Assam's student organization AASU has said that it will hold protests on February 22, the day on which PM Narendra Modi will be visiting the state. The All Assam Students Union (AASU) has alleged that the Centre has deceived Assamese people by not implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. The clause promises to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of the state citizens. Besides, AASU demands to stop construction of big dams in Assam… read-more
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The Supreme Court, dismissing a review petition and sticking to its previous ruling, has said that "the right to protest cannot be anytime and anywhere". Reportedly, 12 activists had filed the petition against the court's 2020 ruling that termed the Shaheen Bagh protest against the CAA as illegal. Moreover, the three-judge bench reiterated that public protests must be held only in "designated areas" and prolonged protests should not affect "… read-more
The onscreen 'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot has shared a list of her favorite wonder women for the year 2020 on Instagram. Surprisingly, Shaheen Bagh-famed Bilkis Dadi made it to her list. With an #MyPersonalWondarWoman, Gal wrote, "some are inspiring women I’ve loved discovering, and some are exceptional women I hope to meet in the future." Bilkis Dadi was praised… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court's verdict of releasing Dr Kafeel Khan from National Security Act charges. The government said while Kafeel has a record of series of offences, he also gave anti-CAA speech at the Aligarh Muslim University, which had led to his detention. Earlier on September 1, the Allahabad HC released Kafeel stating that his speech had no intention of hate-mongering… read-more
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After the Enforcement Directorate had raided at the Popular Front of India (PFI) premises, an accountant of PFI has revealed about the illegal cash. Reportedly, illegal funds had been received from Karnataka and Kerala and were kept in Shaheen Bagh's office. The ED is currently investigating the alleged money-laundering case against PFI members, who were involved in riots. The probe discovered illegal transactions worth crores in the PFI's… read-more
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Sharjeel Usmani, a student from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who was involved in clashes between AMU-students, police, and security forces during the anti-CAA protests, has been booked under the UP Control of Goondas Act. Reportedly, an externment order has been issued against him, banning his stay in Aligarh for six months. Official order has called Sharjeel "a threat for the public". However, Sharjeel said the actions against him are "… read-more
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Addressing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's most-lauded annual event 'Vijayadashmi Utsav', Mohan Bhagwat said "opportunist groups" are trying to revive anti-CAA protests. The "opportunists" are continuing to mislead Muslims and incite organized violence in the name of protests, he added. The RSS-chief further mentioned some major incidents of the year, including revocation of Article 370 and ground-breaking ceremony of Ram-Temple.… read-more
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The Supreme Court on October 7 said that though people have a right to protest, they cannot occupy public spaces indefinitely. The court added that the authorities should take action to clear protests from public places. The court was hearing a plea against blockade at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi during CAA-protests. Moreover, it allowed the government authorities to decide the manner in which protestors can be removed from such places.
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The Time magazine has included 82-year-old Bilkis, who was one of the “dadis” to lead the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh in “100 Most Influential People of 2020”. The article, penned by journalist Rana Ayyub, states that Bilkis did not move from the protest site despite cold winters and fear from CAA supporters. She inspired thousands of others including students and leaders to join the protests, staying in roadside tents for months.
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The Supreme Court on September 21 stated that people's right to protest is not absolute. The bench stated that there should be a balance between the "Right to Protest" and the "Right to Movement" of people. The court further said, "There cannot be a universal policy because situations and facts are different every time." The bench opined this while hearing a case related to the CAA-NPR-NRC protests in January.
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