Agnipath and bulldozer justice to history rewrite to celebrating Kalam and Narang

As protests against the Center’s Agnipath scheme swept through the country, resulting in violence and mayhem in some states prompting several Opposition parties to seek its rollback, a demand rejected by the ruling BJP, the reporting and analysis of this entire story dominated the news and opinion pages of the country’s leading Urdu newspapers. With … Read more

The bulldozer in Prayagraj poses a challenge to the Constitution

What happened on June 12 in Prayagraj can be best described as a violation of the Constitution and the laws. That day, a two-storey house (39C/2A/1) that stood in the Karala area of ​​Prayagraj, and in which Mohammad Javed lived with his family, was bulldozed by the Prayagraj Municipal Authority (PMA). The house was reduced … Read more

From Nupur unrest and bulldozer politics to AIMPLB shun-TV pitch to waiting for Rahul

As street protests erupted in towns and cities across the country amid unrest over derogatory references made to the Prophet by ex-BJP spokespersons, Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, which led to violence, police action and action in some states, their coverage and analysis dominated the news and opinion pages of the leading Urdu dailies. The … Read more

Delhi hardlook: The bulldozer gathers pace

Two bulldozers were engaged in demolishing a house spread on around two acres in South Delhi’s Kalyanpuri last week. Watching from a distance, Shyam Pihal, who lives in a jhuggi cluster adjoining the road, made a phone call to his friend: “MCD wale aaye hain, sab log idhar aa jao, kahi ye jhuggi na todne … Read more

PM Awas house geotagged 5 times, last payment made week before bulldozer demolished it

Our stand is very clear. It was an encroachment on government land and we have followed all due procedure and we have removed it.” That’s Khargone District Collector Anugraha P to The Indian Express when asked about the April 11 demolition of Hasina Fakhroo’s house built under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna (Urban), as first … Read more

SP leaders, turncoats, wanted accused: This April, on Uttar Pradesh bulldozer list

While other BJP-ruled states and Delhi are emulating its example now, it was the Yogi Adityanath government that first adopted the bulldozer as a symbol of toughness on crime and criminals. In the recent elections, the Samajwadi Party’s bid to target the BJP over the razing of alleged illegal properties by coining the slogan ‘Bulldozer … Read more