Rahul, Priyanka stopped by police from entering Meerut

Meerut: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were on Tuesday stopped by the police from entering Meerut on their way to meet the families of those who died during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The two had requested that they, along with another Congress leader Pramod Tiwari, be allowed to meet the […]

Protests continue in Delhi

New Delhi: On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally here, a number of protests against the amended Citizenship Act were held in the city even as police maintained a strict vigil and carried out flag march in sensitive areas. A large number of people took out a ‘solidarity march’ in South Delhi […]

48 arrested, 262 booked over violence in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: Forty-eight people have been arrested and 67 shops sealed in connection with violent protests here last week during which several persons, including over a dozen policemen, were injured and vehicles gutted, officials said on Sunday. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Saharanpur Range) Upendra Agrawal said that two cases, naming 262 people, have been registered […]

Delhi Waqf Board to give Rs 5.5 lakh to victim families

New Delhi: The Delhi Waqf Board on Saturday announced that it will give a financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh each to the families of those killed during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Board chairman Amanatullah Khan, also an AAP MLA, in a Facebook post claimed that several people were killed in Uttar Pradesh […]

Internet suspended in UP, WB, Karnataka

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented clampdown, internet services were suspended across major cities in Uttar Pradesh and a few sensitive places in West Bengal and Karnataka as central and state governments doubled down on efforts to check the spread of rage against the new citizenship law. Internet access over mobile phones was suspended in major […]

Opposition fuelling protests: Reddy

NEW DELHI: Accusing opposition parties of fuelling protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Thursday said the government was willing to talk to anyone who does not indulge in violence. Reddy also defended the government decision to snap internet services in parts of the national […]

1,200 detained in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Around 1,200 protesters demanding scrapping of the amended citizenship act were detained on Thursday when they defied prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police in Red Fort area. According to an official, protesters were detained at Surajmal Stadium in Nangloi and Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana. Top officials of the Delhi Police, ranging […]

From Oxford to Harvard, protests erupt against police crackdown in Jamia, AMU

New Delhi: The ripple effect of protests on campuses across the country reached top educational institutions in the world including Oxford, Harvard and Yale and MIT, where students and scholars staged demonstrations against the police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Over 400 students from different US universities have […]

India rejects

New Delhi: India on Tuesday strongly rejected a resolution adopted by Pakistan national assembly on the amended citizenship law, calling it a poorly disguised effort to divert attention from Islamabad’s “appalling treatment” and “persecution” of its own religious minorities. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said the resolution makes references to matters which […]

Protests against Citizenship law: Violence must stop immediately, says SC

Protests against Citizenship law: Violence must stop immediately, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took serious note of rioting and destruction of public property during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country and said that “violence must stop immediately”. The top court said it, prima facie, does not think court can do much in the matter as it is a […]