Delhi are rebuilding lives — these then-&-now photos tell the story

Shops, homes and other properties that were burnt or vandalised during the February 2020 riots in northeast Delhi have since been rebuilt.

CCTVs ‘incapacitated’ during Delhi riots — police finds ‘fresh proof’ to say violence planned

Police says second supplementary charge sheet with details of CCTV findings from 24 Feb 2020 will be filed in UAPA-conspiracy case. Defence counsel says Delhi Police in habit of misusing evidence.

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One shot vaccine to protect against all Covid variants is within reach. Here’s how to grab it

Many vaccine scientists are already working on the development of pan-coronavirus vaccines, capable of quashing any variant that exists or might emerge.
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India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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