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European Parliament’s human rights panel warns India against targeting minorities The head of European Parliament’s panel urged the Narendra Modi government to meet its pledge to promote and protect human rights. The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on Monday cautioned India against targeting religious minorities in the country, particularly Muslims. It urged the Narendra Modi government to meet its pledge to promote and protect human rights. In a statement, Maria Arena, the chief of the panel, said that protests over the...

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Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests not acceptable, says Supreme Court -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Public places and spaces cannot be occupied indefinitely, says Bench The Supreme Court on Tuesday held the protests led by scores of mothers, children and senior citizens of Shaheen Bagh against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act by blockading a public road in the national capital were “not acceptable”. A Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said public places and spaces could not be occupied indefinitely. The court recognised that peaceful protests...

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In Uttar Pradesh, more than half of NSA arrests this year were for cow slaughter -Manish Sahu

-The Indian Express As per a statement by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, this year, till August 19, the UP Police had invoked the NSA against 139 people in the state, 76 of them for cow slaughter. As on August 31, the Bareilly police zone alone accounted for 44 of the cases. Lucknow: THE National Security Act (NSA) was invoked against a man accused of being involved in cow slaughter...

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Delhi HC grants bail to Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita

-The Hindu/ PTI The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a member of Pinjra Tod, a women’s collective, in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait gave the relief to JNU student Devangana Kalita on furnishing of a personal bond of ₹25,000 and a surety of the like amount. The court directed that she shall...

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UP Doctor's Detention Under Tough Law NSA "Illegal", Free Him: High Court -Shylaja Varma

-NDTV Dr Kafeel Khan was charged under National Security Act for his speech against the CAA at a talk at the Aligarh Muslim University late last year. Lucknow: Kafeel Khan, the Uttar Pradesh doctor jailed under the tough National Security Act (NSA) for a speech against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, must be freed immediately, a court said today, calling his detention illegal. The doctor's speech did not show any effort...

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