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Hate Watch: How Hate trends on Twitter A look into communal echo chambers

Once again, in wake of Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder in Lucknow, it was Twitter, the micro blogging site used by 350 million Indians that became the battleground, figuratively, of a deeply communal war. For three days, starting Saturday, October 19, venomous hashtags have been used against Islam and Muslims, threatening to break out into physical retribution,…

My Ancestors were Freedom Fighters, I will not let my Grief tear the Nation apart Son killed in Asansol riots, Imam Imdadul Rashidi appeals against violence and vengeance

Asansol’s Imam Imdadul Rashidi’s young son was killed during the ram navami riots that swept through Asansol in 2018. At that moment of grief, the Imam not only appealed for peace but also ensured that there was no retaliation. He even refused to pursue police investigation into the death. This, like Gandhiji in Noakhali during…

Spaces of Higher Education are the New Battlegrounds of Inequality: Abhay Xaxa Everyday struggles of Adivasis and their limited representation in Social Media

Adivasis or India’s indigenous people have faced centuries of oppression and exploitation. Today they fight a battle on many fronts. The first against a powerful nexus of industrialists, bureaucrats and the police who have made successive attempts made to usurp their forests, land and water resources. The second in institutes of higher learning against systemic exclusion…

Gauhati HC reconstitutes Special Bench presiding over FT appeals Single judge replaced with two judge bench

In a huge relief to many people who fear exclusion from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Gauhati High Court has reconstituted the bench which hears appeals against judgments of Foreigners’ Tribunals. The previous single judge has been replaced by a two judge bench now. In an order dated July 3, 2018,…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

SC urged to formulate guidelines to curb Cow Vigilantism Petition against Gau Rakshaks suggests appointment of Nodal Officers in worst affected areas

The Supreme Court has been urged to formulate comprehensive guidelines to ensure that the Indian law and order machinery effectively curtails the menace of cow vigilantism and as importantly, protects victims from the marginalised sections. This would ensure some measure of monitoring and due diligence recording of rogue states given the increase in the menace.…

असम में छाए मानवीय संकट पर क्या बोले जमशेर अली? तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की जमशेर अली के साथ ख़ास बातचीत

असम में राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर के कारण फैले मानवीय संकट पर तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की जमशेर अली के साथ ख़ास बातचीत   Related Articles: Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead in Assam Detention Camp How the National Register of Citizens causes ‘othering’ of minorities in Assam More confusion in Assam after NRC clarifies order on families…

AIUFWP urges Sonebhadra DM to investigate harassment of Adivasi women Demands immediate implementation of Forest Rights Act

Two incidents of violation of fundamental freedoms of Adivasi Forest workers took place recently in Sonebhadra, UP. One on May 18, in which as many as 12 Adivasi women from Lilasi village, Dudhi were seemingly falsely accused of cutting trees, and hence taken to the Nevarpur thana and harassed throughout the day by police. Another on May 22, when…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

CJP fights for justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre Punctures Prevalent Culture of Impunity

For 16 long years, CJP has stood by its credo, to assist the eye-witness survivors of the genocidal carnage in Gujarat in 2002, get justice and reparation. We have battled within the Courts, stood by the Survivors in their quest for justice and achieved milestones. In the process we have also been victimised by an…

Homophobia is Anti-National: Keshav Suri #DesiMillennial Interview on decriminalisation of Section 377

Section 377, that criminalises ‘unnatural sex‘ has been the bane of every Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) person’s existence in India. But with feisty Millennials like Keshav Suri moving the Indian Supreme Court to decriminalise Section 377, it appears that the day is not far when the sun would shine bright…

actions of BCI politically motivated

Kathua Rape Case: Are the actions of BCI politically motivated? BCI says Kathua lawyers did not obstruct charge-sheet filing, demand CBI probe

The Bar Council of India (BCI), on April 26, 2018, told the Supreme Court that the Kathua Bar Association hadn’t obstructed the Crime Branch from filing the charge-sheet against the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case. The BCI also advocated the CBI probe into the case. Notably, on April 9, 2018 lawyers from the Kathua…

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