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असम में मुस्लिम परिवार पर हुआ हमला, CJP ने की रक्षा NRC दावा आपत्ति सुनवाई केंद्र के बाहर हुआ हमला

असम में NRC दावा – आपत्ति प्रक्रिया में शामिल होने वाले एक भारतीय असमी मुस्लिम परिवार पर सुनवाई केंद्र के बाहर कुछ लोगों द्वारा क्रूरतापूर्वक हमला किया गया। इतना ही नहीं, पीड़ित परिवार की महिलाओं तक को नहीं बक्शा गया। घटना स्थल पर मौजूद पुलिस कर्मियों ने जब कथित तौर पर कोई कार्रवाई नहीं की,…

Stop VHP’s Ram Navami Yatras in Bengal CJP appeals for ban on the yatras during elections

The VHP is organising 700 Ram Navami rallies in Bengal in the middle of the elections. Last year, these rallies had led to communal tensions across West Bengal. In light of this CJP appeals to the Election Commission to stop these political rallies.   Related: VHP plans 700 Shobha Yatras during Elections: Shouldn’t EC ban…

Muslim man forced to eat pork

MLA Kapil Mishra spews venom against Islam in video Join CJP's campaign against #HateFreeElections

On April 4, 2019, Kapil Sharma, MLA from the Karawal Nagar constituency in the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi, tweeted a violence-inducing post, addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Misrepresenting the Islamic flag (moon and stars on a green background) with that which represents the state of Pakistan, Kapil Mishra tweeted, “Those who broke down the…

Controversial RSS-backed candidate contesting from Sabarimala constituency K. Surendran had previously used cow slaughter images to stoke controversy

RSS-backed Kerala BJP state unit general secretary K. Surendran has bagged the important ticket from the Pathanamthitta district situated in Sabarimala. This constituency is based around the Sabarimala temple. He will be contesting against sitting Congress MP Anto Antony and LDF (CPIM led Left Democratic Front) candidate Veena George. K. Surendran was earlier booked on charges of conspiracy to…

Remembering Gulberg: Revisiting the Ruins 17 years after the massacre, Ehsan Jafri and Azhar Mody's Families meet at Gulberg Society

On February 28, 2002 a raging mob descended on Gulberg Society in Gujarat, baying for the blood of its residents. Many of them took refuge in the home of former Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri. Infact, when the crowd became uncontrollable, Jafri bravely stepped out to reason with them. But they lynched him brutally…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

Locating the Role of State and Changing Nature of Violence Part-1 of a Study on Communal Violence by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism

As per newspaper reports, the number of communal incidents all over India in 2018 has been the lowest in the past four years. The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) monitors reports of communal incidents in five newspapers every year. In 2018 the number of communal incidents reported was 38 as compared to…

How Hate Crimes Change Lives, Livelihoods And Ways Of Living Conclusion to a six-part investigation by Factchecker.in

Sonda Habibpur village, Bulandshahr: “Sometimes, I feel like Gabbar Singh,” 44-year-old Shrikrishna said, unable to control his tears and struggling to look for documents in a thick stack, in the faint light of a single bulb in his courtyard. In the six months since he was publicly assaulted and humiliated, allegedly by mostly upper-caste men,…

Hate Watch: CJP’s Hate Hatao app gets reports of shooting of Gandhi effigy CJP writes to Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Police

On January 30, the day of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by Hindutva activist Nathuram Godse, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) launched our app, Hate Hatao, to allow citizens to submit reports of instances of hate that they may encounter. On that very day, Hindu Mahasabha national secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey was captured on…

How A Jumble Of Politics, Gender Issues And Economics Foments Hate Crime In UP Part 5 of a 6 Part Series by Factchecker.In

Naseerpur village, Mau: When the residents of Bholapur Hindoliya village in north-western Uttar Pradesh (UP) caught a 20-year-old outsider near a cattle-shed, trying to draw out a buffalo, they were enraged. Having suffered enormous losses due to frequent cattle theft, they thought they had finally found the thief. Eyewitnesses said the villagers, mostly Jats, then…

In The Wake Of Hate Crime, Leaving Home In Search Of Safety Part 4 of a series of reports on Hate Crime in UP by Factchecker.in

Soi village, Bulandshahr: “Baba loved the village,” said Vakeel Ahmad, a year and a half after his father Ghulam Mohammed was lynched outside Soi village of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh (UP), where the family had lived for generations. “He always said there can be no better place than the village,” Ahmad said, on the phone…

Why Police Action across UP’s Hate-Crime Hot Spots is causing Fear and Alarm among Muslims Part 3 of a six part investigation by Factchecker.in

Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh: Recalling his reaction on hearing that all three of his buses had been set afire by a mob, Abdul* said his first emotion was not fear. It was panic. In January 2018, a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ (Tricolour March) taken out by Hindu activists on Republic Day triggered a communal clash in Kasganj in western…

Role of the Media: How Hate was Spread in 2002 in Gujarat Excerpts from the Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report, Crimes Against Humanity, Gujarat 2002

The following piece that first appeared in the Nov Dec 2002 edition of Communalism Combat examines the role of media in spreading hate during the Gujarat 2002 communal carnage.   The Tribunal recommends that all the recommendations made by the Editors’ Guild in its report on the Gujarat carnage be implemented. India; Rights and Wrongs the Editors…

Across UP’s Hate Crimes, A Pattern ‘Outsiders’ Fuel Passions, Police Act Selectively, Relationships Crumble

Adhauli village, Bulandshahr: Now, with the benefit of hindsight, people can connect the dots and see the pattern emerging across hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It starts with a minor incident, controversial enough to draw the crowds, but the situation remains on slow burn. Until people from outside the village appear, fueling passions and inciting…

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