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Study finds anti-Muslim prejudices among police personnel 1 in 3 justify mob violence in cow slaughter incidents

A study by Common Cause- Centre for the study of developing societies (CSDS), Lokneeti has revealed disturbing prejudices of police personnel towards Muslims on the question of committing violence. The study has also highlighted prejudicial attitudes in the incidents of mob violence. While no statistics of actual representation of Muslims within the police force are available…

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Hate Watch: Facebook a favourite of hate mongers? Right wing groups and celebrities using the platform to spread fake news and spew venom

As a part of our ongoing Hate Watch campaign, we have now identified several additional social media accounts, particularly on Facebook, which are full of abusive and hateful posts. It appears that Facebook has become the platform of choice for influencers, troll armies and even ordinary people to spread hate, fake news and misinformation thereby threatening…

CJP Impact

CJP Impact: Our appeals help ensure hearings and due process in Assam Notices about plight of those ‘excluded’ from NRC corrections process get mass response

CJP’s team of volunteers working tirelessly on the ground in Assam have achieved have achieved a huge success this fortnight. Our Assam team was compelled to widely circulate notices in Assamese and Bengali to ensure those being excluded from due process and hearings at the NRC centres, actually got justice. Large number of hapless persons…

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CJP saves indigenous Assamese Muslim family attacked in Assam Men attacked with hammers, women assaulted outside NRC hearing center

In a shocking incident, an indigenous Muslim man was brutally attacked by a group of people just outside a center where hearings are held as a part of the Claims and Objections process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The women in his family were also harassed. CJP quickly stepped in to protect the…

USCIRF report says India saw declining religious freedom conditions in 2018 Report once again classifies India as Tier 2 country

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released an annual report that examines the state of religious freedom in several countries around the world, including India. The countries are categorised into two tiers, with India once again being placed in Tier 2, “for engaging in or tolerating religious freedom violations that meet…

My Ancestors were Freedom Fighters, I will not let my Grief tear the Nation apart Son killed in Asansol riots, Imam Imdadul Rashidi appeals against violence and vengeance

Asansol’s Imam Imdadul Rashidi’s young son was killed during the ram navami riots that swept through Asansol in 2018. At that moment of grief, the Imam not only appealed for peace but also ensured that there was no retaliation. He even refused to pursue police investigation into the death. This, like Gandhiji in Noakhali during…

Ahead of elections, meat shops targeted by BJP MLA, Hindu Sena Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Two Hindu Sena members were arrested for allegedly forcing meat shop owners to shut their businesses in view of the Navratri festival, a Gurugram police official from Haryana state said on Sunday. “Rakesh and Pramod (Singh) along with 40 other members of the Hindu Sena have been booked for threatening meat shop owners with dire…

Celebration of Violence by Ideological Stormtroopers of the Regime is Sickening From the Secretary's Desk

Its been a challenging five years. Between 2017-2019 (between when the book was first published) until now, the lines have been even more sharply drawn. Between the vast majority of Indians committed to the fundamentals of constitutional and republican governance and a vocal section determined to violently alter the course of history, determinedly destroy the…

“Proper Talibani”: Sadhguru’s term for Muslim student draws flak Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation was forced to issue a clarification on Tuesday to the Student Union of the London School of Economics (LSE) after he referred to a Muslim student in the institute as a ‘Proper Talibani’. The LSE Student Union (LSESU) had a video recording of this private conversation from…

“Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

In another instance of hate speech, senior BJP leader and MLA from Karnataka, KS Eshwarappa, has said that Muslims won’t get the party ticket as they don’t trust the party. He said, “Congress uses you only as a vote bank, doesn’t give you a ticket. We won’t give Muslims tickets because you don’t believe in us. Believe us…

VHP accuses Minority School of failing students who did not convert, School denies allegation: Bareilly Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Parents of students from a reputed Bareilly cantt. school have alleged that their children, who are students of class 9th and 11th, were failed because there was pressure of religious conversion on them. A report published in the daily newspaper Amar Ujala claims that there was major chaos in said school (but does not name the school), because…

Pulwama Attack: Hate-mongering in times of tragedy How divisive forces work overtime to destroy India's delicate social-cultural fabric

At a time when the killing of 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama, Kashmir has shocked every Indian to the core, some right wing celebrities, not to mention the usual twitter trolls took to the Internet to spread hatred against their fellow Indians. CJP’s Hate Watch documents singers and actresses who cynically used a tragedy for…

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