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Take action against Hate Speech: PUCL to EC Human Rights Organisation lists examples of hateful and inflammatory content

Following over 65 complaints from individuals and organisations, including  one by cjp.org.in on the politico-religious Ram Navmi Rathyatras held by Vishwa Hindu Parishad cadres in Bengal, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has written to the Election Commission urging action against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for violation of the Model Code of Conduct,…

Stop VHP’s Ram Navami Yatras in Bengal CJP appeals for ban on the yatras during elections

The VHP is organising 700 Ram Navami rallies in Bengal in the middle of the elections. Last year, these rallies had led to communal tensions across West Bengal. In light of this CJP appeals to the Election Commission to stop these political rallies.   Related: VHP plans 700 Shobha Yatras during Elections: Shouldn’t EC ban…

Former Judge in the dock for inflammatory speech at J&K rally Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

An FIR has been lodged against former district judge, Syed Tauqeer from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The former judge reportedly resorted to inflammatory speech while addressing a gathering in the area. Tauqeer was reported to have said, “I have been told that the forest department is closing your roads. Now you have my…

Hate Watch: SP leader makes sexist remarks against Jaya Prada Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

You know it is election season when political leaders start making hateful comments about their electoral rivals, comments that target people based on their religion, caste or gender and stem from a deep seated hate of the same. On March 28, Samajwadi Party leader Feroze Khan, who heads the party in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district,…

Pulwama Attack: Hate-mongering in times of tragedy How divisive forces work overtime to destroy India's delicate social-cultural fabric

At a time when the killing of 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama, Kashmir has shocked every Indian to the core, some right wing celebrities, not to mention the usual twitter trolls took to the Internet to spread hatred against their fellow Indians. CJP’s Hate Watch documents singers and actresses who cynically used a tragedy for…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

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…

How A Jumble Of Politics, Gender Issues And Economics Foments Hate Crime In UP Part 5 of a 6 Part Series by Factchecker.In

Naseerpur village, Mau: When the residents of Bholapur Hindoliya village in north-western Uttar Pradesh (UP) caught a 20-year-old outsider near a cattle-shed, trying to draw out a buffalo, they were enraged. Having suffered enormous losses due to frequent cattle theft, they thought they had finally found the thief. Eyewitnesses said the villagers, mostly Jats, then…

ख़ामोश रहना सबसे बड़ा गुनाह है : तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ नफ़रत के खिलाफ़

12 जनवरी 2019 की शाम मुम्बई के सीएसटी इलाके में ‘नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ हम सभी की आवाज़’ इस नाम से एक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन इया गया. कार्यक्रम का उद्देश्य इस विषय पर चर्चा करना था कि भारत का धार्मिक अल्पसंख्यक वर्ग इस कदर असुरक्षित क्यों है कि वो कभी देश की राजधानी के प्रतिष्ठित विश्वविद्यालय…

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