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असम में राष्ट्रिय नागरिक रजिस्टर के कारण फैला मानवीय संकट घोषित विदेशियों के परिवार वालों के नाम रखे जा सकते हैं NRC से बाहर

एक धूर्त साज़िश के तहत, राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर (NRC) ने एक नया आदेश जारी किया है, जिसके कारण 2 लाख से अधिक भारतीयों के नाम नागरिकों के रजिस्टर से हटा दिए जा सकते हैं. NRC, असम में रहने वाले ‘वैध’ भारतीय नागरिकों का एक रिकॉर्ड है, और उसे 1951 के बाद पहली बार उद्दिनांकित किया जा…

Fear Grips Assam as names of lakhs of Indians could be dropped from NRC Exclusive blog by Advocate Aman Wadud

In a particularly dangerous twist to the citizenship controversy in Assam, lakhs of Indians could lose their legitimate citizenship when their names are excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC). A new order issued by the NRC authorities could lead to the exclusion of even legitimate Indian citizens from the NRC if they are…

Kathua Rape case

Group of ‘Intellectuals’: Kashmiri members of Crime Branch team “botched up” investigations in Kathua Report is a combination of conspiracy theories fanning communal flames

In yet another attempt to discredit the investigation by the Crime Branch into the Kathua rape case, a ‘fact finding report’ by a group calling itself Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA), claims that there are discrepancies in the charge-sheet and that the Crime Branch “botched-up” the investigations. However, a close inspection of these alleged discrepancies suggests that…

US acceptance of Muslim refugees has declined sharply

In a piece titled ‘Trump Has Banned Muslim Refugees. These Numbers Prove It’, VICE News reported that US President Donald Trump’s administration, who once promised to implement a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims coming into the country seems to have delivered on this pledge, in spite of legal hurdles. Data from the US State Department, which…

Gujarat Riots

Impunity Punctured Naroda Patiya Verdict, August 29, 2012

For criminal minds to craft acts beyond the popular images of bestiality, even by our own Bollywood standards is rare, but it may happen. For these to be tracked down zealously and prosecuted is rare. For all this to happen and the powerful to be prosecuted and be awarded exemplary punishment, that too in the…

सोशल मीडिया पर फैला मुसलमानों और रोहिंग्याओं के ख़िलाफ़ नफ़रत का ज़हर उकसाने वाले पोस्ट और उत्तेजक ट्वीट्स का उपयोग करके अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के खिलाफ नफरत भड़काने का कपटी प्रयास

गड़े मुर्दे उखाड़ना और झूठी ख़बरों का प्रसार प्रचार करना आज के दौर में इतना ज़रूरी हो गया है कि जब भी अल्पसंख्यकों के बारे में कोई भी खबर आती है तो साथ में आती है एक ‘कांस्पीरेसी थ्योरी’ या एक षड्यंत्र का मत, जिसके ज़रिये निराधार समानांतर सिद्ध करने की कोशिश की जाती है.…

How to Fight Communal Hate The signs that need to be recognized and combated

In this video address to Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, West Bengal, noted activist and human rights campaigner Teesta Setalvad lays out a fundamental framework for organisations fighting communal hate. What are the signs that need to be timely recognized and combated. She also takes a moment to salute the brave Asansol Imam whose…

Kodekkal Basava and the Lingayats Syncretic Traditions of India

Karnataka is a place where religious syncretism is a way of life. The shrine of Kodekkal Basava, in Karnataka’s Yadgir district, is one among hundreds of such worship places. Muslims and Hindus visit this shrine and celebrate festivals together. Kodekkal Basava is believed to be the reincarnation of 12th Century Basava, who fought against Brahmanism…

Being Muslim in India How the law and society treat you differently

This is the concluding part of KS Subramanian’s essay ‘Babri Masjid 1992 – Gujarat 2002 – Kashmir 2016: How the Sangh Parivar has wrecked India’s secular social fabric by sustained anti-minority violence’. Here the author who is a senior, retired member of the Indian Police Service-IPS, explains how systematic othering has led to marginalisation of Muslims in…

How the National Register of Citizens causes ‘othering’ of minorities in Assam Findings of a study by Sadbhav Mission, Delhi

On February 3, 2018, Sadbhav Mission, in collaboration with Delhi School of Social Work, organized a one day seminar, “Migrant Workers: Rights and Concerns”. A special session was held on National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in Assam. Based on the presentations and discussions following consensus emerged.   Assam is the only state in the…

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Romeo must Die! How Anti-Romeo Squad unleashes terror in UP with full state support

Romeo, a Shakespearean character was the protagonist of the tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Montague’s son, he secretly loved Juliet. Forced into exile after killing Juliet’s cousin Tybalt in a dramatic twist and turn of events, Romeo commits suicide on hearing about Juliet’s false death. Romeo had realized the full extent of killing Tybalt only after his death…

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