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Friday, January 24, 2020

CAA protests


'They were eating only poha': Why Kailash Vijayvargiya suspected workers were Bangladeshis

January 24, 2020 1:39 pm

Vijayvargiya said, "I suspected these workers were residents of Bangladesh. Two days after I became suspicious, they stopped working at my house. I have not filed any police complaint yet. I only mentioned this incident to warn people."

Their cases falling, Muzaffarnagar police now invoke Juvenile Act, say anti-CAA protesters used kids

January 24, 2020 10:34 am

Section 83 (2) of the JJ Act was invoked against at least 33 accused named in an FIR lodged on December 21 at the Civil Line police station in Muzaffarnagar — that FIR was also against 3,000 unknown accused.

Pranab Mukherjee: Ongoing protests will deepen our democratic roots

January 24, 2020 8:10 am

Pranab Mukherjee also said that the youth’s “assertion and belief in the Constitution of India” is heartening. Democracy, he said, thrives on “listening, deliberating, discussing, arguing and even dissent”.

Madhya Pradesh: 76 Muslim workers quit BJP over CAA-NRC

January 24, 2020 8:17 am

Most of those who resigned are booth-level office-bearers of different cells and active workers. They held a press meet in Indore to announce their mass resignation.

Police break up women’s protest in Varanasi, 6 held

January 24, 2020 2:59 am

After registering an FIR against the protesters, police released photos of 24 people, who they claimed were protesters and sought information about their whereabouts with a reward of Rs 5,000.

AAP, Congress have made Shaheen Bagh mini Pakistan: Kapil Mishra

January 24, 2020 2:31 am

The EC’s Model Code of Conduct states, “No party or candidate shall include in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic.”

On Facebook: AAP top spender on political ads, BJP on pro-CAA ones

January 24, 2020 2:25 am

While some pages are authorised as official political party pages by Facebook, some pay for pro- or anti-party content, but bypass conventional expenditure sheets by labelling themselves as “community” or “satire/parody” pages.

With a flag, song and book: Reclaiming national symbols is an act of political genius and imagination

January 24, 2020 11:30 am

From the day they started, these civic protests were marked by lusty wavings of the national tricolour, public readings of the Preamble to the Constitution, and now, the singing of the national anthem.

When students are restive: A dialogic civic engagement is essential for hope to triumph over hatred

January 24, 2020 11:35 am

While protecting the right of students to dissent, we also need to reeducate ourselves about keywords such as freedom, democracy and equality.

Will take out rally on Feb 9 to drive out illegal infiltrators from India: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

January 23, 2020 10:31 pm

The MNS chief was addressing a party rally in Mumbai suburbs on the occasion of late Bal Thackeray's birth anniversary.


Inspired by Shaheen Bagh, women hold a massive anti-CAA protest at Mumbai's YMCA ground

January 18, 2020 10:37 am

Thousands of women, including teachers, homemakers, activists, and students, gathered at south Mumbai's Agripada on Friday to demonstrate against the CAA, NRC, and NPR. The protest that began around 6 pm, continued till night at the YMCA ground.

Aashiq Abu, Rima Kallingal, Shane Nigam and others join anti-CAA protest in Kerala

December 24, 2019 9:06 am

A host of celebrities from the Malayalam film industry were spotted at the Anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Kerala on Monday.

From Hong Kong to India: Images from the frontlines of global protests

December 24, 2019 9:02 am

Protests swept the globe in 2019, with millions of people taking to the streets from Catalonia to Colombia, and Haiti to Hong Kong.