Citizens for Justice and Peace


Love Jehad as Violent Metaphor Prajavani

  ((ENGLISH TRANSLATION)) Love Jehad as Violent Metaphor Teesta Setalvad October 6, 1998 was a date, two years and five months before the Taliban blew up the 6th century Bamiyan Buddhas, majestic symbols of Gandhara art and the Buddhist faith, 130 kilometers north-west of Kabul in Afghanistan. On that day I interviewed the then Director General…

Anniversary of Saharanpur Clashes

Bhim Army leader’s brother shot dead on 1st Anniversary of Saharanpur Clashes Kamal Walia's brother Sachin killed while passing by Maharana Pratap Shobha Yatra

Tension is rife in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh in wake of the murder of the brother of a local Dalit rights leader. Sachin, brother of Bhim Army’s Regional President Kamal Walia, was shot dead on May 9, just days before the first anniversary of the Saharanpur Riots. Activist and member of Bhim Army Defense Committee, Pradeep Narwal…

Caste Discrimination Laws in India

Caste Discrimination and Related Laws in India Community Resource

Of late, privileged India has been forced to take cognizance of the ‘other’ India because of a series of events that brought to light their plight. First was the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit PhD student whose death was dubbed ‘institutional murder’ by the burgeoning students movement in the country. Then came the Una…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon? Fact finding report by Rashtra Seva Dal unearths insidious scheme to target Dalits

On January 1, 2018, thousands of Dalit families that had gathered at Bhima Koregaon to pay homage to the Dalit Mahar martyrs of the Anglo-Maratha war of 1818, were targeted and attacked by members of extreme right wing Hindutva groups. The saffron goons not only pelted the Dalit gathering, where there were thousands of women…

Dalits, Peacemakers

Kausalya’s Courageous Fight for Justice Woman takes own family to court for Dalit husband's murder

On December 13, the Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan pronounced death penalty for six accused convicted in V Shankar murder case last year in Coimbatore. This includes the father of Kausalya and other conspirators. Her mother and distant uncle have been acquitted. It is, perhaps, the first case where a judge has handed out exemplary punishment…

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