Weekly News Roundup – September 16, 2019


No One Killed Tabrez Ansari: Police Drop Murder Charges Against All 11 Accused

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Murder charges against those accused of lynching 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari to death have been dropped because Ansari’s post-mortem report said that he died of a cardiac arrest. NDTV reported that the police did not register a case of murder, but that of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the 11 people accused of the attack. In a video widely circulated on social media, Ansari was seen being thrashed on June 18 and being forced to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’ in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan. Ansari was said to have been thrashed for hours. He was also accused of theft. He died two days later on June 22.…

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Assam Tribunal Interim Jury Report: NRC has spawned a humanitarian crisis

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A two day tribunal was held in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2019 to examine the scope and scale of the citizenship crisis in Assam in wake of over 19 lakh people being left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). After presiding over the tribunal hearing, the jury members have come up with an interim report showcasing their preliminary findings…. In their observations, the jury members say, “We all agree that the NRC has spawned a humanitarian crisis. We worry because there are no signs of this crisis abating.”…

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Right-wing Leaders Allegedly Seek Ban on Burqas, Skull Caps in AMU, Students Lodge Complaint

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A group of AMU students have complained to the local administration after some right-wing leaders allegedly asked a college here to ban burqas and skull caps. In a memorandum handed over to the chief proctor of Dharm Samaj Degree College on Wednesday, right wing student leader Amit Goswami and others warned that if the college authorities failed to take steps in this regard within next 72 hours, they would launch a drive among students for wearing saffron outfits while attending classes.… Meanwhile reacting to it, a group of students at Aligarh Muslim University on Thursday handed over a memorandum to the additional city magistrate, seeking action against the right-wing leaders.…

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