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Asad Rehman


Asad Rehman is a reporter based in Lucknow. He covers central and eastern Uttar Pradesh for The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @asad1_rehman

Youth who returned from Gurgaon ‘beaten up’ by cop, hangs self; probe on
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The youth, Roshan Lal in one of the two audio clips reportedly recorded by him before taking the step on Tuesday night, is heard alleging that he was beaten up by a constable in public for defying the quarantine guidelines, which prompted him to end his life.

UP men on long march from Rewari: ‘If virus doesn’t kill us, journey will’
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The men, coming from Rewari in Haryana, covering the 550-plus km partly in packed buses and mostly on foot, and headed for anywhere between 25 and 125 further kilometres, desperately tried to thumb a ride. But no luck.

IAS officer suspended for violating home quarantine rules
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Sultanpur district administration imposed quarantine on the IAS officer. Mishra, his wife Kavita and four other family members have been put under quarantine after he hid his travel history from them. 

Living on the brink: ‘If UP govt had given us food, we would have stayed home… ab dekha jayega’
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

At Lucknow’s Akbar Nagar slum, surrounded by posh localities of Mahanagar and New Hyderabad, three men in their 20s with black masks sit on a parked cycle rickshaw, with eyes glued to their mobile phones’ screens.

As supply cripples, UP CM directs officials to ensure doorstep delivery of food items
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

On Wednesday, grocery store owners accused police of harassing delivery staff, leading to disruption in services.

Lucknow’s Ghanta Ghar: Women sit-ins against CAA get outbreak ‘halt’
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The women protesters at Ghanta Ghar, who have been sitting in protest since January 17, in a letter to Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujeet Pandey informed their decision to pause their protest.

Uttar Pradesh: Amid COVID-19 fears, protests at Ghanta Ghar, Prayagraj halted
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Thakurganj police station SHO Pramod Kumar Mishra confirmed, “They (protesters) have left the spot and the place is empty now.”

On Lucknow’s empty streets, chatter among cops: Only lockdown can defeat this virus
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

The traffic lights turned red, green and yellow, to an empty road, and stray dogs ambled about. All the shops, except those selling essential commodities, were shut. Policemen were seen at every 500 metres on roads, keeping a check on people’s movement.

UP hoardings: 13 get notice to pay more, or face jail
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The Lucknow administration on Tuesday issued “recovery certificates” and “demand notice” to the 13, whose cases come under the jurisdiction of the Hasanganj Police Station.

CAA damages recovery deadline ends today: ‘We are scared… It’s like govt taking revenge’
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Thirteen people have been told to pay Rs 21.67 lakh, their names & photos plastered across Lucknow for anti-CAA protest.

Protests Against CAA Lucknow admin to begin attachment of properties after March 15 deadline
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The administration had put up banners and hoardings with photographs and addresses of the 13 people and 44 others across the city last week earning the ire of the Allahabad High Court, which called it “unjust”, and ordered the immediate removal of the hoardings.

UP Govt plasters photo, address of ex-IPS, activists booked for CAA protests
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Among those shown in the posters are leading activists, including Congress leader Sadaf Jafar, Rihai Manch founder Mohammad Shoaib and Deepak Kabir, prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq’s son Kalbe Sibtain Noori, and retired IPS officer and activist S R Darapuri.

Forgery case: Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, his wife, son in judicial custody
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

The three of them have been sent to judicial custody till March 2. Azam and his family members face several other cases with Azam having 86 cases lodged against him since April last year.

UP BJP MLA gets clean chit in rape case, nephew held
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

On Tuesday, police had lodged a case under IPC sections 376D (gangrape), 313 (causing miscarriage without woman’s consent), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) against seven people.

Lucknow: Ghantaghar swells as women from Delhi, monks join in; 10 protesters get notice
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Speakers from Delhi-based gender rights group Pinjra Tod also took part in the protest and spoke against the citizenship law. Natasha Narwal, a member of Pinjra Tod, and four other activists had travelled from Delhi on a bus. 

Azamgarh: Minor among 19 arrested for sedition, cops say he is rioter
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Police alleged that the accused raised anti-national slogans and indulged in rioting during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Jauhar Ali park under Bilariyaganj police station.

CAA protests: UP police arrest 19 for sedition in Azamgarh
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Those arrested were among 35 persons named in the FIR, police said, including a woman identified as Munni Bano who was released “as she is a heart patient”. All those arrested were sent to jail, police said.

UP CAA protests: 15 people arrested, 8 of them from PFI
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Eight of those arrested are members of Popular Front of India (PFI), according to police.

Biscuits, water and volunteers to control traffic: At Lucknow’s Ghanta Ghar, help flows in for women’s sit-in
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

“This administration is not respecting women protesting peacefully. The policemen beat up the men who were near the protest site, while they misbehaved with us. They said they will beat us up after taking off our burqa. This is not how the police should behave with peaceful protesters," a protester said.

Samajwadi Party leader among 8 held, top Shia cleric’s son booked
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Police also lodged a fresh FIR against prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq’s son Sibtain and others, hours after Sadiq visited the women at Ghanta Ghar to lend them support.