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Delhi Riots: HC Seeks Police Stand On Bail Plea By RJD's Youth Wing Leader Meeran Haider

Delhi Riots: HC Seeks Police Stand On Bail Plea By RJD's Youth Wing Leader Meeran Haider

The police have claimed that a large number of students, ex-students, and other members of a particular community participated in the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) rally.

20 May 2022
Delhi Court Dismisses AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain's Bail Plea In Riots Cases

Delhi Court Dismisses AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain's Bail Plea In Riots Cases

The court accepted the arguments advanced by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) N K Matta that there was sufficient material on...

05 March 2022

'My Husband Was Burnt In Front Of My Child’: Two Years On, Delhi Riot Victims Await Justice and Closure

Following the riots which lasted for nearly five days, the Delhi Police filed several FIRs and the government response was to call the violence spontaneous...

Delhi Riots: HC To Hear From Feb 8 Pleas Alleging Hate Speeches

Delhi Riots: HC To Hear From Feb 8 Pleas Alleging Hate Speeches

He further said that the trial is at advanced stages in some cases, pointing to the progress made in the last two years.

04 February 2022

North East Delhi Riots: HC Grants Bail To Two Accused In Murder Case Of Elderly Woman

The accused are facing prosecution in the murder case of 85-year-old Akbari Begum registered at Bhajanpura police station in northeast Delhi.

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29 January 2022
Delhi Riots: Prosecution Compares Riots With 9/11 Terror Attacks

Delhi Riots: Prosecution Compares Riots With 9/11 Terror Attacks

On the last date of hearing, the prosecutor told the court that all the protest sites were picked because of their proximity to mosques, but were purposefully...


29 November 2021
Facing Charges Of Delhi Riots, Umar Khalid Tells Court That

Facing Charges Of Delhi Riots, Umar Khalid Tells Court That "Advocacy Against Law Is Not A Crime"

Umar Khalid and several others have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), a stringent anti-terror law, and are accused of being...


24 November 2021
Accused In Delhi Riots 2020 Being Shielded? Court Orders Probe

Accused In Delhi Riots 2020 Being Shielded? Court Orders Probe

Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat discharged five people accused of looting in a Delhi riots 2020 case due to lack of evidence. He ordered enquiry into...


02 November 2021
Facebook Gets 14 Day Extension To Depose Before Delhi Assembly Committee On 2020 Riots

Facebook Gets 14 Day Extension To Depose Before Delhi Assembly Committee On 2020 Riots

In the process of identifying best officials for deposition, Facebook had sought a 14 extension from the Peace and Harmony committee of the Delhi Assembly...


15 September 2021
Delhi Riots Prosecutor 'Replaced' After Court Questioned Sustainability Of Charge Sheet

Delhi Riots Prosecutor 'Replaced' After Court Questioned Sustainability Of Charge Sheet

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav was sceptical about the sustainability of the charge sheet under law as the FIR was registered on a complaint in which...


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13 September 2021
HC Extends Stay On ‘Callous’ Probe By Police In Delhi Riots Case

HC Extends Stay On ‘Callous’ Probe By Police In Delhi Riots Case

The Delhi High Court, which was hearing the police’s plea challenging the trial court order has extended stay on it until next date of hearing in November...


09 September 2021
Delhi Riots: Common Sense Shouldn't Be Given Go-by, Says Court; Discharges Man

Delhi Riots: Common Sense Shouldn't Be Given Go-by, Says Court; Discharges Man

Discharging a man of an offence in the north-east Delhi riots of 2020, a court said that even though communal riots cases have to be considered with the utmost...


02 September 2021
Delhi Riots: Cannot Lodge 5 FIRs For Same Offence, HC Tells Police

Delhi Riots: Cannot Lodge 5 FIRs For Same Offence, HC Tells Police

Quashing four of the FIRs, the Delhi High Court held that there cannot be a second FIR and fresh investigation for the same cognisable offence, the high court...


09 August 2021
Communal Slogans Raised At Rally In Delhi's Jantar Mantar, FIR Lodged A Day After

Communal Slogans Raised At Rally In Delhi's Jantar Mantar, FIR Lodged A Day After

The event, organised by former Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay, was meant to be a rally against "colonial-era laws" as part of the 'Bharat Jodo...


15 July 2021
Delhi Court To Hear UAPA  Accused Umar Khalid's Bail Plea On July 27

Delhi Court To Hear UAPA Accused Umar Khalid's Bail Plea On July 27

Khalid along with several others has been booked under the anti-terror law in the case. They are accused of being the "masterminds" of the February 2020...


14 July 2021
Delhi Riots: Court Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Police For 'Callous' Investigation

Delhi Riots: Court Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Police For 'Callous' Investigation

On July 13, Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav of Delhi's Karkardooma court said that the police has "miserably failed" to carry out their statutory duties...


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13 July 2021
Delhi HC To Hear Ex-AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain's Bail Pleas On Aug 6

Delhi HC To Hear Ex-AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain's Bail Pleas On Aug 6

Hussain has been booked for offences under the Indian Penal Code, including attempt to murder and rioting, and Arms Act.


09 July 2021
Delhi Can’t Afford February 2020 Like Riots, Facebook Role Must Be Looked Into: Supreme Court

Delhi Can’t Afford February 2020 Like Riots, Facebook Role Must Be Looked Into: Supreme Court

Entities like Facebook, which has around 270 million users in India, have to remain accountable to those who entrust them with such power, the Supreme Court...


08 July 2021
Delhi Riots: SC Says Facebook Has To Appear Before Panel But Can't Be Forced To Answer

Delhi Riots: SC Says Facebook Has To Appear Before Panel But Can't Be Forced To Answer

The apex court rejected the plea of Facebook India VP Ajit Mohan against summons issued by Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony committee in connection with...


06 July 2021
Delhi Riots: Ishrat Jahan Seeks Bail In UAPA Case

Delhi Riots: Ishrat Jahan Seeks Bail In UAPA Case

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat will hear the arguments on the plea on July 12.


06 August 2021
'Even In Our Moment Of Freedom, State Tried Inflicting Pain': Activists Natasha Narwal And Devangana Kalita

'Even In Our Moment Of Freedom, State Tried Inflicting Pain': Activists Natasha Narwal And Devangana Kalita

In an interview with Outlook, student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita discuss their arrest and bail, the use of UAPA on protesters and the future...


25 June 2021
'I Was Called Traitor And Jihadi': Activist Asif Iqbal Tanha On Being Imprisoned Under UAPA

'I Was Called Traitor And Jihadi': Activist Asif Iqbal Tanha On Being Imprisoned Under UAPA

Student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha tells Outlook why he feels UAPA is being used to silence voices of dissent, the future of the anti-CAA movement and the...


18 June 2021
HC Judgement On Activists Not To Be Treated As Precedent  By Any Court To Give Similar Reliefs: SC

HC Judgement On Activists Not To Be Treated As Precedent By Any Court To Give Similar Reliefs: SC

The Supreme Court has said that reading down of UAPA may have pan-India ramifications.


18 June 2021
A Rare Activist Judgement On UAPA

A Rare Activist Judgement On UAPA

The recent judgments of the Delhi High Court releasing on bail, three university students charged under UAPA can be classified as a rare act of judicial...


18 June 2021
Will Continue Our Struggle, Say Student Activists Freed From Jail In Delhi Riot Case

Will Continue Our Struggle, Say Student Activists Freed From Jail In Delhi Riot Case

Their friends and family members had gathered outside the jail before their release.


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