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Their cases falling, Muzaffarnagar police now invoke Juvenile Act, say anti-CAA protesters used kids
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

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.

Muzaffarnagar anti-CAA protests: FIR shows arrests on spot but weapons seized 18 hrs later, 500 meters from thana
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Despite the case being related to rioting and alleged damage of public property by the accused, the police did not seize any weapons from any of the identified accused on the day the incident took place.

Cases start falling in Muzaffarnagar: 19 of 107 freed after police say no evidence
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Ten other accused were released by the sessions court after police were only able to prove that they had prima facie violated prohibitory orders, and were not involved in rioting or attempt to murder.

Lokpal member Dilip B Bhosale resigns citing ‘personal reasons’
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Sources told The Indian Express Justice Bhosale tendered his resignation on January 6 citing “personal reasons”.

Rioting FIR has details, timeline, gives clean chit to police; FIR on killing is just one para
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

In the FIR against 17 persons, who have been charged with rioting, the police have admitted they fired and have given a clean chit to their personnel on the grounds that the firing was done to control the mob and in self-defence.

Payment for destruction of property: what Allahabad High Court order said
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

The quantum of the penalty is being determined according to the total cost of the damaged property, according to the FIR lodged by the police.

In Sambhal, 57-year-old doctor, man behind 2 schools get damage notices
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

All of them say they will challenge the order in court. And all of them speak in one voice on the government’s notices: They are being sent to muzzle civil society and the protests.

Will consult states before NRC… may or may not use NPR data for it: Law Minister
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad's remarks, in a detailed interview to The Sunday Express, assume significance as more than half-a-dozen state governments, including Bihar, led by BJP ally JD(U), have opposed implementation of a nation-wide NRC. At least two have also said they won’t allow the NPR as it might lead to an NRC.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: Need for NPR because Census detail can’t be made public to any authority
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

In an interview with The Indian Express, the Union Law and Justice Minister talks about the National Population Register, nationwide NRC and their connection with the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Youngest casualties in UP: Children injured, shot at, at least two are locked up in jail
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

While police claimed that no minor had been detained, the two families have alleged that their boys have been lodged in Bareilly jail for a week. Protests in Sambhal had turned violent last Thursday, leaving two dead.

Two UP districts, two deaths: ‘Police just stood and watched’
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Their families say both worked as drivers, and were on their way to work when they were killed in firing during protests in UP against the new citizenship law. And more than 24 hours later, no one knows who killed them.

Explained: What NRC+CAA means to you
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

In the widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, many outside the Northeast are looking at it in combination with a proposed nationwide NRC. Why does that worry so many people, particularly Muslims? How will Indians prove citizenship?

CAA protests spread across UP, toll now 15, CM Adityanath issues appeal for peace
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Among dead, 8-yr-old in Varanasi; DGP denies any casualties in police firing

J&K High Court scraps 5 PSA detention orders, slams government
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

This was the court’s verdict in at least five habeas corpus petitions challenging preventive detentions after August 5, when the government scrapped the special status of the state and split it into two Union Territories.

Sabarimala verdict: How majority view echoes dissent of 2018
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The Supreme Court has deferred its decision on review of 2018 Sabarimala verdict until a larger Bench examines broader issues such as essentiality of religious practices and constitutional morality.

Ayodhya verdict: On Muslim parties’ claim, SC quoted ’15 Justice Nazeer order
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

In reaching this conclusion, the five-judge Bench relied on an order passed more than four years ago by Justice S Abdul Nazeer, a member of the Ayodhya Bench who was then a judge of the Karnataka High Court.

Ayodhya verdict: Culture Minister congratulates ASI, says its report to come out as a book
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Verdict says ASI findings, contested by mosque parties, cannot be dismissed as weak evidence.

Ayodhya verdict: Citing demolition, court says land for masjid upholds equity, just outcome
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

The Article gives the court necessary powers for “doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it”.

Explained: What is Article 142, invoked by SC to give land for a mosque?
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

The Supreme Court, implicitly referring to the demolition of the Babri Masjid at the disputed site, said that it was invoking Article 142 "to ensure that a wrong committed must be remedied".

Explained: Why Hindus won claim over both the outer and inner courtyard at disputed site
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

It has said that according to the Hindu witnesses, the Hindus used to offer prayer to the Kasauti stone pillars placed inside the mosque. “

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