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Writers were not blind to ‘love jihad’ or ‘ghar wapsi’, our agitation not manufactured

IE EDIT 28OCT2015 Writers were not blind to ‘love jihad’ or ‘ghar wapsi’. Our agitation was not manufactured. by Keki N. Daruwalla | As dust settles over the anti-Sahitya Akademi protests, certain questions hang in the air, unanswered. Why did politicians see a hidden political knife somewhere in this unrest? Why did they feel insecure…

After writers, artists enter protest-against-intolerance canvas

Oct 28 2015 : Mirror (Mumbai) Sobhana K Nair in New Delhi mirrorfeedback Days after writers took to streets protesting the growing intoler ance, artists have now begun to raise questions. On Tuesday, over 400 artists, including Vivan Sundaram, Anjolie Ela Menon and Subodh Gupta, condemned recent attacks on rationalists and minorities. The creative bunch…

Communal clash in Rajasthan town

Rajasthan Jaipur, October 28, 2015 Three days after communal clashes rocked Sri Dungargarh and Bhilwara towns, a clash was reported in the Chippabarod area of Rajasthan’s Baran district. On Monday night, a group beat up two persons from the Gujjar community in Chippabarod. One of the injured was rushed to the hospital. The same night…

SC scans Shah Bano law

R. Balaji New Delhi, Oct. 27: The Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial law enacted by the Rajiv Gandhi government to annul the Shah Bano judgment should be visited by a constitution bench and Muslim women cannot be discriminated against in terms of polygamy and alimony. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce)…

Beef row: Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta detained

New Delhi, Oct 28, 2015, (PTI) Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta was today detained by Delhi Police for allegedly making a false complaint that beef was being served at the Kerala house canteen here. DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said that Vishnu Gupta is being questioned but did not disclose any further details. The development…

No cow meat served: Kerala govt; drops buffalo meat from menu

New Delhi, Oct 27, 2015 (PTI) Kerala government today asserted that there was no beef being served at Kerala House here and lodged a complaint with Delhi Police over the unauthorised entry of some activists into the state-run guest house even as buffalo meat was removed from the menu. Briefing reporters at Kerala House in…

VHP demands action against those serving beef in Kerala House

New Delhi, Oct 27, 2015 (PTI) VHP today demanded strong action against those behind the alleged serving of beef in Kerala House in the national capital. VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain also termed as a “deep conspiracy” to include ‘Beef’ in the menu of Kerala’s state guest house and writing it in Malayalam while…

Mystery custodial death at police stn sees crowd asking for reasons

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 By Vrushali Purandare The custodial death of Purushottam Krushnamurthy Nadar in the Dharavi Police Station has sparked controversy with Tamilians led by MLA Captain R. Tamil Selvan storming the station and asking the cops the exact reason of death. On 16th October, drunken Nadar was allegedly arrested by cops after he…

Transgender Urmi Jadhav forced to vacate rented home

‘Housing For All’ by 2022 may be the new mantra of the government in the state and Centre. But the city seems to have no apartment that a transgender person can rent out. Urmi Jadhav, research associate at Humsafar Trust, which works for the LGBT community in the city, had to vacate her rented her…

Communal violence: Scientists write to President

Oct 28, 2015 | Age Correspondent| chennai Eminent thinkers and researchers from Scientists for Ethical and Societal Values, including professors from IIT- Madras and the Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences, have submitted a petition to the President with regard to the recent rise in incidents of communal violence across the country. “We, as scientists, are…

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