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Bail for activists in riots case: Year later, students step out to freedom

Speaking to HT, Pinjra Tod activist and JNU student Devangana Kalita said, “We weren’t hopeful of getting out, but are thankful to the court for releasing us. This is a win for democracy and for dissenting voices.”
Friends and student activists gathered outside the jail complex on Thursday, welcoming the three as they walked out of the prison.(PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)
Friends and student activists gathered outside the jail complex on Thursday, welcoming the three as they walked out of the prison.(PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 11:57 PM IST
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Delhi riots: Court grants release to three students, two days after bail order

All three students were arrested in May last year under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the case related to a large conspiracy in the northeast Delhi riots which broke out in February last year.
Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita (File Photo)
Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita (File Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 12:08 PM IST
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Delhi Police challenges HC order granting bail to Pinjra Tod activists in SC

Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal were granted bail by the high court on Tuesday.
North-east Delhi violence case: The Delhi Police has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order granting bail to Pinjra tod activists.(HT Photo)
North-east Delhi violence case: The Delhi Police has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order granting bail to Pinjra tod activists.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Anti-CAA activist Natasha Narwal granted interim bail after father dies of Covid

Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal has remained at Tihar Jail since May last year. Her family said that she was not even allowed to speak to her father, Mahavir Narwal, before he passed away of Covid-19. On Monday, the Delhi high court granted her a three-week interim relief for the last rites.
File photo of jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal with her father, Mahavir Narwal. (Social media)
File photo of jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal with her father, Mahavir Narwal. (Social media)
Updated on May 10, 2021 01:04 PM IST
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By | Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Joydeep Bose

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 06:18 AM IST
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Alpha, Beta, Bond key to police’s riots probe

The witnesses have recorded their statements before a judge under Code of Criminal Procedure 164, which is admissible evidence during a trial.
Delhi Police have maintained that some anti-CAA protest leaders, such as Umar Khalid, along with others such as Hussain, Jahan and other activists, planned the protests, mobilised people by blocking roads, and brought different groups together to incite people against the government.(AFP)
Delhi Police have maintained that some anti-CAA protest leaders, such as Umar Khalid, along with others such as Hussain, Jahan and other activists, planned the protests, mobilised people by blocking roads, and brought different groups together to incite people against the government.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 12:22 AM IST
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North-East Delhi riots accused names leaders in statement

Statement by an accused in a charge sheet in the case says that general secretary of the CPI (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, Delhi University professor Apoorvanand, former MLA Chaudhary Mateen and advocate Mahmood Pracha had instigated the protestors.
MCD workers clean debris from the road following violent clashes in North East Delhi over the new citizenship law, at Chand Bagh.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
MCD workers clean debris from the road following violent clashes in North East Delhi over the new citizenship law, at Chand Bagh.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 02:16 AM IST
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Delhi riots case: High court grants bail to Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita

Bail was granted in one of the cases filed against Kalita for alleged provocative speech ahead of the February riots in Delhi, saying it is the fundamental principle of criminal jurisprudence that every individual is presumed to be innocent till found guilty
MCD workers clean debris from the road following clashes in Chand Bagh, New Delhi on February 29, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HTphoto)
MCD workers clean debris from the road following clashes in Chand Bagh, New Delhi on February 29, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HTphoto)
Published on Sep 01, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi riots: High court asks police to submit case diary on FIR against Natasha Narwal, others

Justice Vibhu Bakhru, while hearing Narwal’s bail application, said the case diary should be submitted by Saturday in a sealed cover, so that the matter could be heard on Monday, August 31.
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi HC asks cops to show videos of Pinjra Tod member making instigating speeches

The Delhi Police, however, said they do not have the videos of the time when the group’s member Devangana Kalita, a JNU student, was allegedly making instigating speeches during the riots incident.
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.(Reuters file photo)
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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Show proof of Devangana Kalita ‘creating nuisance’: HC to cops

The judge asked the Delhi Police why they did not have any video of her making instigating speeches and reserved judgement on her bail plea
A view of Delhi High Court.(HT Photo)
A view of Delhi High Court.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi high court reserves order on plea by Kalita against cops’ ‘leaks’

Police told the high court on July 9 that the press note issued to the media was not a “selective leak”, as Kalita alleged, and it was done to present correct facts before the public.
Justice Vibhu Bakhru was informed by advocate Adit S Pujari, representing Kalita, that “selective” leaks have been made to tarnish the image of his client .(PTI File Photo)
Justice Vibhu Bakhru was informed by advocate Adit S Pujari, representing Kalita, that “selective” leaks have been made to tarnish the image of his client .(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 06:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

‘Accusations in police affidavit unwarranted: Delhi HC on Delhi riots case

Kalita had moved the court through advocate Adit S Pujari, stating through a media note, and selective leaks to the media on contents of charge-sheets in the Delhi riots cases has caused immense damage to her reputation and fundamental right to a fair trial and a presumption of innocence.
The Delhi High Court on June 12 had restrained the city police from giving out any press notes to the media. photo:pradeep gaur/mint
The Delhi High Court on June 12 had restrained the city police from giving out any press notes to the media. photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 01:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal’s plea cites jail violence

There was “large-scale violence” inside jail number six meant for women prisoners in Tihar prison complex and officials, who allegedly beat up some foreign inmates on June 16, were also intimidating Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal lodged there, her lawyer told Delhi HC.
Pujari said Narwal, who was arrested in March for her alleged role in the Delhi riots and has been charged under the UAPA, informed him about the violence via video conferencing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
Pujari said Narwal, who was arrested in March for her alleged role in the Delhi riots and has been charged under the UAPA, informed him about the violence via video conferencing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 04:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Pinjra Tod: Don’t share case info, high court to Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Counsel for a student activist told the court that the Delhi Police, through a media note, and selective leaks to the media on contents of charge-sheets, has caused immense damage to her reputation and fundamental right to a fair trial and a presumption of innocence.
The student activist was arrested by the Special Cell and charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for her alleged role in the conspiracy to the north-east Delhi riots.(PTI File Photo)
The student activist was arrested by the Special Cell and charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for her alleged role in the conspiracy to the north-east Delhi riots.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 04:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Tahir ‘led, instigated’ IB official’s murder: Police

This is the second charge sheet filed against Hussain in two days. He was charged by the police on Tuesday for allegedly playing a pivotal role in the riots in which 53 people were killed and over 400 injured.
Tahir Hussain’s lawyer, Javed Ali, denied the police allegations and called them a political conspiracy against his client.(PTI)
Tahir Hussain’s lawyer, Javed Ali, denied the police allegations and called them a political conspiracy against his client.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Charge sheets against Tahir Hussain, Pinjra Tod activists in N-E Delhi riots case

At least 53 people were killed and around 400 injured n the violence that started as clashes between protestors for and against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act .
Police said their investigation revealed that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy to cause riots in north-east Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Police said their investigation revealed that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy to cause riots in north-east Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Pinjra Tod activists presented in court

Police produced the two after questioning them on Sunday and Monday for their alleged role in the violence during the north-east Delhi riots.
Pinjra Tod activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita were produced before a duty magistrate inside the Mandoli jail on Tuesday.(Facebook)
Pinjra Tod activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita were produced before a duty magistrate inside the Mandoli jail on Tuesday.(Facebook)
Updated on May 27, 2020 01:44 AM IST
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Pitrasatta Se Aazadi: Protesters take over V-Tree puja, manage to dampen celebrations

A tussle between some students of Hindu College wishing to continue the Virgin Tree puja and those opposing it broke out at the college on Valentine’s Day
Scenes from teh V-Tree puja at Hindu College.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Scenes from teh V-Tree puja at Hindu College.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 15, 2019 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Miranda House extends hostel curfew by 30 minutes

The students’ collective ‘Pinjra Tod”, which has been protesting against discriminatory hostel rules for women, rejected the extension on Tuesday and demanded a “complete abolition” of curfew timing.
The student collective Pinjra tod termed the extension of 30 minutes for hostels as a “joke and demanded complete abolition of curfew timing at Miranda House(HT File)
The student collective Pinjra tod termed the extension of 30 minutes for hostels as a “joke and demanded complete abolition of curfew timing at Miranda House(HT File)
Published on Oct 31, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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