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At least 53 people lost their lives and hundreds of others were injured in the violence, which erupted between groups supporting and opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the norteast area of the national capital in February last year.(AP file photo)

Delhi riots: Court dismisses woman’s bail plea in case related to murder of head constable

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Additional Session Judge Vinod Yadav rejected the bail plea of Tabassum, a resident of Chand Bagh Area of Delhi, observing that the Call Detail Records (CDRs) of the mobile phone of her revealed that she was in constant touch with several co­-accused persons.
Akhil Gogoi was arrested at Jorhat on December 12, 2019 for his role in the protests against CAA, which seeks to fast forward citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Buddhists and Jains from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo @kmss_assam)
Akhil Gogoi was arrested at Jorhat on December 12, 2019 for his role in the protests against CAA, which seeks to fast forward citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Buddhists and Jains from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo @kmss_assam)

Gauhati High Court rejects anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:52 PM IST
The decision by a division bench of the court has dashed hopes of his supporters across Assam who had been hoping that he would get released soon to take part in the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

The year that will be: The political battles of 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:10 AM IST
This year’s electoral fights will give a glimpse into the nature of identity-based politics and their message will last till 2024.
One of the most striking images at the beginning of 2020 was that of the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), protesters reading aloud the Preamble to the Constitution.(HTPHOTO)
One of the most striking images at the beginning of 2020 was that of the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), protesters reading aloud the Preamble to the Constitution.(HTPHOTO)

Key constitutional values invoked last year must be built on

By Ritwika Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:09 AM IST
There were assertions of federalism by some states on CAA; the Election Commission smoothly conducted its first post-Covid assembly election; and, most significantly, citizens came into their own and truly realised the import of the Constitution — for themselves and their fellow country people. Let us hope to build on this spirit this year.
Police officers detain a man, who identified himself as Kapil Gujjar, who fired multiple shots at a site where people were protesting against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 1, 2020.(REUTERS)
Police officers detain a man, who identified himself as Kapil Gujjar, who fired multiple shots at a site where people were protesting against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 1, 2020.(REUTERS)

Kapil Gujjar, who fired shot at Shaheen Bagh, inducted by BJP; expelled within hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Gujjar was detained by the police on February 1 this year following the firing incident and was booked for opening fire in the air at Shaheen Bagh, where protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were held since December last year.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media at a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media at a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

SP to form next govt in UP, will withdraw cases against CAA protestors: Akhilesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav predicted that the 2022 assembly election in Uttar Pradesh will usher in a historic change and propel his party to power.
On Saturday, the police, through Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Amit Prasad, filed the supplementary charge sheet mentioning the permission granted by the Delhi government for Imam’s prosecution under sedition and promoting religious enmity.(ANI file photo)
On Saturday, the police, through Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Amit Prasad, filed the supplementary charge sheet mentioning the permission granted by the Delhi government for Imam’s prosecution under sedition and promoting religious enmity.(ANI file photo)

Court takes cognisance of offence of sedition against Sharjeel Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:19 AM IST
Imam was arrested on January 28 from Bihar’s Jehanabad in the case related to violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) near Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) in December last year.
Chandradhar Das was declared a foreigner by a tribunal in January, 2018.(Sourced Photo)
Chandradhar Das was declared a foreigner by a tribunal in January, 2018.(Sourced Photo)

104-yr old Assam man declared foreigner dies before proving citizenship

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Das had come to India in 1955 but was declared a foreigner since the refugee certificate issued to him in Tripura wasn’t verified by authorities there.
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel keeping vigil after last week's violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi on March 12, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel keeping vigil after last week's violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi on March 12, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Kalita trying to create narrative to implicate Kapil Mishra, say police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:18 AM IST
As per the case of the prosecution, Kalita was a part of the organisation Pinjra Tod which actively participated in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and instigated the riots.
File photo: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)
File photo: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)

‘Will enforce only CAA,’ says Vijayvargiya as BJP takes U-turn on NRC in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Till the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP’s national and state leaders had maintained that the NRC will be prepared in all states, including Bengal.
Nagarik Samaj takes out candlelight march against CAA in Assam.(ANI)
Nagarik Samaj takes out candlelight march against CAA in Assam.(ANI)

Year on, Nagarik Samaj takes out candlelight march against CAA in Assam

Dispur | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 10:39 AM IST
The Act, which makes minority migrants from the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who had entered India by December 31, 2014, eligible for citizenship, came into force after the Parliament of India cleared it on December 11, 2019, triggering a nationwide protest.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said the Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented in West Bengal soon.(PTI photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said the Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented in West Bengal soon.(PTI photo)

CAA will be implemented in Bengal soon: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 05:47 AM IST
Vijayvargiya, the BJP Bengal minder who was talking to reporters at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district which is largely inhabited by backward Matua community, did not say anything on the contentious National Register of Citizens.
The minister, however, did not elaborate on what basis he claimed that the two neighbouring countries are behind the farmers’ protests.(ANI/Twitter)
The minister, however, did not elaborate on what basis he claimed that the two neighbouring countries are behind the farmers’ protests.(ANI/Twitter)

China, Pakistan behind farmers’ protest: Union minister Danve

Aurangabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:46 AM IST
Danve was speaking at the inauguration of a health centre at Kolte Takli in Badnapur taluka of Maharashtra’s Jalna district.
File photo: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)
File photo: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)

‘Will implement new citizenship law in Bengal’: BJP’s Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The issue is bound to increase political tension in the state as chief minister Mamata Banerjee is opposed to the law and has declared that she will never enforce it.
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya during a public meeting.(PTI)
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya during a public meeting.(PTI)

BJP govt to start granting citizenship to refugees under CAA from Jan next year, says Vijayvargiya

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:09 AM IST
“All those people who are being persecuted on religious matters in our neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal, will be given citizenship by the Modi government,” he said.
The BJP national general secretary accused the TMC government of not being sympathetic to the cause of the refugees.(PTI)
The BJP national general secretary accused the TMC government of not being sympathetic to the cause of the refugees.(PTI)

CAA likely to be implemented from January, says Kailash Vijayvargiya

Barasat, West Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Reacting to Vijayvargiya’s comment, senior TMC leader and state minister Firhad Hakim said that the BJP is trying to fool the people of West Bengal.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

ED raids PFI chairman’s premises in Kerala as part of money laundering probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The PFI is under investigation for alleged financial links with anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters earlier this year
JNU Student Umar Khalid was arrested on October 1 in the case related to rioting in Khajuri Khas area. He was also arrested in September in a separate case related to larger conspiracy in the riots.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
JNU Student Umar Khalid was arrested on October 1 in the case related to rioting in Khajuri Khas area. He was also arrested in September in a separate case related to larger conspiracy in the riots.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Court extends judicial custody of Umar Khalid by 14 days

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters.
Activists took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, at Roshan Bagh in Prayagraj last December and earlier this year.(Representational Photo/PTI)
Activists took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, at Roshan Bagh in Prayagraj last December and earlier this year.(Representational Photo/PTI)

Uttar Pradesh: Months after anti-CAA protests, protesters get notices

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Hundreds of women, along with men, had staged a sit-in demonstration against CAA, 2019 at Mansoor Ali Park for around three months since last December
Home Minister Amit Shah (C) arrives at the Dakshineswar Kali temple on the outskirts of Kolkata on November 6, 2020.(AFP)
Home Minister Amit Shah (C) arrives at the Dakshineswar Kali temple on the outskirts of Kolkata on November 6, 2020.(AFP)

Will implement CAA, says Shah on CM Mamata’s turf

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:42 AM IST
On a two-day visit to the state, Shah sounded the bugle for the 2021 elections, targeted chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s government over “corruption and atrocity and political killings”.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday declared 14 anti-citizenship law and National register of Citizens protesters as absconders and announced cash rewards for their arrest(ANI)
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday declared 14 anti-citizenship law and National register of Citizens protesters as absconders and announced cash rewards for their arrest(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: UP announces cash reward for arrest of absconding anti-CAA, NRC protesters and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:50 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
The accused were charged with arson, spreading communal disharmony and causing damage to public properties during the anti-CAA, NRC protest in Lucknow that turned violent. (Photo@CMOfficeUP)
The accused were charged with arson, spreading communal disharmony and causing damage to public properties during the anti-CAA, NRC protest in Lucknow that turned violent. (Photo@CMOfficeUP)

UP announces cash reward for arrest of absconding anti-CAA, NRC protesters

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:12 AM IST
Eight of the 14 protesters were declared wanted under Gangster Act and notices were pasted outside their houses.
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday slammed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his comment on CAA.(PTI)
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday slammed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his comment on CAA.(PTI)

‘We are not kids’, Owaisi’s reply to Mohan Bhagwat’s ‘some people misled our Muslim brothers’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:45 PM IST
If it’s not about Muslims, just remove all references to religion from the law, Owaisi tweeted, reacting to Mohan Bhagwat’s comment that CAA does not oppose any particular religious community.
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Provide adequate security to Umar Khalid, court directs jail authorities

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid has been arrested under the anti-terror law in connection with the communal violence in north east Delhi in February.
BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has employed “divide and rule policy” and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the ability to take everyone and grow together.(Photo: Twitter/ BJP4India)
BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has employed “divide and rule policy” and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the ability to take everyone and grow together.(Photo: Twitter/ BJP4India)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘CAA delayed due to Covid-19, will be implemented soon’, says BJP chief JP Nadda and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
People gather as they continue their protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the 78th straight day, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 1, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT photo)
People gather as they continue their protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the 78th straight day, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 1, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT photo)

Can’t occupy indefinitely, says Supreme Court on Shaheen Bagh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:49 AM IST
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the right to protest and express dissent against governments is a fundamental right, but not absolute and also that public places cannot be occupied indefinitely to stage protests and demonstrations.
This newspaper was critical of CAA, and recognised the symbolic importance of Shaheen Bagh — of peaceful dissenters, primarily Muslim women, who had the support and solidarity of a range of other groups, critiquing a law with the language of constitutionalism and secularism(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
This newspaper was critical of CAA, and recognised the symbolic importance of Shaheen Bagh — of peaceful dissenters, primarily Muslim women, who had the support and solidarity of a range of other groups, critiquing a law with the language of constitutionalism and secularism(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

On public protests, the SC is right | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:19 PM IST
Indian democracy is best served when citizens freely express their views, mobilise and protest, but do so without undermining the rights of fellow-citizens
The petition before the Supreme Court was filed by advocate Amit Sahni in February seeking the lifting of the road blockade in the Shaheen Bagh–Kalindi Kunj stretch.(HT PHOTO.)
The petition before the Supreme Court was filed by advocate Amit Sahni in February seeking the lifting of the road blockade in the Shaheen Bagh–Kalindi Kunj stretch.(HT PHOTO.)

Supreme Court judgment on scope of right to protest in public places tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:30 PM IST
The verdict will be delivered by a 3-judge bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul in a batch of petitions concerning road blockade at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi by protestors who were opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
A decision was taken at the meeting to form a high-level united coordination committee to work together on various issues, including the NRC; the CAA, 2019; detect, delete and deportation of illegal voters; inner line permit (ILP), the empowerment of the ADC under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution through direct funding and land rights.(PTI File)
A decision was taken at the meeting to form a high-level united coordination committee to work together on various issues, including the NRC; the CAA, 2019; detect, delete and deportation of illegal voters; inner line permit (ILP), the empowerment of the ADC under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution through direct funding and land rights.(PTI File)

Tripura royal scion forges alliance with indigenous parties to work on NRC, CAA, empowerment

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 05:17 PM IST
INPT, TPF and TIPRA have jointly resolved to work unconditionally without any self-interest for the social, cultural , political and economic rights of the indigenous people
A scene at the launch function of Raijor Dal at Guwahati on Friday.(HT photo)
A scene at the launch function of Raijor Dal at Guwahati on Friday.(HT photo)

Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi’s KMSS launches party ahead of 2021 Assam polls

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The party has received support from nearly 70 organisations and is the fourth political party formed in the state recently.
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