Opposition Leaders Meet President Over Delhi Riots Probe
Five opposition parties' leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind on September 17 and complained about Delhi police's "biased" probe in the Delhi riots. The leaders claimed that the police did not take action against the hate speeches made by the BJP leaders even after having video proofs. They stated, "Such manufacturing of conspiracy by the Delhi Police is a diversion from identifying and punishing the perpetrators of this communal violence… read-more
Tags: Delhi Riots, BJP, RamNath Kovind, Delhi violence
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Delhi Police Book Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav in February Riots
Delhi Police on September 12 named four eminent individuals, including CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, in a supplementary charge sheet in the February riots case. Reportedly, three already arrested students have claimed that the protesters were asked to go to "any-extreme" against the CAA/NRC bill by the recently booked individuals. However, Yechury, in response to this, tweeted, "It's… read-more
Tags: Delhi violence, Delhi Police, CPI-M, Delhi university
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Delhi Violence Case: JNU Student Sharjeel Imam under Judicial Custody till Oct 1
On September 3, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam was remanded under judicial custody till October 1. Imam was arrested on August 25 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. He was virtually presented to the Additional Session Judge Amitabh Rawat, who extended his arrest. Reportedly, the Delhi violence in the month of February took the lives of 53 people.
Tags: sharjeel Imam, Delhi violence, JNU
Courtesy: ANI News
Delhi Assembly Panel Says Facebook 'Played A Role' In Provoking Delhi Violence
On August 31, Delhi Assembly's Peace and Harmony committee in its initial reports have found that Facebook has 'played a role' in inciting the Delhi riots of February 2020. The panel headed by Raghav Chadha said that officials of the social media platform will be summoned in the next meeting. The committee has also requested an independent investigation on the matter of the ongoing Delhi violence case.
Tags: Facebook, Delhi violence, investigation
Courtesy: Free Press Journal