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Prosecuting Adityanath for Hate Speech No Man Can Be Judge of His Own Cause

Can an accused chief minister decide on whether or not he should be prosecuted for hate speech? No says the advocate for the petitioner, no man however powerful can be judge of his own cause. The Allahabad bench of the High Court today faces a piquant situation and will tomorrow (May 4) hear arguments and…

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Anti-Muslim Violence in India: 15 Years Later, a Widow’s Chance to Receive Justice Zakia Jafri's complaint makes allegations against 62 government officials, police officers and private citizens.

After the mass violence that shook Gujarat, India, in the early months of 2002, a shockingly high level of impunity caused Indian statutory bodies like the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to make scathing indictments on the state executive’s malfeasance—which continues to be a festering sore for the majoritarian juggernaut that is the Narendra Modi…

Arguments in Zakia Jafri case implicating top netas, cops and babus in 2002 carnage to conclude tomorrow in Gujarat HC

The tortuous round of proceedings in the famed Zakia Jafri case wound down to the final arguments today, April 27 in the Gujarat High Court; after tomorrow it’s the Day of Judgement The Zakia Jafri case is an attempt to establish criminal and administrative responsibility for the mass and targeted crimes that took place in…

Pravin Togadia

The Battle for India Is On—Civility vs. Bigotry A mosque was destroyed due to false propaganda.

A quarter century ago, a cataclysmic event shook the foundations of India. The country of India was then in existence for 45 years, having been created out of a long and emancipatory struggle against British colonial rule in August 1947. The event was the calculated destruction, in full public view, as the forces of law…

From Destruction of Wombs to Liberators of Muslim Women: Politics of Hindutva

Gender justice within the Muslim community will be achieved primarily by the struggle of Muslim women, of course with the support of democratic institutions. Politicisation of the issue to score brownie political points will harm the cause of Muslim women. Heightened media coverage on the issue of triple talaq along with the statement of the…

Supreme Court – NHRC Order 13-04-2017

ITEM NO.1            COURT NO.1           SECTION PIL(W)   S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS   Writ Petition (Criminal) No(s).109/2003   NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION              Petitioner(s)   VERSUS   STATE OF GUJARAT & ORS.                       Respondent(s) (Office report…

Mob Lynching

Muslims Are Facing Violent Crackdowns in India Endangering the livelihoods—and the lives—of Indian Muslims.

It is not every day that one of India’s foremost constitutional experts takes the bull by its horns and issues a dire warning. Fali Nariman directly challenged India’s prime minister Narendra Modi about whether the appointment of Adityanath, a yogi, as chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh that saw the supremacist BJP…

Intimidation, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice: The New Normal in Fundamentalist India Buoyed by electoral victories, Hindu Fundamentalism is sweeping India.

It is not every day that one of India’s foremost constitutional experts, a jurist par excellence, takes the bull by its horns and issues a dire warning. Pulling no punches, Fali Nariman directly challenged India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, about the appointment of Adityanath, a ‘Yogi,’ as chief minister of the northern state of Uttar…

Targeted Violence Preparing Ground for Assembly Elections, Gujarat: Factfinding Report

Over the past few days, since violence broke out in the Patan district of Gujarat, Sabrangindia has been bringing its readers reports. Yesterday we carried a detailed story of the allegedly brute targeting of the district’s Muslims and allegations of police complicity. Today we bring to our readers this Factfinding report by a group of…

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