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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 Community Resource

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…

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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