A Delhi court on February 23 granted bail to the climate activist Disha Ravi in the controversial 'toolkit' case. Offering bail against two bail bonds of Rs 1 lakh each, the court observed that Disha had no criminal history. The bench added that the only message provided by Delhi police did not substantiate her links with the non-banned pro-Khalistani group ‘Poetic Justice Foundation.’ Notably, Disha was alleged for creating a ruckus by… read-more
Ahead of the Rail Roko stir on February 18, the Indian Railways have deployed additional 20,000 Railway Protection Special Forces personnel across the nation. Especially focusing on Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Bengal, the RPF DG Arun Kumar appealed to maintain peace. The rail blockade from 12 noon to 4 PM was announced by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) demanding the Centre to repeal the three contentious farm laws.
BJP MPs Sanjay Jaiswal, Rakesh Singh and PP Chaudhary on February 12 moved a breach of privilege notice against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Rahul is accused of making a contempt by asking members to stand in silence to mourn the death of farmers without taking prior permission from the house Chairperson. To take place the non-pre-permitted mourning instance is the first-of-its-kind in the parliamentary history. However, Congress members… read-more
Making it an international affair yet again, India's farmers' protest advertisement was played during a Super Bowl 2021 match. Titled "largest protest in history", the video accused the authorities of violating human rights, suspending internet, and arresting journalists. However, the makers and producers of the clip has maintained anonymity. Interestingly, the football championship only features expensive advertisements costing up to $5.5… read-more
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The Centre has requested the Twitter to block/remove 1,178 twitter accounts alleged for spreading misinformation about farmer's protests. The government noted that these accounts are operated by either Pakistani or Khalistani users, promoting provocative content on the microblogging platform. However, Twitter is yet to approve the request. Earlier, over the government’s call, Twitter blocked 257 suspicious handles, unblocking them shortly… read-more
Delhi Police has filed an FIR against the makers of the contentious toolkit shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg. However, the police clarified the FIR does not name anybody as an accused, including Greta Thunberg. Addressing the press, Delhi Police said it would further investigate the case. Earlier, Thunberg tweeted a toolkit “for those who want to help” the farmers. However, she deleted it immediately.
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Microblogging site Twitter deleted several tweets by actor Kangana Ranaut on February 4. In a statement, Twitter said that Kangana's tweets had violated the rules enforced by the site. Reportedly, Twitter took stringent actions after Kangana attacked popstar Rihanna over her recent post supporting the farmer’s issue. Additionally, Ranaut involved in a verbal spat with Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh calling him a "Khalistani" and termed… read-more
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The Centre has extended the internet ban at the farmers protest sites on Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders along with adjoining areas till February 2. Suspended from January 31, the internet services would be resumed only after 11 PM on February 2. The government has cited the ban to maintain public safety and averting public emergency under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017.
Courtesy: The Tribune
Following violence during the tractor rally on the Republic Day, farmer unions on January 27 called off the march they had planned to hold on the Budget presentation day on February 1. They will now organise public meetings and hunger strikes across the country on January 30. However, the farmer leaders have alleged a conspiracy behind the violence and have asked the government to initiate a probe into it.
All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) leader VM Singh on January 27 stated that the group has withdrawn its supports from the farmers' protest. Stating that "we have not come here to get people martyred or beaten up", Singh said the group will continue to protest but in other forms. However, AIKSCC national secretary Avik Saha said the group has not withdrawn its support and "VM Singh has no authority" to issue such… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times