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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…

Lingering Fear, Distrust, Justice Delayed, Denied A Field Report From 13 Sites Of Hate Crime In Uttar Pradesh by Factchecker.in

Varanasi: With 92 attacks, 2018 recorded the most hate crime in India in a decade, according to Hate Crime Watch, a database of religious identity-based hate crimes across India from 2009 to 2018, maintained by FactChecker. Uttar Pradesh, as per the 2011 Census, accounts for 16.5% of the country’s population. However, almost a third of the hate crimes…

Remembering the Graham Staines Murder A Culture of Unrepentant Gore Reigns even after 20 Years!

The January of 1999 began on a sombre hate-filled note. NDA had been in power for the second time under a seemingly affable Atal Behari Vajpayee as prime minister but the fires of hate had been lit signalled by the men at the top. LK Advani who had the bloody rath from Somnath to Ayodhya…

Fear of violence not unfounded: SC on BJP’s Rath Yatra Apex court directs party to seek fresh approval from WB government

In a major setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court of India has directed the party to seek fresh approval for a ‘rath yatra’ from the state government of West Bengal saying that the WB government’s concerns weren’t “unfounded”. The court, however asked the state government to allow BJP rallies and meetings in the state. BJP…

Deliberate attempt to deflect attention from Bulanshahr cop’s murder? Fact finding team alleges cover-up by SIT

One month after violence sparked in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, on December 3, 2018, a delegation from the CPI(M), led by Brinda Karat and Subhasini Ali visited Naya Bas and Chindraoti villages in Siyana block in Bulandshahr, on January 5. The delegation met with several people in the area, and has released a report indicating a…

आखिर राम मंदिर मुद्दा है क्या ? सुनिए अयोध्या की कहानी ,तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की ज़ुबानी

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने राम मंदिर मंदिर मामले पर सुनवाई के लिए एक Constitutional Bench का गठन किया है। पर आखिरकार राम जन्मभूमि बाबरी मस्जिद अयोध्या मुद्दा है क्या ? सुनिए अयोध्या की कहानी , तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की ज़ुबानी.   और पढ़िए – अयोध्या में शांति के लिए एक विनम्र अनुरोध “खेत अधिग्रहित हो गया, मुआवज़ा…

Latehar Lynching Case: All 8 accused found Guilty! Justice in second major lynching case in Jharkhand, sentencing on December 20

In a body blow to mobocracy and cow vigilantism, a Jharkhand court has convicted all 8 accused in the Latehar lynching case. This is the second time the court has convicted people in a lynching case, the first being the cold blooded and coordinated killing of coal trader Alimuddin Ansari. On March 18, 2016, 32…

नफरत फैला कर जेब भरने वाला एक और हिंदुत्ववादी CJP Hate Watch

CJP Hate Watch प्रस्तुत करता है दीपक शर्मा नाम के एक हिंदुत्व के सिपाही का सच। सोशल मीडिया में सरेआम नफरत बेच कर निजी फायदा करने वाले दीपक शर्मा अकेले नहीं है। वे चल रहे हैं हिंदुत्व के उन सेनापतिओं के दिखाए पथ पर जिन्होंने अल्पसंख़्यकों के ख़िलाफ नफरत फैला कर अपने राजनैतिक करियर खड़े…

1984 Sikh Genocide: Justice Delayed, but not Denied Sajjan Kumar convicted, sentenced to Life Imprisonment

The Delhi High Court has held Congress leader and former MP Sajjan Kumar guilty for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The court found him guilty of offences of murder, promoting enmity between groups and defiling public property. The court overturned a 2013 acquittal by a lower court and asked…

What is the Ram Temple Really about? Teesta Setalvad presents a ready reckoner on what the Ram Temple movement really is

As the 2019 general election approaches, the ghosts of 1992 are back on India’s streets. There seems to be a well organized clamor for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, in clear defiance of the Supreme Court. And so, for the many who do not know what the original Ram Temple movement is and…

SC defers hearing on Zakia Jafri’s plea till Nov 26 Daily Excelsior

NEW DELHI, Nov 19: The Supreme Court Monday deferred till November 26 hearing on the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Narendra Modi, who was then Gujarat Chief Minister, in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots. Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who…

Gujarat riots: Supreme Court to hear Zakia plea on November 26 The Indian Express

Appearing for the SIT, senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi said the matter had already been decided by the trial court and HC. He also questioned social activist Teesta Setalvad being a co-petitioner. The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till November 26 the hearing on a plea by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri,…

SC to hear on Nov 26 Zakia’s plea against clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots Business Standard

The Supreme Court Monday deferred till November 26 the hearing on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with 2002 riots in Gujarat when he was the chief minister. Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has…

Top Court Defers Zakia Jafri’s Plea Hearing In Gujarat Riots Till Monday NDTV

2002 Gujarat Riots Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for SIT said Zakia’s plea was not maintainable and social activist Teesta Seetalvad cannot be the second petitioner NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today deferred till November 26 hearing on the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Narendra…

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