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Hate Offender: Deepak Sharma’s Hate Speeches have gone unchecked so far Is the self proclaimed Hindutva ‘leader’ seeking political attention in poll-bound UP?

Hate speech maker Deepak Sharma, a self proclaimed Hindutva ‘leader’ was last in the news in January 2021, when he “demanded” an “anti-blasphemy” law. Sharma was “upset” by the makers of web series Tandav, and threatened them with a literal Tandav or “dance of destruction” by devotees of Shiva. He claimed it had hurt religious…

CJP urges DGP for arrests of accused in ‘Dharam Sansad’ case Videos showing hate speech are viral yet no arrests made

The rising concern over a repeat of the deplorable and pernicious ‘Dharam Sansad’ of Haridwar, Uttarakhand has prompted CJP to write to the Director General of Police, Uttarakhand urging him to direct that all the accused in the Dharam Sansad case be arrested. The case saw very slow progress with only two sections of the…

Muslim women’s auction: CJP, rights groups and activists write to Mumbai Police Commissioner Joint petition urges police to conduct thorough investigation and take action against actual perpetrators

In wake of two apps – Su**i Deals and Bu**i Bai – putting up names, images, Twitter handles and other details of outspoken Muslim women, offering them up for “auction”, CJP and several human rights organisations have come together to write a joint letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner, urging him to conduct a deeper…

Hate Offender Tejasvi Surya: Minority Commission sends CJP’s complaint to Bengaluru DGP In May 2021, he had made communal remarks about an alleged "bed blocking scam"

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has forwarded the complaint filed by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) against BJP MP Tejasvi Surya to the Bengaluru Director General of Police (DGP). Surya and three others had visited a Covid-19 war room for inspection in Bengaluru and made communal remarks against the Muslim community, accusing them…

Meet Hate Offender Kalicharan ‘Maharaj’ His hate speech has targeted everyone from minorities to women to even Gandhi!

On Friday January 8, 2022, a Pune Court granted bail to Kalicharan Maharaj, alias Abhijit Dhananjay Sarag, who was arrested by Pune police for a hate speech case from December 2021 where he allegedly spoke against Muslims and Christians. The court directed that Kalicharan be released subject to furnishing a bail bond of ₹25,000 and…

Majority must demand justice for minorities: Sign CJP’s petition NOW! A call to the comfortable majority of the country

What should have served as a wake up call to all, just faded into the background like nothing had happened. In the past few weeks, the barrage of hateful attacks on the minority communities in this country is something that we have never seen before. Yet the majority, largely chose to remain silent. When only…

2021: A harvest of hate Unprecedented number of communal hate crimes

2021 saw a surge in hate crimes against religious minorities, particularly Muslims and Christians. However, India does not possess an independent, comprehensive yet authoritative, or statutory database of the quantum and kind of hate crimes that have taken place across the country. Here, we have tried to compile a list of such hate crimes based…

CJP moves NCM against ‘Dharam Sansad’, calls for strict action Pleads monitoring of police investigation and separate inquiry

The videos of  Uttarakhand’s ‘Dharam Sansad” or “Religious Parliament” came as a rude shock to the majority of people. The event that was held in Haridwar between December 17-19 saw so-called religious leaders, espousing a hard, right-wing, exclusionist ideology and activists of the same ilk, along with hardline fundamentalist speakers and delivering incendiary speeches that…

Karnataka’s Anti-Conversion Bill most stringent yet The Bill was torn to pieces by the Opposition

The buzz was around for a few months that Karnataka is set to pass an anti-conversion law in line with other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states which already have such a law in place. The Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 was tabled on December 21 by Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra,…

पुलिस द्वारा भीड़ पर नियंत्रण : कितने बल प्रयोग को ज़्यादती समझा जाए? पुलिस की बर्बरता एवं ज़्यादतियों को अच्छी नियत से की गई कार्यवाही समझ कर माफ़ नहीं किया जा सकता

असम के दारंग जिले के अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के साधनहीन लोगों के घरों को तोड़ने और उन्हें बेदख़ल करने का अमानवीय काम करने के बाद प्रशासन गुरुवार को नीचता में एक पायदान और नीचे उतर गया। बेदख़ली का विरोध कर रहे लोगों पर पुलिस ने गोलियां चलाकर 2 लोगों को मार डाला और 10 लोगों को…

Broadcaster Should Take Action Against Anchors Who Fail To Remain Impartial: NBDSA Orders ‘News Nation’ To Take Down ‘Conversion Jihad’ Show Videos livelaw.in

News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA), in its order November 15, while referring to a complaint made against News Channel News Nation’s November 6, 2020 show title ‘Conversion Jihad’ called upon the broadcaster to take remedial action against their anchors if they fail to remain impartial during broadcasts. Dealing with a complaint made by…

Using Bold Headlines And Attributing Her To Be ‘Modi Baiter’ Is Out Of Context, Lacks Neutrality: NBDSA On Times Now’s Debate On Teesta Setalvad’s Visit To Shaheen Bagh livelaw.in

The News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) has ruled that a show aired by Times Now on activist Teesta Setalvad‘s visit to the Shaheen Bagh protest site were ‘devoid of objectivity‘ and violated Fundamental Principles as enumerated in the Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards and various Guidelines and Advisories issued by NBDSA. Accordingly,…

NBDSA orders News Nation to take down video of “Conversion Jihad” show CJP had complained about blatant vilification of the minority community in the programme

In yet another victory for Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), the News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) has ordered News Nation to take down all videos of its show on “Conversion Jihad”. This was in response to a complaint by CJP drawing attention to the deeply communal and outright Islamophobic content of the…

Hate offender Wasim Rizvi fans communal flames again His book about Prophet Mohammed is full of vile allegations

Wasim Rizvi, the former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board, is in the news once again for his deeply communal and Islamophobic diatribe, this time published in his book titled Muhammad, purportedly on the life of the Prophet Mohammed, one of the most revered figures in Islam. One could have gauged the contents…

CJP moves NCM against Yati Narsinghanand’s followers for hate speech This is the second such complaint and also seeks expedited action against Narsinghanand

CJP has once again approached the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) against followers of Yati Narsinghanand, the head priest of Dasna Devi temple. Narsinghanand is notorious for making hateful speeches against women and members of minority communities. A few days ago, two of his followers, Suresh Rajput and Rahul Sharma, had during a live session on Facebook made…

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