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Farmer unions staging a protest against the farm reform laws outside the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/Ht)

Farm reform bills: Protesters lay siege to Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Say Centre is maligning farmers, press for rollback of contentious farm laws
The state government also proposes to repeal about 60 laws that have become obsolete and redundant over the years. (HT Photo)
The state government also proposes to repeal about 60 laws that have become obsolete and redundant over the years. (HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh govt to table bill for recovery of damages from protesters

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:05 AM IST
The bill to replace the ordinance seeks to empower the government to make protesters and rioters pay for the damages caused to public and private property.
Belarusian women carry flowers on a rally in solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus.(AP)
Belarusian women carry flowers on a rally in solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus.(AP)

Thousands in Belarus rally where protester died

Hindustan Times, Belarus | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:43 AM IST
About 5,000 demonstrators gathered on Saturday in the area where Taraikovsky died. There were no immediate reports of detentions.
Protesters hold a sign that reads, "The longer you stay, the more devastation to the country, please resign" as they take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok.(AFP)
Protesters hold a sign that reads, "The longer you stay, the more devastation to the country, please resign" as they take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok.(AFP)

Hundreds of protesters take to streets in Bangkok, demand Thai govt’s resignation

Bangkok | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Those at the student-led rally near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument cited a litany of complaints against the year-old government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former army chief who ousted an elected government six years ago.
Amid stone pelting, the van of the Rapid Action Force was damaged and police barricades were set on fire.(HINDUSTAN PHOTO.)
Amid stone pelting, the van of the Rapid Action Force was damaged and police barricades were set on fire.(HINDUSTAN PHOTO.)

Anti-CAA protests turn violent in UP’s Aligarh, internet suspended till midnight

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 07:37 PM IST
There were also reports of firing and burning of vehicles as violence spread to other areas of the city.

The malice in making protests and protesters invisible

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:32 AM IST
The city police attempted this with Mumbai Bagh too in a way citing traffic impediments and bringing pressure to bear on the women sitting-in, slapping notices and FIRs on them and volunteers, profiling protesters and visitors.
The women told the police that they wanted to meet Shah(ANI/Twitter)
The women told the police that they wanted to meet Shah(ANI/Twitter)

Anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh gather for march to Amit Shah’s house

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 03:47 PM IST
The police have not given permission for the march and have deployed heavy security in riot gear around the protest site.
An almost hysterical anti-Muslim colour has been given to the CAA and any NRC exercise, as if the malevolent Narendra Modi government intends to make Indian Muslims stateless(PTI)
An almost hysterical anti-Muslim colour has been given to the CAA and any NRC exercise, as if the malevolent Narendra Modi government intends to make Indian Muslims stateless(PTI)

Why the anti-CAA protesters are wrong, writes Kanwal Sibal

By Kanwal Sibal
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 06:41 PM IST
By endorsing foreign criticisms, and distorting and misrepresenting facts, anti-Modi critics undermine India
Protesters blocked entry to the AMU engineering college on Tuesday, preventing the holding of an examination for the second consecutive day.(Agencies/File)
Protesters blocked entry to the AMU engineering college on Tuesday, preventing the holding of an examination for the second consecutive day.(Agencies/File)

No exam at AMU engineering college for second day as protesters block entry

Aligarh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Protesters blocked entry to the AMU engineering college on Tuesday, preventing the holding of an examination for the second consecutive day.
Policing is one area of administration, which, on account of the very nature of its work, continues to receive negative press. And despite best efforts to rectify, the trend somehow continues. One of the root causes of this is its use of unbridled force on the general public. It is in this context that the use of non-violent force can become an important element of policing.(/HT PHOTO)
Policing is one area of administration, which, on account of the very nature of its work, continues to receive negative press. And despite best efforts to rectify, the trend somehow continues. One of the root causes of this is its use of unbridled force on the general public. It is in this context that the use of non-violent force can become an important element of policing.(/HT PHOTO)

There is an urgent need to change the way police handle protesters

By KK Paul
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 08:25 PM IST
The term non-violent force is not an oxymoron. It’s a concept that has been put to practical use.
Donald Trump warned Iran Sunday against killing protesters who have risen up over the regime’s downing of a civilian airliner(AP)
Donald Trump warned Iran Sunday against killing protesters who have risen up over the regime’s downing of a civilian airliner(AP)

‘Don’t kill your protesters, US is watching’: Donald Trump warns Iran

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Trump’s salvo came as Iran’s Islamic regime faced a challenge from angry street protests, having come to the brink of war with the US with a series of tit-for-tat confrontations.
Members of Muslim communities holding protest against NRC, CAB and the Central government at Chandani Chowk in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT)
Members of Muslim communities holding protest against NRC, CAB and the Central government at Chandani Chowk in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT)

Protesters hit the streets against citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:05 PM IST
Protestors, amid tear-smoke clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(Photo: PTI)
Protestors, amid tear-smoke clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(Photo: PTI)

Two killed in north-east firing as citizens protest citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 05:32 AM IST
CAB, cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, paves the way for immigrants of faiths others than Islam from three neighbouring countries to gain Indian citizenship.
(ANI Photo)
(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 pm: Protesters back on street against Citizenship Amendment Bill in northeast and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 12:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Sexual harassment row: 30 hurt as police use baton, water cannon on protesters in Faridkot

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:17 AM IST
They were supporting a senior woman tutor who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against the head of department of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital
A demonstrator wearing a mask featuring U.S President Donald Trump holds a letter during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Thousands of protesters on Sunday marched to the U.S. consulate in a rally to express gratitude after President Donald Trump signed legislation last week expressing support for the demonstrators.(Bloomberg)
A demonstrator wearing a mask featuring U.S President Donald Trump holds a letter during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Thousands of protesters on Sunday marched to the U.S. consulate in a rally to express gratitude after President Donald Trump signed legislation last week expressing support for the demonstrators.(Bloomberg)

On Hong Kong streets, protesters say ‘Thank you’ to Donald Trump

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 02:51 PM IST
Waving American flags, with some donning Donald Trump logo hats and t-shirts, protesters unfurled a banner depicting the U.S. president standing astride a tank with a U.S. flag behind him.
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PU admn seeks report on protesters

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Move comes a month after authorities earmarking a single spot for protests caused a row
Eleven protesters died on Friday while setting fire to the headquarters of a powerful armed faction in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah(AP)
Eleven protesters died on Friday while setting fire to the headquarters of a powerful armed faction in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah(AP)

Renewed anti-government protests in Iraq leave 42 dead: Report

Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 01:52 AM IST
The protests represent a second phase of a week-long movement in early October that ended with more than 150 people dead.
Shaheedi smagam at Bargari Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal(HT Photo)
Shaheedi smagam at Bargari Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal(HT Photo)

Behbal Kalan firing anniversary: Protesters accuse Cong govt of being hand in glove with Badals

By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Dal Khalsa president Harpal Singh Cheema alleged that justice has not been delivered as the Badal and Amarinder governments have shielded the guilty top cops, including former DGP Sumedh Saini
Activists were evacuated from Aarey check post and taken to local police station at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)
Activists were evacuated from Aarey check post and taken to local police station at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

29 protesters arrested in Mumbai’s Aarey, Congress accuses PM Modi of empty rhetoric on environment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 02:40 AM IST
Police said that there were around 100 to 200 people protesting and some of them scuffled with them following which 29 were arrested. Six of the arrested are women.
The status of Aarey Milk Colony, known as the city’s green lung, has been mired in controversy. In 2015, the non-governmental organisation Vanashakti had filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal, asking the area be declared a forest.(HT image)
The status of Aarey Milk Colony, known as the city’s green lung, has been mired in controversy. In 2015, the non-governmental organisation Vanashakti had filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal, asking the area be declared a forest.(HT image)

Against car shed in Aarey, not Metro, say protesters

Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:31 AM IST
Protesters formed a human chain for more than an hour and raised slogans against the authorities. A few people also gathered in support of the Metro, arguing that delays would escalate cost of the project which would in turn increase the burden on tax payers.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows to prioritise housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters .(Reuters Photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows to prioritise housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters .(Reuters Photo)

Hong Kong leader to focus on housing, jobs to try to appease protesters

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 04:50 PM IST
The spark for the protests that have rocked the Asian financial hub was a now-withdrawn extradition bill and concern Beijing is eroding civil liberties, but many young protesters are also angry at sky-high living costs and a lack of job prospects.
Odisha is among the few states that started implementing the amended MV Act from September 1 when it came into force.(HT PHOTO.)
Odisha is among the few states that started implementing the amended MV Act from September 1 when it came into force.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Why go soft on your vehicles’: Protesters clash with cops in Bhubaneswar

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:00 PM IST
With the Odisha transport department imposing a hefty amount of Rs 88 lakh in the first four days of implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, Odisha urban development minister Sushant Singh alleged that the Act was discriminatory.
Mumbai, India - 1 Sept. 2019: Protesters form a human chain during protest to SAVE AAREY campaign at Aarey Colony,Goregaon in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 1, 2019. (Photo by / Hindustan Times)(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - 1 Sept. 2019: Protesters form a human chain during protest to SAVE AAREY campaign at Aarey Colony,Goregaon in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 1, 2019. (Photo by / Hindustan Times)(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Can’t let trees be hacked for Mumbai’s Metro-3 depot: Protesters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:39 AM IST
On Friday, citizens protested at seven locations across the city, including the BMC headquarters at Fort. On Saturday, they protested at the picnic spot at Aarey and the selfie point outside the BMC headquarters.
It’s the 13th straight weekend of historic political unrest in Hong Kong as rallies over a now-suspended bill to allow extraditions to China widened into a push for greater democracy.(REUTERS)
It’s the 13th straight weekend of historic political unrest in Hong Kong as rallies over a now-suspended bill to allow extraditions to China widened into a push for greater democracy.(REUTERS)

Hong Kong police, protesters clash in trains as violence rages

Bloomberg | By Shamim Adam and Daniel Ten Kate
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Police arrested more than 50 people in running battles across Hong Kong and fired two warning shots in a standoff with a crowd.
China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.(AP FILE)
China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.(AP FILE)

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters: Report

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:31 PM IST
The Chinese central government rejected Lam’s proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters’ other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
State media arms of the Chinese government slammed the incident of assault after one of the victims was identified as a reporter with the Global Times.
(The marches also mark the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed coup that brought al-Bashir to power in 1989, toppling Sudan’s last elected government.(AFP)
(The marches also mark the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed coup that brought al-Bashir to power in 1989, toppling Sudan’s last elected government.(AFP)

Sudan’s protesters take to streets against army rule

Sudan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 07:12 PM IST
The demonstrations came amid a weeks-long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. Talks between the two sides over a power-sharing agreement collapsed earlier this month when security forces violently broke up a protest camp in Khartoum.
Kumaraswamy lashing out at employees of a thermal power plant, who were protesting in front of his cavalcade in Raichur district. (Photo ANI)
Kumaraswamy lashing out at employees of a thermal power plant, who were protesting in front of his cavalcade in Raichur district. (Photo ANI)

Angry Kumaraswamy threatens protesters, reminds them they voted for Modi

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Kumaraswamy was on his way to Karegudda village in Manvi Taluk of Raichur district, on the second leg of his village visit programme, when employees of the Yermarus Thermal Power Station protested in front of the bus in which he was travelling and shouted slogans against him.
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