Govt Issues Instruction to Law Enforcement Agencies for Identification & Deportation of ‘Illegal Immigrants’

New Delhi: The government is tightening the noose round illegal immigrants and instructions have been issued to states to sensitise law enforcement and intelligence agencies for their identification and deportation, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. During Question Hour, Rai said instances of illegal migrants who came as travellers, tourists or…

Centre Can’t Give Timeline on Those Detained Since Abrogation of Article 370, MoS Tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Union minister G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday informed the Parliament that 5,161 people from Jammu and Kashmir, including stone-pelters, overground workers and separatists have been taken into preventive custody in the Kashmir Valley since the abrogation of Article 370. The detentions were made in order to prevent commission of offences involving breach of peace, activities…

J&K Lawyers Declare Hunger Strike After Month-long Agitation Against Separate Department of Registration

Jammu: Lawyers, who are protesting the J-K government’s decision to divest judicial courts of powers to register documents related to immovable properties, on Wednesday went on a hunger strike. Members of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) have been on an indefinite strike for over a month against the decision. The token…

UP Law Student Who Was Jailed after Accusing Ex-Minister Chinmayanand of Sexual Harassment Granted Bail

The law student from Uttar Pradesh, who was arrested for extortion and blackmail after she accused the former minister of rape, was given bail after spending two months in jail. File photo of Chinmayanand. New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to a 23-year-old law student who has levelled sexual harassment allegations…

Internet Will be Restored in Kashmir Once Situation Turns ‘More Normal’, Says L-G Murmu

J&K Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu gave no timeline for restoration of internet services, which were snapped across the Kashmir valley when provisions of Article 370 were abrogated in August this year. PTI Updated:December 4, 2019, 5:42 PM IST File photo of J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu. (PTI) Srinagar: Internet services would be restored in…

Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers

Trigger warning: The following article discusses, in graphic detail, reports concerning rape and murder. Reader discretion is advised. It continues to be the season of “whataboutery” even though it can no longer be “pichlee sarkar” as the excuse. The politics, oh the putrefying politics and the selective outrage on all sides while children are hunted,…