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SC rejects Facebook’s plea against summons to appear before Delhi Assembly panel

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea filed by Facebook India vice-president Ajit Mohan challenging the summons issued by the Delhi Assembly’s peace committee that is probing the Delhi violence case. Following the verdict, Facebook officials will now have to appear before the committee. However, the court also said that the social media giant...

HC grants bail to 3 activists in Delhi riots case, slams Centre for frivolous invocation of UAPA

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three activists who were arrested over a year ago in connection with the Delhi riots over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The court rejected Delhi Police’s stand that the ongoing protests were “not a typical protest but an aggravated protest which was intended to disrupt...

BJP leaders incited people, says Delhi Minorities Commission’s report on Delhi riots

A fact-finding report on the north-east Delhi riots released on Thursday by the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) pointed fingers at BJP leaders for allegedly “inciting” people through speeches during the Assembly elections. Rubbishing the report, Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana accused the minorities panel of levelling baseless allegations against the...

9 Delhi riots victims were forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’: Delhi police tells court

Some of the rioters used a WhatsApp group to coordinate with each other during north-east Delhi riots in February and killed nine Muslims after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Delhi police has alleged in its charge sheets filed in a court in the national capital. The accused were part of a WhatsApp group—Kattar...

Amit Shah lauds Delhi Police for its efforts to control Delhi riots

Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday applauded Delhi Police for its efforts to control riots which broke out in northeast Delhi on February 23. Replying to the debate on Delhi riots in Lok Sabha, the home minister said that Delhi Police managed to control riots within 36 hours. “These riots were taking place in a...

Seven Congress MPs Suspended From Budget Session For ‘Gross Misconduct’

Following the ruckus that continued in the Lok Sabha for the fourth consecutive day of the Budget session disrupting proceedings, seven Congress parliamentarians were suspended from the Lower House for “gross misconduct”. The current session of the Lok Sabha is scheduled to end on April 3. The parliamentarians include Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose,...
Suspended AAP Leader Tahir Hussain Faces Imminent Arrest in Riots Case

Suspended AAP Leader Tahir Hussain Faces Imminent Arrest in Riots Case

With a Delhi court rejecting his plea to surrender, suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader Tahir Hussain, who is accused of murder, rioting, and arson, is facing an imminent arrest by Delhi police. Hussain appeared before the Delhi court on Thursday for the hearing, but the court refused to accept his request. Subsequently, he was taken...

SC Raps Delhi High Court For a Month’s Adjournment in Delhi Riot Cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Delhi High Court for the latter’s decision to adjourn the hearing in the cases related to the recent violence in northeast Delhi by a month. Terming the high court’s adjournment as “unjustified”, the apex court directed the high court to advance the hearing of the cases to March...

Discussed Delhi Violence, Coronavirus Scare With PM: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time since he took charge as Delhi CM last month. Post the meeting, Kejriwal said he discussed last week’s violence in several pockets of Delhi and the coronavirus scare during the meeting. “I told him (PM Modi) that...

After Controversy Over IB Official’s Death, CM Arvind Kejriwal Announces Rs 1 Crore Compensation

At a time when the gruesome killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) official Ankit Sharma during the Delhi riots resulted in a major uproar against former AAP councilor Tahir Hussain, Delhi chief minister and party chief Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore to Sharma’s family. This apart, the Delhi government has also...

Rajya Sabha Proceedings Adjourned till 2 pm As Opposition Protests Over Delhi violence

The Speaker adjourned the Rajya Sabha proceedings till 2 p.m after the entire Opposition vociferously protested over the issue of communal violence in the national capital, with members alleging that the government slept while Delhi burnt. Congress leaders have been demanding the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah and are likely to launch a protest...