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Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement today on the question of balance between right to protest and other public rights like right to movement.

This larger question was posed before the Court in the backdrop of the Anti CAA protests at Delhi's #ShaheenBagh.

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul pronounces the order.

"Public spaces and public places cannot be occupied indefinitely."

"Dissent and democracy go hand in hand"

#SupremeCourt #ShaheenBagh
SC observes that it is the duty of the administration to remove such blockades of roads.

SC observes, administration's inaction to do so warranted Court's intervention.

#SupremeCourt #ShaheenBagh
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Breaking: In the possible first blow to the country’s statistical system due to #CAA_NRCProtests, the government may defer a key socio-economic survey as surveyors are facing the wrath of people who see it as an exercise for determining their citizenship.…
The decision to recommend the postponement of the NSO’s 78th round of survey on domestic tourism expenditure and multiple indicators, which began last month, was taken at a meeting of an expert committee on Wednesday. The government will take a final call now.
The survey, scheduled to be conducted during January-December 2020, is aimed at mapping the multiple indicators of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030 for the first time and is collecting information on migration patterns of citizens, purchase of houses, etc
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Exclusive: The National Statistical Commission, an autonomous body overseeing official statistics in India, caves under pressure from the government and decides not to release the NSO's consumer spending report of 2017-18.…
The Centre had decided to junk the official survey of FY18, conducted by the NSO, after @bsindia reported in Nov. that consumer spending fell 3.7% between FY12 and FY18 (indicating rising level of poverty in the country).…
However, in December, NSC Chairman (who holds the position of a Minister of State) told @bsindia in an interview that he is not in favour of scrapping the consumer spending report and will ensure that it is released in 2 months.

(The Centre hadn't consulted the NSC till then.)
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Shaheen Bagh: Supreme Court begins hearing on the petitions seeking clearance of the Kalindi Kunj road which has remained blocked for over 60 days on account of the anti-CAA protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

Justice Kaul says certain section of the society is opposed to a legislation, that legislation is being tested in the Court; not saying people don't have the right ti protest but the question is where to protest

Justice Kaul says today it's one legislation people have grievance with, tomorrow it may be another but the question is not about that, the question is if public area can be used for protests.

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Quick thread on #Jamia since there's so much floating around.

I spent around 6 hours there today, starting from the afternoon, with my colleagues @adnanabidi and @dansiddiqui.

We didn't see/experience:

1. Any lathicharge
2. Any chemical substances

A large group of protesters spent several hours pushing at police, many in riot gear, at a barricade.

In the tussle, many protesters fainted, and were quickly moved out of the site by ambulances.

Some may have been injured in scuffles.

#Jamia #JamiaProtest #JamiaMilliaIslamia
The police, far better equipped with seemingly new riot gear, was more restrained that I've seen in the past, including at #Jamia itself.

I didn't see them spray any substance, or use water cannons.

I spent many hours just meters away from the barricades myself.

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We've been out and about ahead of the #DelhiAssemblyElections - the first electoral test for Modi and BJP since the #CAA_NRCProtests erupted nearly two months ago.

The BJP's polarising campaign has helped it, but AAP is still ahead, as per polling data.…
In neighbourhood meetings, election rallies and road shows snaking through narrow streets, BJP workers and leaders have focused on Shaheen Bagh.

"The main issue is the Shaheen Bagh problem,” said party member @indushekharbjp who arrived here a fortnight ago from eastern India.
There's also the Pakistan bogey.

At a rally in Mayapuri, BJP Mahila Morcha leader Sukhpreet Kaur kept it direct.

“Pakistan will be pleased if you vote for Kejriwal,” she said.

Other BJP leaders have called Kejriwal a “terrorist”, and accused protesters of being rapists.
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What does the Facebook page of "Rambhakt Gopal" who just shot #CAA_NRCProtests protesters tell us?

A #thread that shows:

-- how the "Goli Maaron Saalon Ko" call by a BJP minister and candidate works in inciting violence

-- what he and his supporters want Image
How do we know this is the same "Rambhakt Gopal"? He did a Facebook live before he went to shoot the protesters. His facebook page is full of images from Jamia.

He also said this #thread Image
He is also keen to end the #ShaheenBaghProtests.

The fact that he went to Jamia is a deliberate decision. Will explain that in subsequent tweets. Image
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Public discussion on CAA, 2019-NRC-NPR to begin shortly at the Music Academy, Chennai.

Justice (Retd) AP Shah, N Ram, Chairman of The Hindu Publishing Group, Legal Scholar, Usha Ramanathan and Rohini Mohan, Journalist to speak at the event.
@nramind : I don't think we need to exaggerate this movement (referring to Anti-CAA demonstrations).... against this unjust and indeed an outrageous piece of legislation...

There is no question that the students have come to the fore in this movement, says @nramind

#CAA_NRC_NPR #CAA_NRCProtests #CAA_NRC_Protests
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Media pundits always say that digital is future. But when I see the conduct and writings of many journos from digital media in India, I feel scared. The latest video of a woman from @thewire_in shows her merely masquerading as a journo. She is a political activist with agenda
Maybe she is hired exactly for this. Or maybe there are little checks/references when people come on board in digital. Both scenarios are scary. Bias in writing is open. Objectivity of reportage not needed. And this is future of media envisaged by the founders of @thewire_in
Sharjeel Imam use to write for digital media portals. Isn't this enough indication of the rot inside the newsrooms (if they exist) in the digital media? Did anyone cross-checked? Did anyone found out his links? Who tried to mainstream his views?
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பிஜேபிக்காரனும் பாப்பானும் எதையும் நேரடியாக எதிர்க்க மாட்டான்... அதில் ஒரு சமுதாய பார்வையை உள்ளே சொருகுவான்...

அப்போதுதான் பொதுப்புத்தி கொண்ட முட்டாள் சூத்ராள்ஸ் நம்புவாங்க என்பதற்காகத்தான் இந்த ஏற்பாடு...

10 சதவீத இடஒதுக்கீட்டை ஆதரிக்க "ஏழை" என்னும் வார்த்தையைச் சேர்த்தான்...
நீட்டைக் கொண்டு வந்தபோது "தகுதி" என்னும் பிட்டைப் போட்டான்...

முத்தலாக் தடை கொண்டு வந்தபோது "இஸ்லாமிய பெண்களை பாதுகாக்க" என்று பொங்கினான்...

பணமதிப்பிழப்பு கொண்டு வந்தபோது "ஊழல் செய்தவன்தான் பயப்படனும்" என்று வியாக்கியானம் பேசினான்...
ஆசிரியர் போராட்டத்தை "அதிகமா சம்பளம் வாங்குறாங்க... இன்னும் பத்தலையா?" என்று அசிங்கப்படுத்தி சாதாரண மக்களை அவர்களுக்கு எதிராகத் தூண்டினான்...

பாப்பான்கள் என்று நேரடியாக சொன்னால் செருப்பால் அடிப்பார்கள் என்பதற்காக துக்ளக் வைத்திருந்தால்
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Sharjeel Imam is studying Modern History at JNU. He writes for The Wire, Quint, FirstPost & appeared on NDTV

If we make ruckus violence, road blocks in Delhi it will be international news, distrupt Delhi. We don't to be Gandhi

@TarekFatah @Payal_Rohatgi @pokershash @desimojito
@TarekFatah @Payal_Rohatgi @pokershash @desimojito We will organise together more after JNU riots and we are distributing invitations in mosques so more people will come and we will disrupt Delhi. Nehru was fascist. Kashmir mein dhoka hua
@TarekFatah @Payal_Rohatgi @pokershash @desimojito We made a platform to raise our voice & we're 200 people from JNU. This video was uploaded on facebook by group ‘Mu$lim Students of JNU’. Not only in Delhi but also in every city where Muslims are, there should be roadblock. Don't give damn to Congress
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They rioted, attacked police officers on duty, destroyed public property
Now they r hunting anyone down incl Doctors who are not willing to join them.
This is Civil War!
Commie Rogues,urban Naxals along with the desperate opposition are playing dangerous games
#TukdeTukdeBack Image
Muslim Mob attacked a pro #CAA rally in #Lohardaga, Jharkhand with stones, petrol bombs and weapons.
Stones were pelted from the Mosque it the rally.
Seculars who claimed India is Intolerant and unsafe to live are nowhere to be seen.
#CAA_NRCProtests Image
In Kerala a senior Polo Vaccination official is thrashed by a Muslim family mistaking her as CAA NRC Worker.
She is in the hospital.
Those who shouted and fretted INDIA is LYNCHISTAN have suddenly gone Kaput.
#CAA_NRCProtests Image
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#CAA hearing begins in the #SupremeCourt. Attorney General KK Venugopal starts by saying the Centre has prepared a preliminary affidavit that will be filed today. Sibal asks for a #Constitution Bench to which #CJI replies saying this might go to the larger bench

Sibal: NPR begins in April so some interim order could be issued..

Centre opposes it, saying arguments will have to be made if any interim plea has to be argued.

AM Singhvi cites UP example, says this is an irrevocable process.

CJI: We may ask them to issue some temporary permits for the time being.

AG: The law itself talks about taking back the citizenship in certain situation.

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Building a reading list (analytical news, academic perspectives and journal articles) to strengthen perspectives on the current #CAA_NRCProtests which discuss issues of citizenship, immigration, ethnonationalism, constitutional values.

Reply/DM us suggestions? 1/n
Excellent resource by @kalramnath @ChawlaSwati @j_namakkal and @lydia_walker_ (some of the articles linked below are from here) 2/n…
@angshuman_ch continuously updates this rich list on issues of citizenship Assam & NRC:… 3/n
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हे राम 😢!!
His daughter is just 14 who was abducted from on her way to school! SHO asking for 4-5 days after which she’ll be typically produced with marrige certificate & conversion!
Bomb this terror state, they don’t deserve to exist!
@narendramodi please save #HindusOfPakistan
Here she is!! 😢😢
Guddi sold to Abdul Khalik!
50 similar cases have come to light in last 2 day! Shame on you @ImranKhanPTI
लानत है भारत के मुसलमानों पर जिनके मुँह से एक शब्द नहीं निकलता निंदा में, उलटा #CAA_NRCProtests कर रहे हैं!
@HMOIndia save #HindusOfPakistan 🙏🏻
Another #Hindu kid Radha Meghar of Sindh, abducted, so called married & converted this week!
#Save #HindusOfPakistan from these jihadi monsters!!
@ImranKhanPTI chullu bhar paani mein doob maro!
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Here are the thread collating #CAAProtests planned for 11th JANUARY from all over INDIA🇮🇳 & 🌏

Get updates on
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 Image
#Bangalore Dalit Protest Against CAA / NRC

11th January @ 11 AM
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 Image
#Bangalore A Panel Discussion on CAA / NRC / Politics and Beyond

11th January @ 6 pm Image
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For those of you not alerted to what’s happening in India, every day the news gets progressively worse. The only heartening moments are to see how strongly so many Indians are standing together in protest, across any divide, to uphold the values of its secular constitution.
There are so many images of the protests and solidarity as Indians of every persuasion stand together to uphold the idea of India, and the ideals of India. This one, in front of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, singing the national anthem. #CAA_NRC_NPR

Many lawyers are protesting in various ways at the vandalism on display towards India’s constitution.
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For more than a month the #CAA_NRCProtests have not only sustained, the continue to grow. From Assam and the North East, they have now spread across the country. And we have seen the government, not only obfuscate, but also lie +
First the government claimed CAA-NPR-NRC is one chronology.
Then they said there is no chronology.

Earlier they said religious persecution. Now they say persecuted minorities.

Said this will help minorities, but have Dec 31,2014 as cut off +
As protests started to grow, in BJP rules states witnesses violence and brutal state repression.

In Jamia the police attacked by entering the campus and the library.
In JNU, the VC asked the police to stand outside the gates until an armed mob had finished the assault +
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#CAA_NRC_NPR चे सर्व मसुदे आणि नियम आता सर्वाना तोंडपाठ झाले असतील,

पण,मी हिंदुस्थानचा एक नागरिक आहेच, हिंदुस्थानात राहणाऱ्या कोणत्याही गैरहिंदूना या ऍक्टचा त्रास होणारचं नाही,पण यावर राजकीय पोळी भाजली जात असुन,त्या चुलीवरचं जातीय/धार्मिक दंगल घडवून आणली जात आहे,

संपुर्ण धागा👇
पण एक हिंदुत्ववादी म्हणुन,या कायद्याची का गरज आहे,याबद्दल माझे विचार मी या धाग्यात मांडत आहे,यात कोणताही राजकीय मुद्दा मध्ये आणु नये, कारण हिंदुत्व हे कोणत्या राजकीय पक्षाचं नसून,ते #हिंदुत्व_हेच_राष्ट्रीयत्व या नियमानुसार संपुर्ण हिंदुस्थानचे आहे🚩

स्वातंत्र्यानंतर हिंदुस्थानच्या लोकसंख्येत चिंताजनक बदल घडत आहेत,हिंदूंची टक्केवारी कमी आणि मुस्लिम/ख्रिस्त्यांची वाढत आहे,हिंदु अल्पसंख्य झाल्याने बहुसंख्य धर्मांधांनी दहशती/फुटीर कारवाया केल्याचे आजपर्यंतचा इतिहास सांगतो,
त्यामुळे हे जर असेच चालू राहिले तर..
धोका खुप जवळ आहे 👍
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[Thread] 1. Ok, have read the views of various people who disagree w/ my pair of tweets yesterday urging that protestors should not give a communal coloration to the #CAA_NRCProtests. Many argue that the fight IS about Islam, that Muslims are fighting for their identity in India
2. I also understand the primordial place of the Kalima in the Islamic faith. "La ilaha ilallah" is unexceptionable in itself. It's the context that matters here; the phrase ‘tera mera rishta la ilaha illallah’ tends to isolate the community from others whose rishta is to India.
3. How are nonMuslims to understand that in a protest about CAA-NRC, “tera mera rishta” refers to the individual’s relationship w/God?God shouldn’t come into this. BJP are gleefully circulating such videos onWA, telling Hindus “see what this fight’s about; which side are you on?"
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This is the way to handle protests @DelhiPolice @AmitShah 👏 Allow people to express their view, keep a distance but ensure no one steps out of line
Of course, onus on both sides, but police need to be extra sensitive Image
And this is a good example of how the govt should not behave @AmitShah @narendramodi
Totalitarian governments behave this way
#CAA_NRCProtests Image
Home minister @AmitShah's teaching the tukde tukde gang a lesson is clever because he says "in the elections".

But it sounds like he's sending another message across, so perhaps he needs to be more circumspect @narendramodi
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A fantastic explanation of why so many Sikhs are protesting India’s Citizenship Amendment Act that unjustly targets Muslims.

Please watch and share. ✊🏾❤️✌🏾 #CAA_NRCProtests
A few points for those who don't understand Hindi.

- If Hindu nationalists are successful in removing Muslims today, it won't take any time before the same happens to others, including Sikhs.
- Modi's Hindu Nationalist Party (The BJP) openly states its intention to make India 'a Hindu nation.' This is wrong.

[Modi's strain of ethnic and religious nationalism is fanatical, exclusionary, and ultimately, violent]
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I’m making a thread where I’ll be posting videos (and sometimes pics) of #CAA_NRCProtests rallies.
If you’d like to add any, please post in comments with date and Place. 🙏🏻

Trichy, 18 Dec 2019
Videos (and some pics) from #CAA_NRCProtests rallies.

If you’d like to add any, please post in comments. ✌🏻

Dharavi. 22 Dec 2019
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