Top news of the day: Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death for high treason, UNSC not to discuss Kashmir issue, and more

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. File

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. File   | Photo Credit: AP

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Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death by Pakistan court for high treason

A three-judge Bench of a special court in Pakistan on December 17 handed down a death sentence to former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf for high treason, reported Dawn.

Also read | Analysis: What does Musharraf’s death sentence mean for Pakistan

No UNSC meet on Kashmir

A special meeting of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Kashmir will not be convened on Tuesday, diplomatic sources have confirmed.

Supreme Court won’t set up panel to probe police action in varsities

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to set up a fact-finding committee to probe the police action and alleged brutalities committed against students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Aligarh Muslim University protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Also read | Analysis: In Jamia, entering a library is a first for the police

Scuffle between BJP and Shiv Sena MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly

A mild scuffle broke out between BJP and Shiv Sena MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday, after the BJP legislators marched into the Assembly with banners seeking assistance to farmers affected by unseasonal rains.

Mamata hits out at PM on protesters’ ‘dress’ comment

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment that those creating violence (against the Citizenship [Amendment] Act) (CAA) can be “identified by their clothes”. Identifying a person on the basis of “dress code is unacceptable,” she said.

Citizenship Amendment Act: U.S. students, alumni ask Amit Shah to ‘curb police brutality or resign’

Joining the protests across campuses in India, more than 400 students and alumni from American institutions — including Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Stanford and Tufts — have expressed their solidarity with students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University and the Aligarh Muslim University who faced a police crackdown over the weekend.

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Analysis | AIADMK’s support for Citizenship Amendment Act poses new challenge for party

​The AIADMK’s ambivalence towards the BJP has again come to the fore in the wake of its support for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. ​

We are not a trial court, cannot assume jurisdiction of every flare-up post CAA, says CJI Bobde

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to assume jurisdiction for every instance of unrest and violence flaring up in different parts of the country post the enactment of a new law which fast-tracks benefits of citizenship by naturalisation to illegal migrants of some religions but excludes Muslims.

CJI Bobde recuses from hearing Nirbhaya convict’s clemency plea

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde recused himself on Tuesday from hearing the plea of convict Akshay Kumar Singh seeking review of the 2017 apex court judgment upholding his death penalty in the Nirbhaya gang rape-and-murder case.

Watch | How Indian Laws on Sexual Crimes Have Evolved?

With Rafale jets, India won’t have to cross the border to eliminate terror camps in Pak.: Rajnath Singh

With the induction of Rafale fighter jets in the Air Force, India would not have to cross the borders to “eliminate terror camps” in Pakistan but can do it from the country itself, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here.

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from Odisha’s Chandipur

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test-fired from a base in Odisha’s Chandipur on December 17, Defence sources said.

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