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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…

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…

Free Speech in India 2018 The State Rolls On

A Report by the FreeSpeechCollective Overview: The State flexes its muscles, other assaults continue unabated Free speech in India came under attack on all fronts in 2018. Alarmingly, even as assaults continued unabated, the State was all set to take on the mantle of the chief censor with repressive regulatory and surveillance mechanisms being put in place…

NRC Claims and Objections process

UN questions ‘statelessness and disenfranchisement’ of ‘minority groups’ in Assam Special Rapporteur's report to UNGA highlights plight of Bengali Muslims

The UN Special Rapporteur has once again raised the issue of possible statelessness of millions of people in Assam in wake of the exclusion of their names from the National Register of Citizens (NRC). This is part of a report titled Contemporary forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance that was presented before…

कासगंज केस में फ़र्ज़ी पुलिस जांच तह्किकाती रिपोर्ट का सनसनीखेज़ खुलासा - पुलिस ने हिन्दुओं को बचाया, मुसलमानों को फंसाया

26 जनवरी 2018, गणतंत्र दिवस, की सुबह उत्तर प्रदेश के कासगंज शहर में सांप्रदायिक दंगा भड़का. पुलिस ने दावा किया कि हिंसा तब हुई जब हिंदुओं की एक मोटरसाइकिल रैली को मुसलमानों ने अपने मोहल्ले से गुज़रने से रोका. इस रैली में भाग ले रहे चंदन गुप्ता नाम के एक हिंदू लड़के की हिंसा के दौरान…

Ensure Justice in Kasganj

Did Police purposely derail Kasganj Investigation? Report reveals how members of one community were framed to protect those from another

On Republic Day this year, Kasganj town of Uttar Pradesh became the scene of violent communal clashes where a young man Chandan Gupta lost his life. While it was initially claimed that the riot was triggered by members of the minority community who tried to prevent members of the majority community from taking out a…

Tuticorin firing

The Day Tuticorin Burned Findings of the People's Inquest

On May 22, 2018, police fired into a crowd of protesters near the Collectorate in Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) in Tamil Nadu to mark the 100th day of peaceful protests against the proposed expansion of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant. By that evening, 11 people had been killed, and four more died over the subsequent days. Here…

actions of BCI politically motivated

SC takes suo motu cognisance of Kathua lawyers’ unruly behaviour Lawyers had called strike in support of the accused, obstructed victim's lawyer and cops from entering court

The Supreme Court on April 13, 2018 took Suo Motu notice and started proceedings on the unruly conduct of Kathua Lawyers and some members of the Jammu Bar Association, where they obstructed advocate Deepika Thusoo, the lawyer appearing for the family of the eight year old Bakherwal girl who was brutally raped and murdered in…

Under Siege: Violence against Children in Jammu and Kashmir Shocking findings of a JKCCS Report

The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) recently published a report, titled ‘Terrorized: Impact of Violence on the Children of Jammu and Kashmir’, which details the various ways in which violence has been perpetrated against children in Jammu and Kashmir, and its effects. First, the report notes that children in the state “are living…

Growing Communalism in Jammu Concerned Citizens Group's disturbing findings

The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) visited Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year to take stock of how people are being affected due to increased cross-border firing and growing communalism. They travelled to the villages of Kapurpur, Bera, and Jeora Farm in Jammu (along the international border or IB), the village Ganiah on the LoC, as…

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