JNU Violence: ABVP shifts blame to Left students organizations

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (All India Students Federation), the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, today sought to distance itself from the violent incidents on Jawaharlal Nehru Campus on Sunday evening. In their first official reaction, officebearers of the JNU unit of ABVP said the violence was carried out by students organizations affiliated to […]

CAA PROTESTS: Mobile internet shut down in Delhi

Mobile operators have been instructed to shut down wireless internet services in parts of the national capital to help the government control protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Registry of Citizens. There are also reports that the mobile voice network is also down in several parts of the city. This is perhaps the […]

NIFT students in Kerala fight for right to wear jeans, protest moral policing by locals

Students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology’s campus in Kannur held a public demonstration and rally to protest what they said were increasing cases of sexual harassment against girl students. Protesters took out a rally through Kannur town to question police inaction over rising cases of attacks on female NIFT students by gangs of […]

PADMAAVAT PROTESTS: Haryana DGP warns of ‘strict action’ against miscreants, 31 arrested

Haryana Police denied rumors of widespread violence in the state associated with the exhibition of the film Padmaavat and reassured cinema-goers of ‘full protection’. The assurances come a day after malls and vehicles in Gurgaon, the commercial capital of Haryana, came under attack, allegedly from activists of Shri Rajput Karni Sena. “I want to assure […]

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

Hundreds of protestors turned out to seek justice for a 27-year-old boy allegedly killed by a team of Kerala policemen for getting romantically involved with a girl who was related to one of them. In a rare occurrence in Kerala — where protests not organized by political parties fail miserably — hundreds of people turned […]

Delhi High court dismisses plea for NIA inquiry into JNU incident

The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking an order for an inquiry by the National Investigation Agency into student protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The High Court dismissed the plea after noting that the Delhi Police’s inquiry cannot be faulted so soon and it cannot be assumed that the Delhi Police is incompetent […]

Punjabi writers lead in ‘award wapsi’ protests against intolerance

Punjabi writers have returned the highest number of awards and honors under the ‘award wapsi’ protests against intolerance, numbers from the ministry of culture revealed. The second highest number of Sahitya Akademi (Literary Council) awards were returned by Hindi writers, with six of them choosing to show their protest this way. In all, a total […]