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Manipur insurgent group threatens violence if villagers don’t vote for BJP Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

In an act of impudence and an outright insult to the democratic process in the country, the Kuki National Army (KNA), a Manipur based terrorist group has reportedly threatened villagers with dire consequences if they fail to ensure that 90 percent of their votes go the BJP. Thangboi Haokip, Commander of the KNA, allegedly threatened a gathering of village chiefs in…

AIPF writes to Election Commission, seeks action on poll code violations Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

The All India People’s Forum (AIPF) has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner regarding “violations of the Election Code by political parties by illegal and manipulative use of religion in the election campaign, and defaming India’s defence forces”. In its memorandum, which is also addressed to members of the Election Commission of India…

#SignUpToFightHate इस चुनाव प्रक्रिया में, नफ़रत की बात, कोई भी उम्मीदवार ना कर सकें: हर्ष मंदर CJP के #HateFreeElections कैंपेन से जुड़ें

मानवधिकार कार्यकर्ता हर्ष मंदर आने वाले चुनाव में नफरत की राजनीति को रोकने का अनुरोध करते हैं.   Related: #SignUpToFightHate: Join CJP’s new initiative for #HateFreeElections2019 #HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed “Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: KS Eshwarappa  

#SignUpToFightHate “For fair elections, we need a climate which is free from fear”: Harsh Mander Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Writer, researcher and human rights activist Harsh Mander talks to CJP about the importance of free and fair elections, and the need to fight hate to ensure this. #HateFreeElections   Related: #SignUpToFightHate: Join CJP’s new initiative for #HateFreeElections2019 #HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed “Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: KS Eshwarappa  

#SignUpToFightHate: Join CJP’s new initiative for #HateFreeElections2019 Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

This election, let’s come together to fight hate speech, hate threats and hate crimes. We deserve a hate free Election 2019. Join CJP’s campaign for #HateFreeElections. Related: #HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed “Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: BJP’s KS Eshwarappa Former judge in the dock for inflammatory speech at J&K rally

A Brief History of the Insider vs Outsider debate in Assam In conversation with Prof. Abdul Mannan

Prof. Abdul Mannan takes us through the genesis and evolution of the insider vs outsider divide in Assam. He also explains how the animosity that for born out of a fear of change in the ethnic demography of the region gradually also ended up taking a communal hue.     Also Read: Plight of Women…

Hate crimes in Canada up by 47% in 2017

Hate crimes in Canada rose by 47% in 2017, according to data from Canadian statistical agency Statistics Canada, Reuters recently reported. The largest increase was in crimes against Muslims; these incidents increased by more than 100%, going from 139 to 349. Crimes against Black people rose by 50%, going from 214 to 321. Crimes targeting…

Dignity through History: Acclaimed Historian Mushirul Hasan passes away Hasan chronicled Partition stories, and changed the way Islam has been viewed

On Monday, December 10, 2018, we lost the man who changed how society looked at Indian Muslims. Eminent historian, intellectual and academic Mushirul Hasan, passed away in the wee hours of December 10, a day also marked as international Human Rights Day. This is a loss of mammoth proportions for intelligentsia, especially looking to reconstruct…

Reading Kafka and Agamben through the NRC of Assam Blog by Prasenjit Biswas

Can State render its own citizens stateless post facto after they have long lived in a country? Can the state deny the ‘right to have rights’ to those who were born or are descendants of those who were born in its undivided territory? Ought courts of law, by decrees, deny fundamental rights to persons by…

HS Doreswamy: The Man who won’t Give Up Human Rights Defender Profile

Harohalli Srinivasaiah Doreswamy, life-long social activist, turns 100 today. Born on April 10, 1918, Doreswamy has credited his life motto–”A social worker should embrace voluntary poverty”–to Mahatma Gandhi’s My Early Life, which Doreswamy read as a teenager. Starting with India’s struggle for independence, Doreswamy has not only been witnessed, but has been an active part of several major activist…

Alarming Rise in Racism and Xenophobia UN Human Rights experts decry “Unashamed bigotry” in joint statement

In a joint a statement issued to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, United Nations and regional human rights experts have called on countries, civil society groups and activists to do more to tackle the increasing xenophobia and racism around the world. The experts include the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary…

Wakanda Forever: Black History Month in the age of Black Panther Is the African diaspora getting its due?

Black History Month also known as African American History month in the US, refers to a month long commemoration of the struggles of the African American community, as well as a celebration of their achievements and culture. Of late, it is also commemorated in Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands where it is called Black…

Florida inmates plan strike to coincide with Martin Luther King Day

The Guardian reported on January 15, that Florida’s prisoners were planning to initiate a statewide strike to protest conditions “they say amount to modern-day slavery,” saying that the protest was called by prisoners prisoners who were angry for being made to work as “unpaid clean-up crews” in high temperatures in September 2017, after Hurricane Irma hit the…

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