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Pehlu Khan lynching: Rajasthan files appeal before HC Two appeal petitions against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case

The Rajasthan government and the family of Pehlu Khan filed two appeal petitions on Thursday before the Rajasthan High Court against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case. This came in wake of the August 14 order of a trial court at Alwar that had acquitted all six accused. They had been charged with…

Hate Watch: Meet the Dadri Lynching accused who opened fire at Police CJP Hate Watch

Hari Om, an accused in the 2015 Dadri lynching case was arrested after an encounter with police in Greater Noida, UP, this month. Though Hari Om was granted bail in the mob lynching case he was later wanted in at least four cases of robbery and dishonestly receiving stolen property in Ghaziabad. When UP police…

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…

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…

हेट हटाओ: नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ सीजेपी का नया ऐप अभी डाउनलोड करें!

शान्ति और सत्य के मसीहा, महात्मा गांधी की हत्या की 71वीं वर्षगांठ पर, आज हम सिटीजन्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (सीजेपी), नफ़रत और कट्टरता की संस्कृति को समाप्त करने के अपने संकल्प को थोड़ा और मज़बूत कर रहे हैं, जिससे हमारे देश के सामाजिक और सांस्कृतिक ताने-बाने को खतरा है. हम नफ़रत से लड़ने के लिए ख़ास तौर…

Hate Hatao: CJP’s New App to Fight Hate Download now! 

Today, on the 71st anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, a true messiah of peace, we at Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) are strengthening our resolve to ending the culture of hate and bigotry that threatens the socio-cultural fabric of our nation. We are launching Hate Hatao, a revolutionary new app designed to fight…

हेट हटाओ, देश बचाओ: जानिए इस App के बारे में CJP पेश करती है एक क्रांतिकारी App

सालों से नफ़रत और हिंसा का मुकाबला कर रही CJP पेश करती है एक क्रांतिकारी नया APP – हेट हटाओ। बढ़ती साम्प्रदायिक हिंसा और घृणा के बिगड़ते माहौल में हेट हटाओ ऐप से आप उपयुक्त सबूतों जैसे कि, स्क्रीनशॉट, वीडियो या एक तस्वीर के ज़रिए अभद्र भाषा, धमकी और हेट स्पीच से जुड़े अपराधों को…

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…

Remembering the Graham Staines Murder A Culture of Unrepentant Gore Reigns even after 20 Years!

The January of 1999 began on a sombre hate-filled note. NDA had been in power for the second time under a seemingly affable Atal Behari Vajpayee as prime minister but the fires of hate had been lit signalled by the men at the top. LK Advani who had the bloody rath from Somnath to Ayodhya…

2002 Gujarat riots case: SC to hear plea against clean chit to PM Modi on Nov. 19 National Herald

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday, November 19, Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging the clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then chief minister of Gujarat The Supreme Court will hear on Monday, November 19, Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging the clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then chief minister of…

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