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KPSS writes to J&K Governor raising safety concerns of Kashmiri Pandits Malicious blog spreading hate and suspicion flagged

There are growing concerns about the safety of over 800 Kashmiri Pandit families living in J&K. Sanjay Tickoo, the president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti (KPSS), a Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) partner organisation, has written to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Narinder Nath Vora, regarding recent events like the assassination of Shujaat Bukhari,…

Complaint against Zee News

Hate Watch: Zee News and Aaj Tak air Hate Poetry in Hindi Divisive and hateful language used as audience members, including young children, consume it with joy

Poetry meets or ‘Kavi Sammelan’ are a staple for Hindi news channels. Almost every Hindi news channel has one and they are consistently aired on weekends as special features. A poetry war on surgical strike was aired on Zee News last Sunday. The show called ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ had poets who spoke about Kashmir, the…

Hate Watch: Choudhary Lal Singh’s bigoted diatribe knows no end Part of our India's Most Offensive series

Choudhary Lal Singh is no stranger to controversy. His antics have been scandalous even before he took part in the Hindu Ekta Manch march supporting the alleged perpetrators in the Kathua rape and murder case. He is one of the worst serial offenders when it comes to spreading hate. There was absolute silence from BJP when…

Hate Watch: Spewing Venom over the Amarnath Yatra Right-wing leader's hate-speech attempts to incite socio-cultural turbulence

The Amarnath Yatra begins every year in the month of Shravan (July-August) and this year it is scheduled from June 28 to August 26. This year, with Governor’s Rule suddenly declared after the BJP pulled out its support from the alliance government in the state, there is an anxiety around this annual event. This anxiety…

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

Update from CJP Desk on June 21, 2018: This is apropos the story “Fear Grips Assam as Names of Lakhs of Indians could be Dropped from NRC”, a story authored by High Court Lawyer from Guwahati, Aman Wadud and published as part of our campaign on the imminent humanitarian crisis brewing in the state of…

Hindu Ekta Manch allegedly targets man who provided burial ground for Kathua rape victim Has the communal agenda come full circle?

Hindu Ekta Manch (HEM), the radical right-wing organisation that held a rally in support of the Kathua rape accused, is at it again. As if it wasn’t enough to wave the tricolour and make the accused come across as heroes who had been framed, HEM is now allegedly threatening the man who provided land to…

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…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

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 Hate for Muslims and Rohingyas Sells and Spreads on Social Media Insidious attempts to demonise the minority community using incendiary posts and inflammatory tweets

‘Whataboutery’ and ‘fake news’ have become such a staple of our times that every time a news story involving the minority community is reported, it is accompanied by ‘conspiracy theories’ and attempts to draw ‘false equivalence’. The Kathua rape and murder case was no different. What was disturbing though was how the willful campaign of…

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…

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