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Indian diaspora in UK protests against BBC documentary on PM Modi

Indian diaspora held protests at the BBC HQ in Portland, denouncing documentary on PM Modi. Protesters called the series on Narendra Modi "false" and untrue".

published on : 30th January 2023
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Why Indian wrestlers are protesting against WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh?

Top wrestlers from the country are staging a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. Their primary demand is to remove Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as Chief of the WFI. Women wrestlers, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, have levelled up sexual harassment allegations against Singh.

published on : 19th January 2023
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Afghanistan: This is how male students are protesting against women's university education ban

Several men walked out of classrooms in Afghanistan in protest against the Taliban's ban on university education for girls. The male students have put forward a strong opposition to attending classes until they are open for female students as well. As many as 60 professors working across Afghan universities also walked with some even resigning from their roles in support of women.

published on : 26th December 2022
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"Pakistan Murdabad": BJP workers hold nationwide protests against Bilawal's remark on PM Modi

BJP workers staged a nationwide protest against the controversial remarks made by Pakistani foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari against PM Modi. Replying to a reporter at the UNSC, Bilawal Bhutto called Prime Minister Modi 'the butcher of Gujarat' and hit out at the RSS.

published on : 17th December 2022
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Tension prevails at University of Hyderabad over rape bid on foreign student

Students of Hyderabad University took to protests inside the campus on Dec 3 over allegations of sexual assault by a professor. The student in her early 20s was a foreign national from Thailand. She immediately filed a complaint with the police saying she was molested by Ravi Ranjan, a professor in the Dept of Hindi.

published on : 5th December 2022
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Protests against Adani port in Vizhinjam: What we know so far?

Tension prevails in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram after fishermen protesting against Adani Group’s Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited attacked Vizhinjam police station late on Nov 27. As per the FIR copy, around 30 policemen were injured and public property worth Rs 85 lakh was damaged during the violence. Police have registered cases against 3,000 people under IPC sections pertaining to rioting, attempts to murder, and destruction of public property.

published on : 28th November 2022
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People protests in Shanghai against China's zero-Covid policy

Massive protests erupted in China against Xi Jinping's "zero-covid policy" in Shanghai late on Nov 26. The protests were sparked by a major fire in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang region, where 10 people died. Many internet users have surmised that the residents of the high-rise building could not escape in time because the building was partially locked down.

published on : 27th November 2022
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PFI bandh turns violent in Kerala; High Court takes suo moto case against outfit

The bandh or hartal called by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala against the nationwide raids and arrests of its key leaders by the NIA turned violent. Several incidents of vandalism and violence have been reported across the state and stones were pelted in various districts such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Alappuzha.

published on : 23rd September 2022
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Iranian women cut hair, burn scarves in protest: All you need to know

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16 following a mob attack in the capital city of Tehran has triggered protests in Iran, with women taking to the streets and adopting unique methods to bring to the spotlight the repression women face in the Islamic nation.

published on : 21st September 2022
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Chandigarh leaked video row: 'No one will be spared', says Punjab DGP; investigation underway

Protests have rocked the campus in Punjab's Mohali since September 17 night after a girl allegedly leaked private videos of her hostel mates online. A Special Investigation Team has been formed under the supervision of senior IPS officer Gurpreet Kaur Deo, police said. Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav has issued a statement regarding the issue.

published on : 19th September 2022
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Chandigarh University row: Girl arrested for leaking private videos of students; govt orders probe

Huge protests broke out at Chandigarh University in Punjab's Mohali after a girl allegedly leaked private videos of her hostel mates online. Police have registered a case and the accused girl has been arrested. A video of the accused girl being questioned by the warden has gone viral.

published on : 18th September 2022
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Security beefed up ahead of 'mahapanchayat' called by farmers' body in Delhi

Security was beefed up on Monday at Delhi borders, including Singhu and Ghazipur, ahead of the 'mahapanchayat' called by farmers' body at Jantar Mantar, police said on August 22. They said all vehicles entering the capital are being checked and police personnel are on 'alert mode'.

published on : 22nd August 2022
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Kallakurichi: Protests over death of class 12 girl turn violent, sec 144 imposed until July 31

The protests demanding justice for the death of a Class XII girl student of Sakthi Matriculation school at Kaniyamoor near Chinna Salem in Kallakurichi district, turned violent. The post-mortem report revealed the girl died of hemorrhage and shock due to multiple injuries. While the final opinion on chemical analysis is still pending, relatives deemed the report fake. Kallakurichi district collector, P N Sridhar has issued restraining orders under Sec 144 till July 31 in Kallakurichi Taluk and some parts of Chinnasalem Taluk following riot in Kaniyamoor. DGP C Sylendra Babu appealed to the people to maintain calm and warned against resorting to violence.

published on : 17th July 2022
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Sri Lanka anti-govt protestors recover millions of rupees from Gotabaya mansion, says media report

The anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka who took over President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence have claimed to have recovered millions of rupees inside his mansion. A video is being shared on social media showing the protesters counting the currency notes. The recovered money was said to be handed over to the security units, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported.

published on : 11th July 2022
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Agnipath: 500 trains cancelled, security beefed up in several states over Bharat Bandh

In view of the Bharatbandh call by some organisations as a protest against the Agnipath scheme, security has been beefed up in several states. Tight security forces are deployed in Bihar, Vijayawada, West Bengal's Howrah and Punjab to tackle any crisis that may arise. Parts of Delhi witnessed traffic jams as several roads were blocked ahead of the Congress' protest against the Agnipath and ongoing Rahul Gandhi's ED grilling.

published on : 20th June 2022
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Agnipath protests spread to Telangana after Bihar, UP; Trains and stations vandalised

The government’s new recruitment scheme #Agnipath which led to protests in different parts of the country has spread to Hyderabad now, after Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, with protestors setting at least seven trains on fire at Secunderabad railway station and ransacking the entire railway station premises, on Friday morning.

published on : 17th June 2022
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Prophet row: Violence erupts; Two dead in Ranchi, over 200 arrested in UP

In a recent development, two people died and many including security personnel were critically injured in the violence that erupted in Ranchi on June 10. The incident took place during the protest against suspended #BJP leader #NupurSharma who made controversial remarks on #ProphetMuhammad.

published on : 12th June 2022
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