Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicShaheen Bagh

Topic: Shaheen Bagh

Not the end, but a historic step — Urdu press lauds SC’s decision to suspend sedition law

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Encroachment doesn’t see religion, so why should action against it’, says Delhi BJP chief

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta spoke to ThePrint about anti-encroachment drives in Delhi, arrest of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga and his party’s gameplan for the municipal elections.

After bulldozer inaction at Shaheen Bagh, FIR against AAP’s Amanatullah Khan ‘for interference’

FIR was filed based on South Delhi Municipal Corporation's complaint. Earlier, Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta had sought action against AAP & Congress leaders for 'obstructing' anti-encroachment drive. 

Bulldozers in Shaheen Bagh, but no demolition: How residents averted ‘law-and-order situation’

SDMC sent 'JCBs' to demolish ‘illegal encroachments’ in Shaheen Bagh Monday. Residents themselves took down many structures, some claimed it was failed attempt to ‘provoke Muslims’.

‘No pleas by political parties,’ SC on CPI(M) petition to stop Shaheen Bagh demolition

CPI(M)’s plea was dismissed after the party withdrew it; the top court asked them to approach the Delhi High Court.

Bulldozers ready to carry out demolition by civic body at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, protests erupt

Shaheen Bagh, which was the epicentre of protests and sit-ins against CAA in December 2019, falls under the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

For Pakistanis, Shaheen Shah brings back the Afridi era with his last-ball six

Pakistani veteran Javed Miandad said Shaheen Shah Afridi had all traits to become a great all-rounder.

‘Can’t find last year’s winter cap, but they want papers from 1970?’: Shaheen Bagh illustrated

In ‘Shaheen Bagh: A Graphic Recollection’, Ita Mehrotra tells the story of Muslim women who became the catalyst for a pan-India movement against CAA and NRC.

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.

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.

On Camera

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PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

American SiG Sauer rifle fine for Army—for now. Indian firms should be Modi govt’s priority

The repeat order of SiG 716 rifles from the US shows that Army is in desperate need of modern rifles. But the govt shouldn't depend on foreign supplies too much.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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