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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…

ख़ामोश रहना सबसे बड़ा गुनाह है : तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ नफ़रत के खिलाफ़

12 जनवरी 2019 की शाम मुम्बई के सीएसटी इलाके में ‘नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ हम सभी की आवाज़’ इस नाम से एक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन इया गया. कार्यक्रम का उद्देश्य इस विषय पर चर्चा करना था कि भारत का धार्मिक अल्पसंख्यक वर्ग इस कदर असुरक्षित क्यों है कि वो कभी देश की राजधानी के प्रतिष्ठित विश्वविद्यालय…

जुनैद की अम्मी ने कहा, चुप बैठे लोगों पर भी विपत्ति आ सकती है इसलिए आवाज़ उठाना ज़रूरी है नफ़रत के खिलाफ़

16 वर्षीय जुनैद खान, जून महीने में हरियाणा से दिल्ली, ईद की खरीददारी करने आया था, वापस लौटते वक्त ट्रेन में सीट को लेकर शुरू हुए विवाद के बाद भीड़ द्वारा पीट-पीट कर  उसकी ह्त्या कर दी गई और फरीदाबाद के असोटी स्टेशन के पास उसे ट्रेन से बाहर फ़ेंक दिया गया था. 12 जनवरी…

नजीब की अम्मी फ़ातिमा ने कहा “मोदी मुझसे आँख मिला कर बात करें” नफ़रत के खिलाफ़

‘नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ हम सभी की आवाज़’ मुम्बई में आयोजित इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल होकर नजीब की अम्मी ने अपनी आपबीती दुनिया को बताई. नजीब, जेएनयू में, एमएससी बायोटेक्नॉलॉजी में प्रथम वर्ष की पढ़ाई कर रहा था, वो 15 अक्टूबर 2016 से लापता है. फ़ातिमा ने अपना दर्द तो दूसरों के साथ बांटा ही, उन्होंने नई पीढ़ी के युवाओं और उनके अभिभावकों को ये सन्देश भी…

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16 PAC Personnel Guilty of Targeted Murder Delhi HC in Hashimpura Custodial Killings, 1987

October 31 was a historic day in the history of painfully meandering case of the Hashimpura targeted killings of May 22, 1987. Thirty-one years after armed PAC men shot down in cold blood more than 40 males of the Muslim minority, 16 criminal PAC men have been convicted. On May 21, 2015 a trial court…

KPSS calls out Governor for “cold shoulder” over Dussehra Laments inability to hold celebrations this year

The Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) has issued a press release expressing regret at not being able to organise Dussehra celebrations this year. The KPSS also criticised the J&K Governor for giving them a “cold shoulder”. KPSS noted that since 2007, it has been organising Dussehra celebrations in the Kashmir Valley that “showcased the composite…

“Re-education” camps now part of law in China’s Xinjiang

China’s western Xinjiang region has now legitimised “vocational training centres” for Muslim Uighurs, BBC News reported. Xinjiang said that the centres would address extremism by employing “thought transformation”. However, human rights organisations, who have denounced this development, have said that detainees are required to pledge loyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping, and to criticise or…

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