After a video emerged on social media which showed separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s body purportedly wrapped in the Pakistani flag, Jammu and Kashmir police lodged an FIR for unlawful activities against unnamed persons.The police allegedly snatched his body from the family and buried it in the absence of family members, including his two sons.
The Allahabad HC said that the cow should be declared the national animal and its protection should be a fundamental right of the Hindu community. The court denied bail to a 59-year-old Muslim man saying that the cow had an important part in India's culture and ancient texts. Justice Yadav said that the country becomes weak when its faith gets hurt.
Thousands of Australians took to streets of Sydney and other cities to protest against lockdown. The police arrested several protestors for breaking through the barriers and throwing bottles. Participants were unmasked and carried signs calling for "freedom" and "truth". New South Wales Police said that the protest was a breach of public health orders.
Former Supreme Court judge Justice B N Srikrishna said that a data privacy law in India would have held the government accountable in case any private entity breached the privacy of Indian citizens, referring to Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. He added that the data protection law would have also allowed the victims to seek redressal.
The Delhi Police have seized 2,640 kg of counterfeit Tata Salt packets from a fake manufacturing unit. The accused have been running the factory for over a year and were selling “cheap, inferior quality” salt as Tata Salt in bulk. Thousands of plastic packets with the brand name and machines were seized. The police arrested the owner, Mahesh (33).
After images of the crowd in Manali went viral on social media, the town administration has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 or eight days in jail for anyone who breaks the Covid protocol. Tourists found without masks will be punished as Himachal Pradesh has been witnessing a massive inflow of visitors. A road in Manali was filled with people in the images.