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Citizenship amendment act crisis in Delhi continues on Tuesday – 13 people including one policeman have been killed in the violence that spiraled over the amended citizenship law in North East Delhi turning Delhi into a battlefield with protesters torching houses, vehicles, shops and hurling stones. Jafrabad, Maujpur, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Kardampuri, Gokulpuri, Khajuri, and Karawal Nagar are the areas of North East Delhi that were most affected by the CAA protests along with the Central Board of secondary education postponing the class 10th and 12th exams scheduled for February 26 in the north-east part of Delhi. However, exams in the rest of the Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled, said the board.

 

 

Wrapping up a two-day trip to India, President Donald Trump declined to condemn India’s controversial citizenship amendment act which discriminates against Muslims and downplayed the threat from the coronavirus which now has spread to 34 countries claiming it’s ‘very well under control in our country’.

 

 

CAA violence – Mosque set on fire – A mosque has been set on fire in Delhi due to the violent protest against the citizenship amendment act where a mob shouting ‘Jai Sriram ‘ paraded around the burning Mosque in the Ashok Nagar area of Delhi on Tuesday with the mob climbing to the top of the most minaret where they attempted to fix a saffron flag

 

 

Shoot at sight orders in place due to the continuing citizenship amendment act violence in Delhi – North-east border security tightened, more than 10 people lost their lives and over 50 people sustaining grievous injuries – section 144 has been imposed and an order has been issued prohibiting people from carrying any weapons, sticks or any incendiary material.

 

 

Six judges of the Supreme Court of India down with swine flu couldn’t attend the court on Tuesday. Justice DY Chandrachud while conducting the court proceedings announced the health condition of the apex court held a meeting with the Chief Justice of India S A Bobde said that the top court will make vaccines available for inoculation of lawyers. Some foreign delegation members who participated in a judicial conference in the Supreme Court complex recently also affected by the H1N1 virus

 

 

Foreign lawyers are not entitled to hold interviews with Prisoners of Tihar jail, as legal advisors, has said a Delhi court while rejecting a plea by Christian Michael James, an accused in the Agusta Westland chopper scam case, seeking permission to meet a foreign lawyer – Special Judge Arvind Kumar clarified if a foreign lawyer intends to meet or visit an accused as a friend it can be allowed as per present rules

 

 

The constant delay in the 2000 Malegaon blast trial should be explained says the Bombay High Court to NIA as Sameer Kulkarni, the only accused amongst many in the case who travels to the court for every hearing has alleged that the national investigation agency (NIA) and some of the other co-accused are deliberately delaying the trial

 

 

Age relaxation for the same category and not the general category –The Punjab and Haryana High Court has clarified that when a reserved category candidate who’s availed age relaxation for selection on some post, then that person shall be eligible for appointment against that category only and not the general category, while rejecting the claim of a candidate from Jhajjar district who claimed age relaxation for belonging to scheduled caste category but wanted to get selected for a post meant for the general category

 

 

Gujarat High Court on sustainable practices – following the news regarding the Amazon fires and Australian bushfires,  the Gujarat High Court said it’s time to take measures to save the human race from climate change by switching to sustainable practices and has ordered its registry to ensure double-sided print on paper in favor of environmental interest so that substantial saving of paper can be done and thereby the environment can be achieved

 

 

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