Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Citing lack of permission, police stop rally by cow protection groups in Dadri
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

On Saturday morning, members of cow protection groups were stopped by the local administration from going ahead with a rally in Achheja village, on the grounds that its organisers had not sought requisite permission for the event.

From cricket to politics: Tejashwi Prasad pads up on a different wicket
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Tejashwi Prasad, once a reliable middle-order batsman for Delhi, turns to politics and becomes India's youngest ever deputy CM.

Delhi: I asked him to work on Diwali, now he will never come back, says contract worker’s wife
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

While leaving for work Wednesday, he told Rachna, his wife of 11 months, that he would be back home by 3 pm, before Diwali celebrations began.

Contract worker found dead inside Delhi Jal Board sewage pipeline
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Police use gas cutters to recover body, send it for post-mortem.

Bisara finds little reason to celebrate Diwali: ‘A man has died… our children are in jail’
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

On September 28, 50-year old Mohammad Akhlaq, a long-time resident of the village, was beaten to death over rumours of storing and eating cow meat.

Bets won in Delhi’s little Bihar
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

How Bihar election results went down at Bihar Bhawan in Delhi

Year after gangrape, this Musahar tola is not on anyone’s mind
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

No party or leader has arrived here to seek votes or to reach out to women voters with promises of reservation, better access to education and security.

Women lend wheels to Nitish Kumar’s pitch for empowering women
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

In Digha, 10 to 15 women are working with bicycles, the JD(U) government’s mascot for women empowerment.

Postcard from Dadri: Bisara has become a dangerous word
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Days after the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq over rumours of cow slaughter, Bisara, on the outskirts of Delhi, remains an area of darkness.

Dadri killing: Don’t invite diseases and virus, says District Magistrate N P Singh
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

DM holds peace meeting, asks people not to pay heed to rumours and communal statements

In Dadri alone, at least six active gau raksha outfits
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Police said Deepak Sharma used his phone to film the skinning of a dead calf, circulated it widely and called the police thinking he had uncovered a cow-slaughter act.

Dadri: Killing a cow is a crime, such people should be punished, says BJP worker Sanjay Rana
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Local BJP worker Sanjay Rana said police have framed his son.

Cow carcass, skinning of dead calf: Police clamp down on further outbreak of violence
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

According to police, the incident happened in Khera Todi village in Badalpur.

Dadri lynching: Eight of 11 named in FIR, detained are relatives of BJP worker
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Seven of the 10 youths named in the FIR into the mob attack on Mohammad Akhlaq’s house in Bisara village, belong to the family of district BJP worker Sanjay Ran.

In Dadri, BJP legislator Sangeet Som warns: ‘Befitting reply if innocents framed’
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Som, who was accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots attacked the SP government alleging it was appeasing the minority community.

Dadri Lynching: UP Homeguard spread beef rumour to instigate attack on father and son, says police
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Police say he had dispute with victim, forced priest to make announcement on cow slaughter.

Dadri killing: Rahul Gandhi joins queue of politicians visiting Bisara village
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his "silence" and condemn the Dadri lynching incident.

Dadri lynching: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claims he was initially stopped from entering Bisara
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

However, two hours later, Kejriwal met residents of the village and the family of 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq, who was beaten to death.

Dadri lynching: Women residents throw stones, chase media out of village
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

On Saturday morning, the women surrounded OB vans and cars parked on a street close to Akhlaq’s house, demanding that they leave Bisara.

Dadri lynching: Mob murder an accident, arrested youths too will get justice, says Mahesh Sharma
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Minister Mahesh Sharma said parties should refrain from playing politics by giving communal colour to the incident.

Dadri lynching: Three days before attack, my son was called a Pakistani, says mother
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Mohammed Danish told his mother that a group of boys in their village, barely an hour’s drive from Delhi, had called him “a Pakistani”.

Dadri Lynching: I know their faces but I don’t know their names, says Bisara priest
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Since Monday night, Sukhdas claims that he was with the police, helping them with their investigation into the case.

Dadri Lynching: Politicians home in on Bisara village, for justice and some for ‘innocent’ accused
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

While some demanded Uttar Pradesh government raise its compensation amount for Akhlaq's family from the announced Rs 10 lakh, others formed fact-finding committees and conducted surveys in the village.

Dadri Lynching: Neighbours assure safety, but Muslims in grip of fear
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Walking to his house from the school minutes later, however, Ahmed has second thoughts. “That night, over a hundred people had reached the mosque.

Dadri lynching: One BJP leader calls for a mahapanchayat, another blames victim, family
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Police said they have sent samples of meat taken from Akhlaq’s home “to the forensics department for examination”. Akhlaq’s daughter, Sajida, said the family had “mutton in the fridge” and not beef.

UP Police, RAF, paramilitary patrol tense Dadri village
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

The village remained tense, with members of both communities staying away from each other on Wednesday.

Dadri lynching: Nobody from Bisara helped us that day…How can we trust anyone now
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

For at least two generations, the village has been home to the family of Akhlaq, the 50-year-old agricultural labourer who was beaten to death over rumours of cow slaughter and beef consumption on Monday night.

Dadri lynching: Students, job aspirants among 6 held so far
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

The families of Saurav (20), Gaurav (22) - the brothers - and Sandeep (20) alleged the administration had “picked up innocent by-standers, while the guilty were roaming scot-free.”

Dadri: Mob kills man, injures son over ‘rumours’ that they ate beef
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Man beaten to death in Dadri: The attack on Akhlaq and his family took place around 10 pm after an announcement about the family consuming beef was allegedly made at a local temple, police said.

Senior cops camp in Bisara, officials hold meet with locals
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

In an effort to ensure that communal tension in the village does not escalate, senior police officers, including Gautam Budh Nagar SSP and DSPs, were seen camping in the area.

20-year-old hit by police bullet during protest, claims his brother
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Police further maintained that a rioting case under IPC sections 147, 148 and 149 has been registered against the protesters, but no arrests have been made so far.

In Dadri, a daughter asks: ‘If it is not beef, will they bring back my dead father?’
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

I have lost my father. I cannot lose my brother. Please do everything possible to keep him alive.

Swachh Bharat: It’s spit and paan, not spick and span at Connaught Place
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Officials said another reason for the failure of the project was the inability of marshals to control such activities.

A teacher fails repeatedly in class: Manish Sisodia on what’s wrong with school syllabi
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The government had reduced school curriculum up to Class VIII by 25 per cent. “We have received inputs from nearly 40,000 teachers,” said Sisodia.

In its bid for ‘smart city’ tag, NDMC seeks suggestions from people
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

The proposal will be centred around three parameters - area improvement or retrofitting, city renewal (redevelopment) and city extension (greenfield).

UGC brings new norms to boost campus security
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The guidelines also call for police presence on campus, especially at night.