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School students in classroom |Representational image | Manisha Mondal| ThePrint

Many Class 12 students of West Bengal board declared failed, protests across state

The agitating students said with no exams having taken place this year due to Covid, they were baffled by the evaluation process. Out of total candidates, 97.69 % have passed.

Congress to hold nationwide ‘symbolic protest’ against rising fuel prices on 11 June

Congress's KC Venugopal said in a letter to state units that there should a visible public campaign and demand for a rollback the price rise.
An island in the Lakshadweep archipelago | Wikimedia Commons

Lakshadweep administration issues new order to deploy govt officials in fishing boats

The administration's decision comes amid protests by islanders against its 'reform' measures. Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal termed the administrative decisions as a 'mockery'.
Women stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the 5th phase of State Assembly elections at Santipur, in Nadia | PTI

SubscriberWrites: Expression of dissent cannot occur on the streets of Delhi but in the voting booth

For Anmol Singhal, protests in Parliament or against government policy like the farm laws, cause civil inconvenience and undermine democracy.
Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan agitators burn a photo of French President Emmanuel Macron in protest against blasphemous caricatures published in France in 2020 | @SabahKashmiri | Twitter

France advises its citizens in Pakistan to leave country as violent protests grow

The Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan, a banned, radical religious group, took to streets Monday to force the government to expel the French envoy over 'blasphemous' caricatures.
Representational image of refugees from Myanmar protesting against the military coup in that country in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Why protests can’t fight state power: Just check out Myanmar, Belarus, Hong Kong, Russia

It certainly seems easier to start revolutions than to influence their course. The 12-year era of street protests resulting in regime changes looks to be over.
Patna: RJD legislators stage a dharna outside Speaker Vijay Kumar Singh's chamber during Budget Session of Bihar assembly, in Patna, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. | PTI

Bihar Special Armed Police Bill passed as House calls in police to control protests

The Nitish Kumar govt and state opposition have been rowing over the bill, which allows police to conduct searches and arrests without a warrant.
Members of the Panchamasali Lingayat community attend a rally at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru Sunday | By special arrangement

Why massive Bengaluru rally by largest Lingayat sub-sect has put CM Yediyurappa in a spot

The Panchamasali Lingayats have demanded they be granted a bigger slice of reservation under the OBC umbrella. But this has put Yediyurappa in a quandary.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students shout slogans during a protest against the draft hostel manual | ANI

Amid clampdowns and Twitter scrutiny, will students be able to openly express dissent?

To question, to challenge, to verify, to ask for accountability from the government is the right of every citizen under the Constitution. These rights should never be taken away otherwise we will become an unquestioning moribund society, which will not be able to develop any further. Justice Deepak Gupta rightly captured the essence of dissent when delivering a lecture in an event organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association on 24 February 2020. I am certain I am not the first person that has felt the need to talk about dissent, its importance and the manner in which several citizens have been denied this right under the present government. Many intellectuals and digital media houses have kept the discussion around dissent alive by practicing it themselves. And for that, we are grateful. But I want to use this opportunity to highlight the impact of the present circumstances in our country on students...
Security personnel during farmers' tractor rally in New Delhi, on 26 January 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Farmer unions demand judicial probe into tractor rally violence, cases against farmers

Samyukta Kisan Morcha leaders told farmers who got notices not to appear before the police directly. And also said 16 farmers who participated in the tractor rally were still untraceable.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.