25 June, 2021


In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui walked out of Indore central jail on ­Saturday night, a day after the ­Supreme Court granted him bail in a case of allegedly hurting religious sentiments. Faruqui was in Indore jail since January 1 and the Madhya Pradesh High Court had rejected his bail plea.

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, wanted for the violence at Delhi’s Red Fort on Republic Day, has been arrested near Karnal in Haryana and remanded in police custody for a week. A Delhi Police officer said the 36-year-old actor-activist was on the run, but was posting videos on social media through a contact abroad.

Y.S. Sharmila, sister of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has held talks with her late father’s sympathisers, triggering ­speculation that she plans to start a political party...

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