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NGT order on Jantar Mantar threatens to shrink space for dissent. It must be challenged.

We stand united with farmers; they're asking for their due, not free gift: Rahul

Rahul joined several leaders from the opposition parties, including AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, veteran politicians Sharad Yadav and Sitaram Yechury at Jantar Mantar on Friday's farmer protest.


Maximum 1,000 people to be allowed to protest at Jantar Mantar: Delhi Police

Citing these guidelines, Delhi Police is holding talks with the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samiti Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which will be marching towards Parliament on November 30.

No more than 1,000 at Jantar Mantar: Police caps crowd for protests in Delhi

The guidelines, to regulate protests in Delhi, also propose no demonstrations after “tragic incidents” at the Boat Club, where protests were stopped after a massive farmers rally in 1993.

A space for protest

In reclaiming Jantar Mantar and Boat Club for protesters and dissenters, Supreme Court once again expands freedoms

End of a protest: The story of Jantar Mantar as a protest site began in 1993

Jantar Mantar seemed ideal at the time. Though it was close to Parliament, it was not large enough to hold a big crowd. Besides, the topography of Jantar Mantar, with its two main entry and exit points, was easier to manage.


Newspapers to foodstalls, an ecosystem of dissent

While several eateries cropped up that catered to a loyal clientele of journalists, protesters and activists, the langar at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, a kilometer away, was a big draw.

Losing Jantar Mantar is like erasing our growing-up years

It was at Jantar Mantar that I watched Maya Krishna Rao perform her powerful “walk” in response to the December 2012 rape; heard Imphal-based protest musician Akhu sing about oppression; and saw two men kiss each other passionately and without fear.

Sharad Yadav vows to defy Jantar Mantar protest ban

Sharad Yadav said that Jantar Mantar Road was accepted because of its proximity to Parliament House. “If noise-pollution is an issue in Jantar Mantar area, is it not so in the case of the Ramlila Maidan?”

Delhi’s dissent square emptied out: Speeches, slogans fall silent on last day at Jantar Mantar

Early on Monday, officials of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) evicted all protesters from the spot.

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Students protest over Rohith Vemula's suicide at Jantar Mantar

Student activists from CYSS and NSUI held a protest rally over Rohith Vemula's suicide at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday (February 23).

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Rare pictures: Protests at the Boat Club

Take a look at some of the candid pictures of protests at Boat Club in Delhi . This is part of a weekly photo series where we bring you some unguarded moments captured over the years by The Indian Express photographers’ network.


JNU students hold protest march, sell ‘Mera Yaar Kanhaiya’ t-shirts

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Staging a march protest Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday wore "Mera Yaar Kanhaiya" T-Shirts and sold them in order to show their support to Kanhaiya Kumar. Students of JNU took out the rally demanding Kanhaiya’s release and dropping of sedition charges against him. Meanwhile, Kanhaiya applied for a bail before the Supreme Court and the matter will be heard on Friday. Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee is likely to argue for Kanhaiya’s bail plea.

BJP protests against anti-national slogans raised in JNU

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): In the row of unending protests all over the nation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also joined the protest. The protestors carried placards showing anguish against the ongoing protests at various educational institutions.