SC lifts ban on rallies, dharnas at Jantar Mantar, Boat Club

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today lifted a blanket ban on rallies, dharnas or sit-ins at the Jantar Mantar and Boat Club areas, saying there could not be an “absolute” ban on protests in such localities. The top court also asked the Centre to frame guidelines within two months for according sanctions to such events. A […]

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25-day ‘Pension Parishad’ protest ends

The 25-day “Pension Parishad” dharna at the Jantar Mantar here, demanding an increase in pension for senior citizens from BPL families from Rs.200 to Rs.2,000, ended Friday. This is the sixth consecutive session of parliament during which the dharna (sit-down protest) was held in the national capital. However, it was called off without the demand […]

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