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Supreme Court to hear pleas against CAA on September 12

A bench comprising CJI Uday Umesh Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat will hear the batch of over a hundred connected petitions, questioning the validity of the law on grounds of religious discrimination and arbitrariness. The petitions came up for a hearing before the top court in June 2021.

A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Kolkata on January 10, 2020. (HT file photo)
A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Kolkata on January 10, 2020. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 05:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Adhikari meets Amit Shah with demand for CAA rules

The contentious Act met with nationwide protests over the past few years after it was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019.

Union home minister Amit Shah. (PTI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 05:46 AM IST

Violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri ‘pre-planned’, say police

The Delhi Police, in its chargesheet, said that the tensions created after the north-east Delhi riots were aggravated after the clashes on Ram Navmi in different parts of the country and led to violence in the city's north-west locality.

At Jahangirpuri, after the April 16 clashes. (Sanchit Khanna /HT PHOTO)
At Jahangirpuri, after the April 16 clashes. (Sanchit Khanna /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 04:31 AM IST

Delhi court asks for CCTV footage after Sharjeel Imam claims assault in Tihar

Sharjeel Imam, through his lawyer Ahmad Ibrahim, has alleged that the assistant superintendent of Tihar Jail along with 8-9 convicts had entered his cell on June 30 in the garb of a search assaulted him and called him a terrorist and anti-national.

Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam.(REUTERS file)
Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam.(REUTERS file)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 03:31 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

India at high risk of mass killings, warns US ambassador for religious freedom

Speaking at a panel on religious freedom in India, the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom Rashad Hussain said the Early Warning Project at the Holocaust Museum designated India as number two among countries at risk of mass killings.

Police stand guard as Hindu groups activists and demonstrators (not pictured) hold a protest rally against the killing of Hindu tailor Kanhaiya Lal, who was allegedly killed by two Muslim men for supporting a former spokeswoman of the ruling BJP for her remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, in Udaipur in Thursday. (AFP)
Police stand guard as Hindu groups activists and demonstrators (not pictured) hold a protest rally against the killing of Hindu tailor Kanhaiya Lal, who was allegedly killed by two Muslim men for supporting a former spokeswoman of the ruling BJP for her remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, in Udaipur in Thursday. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 02:56 AM IST
By, Washington

Evening brief: Chidambaram manhandled by cops in Delhi during Delhi protest

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and others being taken to Tughlaq Road Police station after being detained by Delhi Police during a protest in support of party leader Rahul Gandhi. (Randeep Singh Surjewala/Twitter)
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and others being taken to Tughlaq Road Police station after being detained by Delhi Police during a protest in support of party leader Rahul Gandhi. (Randeep Singh Surjewala/Twitter)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 09:01 PM IST

Umar Khalid’s speech ‘obnoxious, inciteful, unacceptable’, says Delhi HC

The speech forms a part of the charge sheet the police filed against Umar Khalid and several others in connection with a conspiracy case in the 2020 north east Delhi riots

Former JNUSU president Umar Khalid. (HT PHOTO)
Former JNUSU president Umar Khalid. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 03:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

2 yrs on, riots hot spots try to forget ghosts of the past

On the evening of February 23, 2020, clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, just underneath the Jafrabad Metro station. 

A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. (Representational image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. (Representational image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2022 06:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

UP government studying Supreme Court observations on recovery in CAA cases

The Supreme Court has given a week’s time to the UP government to withdraw the orders and fixed the next date of hearing on February 18.

The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state government was becoming a complainant, witness and prosecutor and attaching properties, too. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state government was becoming a complainant, witness and prosecutor and attaching properties, too. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Updated on Feb 13, 2022 03:32 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Withdraw recovery orders against CAA protesters: SC

Giving the Uttar Pradesh government a week to consider withdrawing by itself all recovery orders issued against anti-CAA protesters, the top court commented that the state government is bound to follow due process and cannot assume the role of everyone in an adjudicatory process.

Vehicles seen set on fire next to a police chowki after demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019. (HT Photo)
Vehicles seen set on fire next to a police chowki after demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 02:51 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Anti-CAA protest not organic or women-driven, Delhi Police tells court

Special public prosecutor Amit Prasad, appearing for the Delhi Police, said the protests were “organised in Muslim-dominated areas” to create a secular facade.

The special public prosecutor said that people were “imported” from other parts of Delhi to participate as the locals did not support the protests. (Picture for representation/HT)
The special public prosecutor said that people were “imported” from other parts of Delhi to participate as the locals did not support the protests. (Picture for representation/HT)
Published on Jan 29, 2022 11:30 PM IST

‘Foreigner’ can register as citizen under CAA: HC

The central government in 2019 brought in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), but the rules to implement the amendment are yet to be notified

Citizenship Amendment Act allows Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists, but not Muslims, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan (PTI file)
Citizenship Amendment Act allows Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists, but not Muslims, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan (PTI file)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 11:49 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No decision yet on NRC, applications under CAA after rules notified: Centre

The union home ministry on Tuesday reiterated in Parliament that it has not taken any decision yet on preparing a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC).

A file photo of women protesting against the NRC and the CAA in Mumbai in 2020. (HT Photo/ File)
A file photo of women protesting against the NRC and the CAA in Mumbai in 2020. (HT Photo/ File)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 12:07 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Days after lashing out at Centre over Delhi violence, Rajinikanth’s offer on CAA

The actor had earlier said he would be the first person to raise voice even if a single Muslim was affected by the CAA.

Rajinikanth met the members of a Muslim outfit on Sunday and said he is ready to play any role to maintain peace in the country.(Twitter/@rajinikanth)
Rajinikanth met the members of a Muslim outfit on Sunday and said he is ready to play any role to maintain peace in the country.(Twitter/@rajinikanth)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Election democracy’s biggest celebration, says judge; lets Azad into Delhi

The Bhim Army chief, who was sent to judicial custody on December 21, for organising a march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the citizenship act without police permission, was granted bail last week.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was granted bail on the condition that he would not visit Delhi for the next four weeks, except for medical treatment, and would not be involved in any protests during this period.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was granted bail on the condition that he would not visit Delhi for the next four weeks, except for medical treatment, and would not be involved in any protests during this period.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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