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Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Not allowed out of jail cell, almost like solitary confinement, Umar Khalid tells court

The court also pulled up the Tihar's Assistant Jail Superintendent for not unmuting the mic when Khalid told him that he wanted to speak to the judge.
Representational image of the violence in Gokulpuri, part of February's North-east Delhi riots | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

HC turns down Zee News request to give information on Delhi riots report in sealed cover

The Delhi HC was hearing a petition by riots accused Asif Iqbal Tanha seeking directions to take down sensitive information connected to the probe that was allegedly leaked by police.

Farmers’ Bharat Bandh vs govt lockdown, & Rahul Gandhi only ‘speaks’ on Twitter

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

UAPA needed in Delhi, Bengaluru riot cases. Can’t let accused get away on technical grounds

In the background of the anti-CAA protests, an untoward incident during the high-profile Trump visit would have certainly shown India in poor light. Now Delhi Police has a case.
File photo of Umar Khalid | Facebook | @UmarKhalidJNU

Noam Chomsky, Mira Nair among 200 authors & filmmakers demanding Umar Khalid’s release

We stand in solidarity and outrage, with the brave young scholar Umar Khalid, arrested under fabricated charges of engineering the Delhi riots, they said in a joint statement.
Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Umar Khalid, arrested under UAPA in Delhi riots case, sent to judicial custody till 22 October

Khalid, who was arrested 13 September, has also been booked for sedition, murder, attempt to murder, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and rioting.
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 Police’s riots charge sheet is a parody scripted to prove the Boss is always right

As you read Delhi Police's 17,000-page charge sheet in Delhi riots case, ignore every question because you must not allow petty facts to disturb a good story.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Umar Khalid who? Kanhaiya Kumar’s strange silence over his JNU comrade’s arrest

Except for a vague post on Facebook — Kanhaiya Kumar has been quiet on his former JNU ally and Tihar Jail comrade Umar Khalid’s arrest in the Delhi riots case.
File photo | Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik arrive for questioning by CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, at Santacruz, Mumbai, 28 Aug | PTI Photo

‘Drugwood’, ‘Umar Lobby Secret Tape’, ‘UPSC jihad’ — You aren’t watching news but masala TV

A reporter climbs Ladakh mountain, another asks a postman why he tore down Kangana Ranaut’s office, and yet another calls an FB session a ‘secret tape’. TV isn’t news anymore.
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Prashant Bhushan, Harsh Mander & other activists want inquiry into Delhi Police’s riots probe

This comes days after former JNU student Umar Khalid was arrested under the UAPA for his alleged role in the Delhi riots.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.