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Governments often forget that agitating students do not speak just for themselves. Every student is connected with family and friends outside campus. They, members from different walks of life, have also lent support. In agitations against laws that appear to many to segregate one religious community from others, there is a risk of the movement feeding communal polarisation.

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  • Police detained many politicians, activists and students for defying prohibitory orders in Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities; there were clashes between police and protesters in places such as Mangalore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad

    "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan added on the social networking site.

    A pitched battle between the crowd and the police took place, with many more protesters emerging from the narrow alleys to join the mob on the street. A PAC van was targeted, along with police motorcycles, and the Madeh Ganj police outpost was torched.

    Prime Minister Johnson vowed to partner with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his mission to build a new India.

    ​​​VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain accused the Muslim parties of ‘never staying true to their word’ in the case, while the chief of the Nirmohi Akhara in Ayodhya, Mahant Dinendra Das, and chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Satyendra Das termed it a ‘ploy to disturb communal harmony’ in India.

    Mohan Bhagwat said, "Muslims in India are the happiest. Why is that? It is because we are Hindus."

    Anti-CAA stir: Protestors torched two UP government buses in Sambhal. UP Police said one bus set ablaze, another damaged by anti-CAA protest...

    There have been allegations that police fired bullets on protesters during the agitation at Jamia. The officials also said that 10 persons with criminal background have been detained in connection with the protests and more anti-social elements are being tracked.

    Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said that his party would go ahead with the protests and asked party workers to participate in it in large numbers.

    Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Wednesday said the university authorities made the 'painful decision' to call police to the campus during a protest earlier this week as they had learnt that 'anti-social elements' had infiltrated the premises.

    The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday asserted that 99 per cent of Muslims in the country want a review of the unanimous Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute.

    Amit Shah rejected the Opposition charge that the bill was anti-Muslim. He repeatedly stressed that the legislation will not take away anyone's citizenship and was only intended to help minority communities facing religious persecution in the three neighbouring countries. "No provision in citizenship bill touches citizenship of Muslims," he said.

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