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Facebook continues to turn a blind eye to hate speech CJP’s report on how hate offenders continue to thrive on Facebook

It was The Wall Street Journal’s report that exposed Facebook India’s questionable strategy related to inciteful speech. Our experience in filing regular and informed complaints to the platform for over three years now, was merely confirmed by this analysis that showed that Facebook India has been manipulating the company’s hate-speech rules to suit an extreme…

NCM seeks report from DGP Assam on CJP’s complaint against Kamlendu Sarkar The RSS leader had delivered an Islamophobic speech in December, 2020

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has responded to CJP’s complaint against RSS leader Kamalendu Sarkar and written to Guwahati’s Director General of Police (DGP), requesting for a detailed report within three weeks on the matter. CJP’s complaint dated December 21, 2020 to the esteemed commission highlighted the hate speech delivered by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh…

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CJP takes steps to fight Yati Narsinghand hate speech The complaint lists down the violation of several sections of IPC and IT rules

CJP has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) and the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MMA) with a complaint against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, who has been making offensive and discriminatory speech online, selectively targeting the Muslim community. The complaint to MEITY and MMA states how he has constantly vilified the Muslim community and…

CJP approaches MEITy and Minority Affairs Ministry against Yati Narsinghanand His speeches online are virulently Islamophobic and anti-minority

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) and the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MMA) with a complaint against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, who has been making offensive and discriminatory speech online, selectively targeting the Muslim community. CJP’s complaint dated March 10, 2021, brings to the notice of both…

Hostility towards Muslims violation of rights: UN special rapporteur’s report Highlights targeting via stereotypes, socio-economic exclusion, hate speech online

A report by UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed has been submitted before the on-going Human Rights Council’s 46th session. It examines how Islamophobia/anti-Muslim hatred infringes upon freedom of religion or belief. The report states that “perpetuating discrimination, hostility and violence towards Muslim individuals and communities undercuts the ability of affected Muslims…

SC agrees to vet validity of anti-conversion laws Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the validity of ‘love jihad’ laws and ordinances passed by BJP-governed states to curb alleged conversion of girls through inter-faith marriages after PILs termed the laws “divisive, anti-secular” and importantly, breaching the fundamental right to choose a life partner of one’s choice. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and…

SC notice to UP and Uttarakhand govt on “Love Jihad” law; no stay for the moment theleaflet.in

The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government in a batch of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the controversial ‘Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020’, also called the “Love Jihad” Ordinance which regulates marriage-related religious conversions. Notice has also been sent to the Uttarkhand Government for its similar…

SC doesn’t stay ‘love jihad’ laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand The Telegraph

The apex court issued notice to state governments on petitions challenging the same The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments on petitions challenging the constitutionality of legislation they had passed or promulgated criminalising interfaith marriages if conducted for the ostensible purpose of religious conversion. The bench of Chief…

SC to hear pleas against anti-conversion laws in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand The Indian Express

The court’s decision came in response to a bunch of petitions which challenged the validity of the laws. The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the laws passed against unlawful religious conversions by the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, however,…

SC Agrees to Examine Constitutionality of ‘Love Jihad’ Laws But Refuses Stay, to Hear Matter in 4 Weeks News18.com

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to examine controversial new laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regulating religious conversions due to inter-faith marriages. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde refused, however, to stay the controversial provisions of the laws and issued notices to both state governments on two different petitions. The pleas, filed by…

Supreme Court refuses to stay ‘love jihad’ laws in UP, Uttarakhand; issues notice Hindustan Times

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde also issued a notice to the Centre on the petitions filed by advocate Vishal Thakre and Teesta Setalvad’s NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace. The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay laws enacted by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to punish marriages based…

They call us Jamatis, no longer buy milk from us: Van Gujjars Nomadic community faces discrimination and economic boycott

Here Mohammed Meer Hamza interviews Baniyabeen, a Van Gujjar who hails from Gauhri Range Kunou, Chaurd Pauri, Garhwal, and is currently camping at Gari Shyampur, near Rishikesh, Dehradun. They discuss the long-lasting impact that the Covid-19 pandemic on the community, and how despite facing discrimination, Van Gujjar’s hold no resentment. All they want is the safety of their…

Citizens for Justice and Peace, an NGO, files a writ petition against the ‘love jehad’ laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the Supreme Court frontline.thehindu.com

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a Mumbai-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018. In the petition filed through the advocate Tanima Kishore, CJP said…

NGO CJP Moves Supreme Court Challenging UP & Uttarakhand’s Anti-Conversion Laws In Name Of Love Jihad Live Law

Another public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court, challenging the constitutional validity of the laws passed by the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on religious conversions in the name of “love jihad”. The PIL has been filed by a Mumbai based NGO, Citizens for Justice and Peace, against the recently…

‘Love jihad’ laws of UP, Uttarakhand challenged in SC by NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace National Herald

The NGO contends that the laws violate Article 21 of Constitution as they empower the State to suppress an individual’s personal liberty and impinge upon an individual’s right to freedom of religion Mumbai-based NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of…

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