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Delhi News Highlights: Delhi Congress holds protests against Agnipath scheme; Supreme Court to hear plea alleging rise in attacks on Christian institutions

Delhi News Highlights: Only 500 shots of Covovax in two months; 2,000 EWS kids await admissions in private schools; Partly cloudy sky likely in city; 607 in Delhi’s Outer District booked for drinking in public.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 28, 2022 7:25:47 am
Congress SatyagrahaCongress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, KC Venugopal, P Chidambaram and others during a 'Satyagrah' against the 'Agnipath' scheme in New Delhi on June 22. (PTI file)

Delhi News Highlights (June 27):  The Delhi Congress on Monday held a protest at West Vinod Nagar against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme. ‘Satyagraha’ is also being staged at all the assembly constituencies in the national capital by party workers, party officials said. Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar accused the police of halting the party’s protest in Patparganj and several other areas.

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on “re-opening day itself” a plea alleging a rising number of attacks on Christian institutions and priests across the country and seeking the implementation of earlier apex court guidelines to curb hate crimes. On an average, 45 to 50 violent attacks take place against Christian institutions and priests every month throughout the country, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves said. In May this year itself, 57 cases of violence and attacks on Christian institutions and priests took place, he added.

Just over 500 shots of Serum Institute of India (SII)’s Covovax have been administered in Delhi in the two months since it was approved for children between 12 and 17 years at private centres under the country’s drive against Covid-19. There were only 514 shots of the vaccine administered till Monday morning, according to the government’s CoWIN portal.

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First published on: 26-06-2022 at 07:59:36 am

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