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Right to protest cannot be anytime, everywhere — SC dismisses Shaheen Bagh review plea

The top court said there may be spontaneous protests but in case of prolonged dissent or protest, there can't be continued occupation of public place affecting the rights of others.
MPs in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on 3 February, 2021.| PTI

Opposition should not make farmers’ protest another Shaheen Bagh, says BJP in Rajya Sabha

BJP member Bhubaneswar Kalita said the government has given new rights to farmers through the farm farm laws and none of their rights or facilities have been taken away.
File photo of Kapil Gujjar being taken away by police | PTI

BJP cancels Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil Gujjar’s membership, hours after he joined party

Ghaziabad BJP chief Sanjeev Sharma says the party wasn’t aware of Gujjar’s 'Shaheen Bagh past'. He had joined the party earlier in the day.
Illustration by Soham Sen/The Print

The 2020 Hall of Fame: The people who shone in a difficult year

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Singhu border shouldn’t become Shaheen Bagh, says Zee News, Ravish on Khalistanis at protests

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Bilkis Bano, popularly known as Shaheen Bagh’s 'Dadi', returned after being denied to join farmers protest at Singhu border in New Delhi on 1 December

Shaheen Bagh ‘Dadi’ stopped from joining farmers’ protest at Singhu border

Delhi Police personnel stopped the 82-year-old and requested her to return home citing her age and the ongoing Covid pandemic.
(From left) Ridhima Pandey, Manasi Joshi, Bilkis Bano and Isaivani | Image: ThePrint team

Shaheen Bagh ‘dadi’ Bilkis Bano, three other Indians in BBC’s 2020 list of inspiring women

Besides Bano, para-athlete Manasi Joshi, 12-year-old climate activist Ridhima Pandey and 'gaana' singer Isaivani are among the 100 women BBC listed.
Shaheen Bagh | ThePrint

Supreme Court’s Shaheen Bagh judgment is well-meaning judicial anguish, not binding law

Constitutional questions require dissection with a sharp surgical knife; what the Supreme Court used in the Shaheen Bagh case instead was a hacksaw.
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Rhea Chakraborty deserved bail in drugs case, NCB charges were a mockery of law

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on 14 January

Authorities failed in Shaheen Bagh, protests should not obstruct public spaces, SC says

Supreme Court pronounced judgment on a petition against the Shaheen Bagh protests for blocking roads and causing inconvenience to the public. Read the full judgment here.

On Camera

People sit at outdoor dining tables set up outside a restaurant at Covent Garden in London, on 11 May 2021

Why the Covid variant from India won’t halt UK’s reopening plans, at least not yet

The variant from India is now evident in most regions of the UK & it is likely to spread further. Yet there are reasons to be hopeful that this time will be different.
A volunteer shows an oxygen concentrator machine at Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, on 10 May 2021 | PTI

Commerce ministry exempts public procurement of Covid supplies from Make in India preference

The order issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said the exemption shall be applicable till 30 September.

Defence

Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA arrests People’s Liberation Army leader for killing Assam Rifles official in Manipur

Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, was arrested for alleged involvement in an ambush on a road-opening party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur's Chandel on 15 November 2017.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.