HOUSE ARREST

  • Manipur's Iron Lady vows to continue war on AFSPA after release August 20, 2014

    Imphal: The imagery is old, Irom Sharmila has walked out many times out of the Jawahar Lal Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. But this walk is different, without the tag that here is a woman trying to commit suicide. Once out, an emotional Sharmila led by Meira Paibis, only asked...
  • SC tells Rajasthan HC judge to send his daughter to her lover December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the police to hand over the custody of the 30year old daughter of the Rajasthan high Court judge to the petitioner. This after Justice Raghvendra Singh Rathore allegedly put his daughter under house arrest, fearing she may marry the man she loves, Siddharath...
  • Pervez Musharraf granted bail, cannot leave Pakistan November 8, 2013

    Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Thursday was freed on bail after nearly six months in house arrest but he continues to be barred from travelling out of Pakistan. Two days after a court in Pakistan granted him bail in the last major case against him over the killing of...
  • J&K: Syed Ali Shah Geelani placed under house arrest September 18, 2013

    Top separatist leaders, including chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had called for a march to UN Military Observers Group office was placed under house arrest by authorities in Srinagar to lodge protest against killing of five youths in Shopian. The other separatist leaders placed under house arrest...
  • Pervez Musharraf booked for murder of cleric during Lal Masjid operation September 2, 2013

    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation. The case was filed on the directions of the Islamabad High Court Justice Noorul Huque Qureshi...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Seer placed under house arrest in Amethi August 27, 2013

    Sri Paramhans ashram seer Mauni Mahraj was on Tuesday placed under house arrest along with his followers when he tried to leave for Ayodhya to take part in the VHP yatra, which has been banned by the UP government. Peethasheewar Mauni Mahraj, 35 to 40 sadhus and about 500 others were...
  • Legislator's daughter alleges 'house arrest' for 4 years April 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: The daughter of a legislator in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday approached a court, alleging that her father "detained" her at home for four years and also tried to get her remarried after she married her lover against his wishes. The father dismissed the claims. E Ramya, daughter of ruling Congress...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf taken into police custody April 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Hours after his arrest in a case related to the imposition of emergency rule in 2007, former President Pervez Musharraf was moved from his farmhouse to the police headquarters in Islamabad to fulfil the conditions of his transit remand. Musharraf, 69, was moved from the fortified farmhouse to the...
  • Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf under house April 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been put under house arrest after a court cancelled his bail order on Thursday. The Islamabad High Court had ordered the arrest of the former army chief in a case over the imposition of emergency rule in 2007. But in a dramatic escape,...
  • Mahatma Gandhi would have stood by us: Suu Kyi November 16, 2012

    Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she held no...
  • J&K separatist leaders put under house arrest July 13, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders were placed under house arrest and authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in old city areas of summer capital Srinagar to prevent proposed rallies in connection with martyrs' day. Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Nayeem Khan were...
  • Blind Chinese activist under US protection: Group April 29, 2012

    Beijing: A blind legal activist who escaped house arrest in his Chinese village is under the protection of American officials, activists said on Saturday, creating a diplomatic dilemma for the US and Beijing days ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chen Guangcheng, who has exposed forced...
  • Kahn free from house arrest; to be acquitted? July 1, 2011

    New York: Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique StraussKahn walked out of court free on bail on Friday after prosecutors said an extensive background investigation of the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault gave them pause. StraussKahn had been under pricey house arrest for weeks in a ritzy Manhattan loft...
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi celebrates birthday in freedom June 20, 2011

    Yangon: For the first time in nearly a decade, Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom on Sunday, with supporters freeing symbolic caged birds as more than 50 state security agents watched from across the street. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate turned 66, and received one...
  • Mubarak under house arrest: Egypt military March 28, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in a mass uprising last month, is under house arrest along with his family, the ruling military informed on Monday, rubbishing reports that the dethroned leader had fled to Saudi Arabia. The announcement came on the official Facebook page of the Supreme...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav placed under house arrest March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav was placed under house arrest on Monday along with his son Akhilesh Singh. The step to house arrest the fatherson duo was taken as the Samajwadi Party (SP) has planned to hold threeday agitation against the "misrule" of the BSPled government starting from...
  • Suleiman plans to limit Mubarak's power February 5, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared increasingly cornered on saturday amid reports that his deputy Omar Suleiman and top military leaders were discussing steps to nudge him from power, a day after tens of thousands of protesters rallied here demanding his immediate ouster. Despite mounting global clamour for him to step down...
  • Egypt protests: ElBaradei under house arrest January 28, 2011

    Cairo: Prodemocracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei was on Friday night placed under house arrest amid mounting opposition to President Hosni Mubarak's 30year rule as tens of thousands of antigovernment protesters clashed with police in several cities in Egypt. ElBaradei, Nobel peace laureate and former IAEA chief, was confined to his residence...
  • Polanski released on bail, gets into house arrest December 4, 2009

    Gstaad, Switzerland: Film director Roman Polanski was released on bail into house arrest on Friday, authorities said, following his arrest after fleeing US sentencing for unlawful sex with a 13yearold girl in 1977. A police cordon kept around 200 journalists waiting for Polanski's arrival away from his luxury chalet in icy...
  • Myanmar junta returns Suu Kyi to house arrest August 11, 2009

    Yangon: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months of house arrest. The sentence is significantly less than the maximum fiveyear prison sentence the Nobel peace laureate faced for the charges. The case stems from a May 3 incident in which John William Yettaw, a 53yearold...
  • Clooney, Beckham and Craig join 'Free Suu Kyi' chant May 27, 2009

    London: Hollywood actors George Clooney, Daniel Craig and soccer star David Beckham have joined forces with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in lending support to Myanmar's prodemocracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. The Alisters were approached by campaign group 'Not on Our Watch'...
  • Critics slam Myanmar on new Suu Kyi charges May 15, 2009

    Yangon: Western critics slammed Myanmar's military rulers for pressing "trumpedup" new charges against detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but the move drew only mild rebuke from Asian neighbours. The United States and Britain the loudest critics of the generals who have ruled the former Burma since 1962 ...
  • LeT chief's house arrest extended for 60 days May 6, 2009

    Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday extended by 60 days the house arrest of Hafeez Saeed, the founder of the LashkareToiba terror group that India has blamed for the 26/11 Mumbai terror carnage. A threejudge review board of the Lahore High Court ordered the continued detention for 60 more...
  • Pak govt may appeal against AQ Khan's release February 10, 2009

    Islamabad: Bowing to international pressure, the Pakistani government may appeal against the release of AQ Khan, the scientist who mentored the country's nuclear programme and who was accused of running an illegal proliferation network. Quoting government sources, Dawn said on Monday the Islamabad High Court decision last week freeing Khan from...
  • Pak's blackmarketeer nuke scientist on Mossad list February 9, 2009

    Islamabad: Days after Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist who blackmarketed nuclear secrets was released from house arrest, sources say that Dr A Q Khan could be on a secret hit list of Mossad Israel's ace spy service. As six of his closest associates are already on that list, it is suspected...
  • Congress wants Pakistan declared terror state February 8, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Saturday said the international community should consider declaring Pakistan a terrorist state in light of the latter's release of a scientist who sold nuclear secrets around the globe. "It is time for the international community to think whether to declare Pakistan a terrorist country," Manish...
  • Pak court declares disgraced scientist AQ Khan free February 6, 2009

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Friday declared disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan a free man, his lawyer said. Khan, lionised by many Pakistanis as the father of the country's atomic bomb, was pardoned but placed under house arrest in 2004 by the then president, Pervez Musharraf, soon after he made...
  • Mulayam under 'house arrest' for Maya birthday January 15, 2008

    New Delhi: As UP Chief Minister Mayawati celebrated her 52nd birthday on Tuesday with almost the entire state capital literally painted in blue, Mulayam Singh Yadav alleged that he and his party leaders were kept under house arrest at the behest of CM. Yadav said the police erected a barricade around...
  • Benazir's house arrest order lifted November 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The house arrest of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was lifted early on Friday, hours after a caretaker prime minister was appointed in a first step towards a national election. The government lifted the house arrest order just before the arrival of US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte....
  • Pakistan nicks curbs on Benazir after US rap November 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Friday was a day of barricades, barbed wire and tear gas the barricades to keep PPP leader and former Pakistan prime minister, Benazir Bhutto confined to her Islamabad home, the barbed wire to keep her supporters out of Liaqat Bagh where she was to hold a rally...