Delhi riots: Violence that killed 53 in Indian capital ‘was anti-Muslim pogrom’, says top expert

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The religious violence in Delhi that overshadowed Donald Trump’s visit to India last month “qualifies as a pogrom” against Muslims and should be described as such, according to a leading academic and one of the country’s top lawyers. The fallout from the three days of bloodshed in Delhi, which began two weeks ago on Sunday and ended in the deaths of at least 53 people, is still being fiercely contested, with police facing intense criticism for their perceived failure to step in and quash the unrest sooner. There are mounting calls for the arrest of key members of the country’s ruling BJP party.…

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UN rights chief moves Supreme Court on CAA 

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The principal human rights official of the United Nations has moved the Supreme Court, seeking to intervene as a friend of the court on a bunch of petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The application from the office of Michelle Bachelet Jeria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile, has pointed out that there cannot be any discrimination in granting refugee status on the basis of religion or race. Few in the Indian government could recall another instance of a UN agency seeking to intervene in a matter New Delhi insists is the country’s internal matter.…

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Ahmedabad: Judge transferred, Naroda gam verdict delayed again

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Eighteen years after the 2002 riots and 11 years after the court began the trial in the Naroda Gam massacre case, when the trial was on the verge of completion, the SIT judge, M K Dave, has been transferred. Principal sessions judge M K Dave was hearing the final arguments from the last accused person in the case, former minister Maya Kodnani, when the Gujarat high court ordered his transfer on Friday. … with SIT judge Dave’s transfer, all the advocates may have to make their arguments again.…

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