• Leave out religion clause in CAA, says former L-G at Jamia 20 Jan 2020 20:14 Jung addresses the crowd outside Jamia, Monday. Calling for a “change” in the Citizenship Amendment Act and a dialogue between protesters and the government, ex-Jamia Vice-Chancellor and former New Delhi Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung addressed a gathering …
  • Woman held with cartridges at Delhi metro station 20 Jan 2020 18:48 New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday arrested a woman from Jama Masjid metro station with two cartridges. This is for the first time that a woman has been arrested with cartridges at a metro station. Delhi police spokesperson …
  • CAA protests: AMU students boycott classes 20 Jan 2020 18:31 Students of several Faculties of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), including the Faculties of Science and Life Sciences, held a protest march on Monday and decided to boycott classes and exams. The Faculties opened on Monday after the extended winter …
  • UP government acquires 3,500 acres of land for the Defence Corridor 20 Jan 2020 14:17 Uttar Pradesh government has acquired nearly 3,500 acres of land for its flagship Defence Corridor project, which is estimated to attract public and private sector investment to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore. “While we have already acquired 3,500 acres of …
  • How the British convinced Hindus that Muslims were despots and religious invaders 20 Jan 2020 10:24 How the British seeded the idea that Muslims were despots and religious invaders The East India Company wanted to be seen as a rectifier of the historical harm inflicted by the Muslims. Manan Ahmed Asif Sep 16, 2017 Battle of Miani, oil on wood | Dry …
  • Student Protests in India 20 Jan 2020 06:04 Over the past month, India has been in turmoil over the passing of the controversial new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In an unprecedented move, the Act introduces religion as one of the key criteria in determining the eligibility of refugees for …
  • Birth of anti-Citizenship Act mela at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh 20 Jan 2020 03:22 Express News Service 'Woh dekho, sakbo loot raha hai (See that fellow, he’s fleecing everyone),' giggles a cocky young lad, nudging his friend. Both were busy polishing off their bowls of steaming chicken broth, their bodies pressed against the …
  • Adhir blames centre for promulgation of NSA 19 Jan 2020 20:54 He claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, failed to stop the movement with the police. Congress parliamentary party leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhury on Sunday blamed the Narendra Modi government for the promulgation of the …
  • India a split polity, but is still secular 19 Jan 2020 20:33 Vajpayee served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2004 when the Congress came to power with Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister. For the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a …
  • South Asian Americans protest India's citizenship bill 19 Jan 2020 18:49 From student activists to CEOs to members of Congress, South Asian Americans are protesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Citizenship Amendment Act, which attempts to establish a legal path to citizenship for Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist …
  • FIR against 60 women for anti-CAA protests in Aligarh 19 Jan 2020 12:17 Aligarh, Jan 19 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against more than 60 unnamed women in Aligarh for allegedly staging protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The police said that the protest organised by the women was in violation of Section 144 …
  • Women continue protest against CAA, NRC in Lucknow 19 Jan 2020 11:48 Lucknow: Scores of agitated women continue to sit near the Clock Tower here to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Along with sloganeering, a couple of Muslim women were also seen holding placards …
  • FIR lodged against over 60 women for protesting against CAA in Aligarh 19 Jan 2020 06:37 Aligarh: An first information report (FIR) has been filed on Saturday against 60-70 women in Aligarh for allegedly staging the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Population Register (NPR). Police said that the protest organised by …
  • The death of India's liberal self-image 19 Jan 2020 03:26 Policemen detain a student holding a copy of the Indian Constitution, during anti-citizenship law protests in New Delhi, on December 27 | AP Mirza Waheed: I’d like to have a conversation about an issue that for me is as personal as it is political. The …
  • ‘In my opinion, democracy does not exist in India’ 19 Jan 2020 02:39 Writer Asghar Wajahat in Pune (Express photo by Arul Horizon) Few writers are as prolific as Asghar Wajahat. At 73, the acclaimed Hindi language author has close to 40 published works, including plays, novels, short story compilations, literary criticism …
  • From anti-CAA protests, to JNU and Jamia, why women are leading the fight 19 Jan 2020 01:46 The girls who kicked a hornet’s nest: A protester at Shaheen Bagh, Delhi. (Photo: Amit Mehra) “I am not a protester, just an ordinary student,” says the PhD student as she settles down on one of the stools outside Ganga Dhaba at Jawaharlal Nehru University …
  • An outsider chronicles a resilient Kabul 19 Jan 2020 01:07 Afghanistan has seen decades of violence, economic uncertainty and political instability. Just when things seem to be improving a setback happens. The US Taliban conflicts continue. It is, therefore, not surprising that when Taran N. Khan goes to Kabul, …
  • Aligarh: Burqa clad women booked anti-CAA stir 18 Jan 2020 17:10
  • AMU students take out balloon march against CAA, NRC, NPR 18 Jan 2020 16:28 Aligarh: The students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here chose a novel way to register their protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). After the Friday prayers, they took out a balloon march …
  • Netizens Rattled as Video of a Snake Entering Girls' Bathroom at Indian University Goes Viral 18 Jan 2020 16:05 India 17:29 18.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): A snake was found slithering in the washroom of a girls' hostel at a university campus in Coimbatore city in India’s Tamil Nadu state on Saturday. The incident led girls in the residence to call …
  • AMU: Seven-member panel to facilitate dialogue with students 18 Jan 2020 11:47 Aligarh, Jan 18 (IANS) AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Saturday constituted a seven-member committee to facilitate dialogue with striking students who have been protesting ever since violent incidents took place on the campus on December 15 last year. …
  • Campus uprisings: India’s students forge solidarities, fuel resistance against divisive politics 18 Jan 2020 09:57 As the Modi-led govt attempts to bulldoze the secular spirit of India, students have been their biggest obstacle. On January 5, a mob armed with sticks, iron rods and acid bottles spread terror in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as it went on a …
  • Who represents India’s Muslims? Thanks to CAA protests, we now know the answer 18 Jan 2020 06:36 Without any political party’s support, India’s Muslims protesting CAA have asserted a new political identity and also settled the issue of representation. HILAL AHMED 17 January, 2020 Protests against the CAA spread across the country after police’s brutal …
  • A split India 18 Jan 2020 02:38 FOR the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a national consensus on the fundamentals of the polity. It is not enough that all political parties swear by the constitution …
  • Protests, tributes mark Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary 17 Jan 2020 23:31 The death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, a PhD scholar at the University of Hyderabad who committed suicide due to alleged harassment over his caste in 2016, was observed in the city with protests and tributes. While a candlelight vigil was held in his …
  • Frames per Second: Remember Derozio, enfant terrible of Bengali Renaissance 17 Jan 2020 22:35 Almost halfway through Utpal Dutt-directed Bengali film Jhor (1979), poet and teacher Henry Louise Vivian Derozio (Ujjwal Sengupta) — the enfant terrible of the 19th century “Bengali Renaissance” — surveys his students, their arms in slings and their heads …
  • Chandrashekhar Azad vows to continue fight against new citizenship law 17 Jan 2020 21:26 Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad returned to the iconic Jama Masjid on Friday to a rousing welcome by hundreds of supporters, a day after walking out of the Tihar Jail on bail and hours before a deadline requiring him to leave Delhi. Holding a copy of …
  • Rohit Vemula’s mother to launch ‘Mothers for nation’ yatra 17 Jan 2020 18:31 Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) On the fourth death anniversary of Hyderabad Central University research scholar Rohit Vemula, who committed suicide due to the alleged caste discrimination and oppression, his mother on Friday announced launching ‘Mothers for …
  • Journal 'Nature' denounces violence inside university campuses 17 Jan 2020 12:21 In an editorial published on January 14, 2020, the journal Nature has said that the “government and state authorities must step in and stop violent attacks on academic campuses”. The comment comes in the wake of the January 5 violent attacks on students of …
  • Of AMU Imbroglio: Responsibility, Strategy and the Way Forward 17 Jan 2020 10:35 With even the chilling cold of north India’s coldest winters failing to dumb down the numbing trauma of December 15 incident at AMU and the recent revelation of its Vice Chancellor’s urgent secret letter to the Police demanding security for himself and …
  • Recipe for solidarity: How Indian protesters are being fed 17 Jan 2020 09:39 New Delhi, India - A group of Sikh farmers from the northern state of Punjab arrived at New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, picked a spot under a pedestrian bridge, and began to unpack its wares - a gas stove, huge utensils, and provisions - and fired up a …
  • People brave rain to take part in anti-CAA protest at Delhi University 17 Jan 2020 03:23 Scores of people attended a protest meeting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Delhi University’s Arts Faculty on Thursday amid heavy police presence. Those ones who addressed the crowd, included social activist Medha Patkar, Tushar Gandhi, retired …
  • Reclaiming our identity as Indians & Muslims 17 Jan 2020 02:08 The nationwide anti-CAA protests are spontaneous and there is little to no coordination within these. There has been considerable debate about the slogan of “La Ilaha Illallah” and its place, if any, in the anti-CAA protests. It has given rise to questions …
  • AMU V-C ‘regrets’ Dec 15 incident, tells students police entry ‘aberration’ 16 Jan 2020 23:28 Aligarh Muslim University V-C Tariq Mansoor Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Thursday met the protesting students on the campus and tried to pacify them, saying that the entry of police on the night of December 15 was “an …
  • After sparking row with ‘will bury alive’ remark, BJP leader complains of getting threat calls 16 Jan 2020 18:41 Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: January 16, 2020 5:18:43 am Raghuraj Singh BJP LEADER Raghuraj Singh, who sparked a controversy by saying that those raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would …
  • FIR on AMU complaint to be filed only if HC directs: Police 16 Jan 2020 18:41 Written complaint was sent, says V-C Mansoor POINTING OUT that the matter related to violence on the campus of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on December 15 last year was subjudice, the Aligarh police said Wednesday that an FIR into a complaint filed by …
  • Students Recount Night of Horror When Police Cracked Down on Indian Varsity 16 Jan 2020 01:47 NEW DELHI – A month after police’s alleged brutal crackdown, classrooms at Jamia Millia Islamia, one of India’s leading universities, remain empty as students recount the horror of the night of Dec. 15 when security forces barged into the campus and beat …
  • AMU wants UP police to register FIR against themselves 15 Jan 2020 13:48 Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has filed a complaint against the Uttar Pradesh police seeking to register an FIR against the force for allegedly indulging in excesses on the night of December 15, officials said Wednesday. The move comes a month …
  • AMU to give application to lodge FIR on Dec 15 incident 15 Jan 2020 13:08 Aligarh, January 14: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor today announced that the University will give application to lodge an FIR against the police personnel for their action of entering the University Hostel namely, …
  • What violates secularism: Ministers, politicians visiting temples or Muslims uttering Allah? 15 Jan 2020 13:08 It was late in the evening inside JNU campus. Two Muslim students were engaged in a fierce debate. Close to them were standing two girls and a boy. They were silent and holding placards against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Tharoor was already late by …
  • Ramdev doesn’t understand what a university is, says Nawab Malik 15 Jan 2020 11:30 Mumbai: Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik on Wednesday launched an attack on Yoga guru Ramdev over his comments against the varsities in the country for their role in anti-CAA protests amongst others, saying that ‘people who have never been …
  • CAA protests: Aligarh Muslim University V-C to lodge FIR against police action 15 Jan 2020 11:02 Facing pressure from students and teachers, Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor has decided to lodge an FIR against police action on the campus on December 15 night when the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act allegedly …
  • AMU V-C decides to lodge FIR against Aligarh police for December 15 action 15 Jan 2020 10:14 Express News Service LUCKNOW: Drawing criticism for calling the police and letting the cops inside the campus, Aligarh Muslim University V-C Prof Tariq Mansoor has decided to lodge an FIR against the Aligarh Police for alleged excesses on the university …
  • AMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor to file FIR against police for December 15 violence 15 Jan 2020 09:01 Image Source : PTI AMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor to file FIR against police for December 15 violence The Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Prof Tariq Mansoor, has said that the university will file an FIR against the UP police for entering …
  • Shaheen Bagh protesters vow to fight, seek rollback of CAA law 15 Jan 2020 06:52 New Delhi, India - Bilquis has been on a sit-in protest since mid-December in the Indian capital against a new citizenship law that critics say runs counter to the country's secular constitution. For the past one month, thousands of protesters led …
  • AMU VC to file FIR against police for Dec 15 violence 15 Jan 2020 04:51 Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) The Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Prof Tariq Mansoor, has said that the university will file an FIR against the UP police for entering varsity hostel without due permission. On December 15, the …
  • India: Muslim Ladies Hit Headlines! 15 Jan 2020 03:06 Image credit – Nilofar Suhrawardy by Nilofar Suhrawardy 14 January 2020 Muslim ladies who had not ever stepped out of their homes to participate in any demonstration are now in news all over the world. They have been protesting at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi …
  • OPINIONISTA: Why Indian Prime Minister Modi’s thugs attacked my university 15 Jan 2020 02:03 On January 5 2020, masked men and women stormed the New Delhi campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where I am a professor, and attacked the students and faculty they found there with sticks, iron rods and scythes. The university administration, …
  • CM approaching court against CAA  a futile exercise, says T P Senkumar 15 Jan 2020 01:11 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: The act of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan approaching the courts against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), which was democratically passed by Parliament as per the Constitution, only amounts to a futile exercise as …
  • Gave complaint for FIR against cops: AMU V-C; police deny receiving it 14 Jan 2020 22:00 Tariq Mansoor ALIGARH MUSLIM University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor said the varsity had given a written complaint against the police Tuesday, demanding an FIR against police personnel for entering a university hostel on December 15 last year. In a …
  • Indian Historian Irfan Habib Gets Notice for Targeting PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah 14 Jan 2020 16:23 India 19:17 14.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian historian Irfan Habib has been criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since parliament passed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last month. Time and again Habib has said …
  • Yogi Adityanath makes 'Tanhaji- The Unsung Warrior' tax-free in Uttar Pradesh 14 Jan 2020 11:42 Express News Service LUCKNOW: The undefined political war over Bollywood latest releases – Tanhaji, The unsung warrior, and Chapak-- has intensified. While the Congress ruled-states declared Deepika Padukone’s starrer Chhapak tax-free, Yogi Adityanath …
  • BJP has no respect for Constitution: Sudhindra Bhadoria 14 Jan 2020 10:14 New Delhi: BSP leader and National Spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Tuesday hit out at BJP leader Raghuraj Singh who sparked a controversy after claiming to ‘burry alive’ those who raise slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh …
  • Two women initiate debate sessions in Chandigarh to ‘educate and inform without fear of judgement’ 14 Jan 2020 00:59 Written by Chahat Rana | Chandigarh | Updated: January 14, 2020 4:50:00 am The women organised a session where a panel consisting of two lawyers outlined legal arguments in favor of CAA, and another lawyer and an activist against the Act, answered …
  • India: People Raising Slogan Against PM, UP CM Will Be Buried Alive: BJP’s Raghuraj Singh 13 Jan 2020 23:52 Singh, who hails from Aligarh, was apparently referring to protests held by students of Aligarh Muslim University against the CAA recently. BJP leader Raghuraj Singh. Photo: Facebook/Raghuraj Singh PTI Communalism 13 January 2020 Aligarh: In a shocking …
  • Will bury those raising slogans against PM, Yogi: BJP leader 13 Jan 2020 23:21 Raghuraj Singh People raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be buried alive, Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Raghuraj Singh has said. Singh, chairman of the state advisory committee in Labour …
  • 32,000 refugees identified in 21 UP districts: minister 13 Jan 2020 23:20 Shrikant Sharma said following the notification for the CAA, all district magistrates in the state have been asked to collect data. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Monday said it has started the process to identify refugees and 32,000 such people …
  • Modi’s project to make a Hindu India 13 Jan 2020 18:26 CANBERRA – An enduring puzzle in world affairs is the failure to impress upon nationalistically inflamed consciousness the enormous disparity between the goals envisioned, the means used, the results achieved and the price paid. Some of the most ardent …
  • Citizenship Act: ‘32,000 refugees identified in 21 districts’, claims UP minister 13 Jan 2020 16:17 Shrikant Sharma said following the notification for the CAA, all district magistrates in the state have been asked to collect data. Two days after the amended Citizenship Act was notified by the Centre, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh …
  • Historian takes 'jahil' jibe at PM Modi 13 Jan 2020 16:13 13 Jan 2020, 05:37PM ISTSource: Times NowEminent historian Irfan Habib stoked a controversy at an event organised at Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital. Habib criticized Prime minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister …
  • Modi, Shah misled people on CAA, NRC; govt's inability to provide security exposed: Sonia Gandhi 13 Jan 2020 12:08 NEW DELHI: In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused them of misleading people on the amended Citizenship Act and the NRC, and claimed that their government stands …
  • Citizenship Act: Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to send refugees list to Centre 13 Jan 2020 11:28 Image Source : PTI Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to send refugees list to Centre The Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA has come into force from January 10 and Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to begin the procedure for implementation of the …
  • Mayawati to skip opposition meet called by Sonia Gandhi 13 Jan 2020 09:21 Image Source : PTI (FINAL) Mayawati to skip opposition meet called by Sonia Gandhi Accusing the Congress of betraying the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) despite giving outside support to the government in Rajasthan, party supremo Mayawati on Monday made it …
  • UP has 40k non-Muslim immigrants, maximum in Pilibhit 13 Jan 2020 09:10 Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) Of the 40,000 odd non-Muslim illegal immigrants living in Uttar Pradesh, 30,000 to 35,000 are living in Pilibhit district alone. According to a report prepared by the Yogi Adityanath government that has been sent to the Centre, these …
  • Oppn to meet today to current political situation in country 13 Jan 2020 05:48 New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi along with other opposition parties' leaders coming out after a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind to register their protest over the police action on Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh …
  • Will bury alive those raising anti-Modi slogans: UP Minister 13 Jan 2020 05:19 Aligarh, Jan 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Singh has courted a major controversy when he said that people who raise slogans against Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath “would be buried alive”. The …
  • HRD keeps a close eye on JNU as classes set to resume today 13 Jan 2020 03:19 New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry is hopeful that the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) would move towards normalcy on Monday, when classes are expected to resume. Having pushed through a resolution formula with the agitating …
  • In Good Faith: Not Just As Muslims 12 Jan 2020 22:37 A large group of protestors shout slogans and protest against the CAB at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal/File) Being a student at Aligarh Muslim University, I have closely witnessed the sequence of events December 9, 2019, …
  • Police move to invoke Goonda Act against six AMU students 12 Jan 2020 22:28 Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: January 13, 2020 2:40:11 am While Ansari and Huzaifa are former vice-presidents of AMU Students’ Union, Amit is a former secretary and Minto a student leader. (Express File Photo) Aligarh police have started …
  • Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt schools Anurag Kashyap after filmmaker insults PM Modi over CAA 12 Jan 2020 20:28 General bipin rawat ‘s unseen avatar, Grooves to “gorkha paltan” Bronze medalist from 2012 London Olympics Yogeshwar Dutt hasn't just joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but has also become a very vocal supporter of its policies. It is to be expected …
  • ‘The attack on JNU was barbaric in the least’ 12 Jan 2020 19:52 All the claims being made by the AAP in the areas of education and health are hugely exaggerated and we will expose them, says Sandeep Dikshit The national capital has been engulfed in protests over the last couple of weeks, and with state Assembly …
  • CPI(M) demands lifting of curbs in Jammu and Kashmir 12 Jan 2020 17:58 The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday demanded lifting of curbs in Jammu & Kashmir, asking the government to restore Internet services in keeping with the spirit of the Supreme Court judgment and revoking the detention of political leaders. …
  • Youth being misguided by rumours about CAA, says PM 12 Jan 2020 09:24 Howrah (West Bengal) [India], Jan 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that some youth have fallen to the rumours about Citizenship (Amendment) Act. "The youth of the country have been filled with a lot of questions about the …
  • View: Students should beware the risky romance of protests 12 Jan 2020 05:54 By Swapan Dasgupta As we scan the pages of newspapers, browse through websites and surf news channels with feelings of either disgust or high excitement, it helps to look back to experiences of the past. Every generation has a tendency to reinvent the …
  • View: Why the protests remind us of Gandhi’s Khilafat movement 12 Jan 2020 05:14 by Gyan Prakash India is astir with ground-level protests. With the Congress in deep slumber and the opposition political parties in disarray, what is remarkable about these protests is their organic nature. Muslim students took the lead. Having watched …
  • AMU VC seeks security before varsity reopens on Monday 12 Jan 2020 04:13 Aligarh, Jan 12 (IANS) Professor Tariq Mansoor, the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has sought security for himself and his family as the varsity is scheduled to reopen on Monday, almost after a month-long break following the December …
  • Here’s looking at you 11 Jan 2020 22:06 Deepika Padukone’s unannounced mid-week visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) — where she greeted the injured student leader Aishe Ghosh, and then stood quietly, one amongst the sea of faces behind Kanhaiya Kumar — was unaccompanied by a statement. ( …
  • When Mumbai re-discovered its protest roots 11 Jan 2020 20:52 A friend who left Mumbai for Bengaluru once joked after attending a protest on a short visit to her former city many years ago: “Is it that the same 20 people protest against everything?!” But after the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and some events …
  • Cong demands withdrawal of CAA, stopping of NPR process 11 Jan 2020 20:13 Purpose of law is to divide Indians on religious lines, says Sonia Gandhi. New Delhi: Terming the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as a “discriminatory” and “divisive” law, the Congress on Saturday demanded that the CAA be withdrawn and the process of NPR be …
  • MSME is the backbone of industrial growth, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath 11 Jan 2020 15:57 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday observed that the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector was the backbone of industrial growth and the government could act as a catalyst by simply promoting MSME clusters. Addressing a …
  • 3 reasons why BJP is defiant on ‘non-negotiable’ CAA 11 Jan 2020 10:09 New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Little before 10 p.m. on the Friday night, the Centre uploaded the gazette notification for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, ensuring the Act comes into play with immediate effect. This move comes amid nationwide protests …
  • New Citizenship law comes into effect, Home Ministry issues notification 11 Jan 2020 04:45 Image Source : PTI PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah The much-talked-about Citizenship Amendment Act has come into force. Ministry of Home Affairs issued notification in this regard late on Friday. In the gazette notification, the Union Home …
  • Students, academicians hit the streets of Hyderabad against JNU violence 11 Jan 2020 04:34 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Condemning the attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and faculty by 'armed goons', students and academicians formed a human chain at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram on Friday and demanded the removal of …
  • To subject youth to violence only adds to their sense of hopelessness about the future 11 Jan 2020 03:14 At least 36 students and teachers were injured in the violence inside JNU on January 5, 2020. (Express Photo/File) One of the greatest privileges of being a Chief Economic Advisor was the opportunity to meet with students from all over India. Over the …
  • The JNU story that protests & mobs won’t tell you 11 Jan 2020 02:07 NEW DELHI: Protests, masked mobs, police ‘inaction’, Right vs Left, vice-chancellor vs students… and one of India’s best institutes for higher education and research — that’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. Headlines on JNU may frequently centre around …
  • Modi’s dangerous game in India 10 Jan 2020 22:50 The Modi government’s ‘reign of terror’ is aimed at silencing Muslims into submission on the path to a nation ruled by a far right-wing version of Hinduism. But it could have irreversible consequences. Amid growing dissent over India’s controversial …
  • Muslim bodies extend support to student protests against CAA 10 Jan 2020 22:18 A protest against CAA at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal) Terming the new citizenship law “unconstitutional”, Muslim organisations in a meeting on Friday extended “full moral support to the struggles launched by the Jamia …
  • Playing around with identity - mumbai guide 10 Jan 2020 19:25 Asserting one's identity seems to have become such a burning issue these days that different corners of the country are up in flames. Whatever the government's intentions behind implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of …
  • Modi is resurrecting the most horrifying episode of his career to crush dissent 10 Jan 2020 15:19 Sign Up for Our free email newsletters When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to bring his Gujarat Model to the rest of the country, everyone thought he meant the pro-growth reforms that had allegedly done wonders for the economy of his home …
  • Get insurance: Hindutva outfit posters threaten Aligarh theatres into not screening Chhapaak 10 Jan 2020 13:32
  • Veteran broadcaster, poet Obaid Siddiqui passes away 10 Jan 2020 13:30 New Delhi: Obaid Siddiqui, a veteran broadcaster, poet and academician passed away in a Ghaziabad hospital at the age of 63. Siddiqui was suffering from multiple ailments and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, for the past one …
  • 'Chhapaak' not screened in Aligarh after Hindutva organisation puts up posters 10 Jan 2020 12:35 After a Hindutva organisation put up posters on hoardings in front of theatres, Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak was not screened in theatres across Aligarh on Friday.  The posters in big font say that those who try to screen the movie should get their “ …
  • AMU students registered in an FIR for raising indecent slogans 10 Jan 2020 10:15 The students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have been registered in an FIR for their alleged move of raising indecent slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath …
  • Premji varsity students protest CAA, NRC in Bengaluru 10 Jan 2020 06:49 Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS) About 120 students of Wipro czar’s Azim Premji University in this tech city protested against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), and condemned the violent attack on Jawaharlal Nehru …
  • Will hear CAA petitions when violence stops: CJI 10 Jan 2020 05:22 By Express News Service NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday, while hearing a petition to declare the citizenship law constitutional, said the country is going through critical times and such petitions don’t help. Refusing an urgent hearing in the …
  • Statement: Montreal academics against police brutality and right-wing Hindu nationalism in India 09 Jan 2020 21:49 Ayesha Vemuri and Mehak Sawhney   Human Rights   January 9, 2020 Protests are being held across India against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), with the opposition accusing the government of furthering a hidden agenda to target Muslims. Photo by PTI. …
  • Living the Constitution 09 Jan 2020 19:56 What these protests have done is to break the helplessness and numbness to express opinions, and criticise and oppose the state-sanctioned promotion of divisive rhetoric and policies. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar) In a time of deceit telling the truth is …
  • A violent attack on academic freedom 09 Jan 2020 19:38 A group of academics and campaigners strongly condemn the brutal assaults on students and staff at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi Demonstrators attend a protest against Sunday’s attacks on students at JNU. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters …
  • JNU students get support from Pakistan 09 Jan 2020 13:01 Lahore, Jan 9 (IANS) Students in Pakistan on Wednesday expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who were assaulted violently by masked goons on January 5. “We stand in solidarity with the students of India …
  • Aligarh Muslim University to reopen from January 13 in phased manner 08 Jan 2020 08:10 Image Source : FILE Aligarh Muslim University to reopen from January 13 in phased manner After an extended long winter break, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will now reopen from January 13 in three phases. The winter break had been extended following …