RAMLILA CRACKDOWN

  • Jaitley welcomes SC verdict on Ramlila crackdown February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on crackdown on Ramdev's supporters but said the charge of "contributory negligence" on the protesters needs to be debated and reconsidered as it amounts to surrender of the right to protest. In an article, Jaitley said the...
  • Jethmalani demands Chidambaram's resignation February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Top lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday demanded resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram holding him responsible for the police action in Ramlila Maidan during yoga guru Ramdev's protest last year as the Supreme Court came down heavily on the Centre and the Delhi Police for the incident. Jethmalani, who...
  • Ramlila: Ramdev claims victory as cops draw SC flak February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday claimed victory in the Ramlila crackdown case after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the state and Delhi Police for the midnight violence. However, he said that it was not right to say that he was equally responsible for the incident. "It...
  • SC order proves govt responsible: BJP on Ramlila crackdown February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday said that the Supreme Court's order on the Ramlila crackdown proved that the government was responsible for the incident. "The SC order proves that MHA is responsible for the incident as the Delhi police is under the Home Ministry. The SC order has also proved...
  • Ramdev's supporter injured in police action dead September 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The woman who was hurt during the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev's satyagraha at Ramlila ground succumbed to her injuries on Monday. The victim, Rajbala, 51, had been undergoing treatment at the GB Pant Hospital after she was allegedly paralysed in the police action on June 5. In August, Rajbala's...
  • Police used force to evict Ramdev: SC advisor August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's amicus curiae has castigated the Delhi Police for its action on Baba Ramdev saying that the police used force on innocent people to break Ramdev's agitation at Ramlila Maidan. Amicus curiae Rajeev Dhawan accused the Delhi Police of perpetrating violence on innocent people during its crackdown...
  • People throng Raj Ghat to support Hazare's fast June 8, 2011

    New Delhi: People on Wednesday gathered at Raj Ghat in the capital to take part in the daylong hunger strike called by Anna Hazare to protest against police crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters during their agitation against corruption. A number of youths wearing Gandhi caps and elderly people were...
  • Assault bid shows media annoyed with Cong: BJP June 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The BJP claims that the attempted shoe attack on Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi by a person during a press conference shows the frustration of media with the Congress and the UPA government. Accusing Congress of masterminding the crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters, senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain...
  • Ramlila crackdown, Sonia confers with party June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: With the Saturday midnight crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's hunger strike coming under attack from the Opposition and civil society, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday evening held consultations with senior party leaders to formulate a strategy. Gandhi's deliberations with senior ministers and leaders came close on the...