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Remembering the anti-minority violence in Kandhamal After travelling to Gujarat following the pogrom of 2002, I began inquiring into Hindutva nationalist mobilisations in Odisha

The Hindutva Right’s contemporary targeting of Muslim and Christian religious minorities may be traced to the 1990s. The Muslim community in Bhadrak was targeted through massified violence in March 1991. In January 1999, Graham Staines, 58, Australian missionary, and his 10 and 6-year-old sons were murdered in Keonjhar district. In August 1999, Shiekh Rahman, a Muslim clothes merchant, was mutilated and burned…

Varanasi Church Attack Case

Kandhamal in 2020: Living with national shame of impunity in perpetuity Remembering the 2008 massacre and realising how minorities remain at peril even today

There was national shame for many of us three days before Republic Day, January 23, 1999 when pastor Graham Staines along with his two young boys were burnt alive in the eastern state of Orissa.[1] Charred beyond recognition and reduced to ashes, the three bodies lay clinging to each other in what must have been a vain…

Hate Watch: Zakir Naik’s unchecked bigotry promotes religious discord CJP Hate Watch

Reaching a massive audience of over 20 million followers worldwide, religious televangelist Zakir Naik’s hateful utterances continue to pose a threat to the ideals of secularism and plurality of our Constitution. Related: Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters  Videos of hate speech by Kapil Mishra played before Delhi HC  BJP’s…

Hate Watch: Updesh Rana’s provocative hate speeches online Updesh's name is being linked to the Delhi Riots 2020

Updesh Rana, national Secretary of Vishwa Sanatan Sangh, repeatedly posts hate speeches and viral content online that seem to have found a lot of young viewers, who follow and support him religiously. Updesh’s name is being linked to the Delhi Riots 2020, with some provocative WhatsApp texts’ screenshots doing the rounds, allegedly sent by him…

Ragni Tiwari incites violence: CJP files complaint against hate We demand prosecution of Ragni Tiwari for hate speech against minorities

Amidst the Delhi riots 2020, CJP came across the (now deleted) profile of Ragni Tiwari, which was being misused to spread hate and was full of provocative content.Ragni Tiwari, who calls herself a ‘dharmyodhya’ is a member of Rashtriya Azad Manch. Her Facebook profile contained incendiary videos and rants against minorities. On February 23, 2020,…

भड़काऊ भाषण देने वाले कपिल मिश्रा के ख़िलाफ़ CJP की मुहिम Sign our Petition against serial hate speech offender Kapil Mishra

इस याचिका पर sign करें http://chng.it/HmTNbHDNvt कहा जा रहा है कि उत्तर-पूर्वी दिल्ली में हुए दंगों में कपिल मिश्रा एवं अन्य भाजपा नेताओं के भड़काऊ भाषणों का बड़ा हाथ है । कपिल मिश्रा पहले से ही सांप्रदायिक ज़हर फैलाने के लिए मशहूर है । क्या उनके ख़िलाफ़ करवाई होगी ? Related: Press Release: CJP and…

Ayodhya

CJP Impact: NBSA pulls up Aaj Tak for communal content during Ayodhya verdict coverage Press Release

In a huge victory for secular forces in the country, the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has reprimanded Aaj Tak for broadcasting communally divisive and inflammatory content during its coverage of the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case. On October 16, 2019, Aaj Tak had aired a  debate show where participants were allowed to make…

Ayodhya

Another Victory for CJP! NBSA rules in CJP’s favour in complaint against Aaj Tak The channel was reprimanded and warned, asked to remove content within 7 days

This has come as another victory for CJP in bringing the perpetrators of hate speech to book. The NBSA acted on CJP’s complaint against hateful content of Aaj Tak in connection with news coverage of the Ayodhya verdict and asked the channel to take down the debate episode in question from its social media platforms.…

Hate Watch: CJP’s complaint against Aaj Tak continues CJP responds to NBSA over reply from TV Today

CJP has furthered our original complaint on the inflammatory telecast to the NBSA.. We had first sent a complaint to TV Today (October 17, 2019) but the same failed to elicit a response. After which we proceeded to file complaint with the NBSA. Thereafter, a response from the broadcaster did not, in our view, answer…

In bizarre comment, BJP leader, Dilip Ghosh, asks beef eaters to eat dog meat He is known for his inciting speeches and has also threatened West Bengal police in the past

Dilip Ghosh, BJP President in West Bengal, known for making threatening remarks in the past, and a repeat offender when it comes to making inciting statements, now makes controversial comments asking beef eaters to eat dog meat and venerates “desi cow” milk calling it golden milk. In line with his own track record over the…

Another Victory for CJP

Decoding Hate: The Hindu Alt-Right Demands To Rule Over Twitter How hate-mongering is spread by the mere number of right-wing trolls

It began with this tweet. https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191588387142029314 (At the time of publishing, this account has ceased to exist.) CJP is dedicated to finding and bringing to light instances of Hate Speech, so that the bigots propagating these venomous ideas can be unmasked and brought to justice. To learn more about our campaign again hate speech, please…

Pehlu Khan lynching: Rajasthan files appeal before HC Two appeal petitions against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case

The Rajasthan government and the family of Pehlu Khan filed two appeal petitions on Thursday before the Rajasthan High Court against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case. This came in wake of the August 14 order of a trial court at Alwar that had acquitted all six accused. They had been charged with…

BJP Mumbai Chief spews venom against minorities in election speech CJP moves Election Commission

In a flagrant violation of the Rule 3 of the Model Code of Conduct set by the Election Commission for Political Parties and Candidates, BJP Mumbai Chief Mangal Pratap Lodha delivered a communally charged speech at a rally in Mumbadevi on Wednesday. While the EC took cognizance of the matter suo motu keeping the repercussions…

Hari Om

Hate Watch: Meet the Dadri Lynching accused who opened fire at Police CJP Hate Watch

Hari Om, an accused in the 2015 Dadri lynching case was arrested after an encounter with police in Greater Noida, UP, this month. Though Hari Om was granted bail in the mob lynching case he was later wanted in at least four cases of robbery and dishonestly receiving stolen property in Ghaziabad. When UP police…

Gujarat Riots

Former Guj DGP moves HC, demands tabling of Part 2 of Nanavati Commission Report State finally agrees, report to be tabled in Budget Session

Former Gujarat Director General of Police RB Sreekumar has moved Gujarat High Court demanding that the second part of the Nanavati Commission report be tabled before the Gujarat State Assembly so that its findings can become public. The Nanavati Commission was set up to look into the facts, circumstances and all the course of events…

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