Arundhati Roy to Be Prosecuted for Remarks Made in 2010; Sikkim Disaster Happened Because Warnings on Glacial Lakes Went Unheeded
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Snapshot of the day
October 10, 2023
As the promise of a caste census gains traction, the Congress Working Committee has resolved to legally remove the 50% cap on reservations if it is voted to power in the general elections, and go by the proportion of eligible castes in the population.
NewsClick founder and editor Prabir Purkayastha has been remanded to judicial custody for 10 days. The police said they would seek his custody again if needed. Newsclick counsel noted that nowhere have the police shown what terrorist crimes Purkayastha and another staffer, Amit Chakravarti, have actually committed to warrant his arrest and detention in the first place.
In a move perhaps choreographed to add heft to the jumped up police FIR against NewsClick, the Enforcement Directorate has arrested four executives of the Chinese phone company Vivo for money laundering. The case against Vivo is two years old and came back into the headlines last week when the Delhi Police claimed the company (and Xiaomi) were accomplices of the news site in a larger terrorist conspiracy to destabilise India.
The writer Arundhati Roy will now be prosecuted for remarks she made in 2010 about Kashmir since the Delhi LG has signed off on official sanction for the criminal process
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