UP CM Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/IANS)

Yogi govt to bring ordinance against anti-CAA protesters

Lucknow: In an unexpected move, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has approved an ordinance punishing those who damaged public and private property during the anti-CAA protests. Official sources confirmed that the draft ordinance has been approved in the cabinet meeting held here on Friday evening. The ordinance will now be signed and issued by […]

UP Government moves SC against HC order to remove ‘name-and-shame’ hoardings

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the administration to pull down posters of people allegedly accused in vandalism during the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December. A vacation bench of Justices U.U. Lalit and Aniruddha Bose is scheduled to hear […]

US commission on international religious freedom says Delhi violence targeted against Muslims

New Delhi/Washington: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said that the Delhi violence in which over 30 people were killed, was specifically targeted against the Muslims. Expressing “grave concern over the ongoing violence taking place in Delhi”, the USCIRF in a statement said that as President Donald Trump’s inaugural visit to India winds […]

Recovery notices issued to 28 for anti-CAA protests in UP

Lucknow: Continuing the process of seeking damages for anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has now asked 28 people, including Congress member Sadaf Jafar, retired IPS officer S.R. Darapuri and activist Mohammad Shoaib, to pay more than Rs 63 lakh. The administration has said that damage was done to public and government […]

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Bhim Army to intensify anti-CAA agitation in UP

Varanasi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has announced that he would now intensify the ongoing agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). Chandrashekhar, who was in Varanasi to attend the Ravidas Jayanti celebrations at Seer Govardhanpur on Sunday, told reporters that, “No court has barred me from […]