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Hate Offender: BJP MLA Nand Kishor Gurjar thrives on Hate Speech ECI has now served him notice for comment about "Ali... Bahubali... Bajrangbali"

Nand Kishor Gurjar, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) who represents Loni, Ghaziabad, is well known along the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. It is he who personally walks up and down the township, verbally abusing Muslims, forcing them to down the shutters of their shops if the product sold was chicken or goat…

Communal Violence in the year 2021 Part – 1 Promoting Hindu Heritage through higher state expenditure

There were 20 communal riots, in which one person died, and 16 incidences of communally motivated mob lynching in the year 2021, according to the data monitored by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) using a limited methodology, viz., scanning five newspapers published from Mumbai – The Times of India, The Indian Express,…

Hate offender: Meet Ali Sohrab, an Islamist radical fanning communal flames online He makes social media comments against secular Muslims and Hindus

The sudden death of senior journalist Kamal Khan of NDTV, who has been hailed as one of the best television journalists with a distinct style of reporting, was condoled by thousands who remembered not just his immense body of work, but also his humanism. Political leaders cut across party lines to mourn Khan who was…

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Imagine being deprived of the most basic rights like celebrating festivals, or even having your privacy and existence respected. It’s heartbreaking that it’s no more in our imaginations anymore. It’s happening. But you can stop this! Sign our petition against hate here Related: SPEAK UP AGAINST HATE NOW! Hate Watch: Mapping Hate Crimes in India…

Hate Watch: Mapping Hate Crimes in India in 2021 A CJP initiative to track hate

We had recently published a list of all incidents of communally motivated hate crimes. Now, we present an interactive infographic to record all the atrocities committed in the name of misplaced beliefs. It is noteworthy though, that the following information has been compiled using reportage by SabrangIndia, a sister organisation of CJP, and is not…

Hate Hatao: CJP doubled its efforts to check hate crimes in 2021 Petitions moved before several authorities led to favourable outcomes

The year 2021 saw CJP step up its campaign against hate and bigotry. We approached several authorities against incidents of targeted violence against minorities, incendiary statements made by public figures against women and minorities as well as inflammatory speeches. CJP’s complaints have invoked action from the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) as well as the…

Tripura violence: NCM takes swift action, seeks expedited report from gov’t CJP had filed the complaint against the alleged vandalism of mosques and Muslim properties

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has sought an expedited action taken report (ATR) from the Chief Secretary of Tripura, in its letter dated November 18, 2021. This is in connection with a complaint filed by CJP against the alleged vandalisation of mosques, houses, shops in Tripura by right-wing groups. Vide a complaint dated October…

Only SC can bring to life the cold print of the Constitution: Sibal in Zakia Jafri SLP Lack of preventive action, hurried post mortems at Godhra raised during Nov 17 hearings

November 17 marked the sixth day of the hearing in the Zakia Jafri-CJP Special leave petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar. Senior Counsel Mr. Kapil Sibal appearing for both petitioners, Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) through its secretary Teesta Setalvad, continued…

The Importance of Zakia Jafri’s Protest Petition EPW

It is not often that the battle against aggressive communalism, the sustained mobilization that precedes brute and targeted violence and includes hate speech and hate writing, the deliberate debilitation and paralysis of preventive and pro active measures of law and order that minimize the spread of reprisal violence and protect lives and properties, gets sustained…

Another Victory for CJP

Tripura HC takes suo motu cognisance of anti-Muslim violence in the state CJP had also written to the National Commission for Minorities

The Tripura High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of the various reports of anti-minority violence in the state, and has asked the government to file its response by November 10. The court took note of the violence reported in various newspapers on October 26 in the districts of North Tripura, Unakoti as well as Sipahijala.…

Anti-Muslim violence flares in Tripura, CJP writes to Minorities Commission CJP has urged NCM to take cognisance of the attacks on mosques

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) over the targeted attacks experienced by members of the Muslim minority in Tripura. Over the last few days, mosques have been allegedly vandalised by right-wing groups. Further, shops and houses owned by Muslims have also not been spared by these…

Gujarat Violence: Why Zakia Jafri Wants the SC to Look Into SIT’s Clean Chit to Modi, Others The Wire

All the evidence on a ‘larger conspiracy’ submitted to the SIT merited a thorough probe, the petitioners argue, yet a closure report was filed without proper investigation. Zakia Jafri. Photo: PTI/Files New Delhi: Appearing before the Supreme Court, Zakia Jafri’s lawyer Kapil Sibal has been arguing that the special investigation team’s closure report into whether…

Hate Watch: Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui’s open call for ‘beheading’ Matter connected with placing of Quran at a Durga Puja pandal in Bangladesh

While the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led Bangladesh government has sprung into action to control the communal tensions in the country, across the border in West Bengal, hardliner Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui, who is the cleric at Furfura Sharif, and the founder Indian Secular Front (ISF) has added fuel to the communal fires. Siddiqui’s latest statement that…

Christian nuns, congregation attacked in UP: CJP approaches NCM Right-wing mob falsely accuses them of religious conversion

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) over widespread reports of right-wing vigilante mobs that have been out on the streets in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly disturbing peaceful prayers and mistreating nuns by handing them over to the police, after falsely accusing them of carrying out religious…

Kawardha communal violence: CJP petitions DGP to take certain action against perpetrators Right-wing Hindutva mob pelted stones, and attacked homes in Chhattisgarh

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the Director General of Police (DGP) of Chhattisgarh in connection with the October 5 incident of communal violence in Kawardha town in Kabirdham district. A mob of nearly 3,000 miscreants, carrying saffron flags, allegedly attacked houses and vehicles of people, and also pelted stones. A copy…

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