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In December, parliament passed a law to fast-track grant of Indian citizenship to six religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan -- Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

UN experts seek anti-CAA protesters’ release

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 04:33 AM IST
The Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has asked India to immediately release activists arrested for protesting against the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act , or CAA.
Shahrukh Pathan is a resident of Karawal Nagar in North-East Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Shahrukh Pathan is a resident of Karawal Nagar in North-East Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Man who pointed gun at cop part of Delhi riots conspiracy: Police charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Shahrukh Pathan was arrested from Uttar Pradesh in March. His video of pointing a pistol at a policeman during the riots had gone viral on the Internet.
File photo of RAF personnel keeping vigil after violence at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi, on March 12.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
File photo of RAF personnel keeping vigil after violence at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi, on March 12.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

Delhi riots: Jamia committee, ‘mob led by women’ among accused in cop’s murder case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:14 AM IST
According to senior officials of the crime branch privy to the probe, 17 people were arrested and have been charged in Delhi cop’s murder during northeast Delhi riots.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the ‘Bihar Jansamvad Rally’ on Sunday.(Twitter/@BJP4India)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the ‘Bihar Jansamvad Rally’ on Sunday.(Twitter/@BJP4India)

From Pulwama, Covid-19 to CAA: Key highlights from Amit Shah’s wide-ranging Bihar Jansamvad Rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Shah talked about the Citizenship Amendment Act and said that it provided citizenship and respect to refugees in India.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has selected Bihar BJP’s Facebook and YouTube pages for live streaming to reach out to the people residing in the 243 assembly segments of the state.(ANI PHOTO.)
The Bharatiya Janata Party has selected Bihar BJP’s Facebook and YouTube pages for live streaming to reach out to the people residing in the 243 assembly segments of the state.(ANI PHOTO.)

‘PM Modi’s citizenship law gave respect to refugees in India’: Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Billed the Bihar Jansamvad Rally, this is the first in a series of virtual meetings that Shah will address. He will address the people of Odisha and West Bengal through virtual rallies on June 8 and June 9 respectively.
JNU administrative building.(HT file)
JNU administrative building.(HT file)

Don’t sully JNU image by flouting distancing norms: Admin slams teachers for anti-CAA protest

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA), however, said they did not flout any rule and followed social-distancing norms.
The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA), however, said they did not flout any rule and followed social-distancing norms. (HT file photo)
The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA), however, said they did not flout any rule and followed social-distancing norms. (HT file photo)

‘Do not sully image’: JNU to teachers protesting against CAA amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 06:09 PM IST
The university recognised the right to protest, but cautioned members to refrain from any kind of agitation during the coronavirus pandemic as it sets a “wrong example”
The charge sheet in Hashim’s murder case named nine people; 11 people were booked for his brother Amir’s murder.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The charge sheet in Hashim’s murder case named nine people; 11 people were booked for his brother Amir’s murder.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

3 charge sheets filed, hearing on June 18 in Delhi riots case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Two cases were related to the alleged murder of two brothers – Hashim Ali and Amir Ali – and the third pertained to the murder of a restaurant waiter, Dilbar Negi, whose charred body with his arms severed was found in the eatery that was torched during the riots on February 26.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Osaka, June 28, 2019(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Osaka, June 28, 2019(AFP)

Modi 2.0: Dark clouds have engulfed the nation, writes Sitaram Yechury

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The government has undermined secular democracy; social justice; federalism; and economic self-reliance
Narendra Modi’s legacy will now be defined by how he mitigates the health, economic and humanitarian challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Narendra Modi’s legacy will now be defined by how he mitigates the health, economic and humanitarian challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Modi 2.0: Successes, defects and a challenge

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:26 PM IST
The year saw Modi push long-held ideological beliefs of the BJP. But democratic deficits grew, social harmony became fragile and the economy was mismanaged
JNU student Sharjeel Imam is seen with Crime branch officials after he was arrested from Bihar, at Saket Police station, in New Delhi, on January 29, 2020.(Photo by Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)
JNU student Sharjeel Imam is seen with Crime branch officials after he was arrested from Bihar, at Saket Police station, in New Delhi, on January 29, 2020.(Photo by Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court seeks response of four states in Sharjeel Imam’s plea to club FIRs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Sharjeel Imam, currently held in a Guwahati jail, has been booked for his alleged role in violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University in the aftermath of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
On March 9, the special cell had arrested Mohammad Danish, a 33-year-old member of the Popular Front of India (PFI), in connection with the case on similar charges.(HT Archives. Representative image)
On March 9, the special cell had arrested Mohammad Danish, a 33-year-old member of the Popular Front of India (PFI), in connection with the case on similar charges.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Jamia student held for involvement in north-east Delhi riots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh and Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Joint commissioner of police (special cell) Neeraj Thakur confirmed the arrest of Meeran Haider but did not share further details.
A woman walks near a protest site against against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register, at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi on February 14, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)
A woman walks near a protest site against against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register, at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi on February 14, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)

‘All students passed except…’: Jamia teacher tweets a row on CAA, suspended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 04:04 PM IST
AP Siddiqui, registrar of the university, issued the suspension order for the teacher. It said the faculty member had tweeted that all students “except 15 non-Muslims have been passed as they did not support” the Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
Home ministry has announced suspension of NPR and Census exercise due to coronavirus(ANI Photo)
Home ministry has announced suspension of NPR and Census exercise due to coronavirus(ANI Photo)

NPR, Census suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Several states and politicians had also requested for the suspension of the two exercises citing the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for channelising all government efforts in combating it.
Women seen protesting against the CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on March 13, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times)
Women seen protesting against the CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on March 13, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times)

Miscreant throws bottle full of chemical at Shaheen Bagh protest site, none hurt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 11:41 AM IST
“We are yet to know what kind of chemical it is. The person who threw it is being identified,” Joint Commissioner of Police (southern range) Devesh Chandra Srivastava said.
students after blocking the traffic movement demonstrating against CAA, NRC , NPA on MG road in Ranchi,on February 23, 2020.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT file photo)
students after blocking the traffic movement demonstrating against CAA, NRC , NPA on MG road in Ranchi,on February 23, 2020.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT file photo)

Two months on, Ranchi’s ‘Shaheen Bagh’ stir suspended till April 5

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Parliamentary affairs minister Alamgir Alam, finance minister Ramehswar Oraon and agriculture minister Badal Patralekh had called a delegation of protesting women on Friday evening at Alam’s office.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin(Reuters file photo)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin(Reuters file photo)

India initiates steps to reset ties with Malaysia following Mahathir’s exit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:56 PM IST
The Indian envoy to Malaysia, Mridul Kumar, met new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and foreign minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Monday – the first significant contact between the two sides since Mahathir’s remarks took ties to a fresh low last year.
On Tuesday, the NIA court in Guwahati had granted bail to Akhil Gogoi after the agency failed to file charge sheet against him within 90 days of arrest.(PTI Photo)
On Tuesday, the NIA court in Guwahati had granted bail to Akhil Gogoi after the agency failed to file charge sheet against him within 90 days of arrest.(PTI Photo)

Days after getting bail by NIA court, Akhil Gogoi arrested in another case

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Gogoi was arrested at Jorhat on December 12 last year for his role in the protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.
File photo of a protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
File photo of a protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)

HC quashes ‘leave India’ notice issued to Polish student for anti-CAA rally

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The court said the right to life and personal liberty includes that to have political views and participate in political activities as guaranteed to all people in India. It said the right cannot be curtailed or fettered.
The CAA was passed in December last year.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The CAA was passed in December last year.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

CAA outside the purview of judicial review: Govt to SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 01:44 AM IST
Centre presented a point-to-point rebuttal to the arguments of over 150 petitioners who have petitioned the court against the CAA, calling it discriminatory.
The court granted bail to Akhil Gogoi on a surety of Rs 30,000 after the NIA failed to file a charge sheet against him within 90 days and sought more time.(PTI)
The court granted bail to Akhil Gogoi on a surety of Rs 30,000 after the NIA failed to file a charge sheet against him within 90 days and sought more time.(PTI)

Anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi gets bail but unlikely to walk free

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 08:20 PM IST
The NIA had booked charges against Akhil Gogoi for his role in spearheading protests against CAA in December last year.
A number of petitioners have moved Supreme Court questioning the constitutional validity of CAA.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A number of petitioners have moved Supreme Court questioning the constitutional validity of CAA.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Centre rebuts challenge to CAA, says NRC necessary for every country

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against petitions which have challenged the constitutional validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.
Police personnel deployed as students from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) continue their demonstration a day after the violent crackdown by Delhi Police on students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in New Delhi on December 16, 2019.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Police personnel deployed as students from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) continue their demonstration a day after the violent crackdown by Delhi Police on students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in New Delhi on December 16, 2019.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Forced to enter Jamia to stop violence, says Delhi Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Delhi Police said it got difficult to distinguish between rioters and students and all of them had to be evacuated.
Demonstrators and police face off during an anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) protest at Parivartan Chowk area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT file photo)
Demonstrators and police face off during an anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) protest at Parivartan Chowk area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT file photo)

UP seeks time to file report on CAA hoardings in HC

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Additional advocate general Neeraj Tripathi said the state government’s main thrust of the argument in its plea was that its special leave petition (SLP) against the High Court’s March 9 order was pending before the Supreme Court (SC) and the apex court had referred it to a larger bench.
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel walk past burnt and damaged shops, which were allegedly set on fire by miscreants during communal violence last week, at Gokalpuri market in northeast Delhi on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel walk past burnt and damaged shops, which were allegedly set on fire by miscreants during communal violence last week, at Gokalpuri market in northeast Delhi on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Indonesia summons envoy over CAA protests, Delhi violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 03:16 AM IST
There have been protests against the violence in New Delhi near the Indian missions in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Medan, the largest city of North Sumatra province, since the beginning of March.
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general secretary of the RSS blamed ‘a section of leaders for misleading the masses’ during the nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act .(ANI/Twitter)
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general secretary of the RSS blamed ‘a section of leaders for misleading the masses’ during the nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act .(ANI/Twitter)

Centre must talk to states to clear CAA, NPR doubts: RSS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 05:54 AM IST
The CAA’s passage in December to fast-track the citizenship process for non-Muslims, who have entered India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014, triggered protests across the country.
The Delhi government had last Friday ordered a ban on any gathering of more than 200 people, including sports events such as the Indian Premier League(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
The Delhi government had last Friday ordered a ban on any gathering of more than 200 people, including sports events such as the Indian Premier League(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Shaheen Bagh protesters will have to follow ban on gathering over coronavirus: Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal announced the new steps during a press conference after reviewing the city government’s efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Under the Indian law, the SC is bestowed with fairly wide discretion on whether to allow an intervention. In this context, given the limited nature of intervention — international law implication of the CAA and the status of the HC within the UN system — it may be prudent for the apex court to allow the application of the HC to intervene.(HTPHOTO)
Under the Indian law, the SC is bestowed with fairly wide discretion on whether to allow an intervention. In this context, given the limited nature of intervention — international law implication of the CAA and the status of the HC within the UN system — it may be prudent for the apex court to allow the application of the HC to intervene.(HTPHOTO)

CAA: Reading the UN body’s intervention in Supreme Court | Opinion

By Jay Manoj Sanklecha
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 12:20 PM IST
The intervention doesn’t touch upon the sovereignty of Parliament. It may be prudent for the SC to allow it
Widespread protests around India erupted immediately after the amendment to the citizenship law was passed. People gathered to read the preamble of the Indian Constitution to suggest that the government had violated the principles of the Constitution that requires it to treat all its residents equally(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Widespread protests around India erupted immediately after the amendment to the citizenship law was passed. People gathered to read the preamble of the Indian Constitution to suggest that the government had violated the principles of the Constitution that requires it to treat all its residents equally(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

India should also accede to the UN refugee convention

By Sital Kalantry
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 03:59 PM IST
India is not party to, nor has it acceded to, the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, nor the 1967 Protocol to that Convention. Consequently, it can pick and choose the types of refugees it will accept or reject
The court is hearing a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad high court’s March 9 order directing it to remove hoardings containing photos and other personal details of people, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protests. (HT Photo)
The court is hearing a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad high court’s March 9 order directing it to remove hoardings containing photos and other personal details of people, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protests. (HT Photo)

UP govt’s ‘name and shame’ hoardings not backed by law, remarks SC at hearing challenging high court verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Highlighting the issue of privacy, Justice UU Lalit said that while the court agrees there should not be unruly behaviour, there must be some law which backs the action of putting up the hoardings.
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