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Hate Watch: CJP’s complaint over hate-filled content on Zee News continues CJP responds to NBSA over letter from Zee Media Corporation

CJP received a response from Zee Media Corporation Ltd. (ZMCL) after we first sent a letter, and then filed a complaint with the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), over hate-filled and violence-inducing content aired on Zee News in June 2018. CJP has since responded to the NBSA, requesting that our complaint may be pursued further.…

164% rise in civilian deaths in Yemen in last four months: ACLED

According to data compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project (ACLED), civilian deaths in Yemen have risen significantly since the Saudi-led coalition mounted a campaign in June 2018 to capture the port city of Hodeidah, the Guardian reported. ACLED data indicates that civilian deaths have risen by 164% in the four months…

Brazil saw a record number of homicides in 2017

New data shows that 63,880 people were killed in Brazil in 2017, a new record, and a 3% rise compared to 2016, the Guardian recently reported. The independent Brazilian Public Security Forum released data indicating that, on average, 14 people were killed by police officers daily, a figure that is 20% higher than 2016. Homicides…

New Zealand passes law providing paid leave to domestic violence survivors

New Zealand has passed a law providing for paid leave to survivors of domestic violence, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. The country’s parliament narrowly voted to pass the bill, 63 to 57. The law, which is set to go into force in April 2019, mandates that employers allow survivors up to ten days’ leave so…

Latin America struggling with Homicide Crisis

According to a report from the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank, 2.5 million murders have taken place in Latin American since the year 2000, the Guardian reported. “The sheer dimensions of homicidal violence are breathtaking,” the report says. Latin America is home to just 8% of the global population, but sees 33% of the world’s…

Congress Report on the Punjab Disorders Report on Jallianwala Bagh massacre

In today’s India, where even 70 plus years after Independence, unjust laws or unjust implementation of the law have darkened democracy, the happenings at Jallianwala Bagh 99 years ago, merit revisiting. The Congress Report on the Punjab Disorders, is close to 500 pages and is a report on the Jalianwala Bagh massacre. It is a must read…

Bloodbath on Baisakhi The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, April 13, 1919

((This story was originally published on Sabrang India on April 13, 2016. It is being republished here on the anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre)) Ninety Seven Years Ago, one of the bloodiest actions of British Rule was the calculated massacre of close to 2,000 innocent Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims at the Jallianwala Bagh. The…

Highhandedness of the Delhi Police was shocking: Subhashini Ali Police attacked JNU students peaceful rally

On March 23, the police attacked JNU students’ peaceful rally on the streets of Delhi. Students were beaten, their clothes were torn and they were taken away to an undisclosed police facility says – former CPI (M) MP Subhashini Ali who was also present. In this conversation with Teesta Setalvad she recounts what happened after…

Amnesty alleges “ongoing crimes against humanity” by Myanmar forces

Amnesty International has reported that Myanmar’s security forces continue to crack down on Rohingya living in the country’s Rakhine State. Amnesty said that in late January 2018, it interviewed 19 Rohingya men and women who had just reached Bangladesh, and who detailed how they were compelled to escape because of “forced starvation, abductions and looting of property”.…

What’s Behind India’s Lynch Attacks: A Narrative Report by Citizens Against Hate examines 24 cases of vigilante violence across 4 states

Hate inspired violence against minorities has become increasingly common across India over the last few years and the audacity with which they are conducted suggests a complete absence of fear of consequences. These hate crimes range from lynching and mob violence to violence inflicted by vigilantes, sexual assault and even outright murder. Muslims and Dalits…

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