The Hindustan Times – Delhi Police deploy large force in Shaheen Bagh as precautionary measure

The deployment came in the wake of a call by a right-wing group, Hindu Sena to clear the Shaheen Bagh road on 01 March.

New Delhi – India, 01 March 2020. The Delhi Police deployed a large number of its personnel as a precautionary measure on Sunday in southeast Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area where several women have been leading a protest on the road against the new citizenship law for more than two months, officials said.

The deployment came in the wake of a call by a right-wing group, Hindu Sena to clear the Shaheen Bagh road on 01 March. The Hindu Sena called off its proposed protest against the anti-CAA agitation in Shaheen Bagh after police intervened on Saturday.

“As a precautionary measure, there is heavy police deployment here; Our aim is to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident from occurring,” ANI quoted Joint Commissioner D C Srivastava as saying at Shaheen Bagh.

The Delhi Police had come under fire for failing to act promptly to stop the riots in Northeast Delhi less than a week ago. The riots have so far claimed 42 lives and left hundreds others injured. On Sunday, they were not taking any chances with security.

Shaheen Bagh, near Jamia Millia Islamia, has been a protest venue for a section of people opposed to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) since 15 December last year.

Protesters say the CAA is unconstitutional and discriminatory because it makes religion a test of citizenship and in conjunction with the NRC can potentially strip Muslims of citizenship.

Advocate Amit Sahni and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Garg, have filed a petitionin the Supreme Court seeking to lift the road blockade in the Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj stretch.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court put off taking a call on the blockade in Shaheen Bagh till 23 March. – Delhi police’s failure reminds 1984 Sikh carnage – says Naresh Gujral while exposing Police’s inaction on his complaint

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New Delhi – India, 28 February 2020. SAD parliamentarian Naresh Kumar Gujral has said that the failure of Delhi police in protecting the lives and properties of minorities reminds the 1984 Sikh carnage carried out in Delhi. He said that nobody wants a repetition of whatever happened in 1984.

Naresh Kumar Gujral has also written a letter to the Delhi police chief Amulya Patnaik expressing concern over Delhi police’s failure in protecting minorities during riots.

Interacting with the media, Naresh Kumar Gujral said that there is a panic among people belonging to minorities living in Delhi because the Delhi police cops didn’t save minorities and their properties. “It was the same like what we saw during the 1984 Sikh carnage,” he added.

Sharing the details of letter written to Delhi police chief, Naresh Kumar Gujral informed that he has written in this letter how the police didn’t come to protect 16 people of minorities, who were surrounded by rioters, despite getting informed by him. “If the Delhi police cops didn’t listen to a parliamentarian then the condition of law and order in Delhi can be guessed easily,” he added.

“On 26 February a person called me for help at 11:30 pm while informing that he was stuck in a house near Ganda Chowk of Maujpur along with other 15 people. I immediately called the Delhi police for help these people but later I was shocked to know that the cops didn’t provide any help,” he added.

Delhi police’s failure reminds 1984 Sikh carnage, says Naresh Gujral while exposing Police’s inaction on his complaint

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The Hindustan Times – Amritsar: Kidnapped girl found dead with bullet wound, old classmate held

Abductor had demanded Rs 20 lakh ransom, says the victim’s family; suspect, a drug addict, studied with her when she was in school

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 29 February 2020. An 18-year-old girl, abducted from Amritsar’s Ranjeet Avenue locality three days ago, was found dead with a gunshot wound on her head in an abandoned plot in the city on Friday night.

Police have arrested Lovepreet Singh (19) of Saidpur village in Ajnala sub-division, an old classmate of victim Anmol Kaur, a resident of Ajnala town in this connection.

The victim was abducted from near Vishal Mega Mart at Ranjeet Avenue on Wednesday afternoon when she was on her way home after attending her training at a beauty salon on Lawrence Road.

The girl’s family had lodged a complaint at the Ranjeet Avenue police station alleging that she was kidnapped by some unidentified persons. They had also alleged that the abductors had demanded Rs 20 lakh ransom for her release. Her father Pargat Singh is a Punjab government employee. Anmol was the only child of her parents.

Ranjeet Avenue police station in-charge Robin Hans said, “The victim’s body was found on Loharka Road.”

Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, in-charge of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) who is investigating the case, said the body was recovered after the arrest of Lovepreet who studied with the deceased when she was in school.

“We zeroed in on Lovepreet with the help of call details. During questioning, he revealed that he killed the girl on Wednesday soon after her abduction. Then he dumped her body at the plot.

He abducted on the pretext of dropping her home. The accused is a drug addict and the abduction was executed for money. Also, he is unemployed.”

A case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) was registered against Lovepreet.

The victim’s body was handed over to her family after conducting post-mortem on it. – Delhi violence: ‘India is a secular country, cannot divide Hindus and Muslims,’ says Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate said it is a matter of ‘serious concern’ if minorities in the country are tortured and police failed to protect them.

New Delhi – India, 01 March 2020. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday expressed concern over the violence in Delhi, saying India is a secular country and people cannot be divided on religious lines, PTI reported.

At least 42 people were killed and over 200 injured in the large-scale communal violence between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act in North East Delhi. In some cases, the police have been accused of either inaction or complicity in the violence against large-scale attacks mostly on Muslim neighbourhoods.

“I am very much worried that where it happened is the capital of the country and is centrally governed,” Sen said at an event in West Bengal’s Bolpur.

“If minorities are tortured there and police failed or can’t discharge their duties, it is a matter of serious concern. It is reported that those who died or were tortured are mostly Muslims. India is a secular country we can’t divide Hindus and Muslims. As an Indian citizen, I can’t help but worry.”

However, the economist added that he does not want to arrive at a conclusion without analysing the whole matter.

Sen, who is a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government, said it is natural to raise questions on the timing of Justice S Muralidhar’s transfer. “I personally know him,” the Nobel laureate said. “It is natural to raise questions but I can’t pass any judgment.”

On 12 February, the Supreme Court collegium had recommended the transfer of Muralidhar to the Panjab and Haryana High Court from the Delhi High Court, where he had served since 2006.

However, the government’s confirmation of the transfer came on the night of 26 February, the day Muralidhar made scathing remarks against the Centre and police during a hearing related to the violent clashes in Delhi.

Sen also told The Indian Express that the Bharatiya Janata Party should not stifle dissent, but have public discussion. “If I am going to be of any use in helping bring about a change, it will be through public discussion,” he said. “As we know from John Stuart Mill, democracy is ‘government by discussion’.

In a public discussion, I would make the obvious point that the government should not, most importantly, be stifling the voices of protest or of opposition. I was happy to see Justice D Y Chandrachud say something like that in a recent speech.”

The judge had said “blanket labelling” of dissent as anti-national hurts the country’s commitment to protect Constitutional values.

“Why did the peaceful protesters in Northeast Delhi have so little help from police, in fact sometimes just the contrary,” Sen asked. “How did armed thugs have the opportunity to beat up students at JNU or AMU? How was it possible for a young protester to be roughed up while in custody? Why was a doctored video put in circulation trying to tell a false story about what happened in one campus or other?”

The police had barged into the Aligarh Muslim University on 15 December and allegedly caned those they apprehended during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. On 05 January, several students were attacked by a mob allegedly comprising Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad members.