Citizens for Justice and Peace


VHP plans 700 Shobha Yatras during Elections: Shouldn’t EC ban them? Glaring violation of Election Model Code of Conduct

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to organise 700 shobha yatras to celebrate Ram Navami across South Bengal on April 14, just four days before the second phase of the general elections. Given that these yatras have a history of inflaming communal passions and leading to large scale violence, shouldn’t the Election Commission step in and put…

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…

How to Fight Communal Hate The signs that need to be recognized and combated

In this video address to Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, West Bengal, noted activist and human rights campaigner Teesta Setalvad lays out a fundamental framework for organisations fighting communal hate. What are the signs that need to be timely recognized and combated. She also takes a moment to salute the brave Asansol Imam whose…

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