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CJP in Action: Hate Watch CJP builds on its long legacy of fighting hate

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was founded in April 2002, in response to the massacre in Gujarat. Born out of the desire to stop hatred, CJP was founded on the constitutional values of harmony, dialogue, and understanding between all sections of Indians. Our campaign against hatred and hate speech is an effort to bring…

Gory Winter: Bombay Riots of 1992-93 Frontline

ombay in December 1992-January 93 was Hindu Rashtra in action. By TEESTA SETALVAD THE fault lines were sharp and deep in that December of 1992 when for nine days theurbs prima of India, hailed for its cosmopolitanism, saw this veneer shredded. Painfully. All of December, including the week of Christmas and New Year celebrations, public temper…

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Has ‘Bombay’ healed? Bombay Riots January 1993-State Responses and Citizens’ Initiatives

“To find a lasting social peace you have to acknowledge that something wrong happened, and society has to offer some reparation for it.” Teesta Setalvad said about the Bombay riots of December 1992-January 1993 and Gujarat riots of 2002 in an interview last year. While the state reacted promptly in convicting Muslims in case of…

Bombay Riots Timeline Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win, but the battle wages on... for toy soldiers

The violence during the Bombay Riots of 1992-93 occurred in two phases, escalating to its peak between Jan 5 and Jan 9, 1993. This timeline documents key instances of rioting and violence that took place on each day of both those phases. [TIMELINE-24496]   Help CJP Act on the Ground: Citizens Tribunals, Public Hearings within…

Mukesh Parpiani

Dark Clouds over the City of Dreams The Bombay Riots Story told through Newspaper Reports

Few events in history change the face of cities in a manner not recognizable. ‘Bombay’, now Mumbai has been long known for its cosmopolitan fabric. Every day lakhs of people migrate to ‘Bombay’ with a thousand dreams. Some want to make it big in the Bollywood, some just want to earn a living. The city,…

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Anatomy of a Hate Crime The Bombay Riots Story

The narrative of mass violence targeted against India’s religious minorities has always been preceded and accompanied by a conscious and deliberate attempt to manipulate its chronological and historical narrative. This was visibly and sharply so with the post Babri Masjid demolition violence countrywide but especially the bouts that convulsed Bombay from the afternoon of Sunday,…

Bombay riots: Police admits inaction

PEOPLE’S Verdict, a 160-page report of the Indian People Human Rights Tribunal released, along with a well-attended press conference, on August 4th. This is a strong indictment of the Bombay police, the state government and political parties like the Shiv Sena, the RSS and the BJP. The tribunal comprised of three retired judges – Justice…

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