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Delhi Riots 2020: HC Questions Umar Khalid Over Use Of Certain Words Against PM On Speech

Delhi Riots 2020: HC Questions Umar Khalid Over Use Of Certain Words Against PM On Speech

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Rajnish Bhatnagar was hearing Khalid's plea challenging a trial court’s order which had on March 24 dismissed his bail application in the case.

20 May 2022
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...

20 May 2022

Delhi Riots: HC Defers Hearing On Umar Khalid Bail, Seeks Police Stand On Imam's Plea For Release

The violence had erupted during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.

Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail plea of Shifa-ur-Rehman

Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail plea of Shifa-ur-Rehman

On Thursday, a Delhi court dismissed the bail plea of Alumni Association Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) President Shifa-ur-Rehman in a case related to the...

07 April 2022

2020 Delhi Riots: Court Denies Bail To Former JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid

A Delhi court denied bail to former JNU student Umar Khalid in a case of larger conspiracy in connection with Delhi riots during February 2020.

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03 March 2022
'My Husband Was Burnt In Front Of My Child’: Two Years On, Delhi Riot Victims Await Justice and Closure

'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...


08 February 2022
2020 Delhi Riots: HC Grants Time For Impleadment Of Political Leaders In Pleas Alleging Hate Speeches

2020 Delhi Riots: HC Grants Time For Impleadment Of Political Leaders In Pleas Alleging Hate Speeches

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted time for filing of applications for adding as parties certain political leaders to the petitions alleging that they...


04 February 2022
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.


02 February 2022
2020 Delhi Riots: Umar Khalid, Others Incited Violence, Police Tells Court, Opposes Bail Pleas

2020 Delhi Riots: Umar Khalid, Others Incited Violence, Police Tells Court, Opposes Bail Pleas

The prosecution also told the court that the main conspirators in the case tried to shift the blame to the Bhim Army and BJP leader Kapil Mishra.


01 February 2022
North East Delhi Riots: HC Grants Bail To Two Accused In Murder Case Of Elderly Woman

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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28 January 2022
LG, Centre Defend Before HC Appointment Of SPPs In 2020 Riots, R-day Violence Cases

LG, Centre Defend Before HC Appointment Of SPPs In 2020 Riots, R-day Violence Cases

In their response, the LG and Centre assured that the appointment has no bearing on the competence or independence of the prosecutor who has to act in a manner...


20 January 2022
Delhi Riots: Man Gets 5 Years In Jail For Putting House On Fire

Delhi Riots: Man Gets 5 Years In Jail For Putting House On Fire

This is the first sentencing the riots cases.


18 January 2022
The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted bail to six persons, accused in connection with a murder case relating to the 2020 North East Delhi riots.

The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted bail to six persons, accused in connection with a murder case relating to the 2020 North East Delhi riots.

Justice Subramonium Prasad passed the order while allowing the bail pleas of Mohd Tahir, Shahrukh, Mohd Faizal, Mohd Shoaib, Rashid, and Parvez.


11 January 2022
Prison Diary: Uncertainty Keeps Political Prisoners Hanging Between Hope And Hopelessness

Prison Diary: Uncertainty Keeps Political Prisoners Hanging Between Hope And Hopelessness

You remain hopeful some judge will see through the absurdity of the charges. You also caution yourself about the perils of nurturing such hopes, writes Umar...


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...


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18 October 2021
Delhi Police Fined For 'Undue Harassment' Of Accused In Delhi Riots 2020

Delhi Police Fined For 'Undue Harassment' Of Accused In Delhi Riots 2020

A Delhi Court imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the Delhi Police because it didn't act as per court orders which sought personal intervention of DCP (NE), Joint...


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...


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...


20 July 2021
Delhi Court Acquits Man Accused Of Dacoity In First Judgment On Northeast Delhi Riots

Delhi Court Acquits Man Accused Of Dacoity In First Judgment On Northeast Delhi Riots

While clearing the accused of all charges, Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat observed testimonies of witnesses are completely contradictory to each...


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...


09 July 2021
Delhi Riot: HC Dismisses Plea That Claimed Gulfisha Fatima’s Detention Was Illegal

Delhi Riot: HC Dismisses Plea That Claimed Gulfisha Fatima’s Detention Was Illegal

The HC said the pleas was 'completely misplaced' and 'not maintainable'.


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...


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