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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sukrita Baruah


Listen to Me
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

A collection of stories that speak to and of teenage spirit, with all its dark shades.

Delhi elections: Not afraid of any vote bank, says Amit Shah, cites Ram Mandir, Article 370
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Mustafabad is one of the five constituencies from which both AAP and Congress have fielded Muslim candidates. Within the constituency itself, a women-led protest against CAA and NRC has been taking place for the last week.

Pariksha Pe Charcha: Everybody’s rights embedded in duties, PM Modi to students
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Modi was speaking on the third edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium, with his speech also live telecast across schools.

Anti-CAA stir: As protests meet Delhi polls, Congress goes all in, AAP walks tightrope
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Both parties— AAP and Congress, which are pitted against the BJP, also have to contend with the wariness that participants of the citizen-led protests harbour towards politicians.

Delhi polls: Hopes high in Rajinder Nagar as Raghav Chadha files nomination
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Chadha is contesting the Delhi Assembly polls for the first time, and was given a ticket from the constituency in place of current AAP MLA Vijender Garg Vijay.

Delhi Assembly elections: New constituency and new challenges for Atishi
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Atishi is a new face in the state assembly polls but not in Delhi’s campaign calendar — just nine months ago, she had contested from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency for AAP, where she finished behind the BJP and Congress candidates.

1 in 4 kids entering Class 1 before they are ready for school: Report
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The consequence of entering school before they are age-ready is that children are met with the curriculum expectations of formal schooling before their cognitive skills are developed enough.

Quran, Kirtan & Bible as thousands gather at Shaheen Bagh protest, Tharoor drops by to lend support
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The slogan that has now become associated with the movement at Shaheen Bagh — Awaaz do, hum ek hain — rang out over and over again as women and men took a tiranga march through the lanes of the colony.

With desks and books, sisters protest at Jamia
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The sisters are students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Andrews Ganj. Ahra’s exams will begin on the18th. On Friday, she sat on the pavement with her science notebook, preparing for her first paper.

St Stephen’s students boycott class, join huge march in North Campus
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Half the student body participated in a boycott of classes, in response to the call for a national workers’ and students’ strike against violence in universities as well as the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.

Injured in Jan 5 attack, JNUSU head Aishe Ghosh named in 2 FIRs
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The FIR states that following this, 20 students, including Ghosh, “indulged in physical violence, pushed lady guards, verbally abused and threatened them with dire consequences if they opened lock of CIS door. Few guards were beaten up”.

JNU protest march stopped at gate, crowd asks Delhi Police: Where were you on Sunday?
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav, CPI-ML (Liberation) leader Kavita Krishnan and others spoke at the event.

Told them I’m blind, they kept hitting me: Tales from JNU hostels
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The Indian Express spoke to residents of eight hostels to put together the sequence of events - from Periyar hostel, which saw clashes in the afternoon, to Sabarmati hostel, which the mob targeted in the evening.

JNU violence: Masked men run riot inside campus for 3 hours, 26 injured
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Masked men wielding sticks, rods and sledgehammers terrorised Jawaharlal Nehru University for close to three hours on Sunday evening, entering hostels, attacking students and teachers and leaving 26 injured.

JNU violence: Delhi Police watch as ambulances smashed, leaders heckled
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

JNU violence happened in darkness as all streetlights in front of the gates were switched off. Occasionally, one or two policemen would intervene and disperse the crowd.

Delhi CAA protest: A 3 km march brings Jamia and Shaheen Bagh together
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

The call for the march had been given by the Jamia Coordination Committee, which has been organising protest events at the gates of the varsity for the last two weeks.

Delhi: BJP rolls out 49 vans to gather inputs on manifesto
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

These were launched Friday as part of the party's two-week drive, 'Mera Dilli, Mera Sujhao'. It was inaugurated by several senior BJP leaders, led by Union Minister Smriti Irani, and included Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel, Meenakshi Lekhi, Vijender Gupta and MPs Parvesh Verma and Hans Raj Hans.

Shaheen Bagh women deny claims that anti-CAA protest has wrapped up
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

This came after a student coordinator at the protest site put up a post on social media claiming that the road blockade has been “called off”.

After Rs 6 lakh DD, Bulandshahr DM says notices would have been sent otherwise
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

A group of Muslim residents had handed over a demand draft of Rs 6,27,507 to the DM and SSP Santosh Kumar Singh on December 27.

Near Delhi University, PGs and tutorials shut doors after cops come knocking
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

While police claim the notice is fake and the video has been doctored, four coaching centres and three PG accommodation owners The Indian Express spoke to confirmed they had been told by Delhi Police to shut shop till January 2.