State Minister, Gopal Rai who was camping outside LG Baijal’s residence, said, "Police assured us that adequate security will be deployed in vulnerable areas. We're going back now".
Police have detained the protesters who had gathered at Marine Drive to protest against Monday’s violence in Delhi.
Three civilians were killed on Monday during clashes over the CAA in northeast Delhi, hours after a Delhi Police head constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police was injured.
Tensions escalated in northeast Delhi with protesters torching at least two houses and a fire tender in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, where pro and anti-CAA groups clashed for the second consecutive day.
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to urge the restoration of law and order in Delhi
- Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Monday said that senior officers are in the field and that sufficient forces have been deployed, adding that the situation is under control
- Court-appointed interlocutors Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, submitted their report to the SC bench of Justices in a sealed cover on 24 February
- After violence broke out between police and anti-CAA protesters on 23 February evening in Aligarh, mobile internet was suspended for a six-hour period starting 6 pm
Minister Gopal Rai Leaves LG Baijal's Residence
Delhi Police Special Commissioner, Rajesh Khurana reached outside Lieutenant Governor's residence where AAP leaders were waiting to meet the LG. State Minister, Gopal Rai who was camping outside LG Baijal’s residence, said, "Police assured us that adequate security will be deployed in vulnerable areas. We're going back now".
Mumbai Police Detain Protesters at Marine Drive
Police have detained the protesters who had gathered at Marine Drive to protest against Monday’s violence in Delhi, according to Delhi Police, total 4 people (3 civilians & 1 police head constable) have lost their lives in clashes in North-East Delhi, reported ANI.
Gokulpuri: Fire at Tyre Market Doused; No casualties Reported
Fire at tyre market near Gokulpuri metro station area was allegedly set ablaze during the violence that broke out in North-East Delhi has now been doused. 10 fire tenders were present at the spot. No casualties were reported.
'Waiting Here to Meet The LG Over Delhi Violence' Says Minister Gopal Rai
Delhi Cabinet Minister, Gopal Rai who is camping outside LG Anil Baijal's residence stated that he wants to meet LG Baijal and will request him to deploy security forces & arrest the perpetrators so that peace & harmony are restored.
Delhi Cabinet Minister, Gopal Rai outside Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's residence: I'm waiting here to meet the LG over violence that broke out in North-East Delhi. We request him to deploy security forces & arrest the perpetrators so that peace & harmony are restored. pic.twitter.com/gZ42vdYoby— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Mumbai: People Protest Against Delhi Violence
People have gathered at Marine Drive to protest against the violence that took place in Delhi earlier today. According to Delhi Police, total 4 people (3 civilians & 1 police head constable) have lost their lives in clashes in North-East Delhi, reported PTI.
Environment Minister Camps Outside LG Anil Baijal's Residence
Environment Minister Gopal Rai is camping outside LG Anil Baijal's residence to meet him and discuss law and order situation in Delhi. Rai said situation has become tense in his constituency Babarpur and alleged that there is no police deployment. The minister was accompanied by AAP Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha, reported PTI.
CBSE Exam to Be Held as per Schedule: CBSE
CBSE on its official twitter handle stated that CBSE exams will be held as per schedule. CBSE and no change in CBSE exams scheduled for tomorrow as there are no centres in rest of Delhi.
'Maintain Communal Harmony' Says Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appealed to the people of Delhi to maintain communal harmony and defeat the ill intentions of forces trying to divide India on the basis of religion, reported ANI.
Bhim Army Chief Writes to Lt Guv Anil Baijal
Bhim Army Chief, Chandra Shekhar Azad has written a letter to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi saying, “I am extremely concerned for safety and security of people belonging to Muslim and Scheduled Caste community in many parts of North East Delhi and wish to visit the areas affected by violence', reported ANI.
Third Civilian Killed During Clashes Over CAA in Northeast Delhi
Three civilians were killed on Monday, 24 February, during clashes over the CAA in northeast Delhi.
Earlier in the day, a Delhi Police head constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police was injured.
Another Anti-CAA Protester Shot in the Eye in Delhi's Maujpur
Another anti-CAA protester was shot in the eye by an armed pro-CAA civilian at Gonda, Maujpur, on Monday, 24 February. He was rushed to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, sources told The Quint.
Schools in Northeast Delhi to Remain Closed on Tuesday, Board Exams Postponed: Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Monday evening that all government and private schools will remain closed in northeast Delhi on Tuesday.
He also said that he had spoken to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in connection with the board exams in the district and that they would be postponed.
दिल्ली में हिंसा प्रभावित नोर्थईस्ट ज़िले में कल स्कूलों की गृह परीक्षाएँ नहीं होंगी और सभी सरकारी एवं प्राइवेट स्कूल बंद रहेंगे. बोर्ड परीक्षाओं के सम्बंध में मैंने HRD Minister @DrRPNishank जी से बात की है कि इस ज़िले में कल की बोर्ड परीक्षा भी स्थगित कर दी जाए.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 24, 2020
Forces Deployed in Delhi, MHA Monitoring Situation: MoS Kishan Reddy
Condemning the violence in northeast Delhi, State Minister for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy stated that MHA is monitoring the situation. He added that additional forces have been deployed in respective regions.
'Trying to Maintain Law and Order': Special Commissioner of Police
As protests over CAA in the national capital turned violent, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Satish Golcha on Monday, 24 February, said they are "trying to maintain law and order."
"We've been requesting everyone to come forward to support the Delhi Police in maintaining law and order. Our officers are holding foot marches and appealing gatherings to peacefully disperse," Golcha said, according to ANI.
'Stop Violence, It Will Not Lead to Any Solution': BJP's Kapil Mishra
BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Monday appealed to everyone to stop the violence, saying "it will not lead to any solution," ANI reported.
"Whether they are people who are supporting CAA or those who are against it, or those who are blocking the roads, I appeal everyone to maintain peace. Delhi's brotherhood should remain intact. The violence in Delhi should be stopped immediately," Mishra said.
Man Beaten Up Amid CAA Protests in Northeast Delhi
This photo of a man being beaten up emerged amid clashes over the Citizeship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in northeast Delhi on Monday, 24 February.
More Than 20 Injured in Violence, Undergoing Treatment at GTB Hospital
More than 20 people who were injured during the violence at Jafrabad on Monday are receiving treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. They are admitted in the casualty ward with serious injuries, ANI reported.
Civilian Killed in Violent Clashes in Northeast Delhi
A civilian has been killed in fresh violence in northeast Delhi on Monday, reports say.
Request SC to Take Cognisance of Situation: Chandra Shekhar Azad
Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad took to Twitter on Monday to say that the condition of Delhi is worrying and added that he was on his way to Delhi.
दिल्ली की हालत बहुत चिंताजनक है पुलिस की मौजूदगी में लोगों पर हमले किये जा रहे है मैं माननीय सुप्रीम कोर्ट से निवेदन करता हूँ कि इसपर संज्ञान ले ताकि संविधान की और हमारे लोगों की सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित की जा सके। मैं अभी कर्नाटक में हूँ और सभी प्रोग्राम कैंसिल करके दिल्ली आ रहा हूँ— Chandra Shekhar Aazad (@BhimArmyChief) February 24, 2020
Rahul Gandhi Condemns Violence in Delhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the violence in Delhi and urged people to show restraint, compassion and understanding irrespective of the provocation.
He said peaceful protests are a sign of a healthy democracy, but violence can never be justified.
The violence today in Delhi is disturbing & must be unequivocally condemned. Peaceful protests are a sign of a healthy democracy, but violence can never be justified. I urge the citizens of Delhi to show restraint, compassion & understanding no matter what the provocation.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 24, 2020
More Delhi Metro Gates Closed Amid Violence
Entry and exit gates of Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat and Janpath have been closed, while interchange facility will be open at Central Secretariat.
Security Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) February 24, 2020
Entry & exit gates of Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat and Janpath have been closed.
Interchange facility will be open at Central Secretariat.
Aligarh Violence: SP, Congress Stage Walkout in UP Assembly Over Police Action
Samajwadi Party and Congress staged a walkout in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday against alleged police atrocities on peaceful anti-CAA protesters, including women, in Aligarh.
Soon after the House met at 11 am, Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary demanded a discussion on the issue. He alleged that women were lathi-charged and tear gas shells were fired during the protest in Aligarh on Sunday.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Congress leader Aradhana Misra, who raised the issue through separate notices, alleged that the government is out crush the peaceful protest against the CAA.
Centre Responsible for CAA Clashes: Yechury
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday held the Centre responsible for the violence that has erupted in Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and appealed to all to maintain peace.
His comments come after a Delhi Police head constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police injured as clashes over the amended citizenship law broke out again in northeast Delhi's Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Chand Bagh, with protesters torching houses, shops and vehicles, and hurling stones at each other.
There is utmost need to maintain peace and calm. We appeal to everyone to not fall prey to rumours or incitements - Peace must be kept. The responsibility however, lies with the Union govt which has not made any attempt to address grievances of a large section of Indians. #Delhi— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) February 24, 2020
Sufficient Forces Deployed, Situation Under Control: Union Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said on Monday that senior officers are in the field and that sufficient forces have been deployed, adding that the situation is under control.
'Making Every Effort to Restore Normalcy': Delhi Police
Some incidents of violence and arson have been reported in the areas of North East District, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur. It is appealed to the people of Delhi and particularly to the North East District to maintain peace and harmony.— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) February 24, 2020
Delhi Police is making every effort to restore normalcy. Sec. 144 has been imposed in the affected areas of North East district and strict action will be taken against miscreants and anti social elements.— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) February 24, 2020
Delhi Metro Closes Some Stations After Violence in NE Delhi
Security Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) February 24, 2020
Entry & exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar are closed. Trains will terminate at Welcome metro station.
Fresh Violence Reported From Kardampuri
Fresh violence has been reported from Kardampuri, Shahdara in Delhi, News18 reports.
Kejriwal Speaks to L-G, Says More Police Force Being Sent
मैंने अभी LG साहिब से बात की। उन्होंने भरोसा दिलाया कि और पुलिस फ़ोर्स भेजी जा रही है। किसी के भी द्वारा हिंसा बर्दाश्त नहीं की जाएगी। मेरी सभी लोगों से विनती है कि कृपया शांति बनाए रखें। हिंसा से कोई समाधान नहीं निकलेगा। https://t.co/d3biQqr13X— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 24, 2020
MLA Gopal Rai Urges People to Maintain Peace
Delhi minister and Babarpur MLA Gopal Rai on Monday urged the people in the area to maintain peace in the wake of clashes, saying some people were purposely trying to disturb the atmosphere.
Rai said that he had spoken to Delhi LG Anil Baijal and was assured that more police personnel would be deployed to bring the situation under control.
"With folded hands, I request people in Babarpur Assembly to maintain peace. Some people are purposely trying to spoil the atmosphere. I have spoken to Delhi LG and he has assured me that more policemen will be deployed to bring the situation under control," Rai said in a tweet.
सभी से हाथ जोड़कर विनती है कि शांति व्यवस्था बनाए रखें। pic.twitter.com/ZyavxyuufW— Gopal Rai (@AapKaGopalRai) February 24, 2020
Petrol Pump Set Ablaze in Bhajanpura: Report
A petrol pump was set ablaze in north east Delhi's Bhajanpura amid clashes, News18 reports.
A Protestor Brandishes a Pistol During Clashes in NE Delhi
Situation Being Closely Monitored: Delhi L-G Anil Baijal
Amid fresh violence in northeast Delhi on Monday, Delhi L-G Anil Baijal said that he had instructed Delhi Police and Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order is maintained in the area.
“The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for the maintenance of peace and harmony,” Baijal wrote on Twitter.
Instructed @DelhiPolice and @CPDelhi to ensure that law and order is maintained in North East Delhi. The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for maintenance of peace and harmony.— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) February 24, 2020
Sharjeel Imam's Police Custody Extended
A Guwahati Court has extended police custody of Sharjeel Imam for four more days, ANI reports.
Police Head Constable Killed During Clashes in NE Delhi, Say Cops
A head constable has been killed during clashes over CAA in northeast Delhi, Delhi Police says, according to PTI.
Section 144 Imposed at 10 Locations in NE Delhi
Section 144 CrPC has been imposed at ten locations in northeast district of Delhi after fresh violence broke out.
“Some incidents of violence and arson have been reported in the areas of North East District, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur. It is appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony and not to believe in any false rumours,” ANI reported, quoting Delhi Police.
“Section 144 has been imposed in the affected areas of the North East district and strict action will be taken against miscreants and anti-social elements,” the report said.
Situation in Northeast Delhi Under Control: Police
According to the police, the situation in northeast Delhi is under control now.
Ved Prakash Surya DCP (North-East) says, "We have spoken to both sides, now the situation is calm. We are continuously speaking to people, now the situation is under control.”
Arvind Kejriwal Urges L-G, Home Minister to Restore Law & Order After Violence in NE Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi during protests for and against the new citizenship law.
Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 24, 2020
I sincerely urge Hon’ble LG n Hon'ble Union Home Minister to restore law and order n ensure that peace and harmony is maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations.
Protesters Torch Two Houses, Fire Tender at Jaffrabad and Maujpur
Tension escalated in northeast Delhi with protesters torching at least two houses and a fire tender in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, where pro and anti-CAA groups clashed for the second consecutive day on Monday and hurled stones at each other.
Violence was also reported from the Chandbagh area in Jaffrabad.
Police fired tear gas shells and also lathicharged to disperse the protesters.
According to officials, a fire tender was damaged by the protesters after it responded to a fire call in the area.
The Delhi Metro closed entry and exit at the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations as an uneasy calm prevailed in the area.
Security Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) February 24, 2020
Entry & exit of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
Entry and exit were closed at the Jaffrabad metro station for over 24 hours.
Another Clash Between Pro & Anti-CAA Groups in Delhi’s Maujpur
Clashes broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups in northeast Delhi's Maujpur area for the second consecutive day on Monday, 24 February with agitators pelting stones at each other, according to PTI.
Police reportedly once again fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. A few policemen also attempted to pacify the groups. The entry and exit at the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations were closed after the incident.
On Sunday, clashes broke out between two groups of people near Jaffrabad, Maujpur in northeast Delhi, where a large number of people had gathered to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
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Shaheen Bagh Interlocutors Submit Sealed Report in SC, Next Hearing on Wednesday
Court-appointed interlocutors Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran have handed over their report to the Supreme Court bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph, in a sealed cover on Monday.
The case has been adjourned till Wednesday, 26 February.
Justice Kaul said the report is for the court only and will not be placed on record.
On Sunday, former information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah filed an affidavit in the court with his own findings, including that the protests are peaceful, that the police have unnecessarily blocked roads around Shaheen Bagh, and that school vans and ambulances have been allowed to pass through the blocked roads.
Habibullah was not appointed as an interlocutor by the apex court on 17 February, but the court noted that Hegde and Ramachandran could take his assistance. Habibullah is also an intervenor in the petitions being heard by the court which have asked for the protests at Shaheen Bagh to be ended.
Internet Suspended In Aligarh After Anti-CAA Protesters Clash With Police
After violence broke out between police and anti-citizenship law protesters on Sunday, 23 February, evening in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, mobile internet was suspended for a six-hour period starting 6 pm, reports NDTV.
This suspension is likely to be extended as authorities try to restore order.
The clash reportedly involved stone throwing, a shop being set on fire, a police vehicle being vandalised and some police officers being injured. A motorcycle belonging to one of the policemen was also set ablaze by protesters.
'NRC Will Not Be Implemented in Bihar': Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Darbhanga stated, “National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bihar and National Population Register (NPR) should be done on the same basis as was done in 2010, not any other way,” reported ANI.
'Mild-Lathicharge' at Protesters in Delhi's Hauz Rani Area
In Delhi’s Hauz Rani area, some women have been injured, following a mild lathi charge and stampede in an anti-CAA march, sources told The Quint.
The area has been barricaded and police isn't allowing more people to go inside now.
'Protests, Riots in All BJP-Ruled States': Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai, “Wherever BJP governments are in power like Uttar Pradesh, or Delhi which is under Home Ministry, we have seen protests like Shaheen Bagh going on for over 60 days. In Uttar Pradesh, riots have taken place over CAA protests.”
“In worst situations, like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), terrorists entered university and the way they thrashed (students). I have not come across any news that they have been arrested,” he added, reported ANI.
Protesters Pelted Stones, Tried Setting a Transformer on Fire: Aligarh DM
“People protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act pelted stones at Police vehicles and tried set a transformer ablaze near Jama Masjid,” Chandrabhushan Singh, Aligarh District Magistrate said.
He added. “Protesters pelted stones at Police vehicles so Police had to resort to teargas to disperse them,” reported ANI.
“Some women students from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are behind this, we are trying to identify them. We are ascertaining the damage caused by rioters and it will be recovered from them. Situation is under control now,” he further continued.
Sarita Vihar Residents in Delhi Protest Against Shaheen Bagh Anti-CAA Protest
Residents of Delhi’s Sarita Vihar and Jasola hold protest against the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh. The residents are demanding the opening of all the roads that have been closed due to protests in Shaheen Bagh, reported ANI.
Entry Exit Gates of Jaffrabad Metro Station Closed In Response to Bandh
Entry, exit gates of Jaffrabad metro station were closed on Sunday as overnight protest by around 500 people, mostly women, against CAA-NRC led to blockage of road no. 66 which connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
‘Non-Protest’ Road from Kalindi Kunj to Noida Reopened
One of the roads going from Kalindi Kunj to Noida was opened on Saturday, 22 February, two months after it was closed by the Delhi Police over protests at Shaheen Bagh. According to reports, this is a non-protest road.
The road in question is the number 9 (Okhla) Noida-Kalindi Kunj road.
Meanwhile, the south-east Delhi DCP was quoted by ANI as saying, “A little earlier today, Road number 9 was reopened by a group of protestors, but later it was closed by another group. Again, a group of protestors have reopened a small stretch. However, still there's no clarity if all protestors have consent on this.”
'Disappointed by Re-Barricading of Noida-Faridabad Road': Hegde
Sanjay Hegde, one of mediators appointed by Supreme Court, after meeting Shaheen Bagh protestors said, “This morning we were very happy about opening of Noida- Faridabad road by Police. However, we were disappointed later as road was barricaded again for no apparent reason by police.”
Hegde, one of mediators appointed by Supreme Court said, “This (re-barricading the roads) is extremely distressing to us and we wish to emphasize that the action of re-barricading the roads defeats the very purpose of confidence building on the part of the Police,” reported ANI.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters Want SC Order on Their Security If Road Parallel to Protest Site Is Opened
The Shaheen Bagh protesters told the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors on Friday that if the road parallel to the protest site was opened, the apex court should pass an order ensuring their security.
The interlocutors — senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran --began the third day of their discussion with the Shaheen Bagh protesters on Friday evening.
The Delhi Police admitted that the protesters had not blocked the parallel road, but they had barricaded it to provide security to the protest site, reported PTI.
Civil Society Threatens to Step up Pro-ILP Stir in Meghalaya After CM-Shah Meet
Members of a civil society organisation in Meghalaya on today threatened to intensify protest for an Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime in the state, a day after Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and said the Centre was examining the proposal, reported PTI.
Sangma had on Thursday led a delegation of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) that met Shah in New Delhi and sought ILP for the state as was in existence in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram.
Anti-CAA Drama: Sedition Case Against K'Taka School Management Challenged in SC
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the sedition case registered against a Karnataka school management for allegedly allowing students to stage an anti-CAA, anti-NRC drama that “portrayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in poor light.”
The petition seeks quashing of the FIR against the principal and other staff of the Shaheen School at Bidar who have been booked under sections 124-A (sedition) and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Indian Penal Code, reported PTI.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters Won't Accept Interlocutors Suggestion of Meeting in Groups: Report
Some women protesters at Shaheen Bagh stated today that the condition of talks by the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors is not acceptable to them, reported ANI.
The interlocutors, Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran on Thursday, told the Shaheen Bagh protesters that terms and condition of talks will be decided by them. This was their one condition to initiate the dialogue with the protesters.
Mehrunisa, one of the protesters, when asked about interlocutors suggesting that the women can meet them in a group pf 20, she said that there would be no talks in groups as suggested by Ramachandran.
People Sitting on Roads to Force Their Opinion on Others Is a Form of Terrorism: Kerala Governor
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan in an indirect criticism of Shaheen Bagh protestors, said people sitting on roads and disrupting normal life to force their opinion on others is a form of terrorism.
“Aggression doesn't come in the form of violence only. It comes in many forms... If you won't listen to me, I will disrupt normal life,” said the Kerala governor at ‘Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad,’ reports PTI.
Why Are so Called Liberals Silent on AIMIM Leader Waris Pathan's Communal Remark: BJP
The BJP on Friday alleged that AIMIM leader Waris Pathan's controversial remarks shows the conspiracy going on in the name of anti-CAA protest and questioned the "silence of liberals" opposing the law, PTI reported.
Addressing an anti-CAA rally in Karnataka on 16 February, the AIMIM leader had reportedly alleged that 15 crore Muslims can prove to be heavy on the other 100 crore.
Addressing a press conference, spokesperson Sambhit Patra said Pathan's remarks shows the conspiracy going on in the name of protests. "I want to ask all the so-called liberals, who have been opposing CAA, why are they silent on his remarks?" Patra asked. It also vindicates that the ladies sitting in Shaheen Bagh are just being used as a shield to further the cause of hatred, he added.
Another Bengaluru Protester Taken Into Custody Over Controversial Placard
Following the incident of Amulya Leona, yet another Bengaluru protester was taken into custody over a controversial placard.
Talking to media, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that the incident took place at Hindu Jagaran Vedike's protest against the Amulya incident near Town Hall in the city. "One single girl, an individual, came and sat there among those people, with a placard in Kannada language showing 'Dalit mukti, Kashmir mukti, Muslim mukti," Rao said.
He added that "the people asked her to go from there, and a crowd gathered, so we had to go and rescue that girl and she has now been taken into our custody, for her own safety. Along with that placard, she is under supervision."
Woman Who Raised Pro-Pak Slogans Had Links With Naxals in the Past: Karnataka CM
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday, 21 February, said the woman who has been charged with sedition for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an anti-CAA event in Bengaluru, had links with Naxals in the past, PTI reported.
Amulya Leona had raised "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan thrice after the organisers of the event under the banner of "Save Constitution" invited her to address the gathering in the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi. She was immediately taken into custody and subsequently produced before a judicial magistrate and sent to 14-day custody. A sedition case was also filed against her.
Reopened Noida-Faridabad Alternate Road Shut Again
An alternate route near Delhi's Shaheen Bagh was reopened today by the Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Police, 69 days after it was barricaded due to the two-month long protests against the CAA.
The road was open for barely 40 minutes, to ease traffic congestion, and was then shut again, NDTV reported. The opening came after two Supreme Court-appointed mediators held talks with the protesters.
Alternate Noida-Faridabad Road Reopened by UP Police After Shaheen Bagh Talks
An alternate road between Noida and Faridabad, which was shut for the last 69 days after anti-CAA protests began at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, has been reopened by the UP Police to ease congestion. However, this is not the main route that had been blocked.
Chandrashekhar Azad Addresses Gathering in Seelampur-Jaffrabad
Reading the Preamble together with the protesting women at Seelampur-Jaffrabad, Chandrashekhar Azad condemned the brutal attack on protestors in Kanpur. During his speech, he also called for mass support for the all India Bandh called by Bhim Army on 23 February.
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Sanjay Hegde, Sadhana Ramachandran on Second Day of Interaction
Speaking about the second day of interaction, senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran said that it yielded many more insights and responses.
“The protestors at Shaheen Bagh, reiterated their respect for and confidence in the Supreme Court. They were very grateful for the opportunity offered to them by the supreme Court to consider their position. We strongly recommend to the protestors to fruitfully utilise this interval. Some women protestors pointed out options of alternative roads, which could ease the crisis,” they said.
The senior advocates said that they went on a site inspection of most of the roads barricaded as a consequence of the agitation. They also said that they urged the protestors to come up with creative solutions to the traffic situation while simultaneously protecting the right to protest.
“We are happy that the Delhi police have co-operated with our suggestions and the usage of some roads may soon be restored, especially for Faridabad commuters. We will continue to meet the protestors, hopefully in a much more organised manner,” the advocates said.
Sharjeel Imam Sent to 4-Day Police Remand
Sharjeel Imam has been sent to 4-day police remand by a local court in Guwahati.
Sharjeel Imam Brought to Guwahati for Interrogation
JNU student Sharjeel Imam, accused of instigating the the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at New Friends Colony on 15 December 2019, was brought to Guwahati for interrogation. He will be produced before a local court.
Members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged protest outside Guwahati Railway station, as he was brought.
Woman Detained for Shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ at Owaisi Event
A woman was detained by the Bengaluru police on Thursday, 20 February evening, for shouting “Pakistan Zindabad” during an anti-CAA event in the city.
At the event, which was attended by AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Amulya Leona went on to the stage and shouted “Hindustan Zindabad and Pakistan Zindabad” a few times before the mic was taken away from her.
She was then taken into custody by the police.
SC-Appointed Mediators Leave Shaheen Bagh, To Return Tomorrow
Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the panel appointed by the Supreme Court to hold talks with anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, left the protest site after holding discussions for the second consecutive day on Thursday, 20 February.
“Our mediation talks are continuing and we will come back again tomorrow to Shaheen Bagh,” Ramachandran told the media while leaving the venue.
Brinda Karat Joins Protest at Chennai's Washermanpet
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat joins women at Washermanpet in Chennai in their indefinite protest against CAA-NRC-NPR.
Mediators Ask Media to Leave Venue
Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the panel appointed by the Supreme Court asked media-persons to leave the protest site at Shaheen Bagh as they held a second round of talks with the protesters at the venue.
SC-Appointed Mediators Reach Shaheen Bagh for 2nd Round of Talks
Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the panel appointed by the Supreme Court, held talks with anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh returned to the protest site for a second round of talks on Thursday, 20 February.
Darapuri, Sadaf Jafar to Challenge UP Govt's Recovery Notices in Court
Activists S R Darapuri and Sadaf Jafar said on Thursday, 20 February, that they intend to move court against the Uttar Pradesh government's recovery notices on them for damage to public property during anti-CAA protests last year, PTI reported.
They stated they have not yet received any official communication seeking recovery, but a senior government official said the notices have been issued to 28 people including them.
Lucknow Additional District Magistrate (East) KP Singh had on Monday issued recovery notices to 28 people stating that they have to deposit Rs 63 lakh by March 20, otherwise action will be taken against them.
Jamia Protesters Detained by Police, Notices Issued to Students
A protest was organised by the Jamia Millia Islamia Coordination committee outside UP Bhawan on Thursday, 20 February, against the UP government, with the protesters demanding the release of Dr Kafeel Khan. The protesters have been detained by the Delhi Police, ANI reported.
Quoting sources from the Delhi Police, ANI also said that the Delhi Police Crime Branch had issued notices to 10 students of Jamia Millia Islamia University in connection with the violence in the university's campus during an anti-CAA protest on December 15. The police said it had identified the students based on CCTV clips that had surfaced recently.
Won’t Allow Govt to Implement CAA, NPR, NRC: Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad
Addressing anti-CAA-NPR protesters in Dehradun’s Parade Ground, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Wednesday, 19 February, said “I won’t allow the government to implement CAA, NPR and NRC in the country. It’s my challenge to them. All three are divisive in nature and against the country’s unity.”
The Hindustan Times quoted Azad as saying “those in power, who got absolute majority in the elections, think that they can do anything like bringing these controversial issues. I urge the protesters to continue protesting and not to bow before the government.”
“If any official comes and asks for data on NPR, welcome him, offer him tea and food, and ask them to turn away without showing any documents. I assure you, it is completely as per law and not illegal to refuse data on the same,” he added.
SC Panel Likely to Visit Shaheen Bagh Again on Thursday
Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the panel appointed by the Supreme Court to hold talks with anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, are likely to visit the site again on Thursday at around 3pm, News18 reported.
The panel had previously visited the site on Wednesday, 19 February, and had said that they were hopeful for a “good resolution” of the issue.
"Hopeful of a Good Resolution": Hegde, Ramachandran After Meeting Protesters
Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the panel appointed by the Supreme Court to hold talks with anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh said that they were hopeful for a “good resolution” over the issue.
“We have had a very fruitful first meeting with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh today. We met a whole lot of very proud Indians who have great confidence in their constitutional institutions. There was great appreciation of the Supreme Court and its important belief in democratic dialogue. It is very important for aggrieved parties to be heard, is how we saw it and everyone expressed their confidence as joint co-citizens of this country and that together we can find a feasible solution. Mutual appreciation and respect of everyone’s rights is the only way forward in this country and we both remain extremely hopeful of a good resolution,” said Ramachandran.
“We thank all the participants in the interaction for their discipline. We specially thank the Delhi police, the media and the Shaheen Bagh volunteers for their constructive cooperation. We will return tomorrow with a renewed hope of resolution that satisfies all,” Hegde added.
Wajaht Habibullah and Mahmood Pracha Address Shaheen Bgh Protester
Just minutes after two of the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors left the Shaheen Bagh protest site, the third member of the team, former Chief Information Commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah reached the site with an entourage of advocates.
Former CIC, Habibullah was part of this team along with senior lawyers Sadhna Ramachandran and Sanjay Hegde.
However in the first visit to the site on Wednesday, Habibullah did not accompany the two lawyers, leaving protesters wondering about reasons for his absence.
"Where is our third advocate... where is Habibullah sahab," protesters were seen asking Hegde and Ramachandran as the two tried to address the gathering.
But minutes after the two left the site, promising to return on Thursday, Habibullah reached protest site with advocates, including Mehmood Paracha.
'Absolute Falsehood': AMU Students Condemn Yogi's Statements
The students of AMU issued a statement against comments made by Yogi Adityanath that they were involved in violence during anti-CAA protests on 15 December.
“AMU Students strongly condemn the false statements made by M Yogi Adatynath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in the State Assembly today accusing AMU students of hitting the roads in large numbers to burn the Aligarh City on 15th December 2019. His statement that the students of AMU used stones, petrol bombs and weapons against Police is absolute falsehood and contrary to the truth. He is trying to cover up the state terror committed against the students of AMU on the 15 December,” the statement said.
Yogi Sparks Row with Remarks on Anti-CAA Deaths
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, 19 February, kicked off a major controversy when he slammed the anti-CAA protesters and made a disparaging remark on the deaths that took place during the protests.
“Agar koi marne ke liye aa hi raha hai to woh zinda kahan se ho jaayega?” (If someone is coming with the intent to die, then how will the person remain alive?) he said while referring to the 22 deaths that took place during the anti-CAA protests in December 2019.
'Will Return Tomorrow for Another Round of Talks': Ramachandrana
SC appointed mediator Sadhana Ramachandran, after meeting Shaheen Bagh protesters said that she, a;omg with Sanjay Hegde will return tomorrow for another round of talks.
“We met them and listened to them. We asked them if they want us to come back tomorrow as it's not possible to complete the talks in one day. They said they want us to come back tomorrow, so we will,” she said.
Maoists Blow Up School Building in Bihar, Leave Behind Anti- CAA Pamphlets
Suspected Maoists rebels blew up a school building in Bihar's Gaya district and left behind pamphlets denouncing the CAA-NPR-NRC and the "fascist BJP government", a senior police official said on Wednesday.
Rajeev Mishra, the Senior Superintendent of Police of Gaya, said nobody was injured in the blast that razed the empty school building in Banke Bazaar police station area late Tuesday night. A CRPF contingent was stationed there till recently.
"A team of 153 Battalion of CRPF had been camping in the area since March 18 last year when naxals had carried out an attack ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. They had been putting up at Sonedaha High School and shifted to their own camp in the thick of the jungle nearby on February 08," Mishra said.
SC Appointed Interlocutors Address Protesters at Shaheen Bagh
Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and advocate Sadhana Ramachandran addressed protesters at Shaheen Bagh and said that they are here to “talk to them and hear them out.”
“Supreme Court has said that you have the right to protest. The law (CAA) has been challenged in the Supreme Court. But like us, others too have their rights, like right to use roads, open their shops,” Ramachandran said.
Hegde and Ramachandran said that they will not talk to the protesters in front of the media.
“Will not start dialogue till all journalists get back to their newsrooms,” said Ramachandran.
Standing ovation and huge round of applause for @sanjayuvacha1 and Sadhana Ramachandran at #ShaheenBagh. "Finally, humare saath koi baat karne aye hai." A protester breaks down while clapping furiously. @TheQuint— Asmita Nandy (@NandyAsmita) February 19, 2020
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Teesta Satalvad Tutoring Shaheen Bagh Protesters Ahead of Interlocutors Meet: BJP
Amit Malviya, BJP Information & Technology Head posted a video on Twitter alleging that civil rights activist, Teesta Setalvad is tutoring protesters on questions to be asked to SC appointed interlocutors on Wednesday evening.
The Supreme Court on Monday had asked senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and advocate Sadhana Ramachandran to meet the protesters and discuss moving the protests to an alternative site where no public place would be blocked.
Teesta Setalvad tutoring Shaheen Bagh protestors on what questions to ask the interlocutors, appointed by the Supreme Court... See how organic and spontaneous this movement is? pic.twitter.com/gsZCBS5l0t— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 19, 2020
Chennai Anti-CAA Sing National Anthem Outside State Secretariat
Anti-CAA protesters sang the national anthem at Chepauk in Chennai as hundreds protests outside the State Secretariat against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register,and National Register of Citizens.
#WATCH Chennai: People sing National Anthem during the march towards the State Secretariat from Walajah Road to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens & National Population Register. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/XzwZNlMtXn— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2020
Anti-CAA Protesters in Chennai March Towards State Secretariat
Hundreds of anti-CAA protesters in Chennai started a march towards the State Secretariat from Walajah Road to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.
According to ground reports, heavy police force has been deployed in view of the ongoing Assembly session.
Protest Not Causing Inconvenience to Commuters, Claims Shaheen Bagh
After the Supreme Court expressed concern on blockade of a public road at Shaheen Bagh and suggested that the anti-CAA protestors shift to another site, several of those participating in the stir contested the claim that the sit-in was causing inconvenience to a large number of commuters.
Several protesters on Tuesday, 18 February, said that the Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj road in southeast Delhi, which is blocked for over two months, is used by only a few commuters, that too mostly from the vicinity of Jamia Nagar and Okhla who had agreed to the use of the site for the demonstration.
SC-Appointed Interlocutors to Meet Shaheen Bagh Protesters Today
The Supreme Court appointed interlocutors is likely to meet the protesters in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area on Wednesday, 19 February.
The Supreme Court on Monday had asked senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and advocate Sadhana Ramachandran to meet the protesters and discuss moving the protests to an alternative site where no public place would be blocked.
Owaisi Attends Anti-CAA Rally With TDP MP in AP's Vijayawada
In Andhra Pradesh, TDP MP Kesineni Srinivas shared dais with AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi at a protest rally against CAA, NRC and NPR in Vijayawada today. He appealed to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to move a resolution against CAA and he will see that TDP MLAs support it, reported ANI.
Bhim Army Seeks Nod for Rally in Nagpur's Reshimbaug, Moves HC
The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has issued notices to the state government and the Nagpur Police Commissioner on a petition filed by Bhim Army, challenging the police's decision to not allow Chandrashekhar Azad to hold a public meeting at Reshimbagh ground on 22 February, reported ANI.
The ground in which the Bhim Army wants to hold a rally, to be addressed by its chief Chandrashekhar Azad, is close to the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Kotwali police denied permission citing law and order.
The petition, filed by Bhim Army Nagpur district chief Praful Shende through his counsel Firdos Mirza, said the outfit had got permission from the CP and Berar Education Society which controls the Nagpur Improvement Trusted-owned ground, reported PTI.
Anti-CAA Stir: Muslim Organisations to Block Chennai Secretariat Tomorrow
In Chennai, after Madras High Court restrained a body of Muslim organisations from going ahead with its agitation to block state secretariat tomorrow, demanding the state government to pass a resolution against CAA, the Muslim organisations held a meeting today. They have decided to go ahead with blockade tomorrow, reported ANI.
Maharashtra: Shaheen Bagh-Like Latur Anti-CAA Protest Enters 5th Day
An anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest on the lines of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh sit-in entered its fifth day today in Latur in Maharashtra.
The protest, in which women from both majority and minority communities are taking part along with artists painting images of icons like Babasaheb Ambedkar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh, began at Annabhau Chowk on 14 February, reported PTI.
Azad Denied Permission for Anti-CAA Protest on 21 Feb: Mumbai Police
Mumbai Police said today, “Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad has been denied permission for his rally against Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register scheduled on 21 February in Azad Maidan on grounds of law and order maintenance,” reported ANI.
NFC Anti-CAA Violence: Police Files Charge Sheet, Names Sharjeel Imam as Instigator
The Delhi Police has filed a charge sheet in a court in Delhi in a case related to violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at New Friends Colony on 15 December last year and named Sharjeel Imam as an instigator.
The police said it has attached CCTV footage, call detail records and statements of over 100 witnesses as evidence in the charge sheet placed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur, reported PTI.
Interlocutors to Meet at Sanjay Hegde's House Today
The three interlocutors, appointed by the Supreme Court to talk to protesters at Shaheen Bagh, will be meeting at Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde’s place on Tuesday, 18 February.
'No Need for Minority Community to Worry About CAA': Marandi After Joining BJP
After joining the BJP, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Monday asked the minority community not to "fear" the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and called upon party workers to drive out the horror from their minds, according to PTI.
Marandi said the CAA is for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis who had faced persecution for several years in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and there was no reason for the natives to fear it.
'Centre Keeping Shaheen Bagh Issue Alive to Avoid Discussion on Pressing Issues': Sanjay Singh
The Centre can end the anti-CAA protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh but it is keeping the issue alive to avoid discussion on pressing issues like unemployment and economic slowdown, AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed on Monday, 17 February, PTI reported.
He said the responsibility to end the logjam lies with the Centre and not the AAP-led Delhi government.
JNU Students Protest Against CAA, NRC at Jantar Mantar
Around 50 students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University gathered at Jantar Mantar on Monday, 17 February, to protest against the CAA and the NRC, PTI reported.
They protesters demanded the release of Sharjeel Imam, arrested on sedition charge last month and Dr Kafeel Khan, booked under the National Security Act for his speech during an anti-CAA protest at Aligarh Muslim University on 12 December.
The protest was led by JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and vice-president Saket Moon.
Ittehad-e-Millat Leader Booked Over Provocative Speech During Anti-CAA Protests
An FIR has been registered against a leader of Ittehad-e-Millat Council for allegedly making inflammatory speech during anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal, police said on Monday, 17 February, according to PTI.
Tauqeer Raza Khan, founder of the political party Ittehad-e-Millat Council, allegedly called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “terrorist” during his speech on Sunday. He also made certain defamatory comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, they alleged.
154 Prominent Citizens Write to Prez in Support CAA, NPR, NRC
As many as 154 prominent citizens, including former judges, bureaucrats, armed forces officers and academicians, on Monday, said a “false and motivated” campaign is being launched against the CAA, NPR and NRC with a sinister design to harm the nation and sought action against trouble-makers, PTI reported.
In a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, the citizens urged the central government to look into the ongoing protests with all seriousness and safeguard the democratic institutions of the country, and take stern action against those people behind them.
The citizens, including 11 former judges of different high courts, 24 retired IAS officers, 11 former Indian Foreign Service officers, 16 retired IPS and 18 former Lieutenant Generals.
Owaisi Hails TRS Govt's Move to Pass Anti-CAA Resolution
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday welcomed the Telangana cabinet's decision to pass an assembly resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act while the BJP described it as “a minority appeasement tactic,” PTI reported.
Owaisi claimed the proposed National Population Register (NPR) has nothing to do with social welfare schemes and it is purely an exercise done to undertake the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in future.
He also hoped that state chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would put on hold the National Population Register exercise just as Kerala.
Magsaysay Award Winner, 9 Others Booked for Violating Prohibitory Orders in Lucknow
Social activist and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient Sandeep Pandey and nine others were arrested on Monday, 17 February, for allegedly violating prohibitory orders in the Chowk area of Lucknow, PTI reported.
Pandey and nine others, were distributing pamphlets of their 'padyatra' scheduled from the Clock Tower to Ujariaon against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act later in the day.
They were booked under IPC Section 151 (knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse), police said.
Arrested on Sedition Charges, Sharjeel Imam Sent to 1-Day Police Custody
Sharjeel Imam, arrested on sedition charges has been sent to one day custody of Delhi Police on Monday, 17 February, in a case related to violent protests against CAA, PTI reported.
Police has also sought custodial interrogation of Sharjeel after another accused in anti-CAA protests case alleged he was provoked by his speeches.
SC Appoints Interlocutors to Talk to Shaheen Bagh Protesters to Shift to Another Site
The Supreme Court on Monday, 17 February, appointed senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters to shift to another site.
People have right to protest but can’t block roads, the apex court said, suggesting that the Delhi Police may also offer them an alternative site to protest.
Telangana Decides to Pass Anti-CAA Assembly Resolution
The Telangana government on Sunday decided to pass an assembly resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, joining the ranks of anti-CAA states.
The Telangana government took the decision in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, while urging the Centre to repeal the last year's changes in the Citizenship Act.
It also appealed to the Centre "not to discriminate" on the basis of religion in granting citizenship to anyone.
The Cabinet further requested the central government to take measures to abrogate the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 which will lead to discrimination on the basis of religion while granting citizenship and thereby jeopardising secularism envisaged in the constitution, an official release on decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting said on late Sunday night.
'Kerala Will Neither Implement CAA Nor Permit NPR Enumeration': Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday, 16 February, said that the state will neither implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Kerala, nor will it permit the National Population Register (NPR) enumeration, according to ANI.
Vijayan also said that detention centres will not be built by the state.
“The state is ready to collect information as part of the census but wouldn't take part in data collection in the second phase of NPR,” Vijayan added.
'Shaheen Bagh Protest an Attempt to Impose Views on Others': Kerala Governor
Taking a swipe at the anti-CAA protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Sunday, 16 February, said what is happening there is not an expression of the right to dissent, but “an attempt to impose views on others,” PTI reported.
Some people have decided to take the law into their hands and disrupt normal life, he said.
"This is not the right to dissent, this is an attempt to impose views on others. You have the right to express your views but you don't have the right to disrupt normal life," the governor said.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters Halt March to Amit Shah's Residence
Shaheen Bagh protesters halted their march to Home Minister Amit Shah's residence, NDTV reported.
“We will wait for the permission to meet Shah,” the protesters said.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters Begin March Towards Amit Shah’s Residence
The protesters at Shaheen Bagh have begun a march towards Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence to demand the revocation of the new citizenship law, ANI reported.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters Say Ready to Meet Shah, but Onus on Govt to Call Them for Talks
A section of Shaheen Bagh protesters on Saturday, 15 February, said they were ready to meet Home Minister Amit Shah to raise their concerns over the new citizenship law but added that the onus was on the government to call them for talks.
However, Home Ministry officials said no request has come for an appointment with Shah to discuss issues related to anti-CAA protests.
Some protesters also said they would march to the Union Home Minister's residence on Sunday afternoon.
Women, Children Protest at Chennai's Washermanpet
Several women and kids sit in Washermanpet, Chennai to protest against lathi-charge by the police and also against the controversial CAA-NRC. Earlier, there was a protest at Mint Street which has ended now.
Several women and kids sit in Washermanpet, #Chennai to protest against lathi charge by the police and also against the controversial #CAA_NRC_NPR . @TheQuint #ChennaiShaheenBagh #CAAProtest pic.twitter.com/LSwSJ4wvPJ— Smitha T K (@smitha_tk) February 15, 2020
Protests in Delhi over Chennai Police's Allleged Lathi Charge on Anti-CAA Demonstrators
A group of people, including students of Jamia Millia Islamia, held a protest near the Tamil Nadu House in Delhi over the alleged lathicharge by the Chennai police on anti-CAA demonstrators.
The small group of protesters, which also included a couple of young women, tried to march from the Bihar Bhawan towards the Tamil Nadu House, and raised anti-BJP and anti-RSS slogans in Tamil.
The protesters were detained midway as they tried to march towards the Tamil Nadu House in Chanakyapuri, police said. Later, a few more people, including women, were also detained.
Massive Protest at Mumbai's Azad Maidan Against CAA-NRC-NPR
Shaheen Bagh Protestors Pay Homage to Pulwama Martyrs
Anti-citizenship law protestors at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh on Friday, 14 February, paid homage to Pulwama martyrs and observed a one-minute silence for the soldiers as they continued their demonstration that is now in its third month, PTI reported.
School children presented dance performances on patriotic songs as the hundreds of people gathered there extended their respects to the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed in a terrorist attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Lethpora in Pulwama on 14 February 2019.
Protestors at south-east Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, which has now become symbolic of the resistance against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), had on Thursday extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting him to come and celebrate Valentine's Day with them.
Naseeruddin Shah Joins Bilal Bagh Protest in Bengaluru
Actor Naseeruddin Shah on Friday, 14 February, joined the anti-CAA protests at Bengaluru’s Bilal Bagh.
Anurag Kashyap Attends Protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh
After a visit to Jamia Millia Islamia, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was also seen relishing biryani at Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of the anti-CAA protests on Friday, 14 February.
The Fight Is to Take Back Constitution and Country: Anurag Kashyap to Jamia Students
A visit to Jamia Millia Islamia where students and others have been sitting in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has convinced him he is "alive", an impassioned Anurag Kashyap said on Friday.
The filmmaker, at the forefront of the criticism against the amended citizenship act, assured the students that he and many others stood behind the students in their long fight.
"I have come here for the first time. If we talk about the time before the past three months, I used to believe that we are finished and dead... but coming here today I'm convinced we are alive," Kashyap told the gathering.
'NDA Should Withdraw CAA So That Peace Can Be Maintained': Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded that the Centre withdraw the amended Citizenship Act to maintain peace and harmony in the country, according to PTI.
"The NDA government should reconsider the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), which is against the spirit of the Constitution, and should come forward to withdraw it so that peace and harmony can be maintained," he said, addressing a dharna against the CAA and a proposed-NRC at the Shahid Smarak in Jaipur.
Govt Launches Outreach to Allay Apprehensions of States on NPR
As states not ruled by the BJP continue to oppose the NPR, the Centre has started an outreach to allay their apprehensions by meeting the chief ministers who are critical of the exercise, officials said on Friday.
Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are some of the non-BJP-ruled led states that have apprehensions about the National Population Register (NPR) and are critical of the exercise.
The NPR data will be collected during the house-listing phase of the census to be conducted from 1 April to 30 September.
'We Are With You': Director Anurag Kashyap Joins Anti-CAA Protests at Jamia
Director Anurag Kashyap on Friday, 14 February, joined the students protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act at Jamia Millia Islamia, in Delhi.
Bidar Sedition Case: Bail Granted to Student's Mother, School Headmistress
Bail has been granted to the mother and the school headmistress who were charged in the Bidar sedition case, reports News18.
Bidar police had slapped sedition among other charges, against the headmistress of the school Fareeda Begum, as well as the parent of a child, after an ABVP worker alleged that an anti-CAA play at the Shaheen school insulted Prime Minister Modi.
Five Detained in Chennai Over 'A Date With Democracy' Protest
Chennai police have detained five people who were planning to hold ‘a date with democracy’ at the Ambedkar Mani Mandapam in Chennai, on Friday, 14 February.
Over 20 people have gathered at Mylapore police station with red balloons and messages of love and unity, demanding that those who were detained be released by the cops immediately.
‘This was not a protest. An event to show the love and togetherness of the country on this #Valentineday ,’ Habib outside Mylapore police station. @TheQuint #CAA_NRCProtests pic.twitter.com/5ewrSLXTEC— Smitha T K (@smitha_tk) February 14, 2020
UP Assembly: Opposition Demands Judicial Probe Into Deaths in Anti-CAA Clashes
The Opposition on Friday demanded a judicial probe into deaths during the anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh, with the Samajwadi Party alleging that the casualties were caused in firing by police and BJP men, PTI reports.
The demand was raised in the state assembly during Zero Hour, when opposition parties also pressed for a discussion on the issue.
Opposition MLAs walked into the Well of the House, creating a ruckus, when Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit turned down the notice for a discussion. The House was then adjourned for 30 minutes.
Necessary for Govt to Hear Voices of Protest: Montek
Former Planning Commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said the government must hear voices of protest and bring a healing touch for creating an environment conducive to revival of investment, comments which come in the backdrop of anti-citizenship law demonstrations, PTI reports.
He said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and possible creation of a National Register of Citizens have led to large-scale protests from students and the youth in many parts of the country.
SC Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Against CAA & NRC
Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 & NRC. The court has sought the govt’s reply & tagged the matter along with similar pending matters. The petition was filed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.
Bidar Case: Karnataka HC Issues Notice in PIL Seeking Action Against State Police
Karnataka Hight Court has issued notice in a PIL seeking to initiate action against the State Police for illegally examining and questioning minor students of Shaheen Education Society in Bidar.
NSA Slapped on Dr. Kafeel Khan For Anti-CAA Speech
UP Government slapped NSA on Dr Kafeel Khan days after he was granted bail by CJM Court in Aligarh in alleged inflammatory speech given at AMU during Anti CAA protest. Dr Khan is currently lodged in Mathura jail.
This is Dr Sabista Khan ... Dr kafeel Khan has been booked for NSA National Security Act by UP Police and administration ...Plz help us out @kunalkamra88 @anuragkashyap72 @kanhaiyakumar @ravishndtv @ReallySwara @anubhavsinha @abhisar_sharma #FreeDrKafeel— Dr Kafeel Khan (@drkafeelkhan) February 14, 2020
'Take All Minorities Along' Says BJP Ally Parkash Singh Badal Amid Anti-CAA Protests
BJP ally and Shiromani Akali Dal veteran Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday, 13 February while addressing a rally at Amritsar said that a government must not take sides based on religion and called for unity among all religious communities, referring to unrest in the country over the citizenship law.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters' Send Valentine's Day Invitation to PM Modi
The anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh have extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and celebrate Valentine's Day with them on Friday.
Posters at the protest site in south-east Delhi and also circulating on social media platforms read: "PM Modi, please come to Shaheen Bagh, collect your gift and talk to us."
"Whether Prime Minister Modi or Home Minister Amit Shah or anyone else, they can come and talk to us. If they can convince us that whatever is happening is not against the Constitution, we will end this protest," Syed Taseer Ahmed, one of the first protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
Shaheen Bagh Protesters Should Agitate Against NPR, NRC: Jairam Ramesh
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said people in Shaheen Bagh, epicentre of anti-CAA protests, should agitate against the National Population Register and National Register of Citizens if they are worried that their citizenship is going to be taken away from them, PTI reported.
He claimed that the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi served the BJP's "communal interest and also helped communal Muslim interests."
13 Served Notice for Arson During Anti-CAA Protests in Lucknow, Asked to Shell out 21 Lakh
Lucknow's administration has served notice to 13 people in connection with the violence and arson that occurred during the anti-CAA protests in the Sadar area on 19 December 2019.
Those identified have been asked to deposit Rs 21,76,000 with the government treasury within 30 days, according to the recovery order.
This comes after a plea against the government notice was dismissed by the Lucknow High Court.
Cong to Start 2nd Phase of Anti-CAA March From Thursday
Opposition Congress today announced it would start its second phase of 'Padyatra' (march) against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act across the north bank of Brahmaputra from Thursday.
The 'Padyatra' will begin from Behali in Sonitpur and conclude in Nalbari on 20 February.
11 Served Notice for Sit-In Against CAA in UP's Sambhal
The Sambhal district administration in Uttar Pradesh has issued notices to 11 people part of a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act for the past 20 days in Pucca Bagh area of Nakhasa, an official told PTI on Thursday.
The administration has identified 11 people for instigating the protesters, including several women, sitting on dharna and issued notices under CrPC sections 107 (security for keeping peace) and 116 (inquiry as to truth of information) asking them to sign a personal bond of Rs 50 lakh each with an undertaking that they would not indulge in any disruptive activities, Sub Divisional Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said.
On the other hand, Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said a separate set of notices have been served by police to 75 people, including nine women, sitting on the dharna under section 149 of the CrPC, which empowers the police to prevent cognisable offences, reports PTI.
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