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India Front Line Report
SEAnews Issue:monthly
2020-03-13 ArtNo.46711
◆No law to support UP govt's action on anti-CAA protesters: Supreme Court

【New Delhi】The Supreme Court on March 12 refused to pass an interim order on the posters erected by the Uttar Pradesh government with personal details of those booked for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Lucknow.
 During the hearing, the bench said the matter was of "great importance", but, while there was no doubt the rioters should be punished, there were no laws to support the government’s action of putting up posters.
 Among those shown in the posters were leading activists, including Congress leader Sadaf Jafar, Rihai Manch founder Mohammad Shoaib and Deepak Kabir, prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq's son Kalbe Sibtain Noori, and retired IPS officer and activist S R Darapuri.

○Bhim Army chief hints at forming anti-BJP front in UP

【Lucknow】Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on March 02 hinted at the formation of a new political front in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly elections in 2022 after meeting Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar, who had snapped ties with the BJP in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections last year.
 After meeting Rajbhar, he said to mediapersons, "For an alliance, I would say that anything can happen and there are always possibilities in politics… In the coming days, we will come forward to stop the BJP with a powerful alliance. If we need someone's help then we will take their help too," Invoking BSP founder Kanshi Ram, Azad said, "As far as the politics of Dalits, Muslims and OBCs is concerned, this is the kind of politics Kanshi Ram ji used to do and it is our responsibility to take it ahead. Notably, the core voter base of the SBSP is the Rajbhar community, which is a part of OCBC and constitutes around 17-18 per cent of the population in the Purvanchal region."

○'Omar continues to pose threat to public order' : J&K administration

【New Delhi】The Jammu and Kashmir administration on March 02 told the Supreme Court that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has been detained under the Public Safety Act due to his "past conduct" as well as the fact that he continued to pose "an imminent threat to public order".
 Maintaining that he was "a very vocal critic" of abrogating Article 370, the J&K administration claimed that his acts squarely fell within the realm of public order as it was "calculated to disturb public peace and tranquillity". The Srinagar district magistrate filed his response to a habeas corpus petition filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot, who claimed the detention of her brother Omar under the provision of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) was illegal.
 During the brief submission, Attorney General K K Venugopal questioned the maintainability of the plea, saying the petitioner did not disclose as to why she did not approach the high court for the purpose, even though several of such petitions were filed and considered over there.

【News source】

Hoardings of CAA protesters: SC says no law to support UP govt action, doesn’t pass interim order

Bhim Army chief hints at forming anti-BJP front in UP

Omar continues to pose threat to public order, apex court told

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