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Delhi News Live: Delhi News Today Live Updates 12 May, Delhi Weather Today, Delhi Covid-19 Cases Updates, Delhi Heatwave Updates, Anti-encroachment drive News: Delhi police says 10 persons, including AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, have been detained during clashes today.

Delhi Live News: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly organizing an “unlawful” assembly during the demolition drive in Madanpur Khadar. Khan was detained while he and his associates were protesting against the MCD and Bhartiya Janta Party. The clashes had turned violent in the Madanpur Khadar area of Delhi, where locals claimed that legal structures were bulldozed.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was detained Thursday after clashes broke out during protests against an SDMC demolition drive that took place today. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) conducted an anti-encroachment drive in Amar Colony, East of Kailash, and other adjoining areas in South Delhi Today. No damage was done to any shops or properties during this time.

Delhi saw an anti-encroachment drive in several parts yet again on Thursday, days after bulldozers reached the Shaheen Bagh area. Amanatullah Khan was seen in Madanpur Khadar as he protested the action by the civic body.

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Meanwhile, The Delhi High Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict on petitions seeking the criminalization of marital rape. While Justice Rajiv Shakdher struck down the Exception 2 that protects men, who have forced non-consensual intercourse with their wives, from criminal prosecution under Section 376 IPC, Justice C Hari Shankar disagreed saying that the exception doesn’t violate Articles 14, 19, and 21.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly organizing an “unlawful” assembly during the demolition drive in Madanpur Khadar. Khan was detained while he and his associates were protesting against the MCD and Bhartiya Janta Party. The clashes had turned violent in the Madanpur Khadar area of Delhi, where locals claimed that legal structures were bulldozed. 

Amid the heatwave in Delhi, teachers’ groups appeal to DoE to call off summer camps

Referring to the recurring heatwaves in Delhi, teachers’ associations have appealed to various authorities that the ongoing camp in government schools during summer vacations be called off. However, education department officials said that these are required to address the students’ learning needs.

Summer vacations in Delhi began on Wednesday, and summer camps are being held in all government schools for classes III to IX from 7.30 am to 11 am. All students have been encouraged to attend these camps, the focus of which is on foundational reading and numeracy after the two-year-long gap due to the pandemic, and parents had been asked to submit No Objection Certificates to their schools for this. These are scheduled to continue to till June 18 while summer vacations end on June 

Jamia shows the door to contractual employee: Delhi HC tells V-C to adjust him or remain present in court

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The Delhi High Court has ordered Jamia Millia Islamia’s Vice-Chancellor to remain present before the court next week if a contractual employee, who has worked with the varsity for 17 years, is not adjusted in any of the projects run by it. The order was passed by the bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait and Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain after the counsel representing the university failed to respond to the court’s April 1 order wherein the varsity was asked to inform how petitioner Aquil Ahmed can be retained on a contract-basis either in the same project or under any other capacity. Read More

Delhi court rejects bail plea of Chitra Ramakrishna, Anand Subramanian

A Delhi court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) former managing director Chitra Ramkrishna and former group operating officer (GOO) Anand Subramanian in a 2018 case of bourse manipulation.

Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal refused to grant bail to the two accused after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had opposed their bail claiming that they were involved in a serious offense affecting the integrity of the financial system. The agency had told the court that Ramakrishna, by the “gross abuse of her official position”, illegally and arbitrarily appointed Anand Subramanian, “who did not have any prior experience”. Read More

Clashes break out during protests against SDMC demolition, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan detained

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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was detained Thursday during clashes that broke out during protests against an SDMC demolition drive that took place today. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) conducted an anti-encroachment drive in Amar Colony, East of Kailash, and other adjoining areas in South Delhi Today. No damage was done to any shops or properties during this time.

Two residential buildings grazed in Madanpur Khadar by MCD

Saif Mehboob (28) owner of the building said, ‘ We started the construction 2.5 years back. A family started living on the first floor. Today, they and the construction workers were told to evacuate. Now, the MCD officials are breaking into the houses. I wasn’t given notice. This is illegal. I came to know in the morning about the demolition. I had invested all my life savings into this’

Two residential buildings are being razed by the MCD in Madanpur khadar

SDMC carries out demolition drives in parts of South Delhi

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Thursday conducted an anti-encroachment drive in Amar Colony, East of Kailash, and other adjoining areas in South Delhi. 

The officials of the SDMC along with CRPF and Police personnel visited different areas in the locality. The drive started near the Amar Colony police station and covered the areas of Kalka Devi Marg, Kalyan Nagar, Sant Nagar, ISKON temple, and all adjoining areas of Amar Colony and East of Kailash. 

Demolition drive at Delhi’s New Friends Colony: SDMC chairman says ‘no religion targeted’

The officials removed scaffolding, eaves, and all unattended objects outside shops that were encroaching the roads in the area. No damage was done to any shops or properties during this time. The drive started at around 10 am and continued till the afternoon.

Delhi: JNU VC meets a student who went from being a flower seller to doing a Ph.D. in the US

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice-chancellor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit Wednesday met Sarita Mali, a student who went from selling flowers on the street to getting an opportunity to do a Ph.D. in the United States. Pandit lauded Mali’s achievements and said that government funding in JNU is worth it due to such cases. Read more 

Honey-trapped’, Indian Air Force jawan arrested for espionage

The Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested Indian Air Force (IAF) jawan Devendra Sharma on espionage charges, officials said Thursday, adding that they suspect he was ‘honey-trapped’ online by a stranger who allegedly collected sensitive information from him.

Senior police officers said they suspect the involvement of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) behind the incident. Read more 

Five from Maharashtra were killed in a road accident on Yamuna Expressway

Five people, including four women, died in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway Thursday morning after the vehicle they were traveling in rammed into a truck at high speed, according to the police.

The teen was stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend.

The police said the accident took place near the 40 km milestone before Jewar Toll Plaza at around 5 am. Five people were declared “brought dead” after they were rushed to the nearest hospital and two are being treated at Kailash Hospital. Read more 

28-yr-old’s journey from Mumbai slum to US university, via JNU

Sarita Malik (28) had worked every day from her middle school till the completion of her undergraduate, assisting her father in his trade of selling flower garlands on the streets of Mumbai. After her master’s from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she is now set to pursue a Ph.D. in Hindi Literature from the University of California Santa Barbara.

For Mali, who had grown up in a slum in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar and studied in a municipal school there, life has had challenges, however, she also believes she has had many opportunities. She calls her entry into JNU a “turning point”, something for which she had prepared for three years. Read more 

Heatwave likely in parts of Delhi, Haryana & Punjab till May 16: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heatwave conditions in isolated parts of southern Haryana, Delhi, and southern Punjab from May 12 to 16

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At the Safdarjung weather station, which provides a marker for the city, the maximum temperature could settle at around 43 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Clear skies are forecast for the day.

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded was 41.4 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal. The city also recorded a warm night with the minimum temperature over the past 24 hours settling at 29.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above the normal for this time of the year. 

Split verdict disappointing; the marriage did not substitute for woman’s consent: petitioner AIDWA

The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), which became a petitioner in the case in 2017, on Wednesday called the Delhi High Court’s split verdict in pleas to criminalize marital rape “disappointing”.

The divided judgment, AIDWA president Subhashini Ali said, “is a great pity”.

CPI(M) leader and AIDWA patron Brinda Karat said, “It is disappointing that in 2022, we can still have a judicial opinion which holds that a marriage license can be equated to sex without consent, whereas sex without consent is rape — plain and simple. A marriage license cannot be a substitute for a woman’s consent.”

Legally, sex worker can say no, not married woman: Delhi HC judge

Justice Rajiv Shakdher of Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it is incumbent on courts to take decisions concerning complex social issues and not “dribble past them” while striking down the marital rape exception in a split verdict.

“As that is the mandate of the Constitution and, therefore, duty and obligation which must be discharged if one is to remain true to the oath taken under the Constitution. Thus, the mea culpa on behalf of the institution is that one way or the other the issue ought to have been laid to rest much earlier,” Justice Shakdher said in his judgment.

 

 

 

 

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