Youth Congress workers dressed as Mahatma Gandhi on latter's 151st birth anniversary, and demonstrated at Jantar Mantar Road in the national capital to protest against the alleged gang-rape incident in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.
Multiple political parties including AAP, CPI(M) and other organisations are protesting at the Jantar Mantar for the Hathras victim who was allegedly gang-raped, and later succumbed to her injuries on September 29 at a Delhi hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the concluding session of 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference via video conferencing on November 26. At the event, PM said, "Our Constitution has many features but a special feature is importance of duties. Gandhi was very keen on it. He saw close link b/w rights and duties. He felt that once we perform our duties, rights will automatically be safeguarded."
Punjab Youth Congress workers faced water cannons from Police in Chandigarh after they gheraoed the residence of Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on December 02. The protest by the Youth Congress workers was against Haryana administration's tackling of protesting farmers last month when the disgruntled community from Punjab decided to march towards the national capital for their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the new agricultural laws. Protesting farmers who were marching towards Delhi faced water cannon and tear gas shells from Haryana Police. The alleged use of force against farmers drew ire of opposition, mainly from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh who criticised the handling, and later said he will not pick up the calls of his Haryana counterpart. Thousands of farmers have camped in and around the national capital for seven days now to intensify their protest against the new farm reforms which they have termed as "black laws".
Youth Congress workers protested outside Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's residence at Cliff House in Thiruvananthapuram and demanded CM's resignation over the involvement of ex-principal secretary M Sivasankar in Kerala gold smuggling case. However, police used water cannons to disperse the workers from the site.
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 04:54Published
Ministry of External Affairs MoS V Muraleedharan lambasted on Rahul Gandhi for meeting journalist's Siddique Kappan family, who was arrested at the toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh, on his way to Hathras. He said that Congress leader is following the footstep of his party, which according to him "divides the country on the basis of demand raised by Muhammad Ali Jinnah". "Rahul Gandhi is following the same footsteps, by aligning with those forces, who are out to break the country into pieces. Out to create division in the society."He also said that the "assurance given by Gandhi to family of the PFI journalist is highly objectionable and deplorable."
On November 04, Punjab MLAs marched towards Jantar Mantar from Punjab Bhawan to stage a protest. As per Punjab CMO, the demonstration will 'highlight the state's power crisis and critical essential supplies situation amid Centre's refusal to allow movement of goods trains'.
A massive fire broke out at clothes warehouse and hostel on December 02. The mishap took place near Nirala Nagar in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Police has started evacuating people living in near buildings. Reason behind fire is yet to be ascertained. Further details are awaited.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, the national convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Sardar VM Singh spoke on farmers' protest. Singh said, "It shows that the government will talk to those who take the law into their hands. Now, that the government has deceived the farmers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, there is no point in staying here in Burari (Delhi)," he added.
Amid farmers' massive protest against Centre's three farm laws, female members of farmers' families in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut seen carrying agricultural activities in fields since male members have joined farmers' protest in Delhi. "Since men of our family are away at protest sites, so we've to take care of crops," said Nishu Chaudhary, daughter of a farmer. Female members of farmers' families seen carrying agricultural activities in fields since male members have joined farmers' protest in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, the national convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Sardar VM Singh spoke on farmers protest. Singh said, "The Home Minister had said that the government will talk to farmers who will sit in Burari. After his appeal, farmers from Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh came here but the government didn't invite us for talks yesterday (December 01)."
The members of Left trade union blocked railway track at Belgharia station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. They are protesting against Centre's new labour and farm laws on November 26. A demonstration was also held in Kolkata during a nationwide strike today. On the other side, Members of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, CPI(M) and Congress blocked railway track in Jadavpur as trade unions observed nationwide strike against new labour policies introduced by the Centre.
Kerala government decided to put Kerala Police Act amendment on hold due to severe criticism. In a statement, Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan said that "with the announcement of the amendment, different views arose from different quarters. Concerns were expressed by those who supported LDF and those who stood for protection of democracy. In this situation, it's not intended to amend the law." Speaking on it, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury said, "Kerala Chief Minister has said that amendments to Kerala State Police Act won't be implemented. The party had proposed (reconsideration) and the state government will now decide on how to go about it. How it will be handled is the business of the government not the party." Kerala Police Act aimed at stop bullying, insulting or disgracing individuals through any content and circulating the same through any communication medium.
Ahead of local body elections in Kerala, state BJP in-charge, CP Radhakrishnan showed affirmation in party's victory in the upcoming local body polls. He said, "We are well prepared for the local body polls in Kerala. People are looking for efficient administration. BJP will be victorious in the upcoming elections. We feel dynamic changes are coming in the people so BJP will be the most victorious in the upcoming local body elections. BJP has raised its voice against CPI(M)." Local body elections in Kerala will be held from December 10, 2020 to December 14, 2020.
Addressing a joint press conference at Delhi-Haryana Border on December 02, leader of Lok Sangharsh Morcha, Pratibha Shinde spoke on farmers protest. Shinde said, "We will burn effigies in every district of Maharashtra tomorrow (December 03) and on December 05 in Gujarat to protest against Centre." "Tomorrow is last chance for government to take decision to repeal the laws otherwise this movement will become huge and government will fall," she added.
Hundreds of citizens, student groups, activists and politicians gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday evening (October 2) demanding justice for the Hathras gang rape victim and protest again