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पुलवामा आतंकी हमला: बदले से नहीं, न्याय से भरेंगे ज़ख्म सचिव की मेज़ से

14 फरवरी को कश्मीर में केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF) के काफ़िले पर आतंकवादियों द्वारा हमले में भारत ने अपने 44 बहादुर बेटे खो दिए. असहनीय दुःख वाली इस भयावह घटना से पूरे देश में शोक की लहर फैल गई है. बहुत से लोग इस दुःख को व्यक्त करने के लिए कुछ अप्रिय रास्ता भी अपना रहे हैं……

Communal hatred being spread since last 4 years: Ex-Bombay High Court judge The Free Press Journal

Mumbai: Communal hatred is spreading across the country, especially since last four years, lamented Justice (retired) Abhay Thipsay of the Bombay High Court, on Thursday. The former judge further appealed to citizens to come together and ensure there is peace in our nation. Justice Thipsay, who joined Congress party last year, was speaking at an event…

Pulwama attack:‘important to win hearts of the community to which terrorists belong’ The Hindu

Julio Ribeiro, former Director General, CRPF who was deputed to Punjab to fight Khalistani terrorists, sent a message for the ‘Citizens Against Terror’ meeting in Mumbai on Thursday. The spirit of nationalism has been demonstrably proved all over the country as thousands of ordinary citizens spontaneously met in groups, at street corners and halls to…

A tribute to Pulwama martyrs, a plea against hate-mongering The Hindu

Meet throws light on plight of Kashmiris, media-induced negativity and fear As the whole country pays tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed by a suicide bomber in Pulwama, a meet was organised in the city to condemn the loss on Thursday. The meet was organised by Citizens of Justice and Peace,…

Pulwama Terrorist Attack: Must contain spilling over of revengeful emotions Admiral Ramdas's message for Citizens Against Terror

The tragic event of the suicide bomber attack on the convoy at Pulwama resulting in the deaths of 41 CRPF Jawans, is despicable and condemnable. A proper enquiry must identify the causes and the weaknesses and failures that have resulted in this tragedy. On behaIf of my wife and myself, I would like to convey…

Pulwama Terrorist Attack: Stop and Contemplate what can be done to Avoid such Massacres Julio Ribeiro's message for Citizens Against Terror

The spirit of Nationalism has been demonstrably proved all over the country when thousands of ordinary citizens spontaneously met in groups, at street corners and in halls, to show their sympathy with the 41 C.R.P.F. Jawans who were killed in one instant explosion triggered by a fidayeen. They also demonstrated their anger against those who…

Citizens Condemn Pulwama Terror Attack, Appeal for Unity The Siasat Daily

We, as citizens of Mumbai, a city that has been target of brute acts of terror from across the border several times, and all of India, strongly condemn the latest such attack at Pulwama when the country has lost 44 selfless, jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Kashmir on February 14.…

Pulwama Terror Attack: Justice, not Revenge, will Help us all Heal From the Secretary's Desk

India lost 44 of her bravest sons when terrorists attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Kashmir on February 14. The country was left juggling extreme emotions ranging from numbing shock to inescapable grief and even bouts of blinding rage at this senseless massacre. Many people though took to coping with these emotions…

More than 8,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan in first nine months of 2018: UN

In a report released earlier this month, the United Nations said that at least 8,050 Afghan civilians were wounded or killed in the first nine months of 2018, Reuters reported. The same period in 2017 saw 8,084 casualties. According to the report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), in 2018, deaths increased by…

Hate Watch: Is there a Hidden Agenda behind holding Ardh Kumbh in an Election Year? Advocate Prashant Bhushan fears a false flag attack at religious event

In an unprecedented move, the Uttar Pradesh government, under Chief Minister Adityanath, is organising the six-yearly ardh-Kumbh (half Kumbh) on a massive scale. While the entire exercise, being held in an election year, smacks of opportunism, a distinct communal agenda is visible as well. Now, in an exclusive interview, eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan has brought up the possibility of false…

Ready reckoner to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 Understand what is "unlawful" and what constitutes a "terrorist act"

Here are provisions under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 that deal with defining terrorists and terrorist activity as well as punishments prescribed for such acts. What constitutes a terrorist act (Sec. 15): Whoever, with intent to threaten the unity, integrity, security or sovereignty of India or to strike terror in the people or any…

Gauri Lankesh laid to rest, but The Truth could not be buried One year after her assassination, more evidence emerges of saffron plot to silence rationalists

September 5 marks one whole year since the eventful night when Gauri Lankesh, a fearless journalist and outspoken rationalist, was gunned down in cold blood outside her Bangalore home. In life she was a journalist who unearthed the truth. But even in death, it appears that Gauri will not allow the truth to stay buried. Skeletons…

Increased Cross-border Shelling has devastated lives: Concerned Citizens Group Six fold increase in ceasefire violations, 40,000 civilians evacuated

In view of the rise in cross-border firing between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) decided to visit some of the affected areas. They also held discussions with prominent opinion makers in Jammu and in Srinagar. The primary rationale…

Drug-related violence fuelled record 29,168 murders in Mexico in 2017

The Guardian reported that Mexico recorded 29,168 murders in 2017, the highest such number in decades, according to government data. The number of murders for 2017 is higher than the homicide rate at the height of the drug war in Mexico in 2011; in that year, the number of murders was 27,213. The murder rate in 2017…

People won’t demand identification of bodies if they knew where their loved ones were buried : Khurram Parvez

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP ) in a statement issued on  November 2, 2017, has welcomed the State Human Rights Commission’s (SHRC) order asking the state government to investigate 2080 mass graves. On October 24, 2017, in response to a petition filed by APDP regarding the presence of 3844 (Poonch with 2717 Graves…

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