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PROTESTS NEWS

Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in Poland

December 02, 2020 6:56 pm

The rage of Polish women, and many men as well, erupted onto the streets across the country, growing into the largest protest movement in the three decades since communism fell

Uganda: Deadly protests break out after new Bobi Wine arrest

November 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Three have died in clashes during protests at the latest arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, Ugandan police say. Young protesters in Kampala disrupted traffic with fires and barricades as they called for Wine's release.

EU decries Belarus violence after opposition supporter death

November 13, 2020 6:05 pm

The EU already has imposed sanctions on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and several dozen officials over their role in the security crackdown launched after the contested election.

Women, senior citizens, children protest against ‘witch hunt’, want audience with Vij

November 06, 2020 11:56 am

On Tuesday, 14 villagers were arrested after a clash had broken out between hundreds of villagers protesting against licensed mining at the Rattewali village of Barwala and district police. Villagers have called the police crackdown a “witch hunt”.

Poland activists vow largest protest yet over abortion ban

October 30, 2020 5:04 pm

The march is planned for Friday evening in Warsaw, the capital, in defiance of government appeals that people stay home due to skyrocketing coronavirus infections.

Kyrgyzstan: 1 dead, hundreds wounded after protesters storm seat of government

October 06, 2020 5:45 pm

Thousands have gathered to protest the results of a recent parliamentary election marred by allegations of vote-buying. Police moved to break up demonstrations using water cannons, stun grenades and tear gas.

Colombia minister asks forgiveness as police brutality protests continue

September 12, 2020 2:41 pm

Following protests over the death of Javier Ordonez at the hands of the police, defense minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said "the national police apologize for any violation of the law or ignorance of regulations by any members of the institution."

Belarusian ambassador resigns after supporting protesters

August 18, 2020 4:50 pm

Igor Leshchenya said in an interview that it was "a logical move" after he recorded a video statement supporting unprecedented protests that have roiled Belarus for nine days in a row.

Multiple protests against French minister accused of rape

July 11, 2020 11:49 am

The actions started Friday morning in Dijon, where new Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and Prime Minister Jean Castex were meeting with police. A dozen feminists held out banners and signs condemning Darmanin and rape culture.

Building Blocks: How protests in the streets remind us of what we lost as a nation when we gave up our right to the city

March 05, 2020 6:31 pm

A brief history of how streets, which act as a stage where our lives play out, connect people, with roads continuing to be its impassive counterpoint

PROTESTS PHOTOS

Clashes in Kashmir turn deadly following death of a 15-year-old

April 18, 2015 6:19 pm

The crowd gathered in the Narbal area shouting slogans and throwing rocks, according to police.

Protests over Israel airstrike on Gaza

July 12, 2014 10:31 am

Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go".

PROTESTS VIDEOS

Police denies alleged reports of rape in Hisar

February 25, 2016 7:54 am

Hisar, Feb 25 (ANI): Haryana Director General of Police Yashpal Singhal on Thursday denied the presence of any evidence in the alleged rape incident during the recent quota protests in Hisar, Haryana. According to local media reports, women passengers were stopped on the national highway near Murthal in Haryana on early Monday morning and were dragged to the surrounding fields and raped. Further probe is underway.

Jat quota row: Will analyse reason after situation is normal, says Naidu

February 22, 2016 10:25 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted that the government is waiting for a calm atmosphere in order to come to a conclusion on the ongoing Jat community protests. He further stated that committee formation on the issue reflects government’s desire to come to a conclusion on the demands raised by the Jats. The Jat community is demanding reservations in government jobs and institutions.

Jat quota: How people of Haryana suffered

February 21, 2016 4:46 pm

Haryana, Feb 21 (ANI): With the protests by Jats demanding Other Backward Classes (OBC) status entered the seventh day on Sunday, several parts of Haryana remained under curfew while 12 people have been killed so far. The agitation disrupted major highways and rail traffic in large parts of the state after protestors took to the streets. Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda sat on a fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi appealing to the protesting Jat Community to maintain law and order and call off the agitation. Security forces were deployed at the Munak Canal and various other national highways connecting Haryana with other states after protestors refused to allow the passage function normally.

Haryana Govt. agrees to give reservation to Jats

February 21, 2016 2:13 pm

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister for State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan on Sunday told the media that reservation to the Jat community would be given in the upcoming assembly session. In the wake of the escalating pro-reservation protests by the Jat community spreading across Haryana, the Home Minister on Sunday chaired a high-level emergency meeting to discuss the further course of action. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi were among those present at the meeting held at Rajanth's residence.

JNU students continue protest over Kanhaiya’s release

February 19, 2016 9:31 am

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The students of the Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday continued their protest demanding release of Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been booked on charges of sedition. Thousands of students joined protests, paralysing the prestigious JNU, after Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Friday following a demonstration that authorities have called as 'anti-Indian'.

JNU row: Three ABVP leaders resign

February 18, 2016 5:25 am

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Three office-bearers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) unit on Wednesday resigned in solidarity with the ongoing students' protests against Centre's 'manhandling' the row at the university. Saurabh Sharma, joint secretary of ABVP and JNUSU, said they haven't received any resignation letter till now. He added that they scarified their career because of the pressure created by others.

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.

JNU row: Yechury demand evidence about Rajnath's Hafiz Saeed claim

February 14, 2016 3:19 pm

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim that event about Afzal Guru in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The CPI (M) politburo member further asserted that if the Home Minister managed to bring up any evidence of 'anti-national' or terrorist activity in the varsity, then the CPI (M) will support necessary action in national interest. Amid a massive faceoff over the JNU controversy, Singh earlier alleged that 'anti-national' protests in the JNU campus had the backing of the LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.

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