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Hate Watch: Dharma Sansad spews venom against Islam Doomsday rhetoric about Islam rife at religious conclave in Haryana

A conclave of ‘sants’ gathered in Haryana for a ‘dharma sansad’ on July 21-22 where they wrote a letter in blood to the Prime Minister, proposing a whole host of measures ostensibly to protect Hindu culture. Multiple controversial matters regarding Hindus and Islam in India, were discussed at the meeting, including stringent family planning measures…

Another Victory for CJP

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…

Kathua Rape case

Group of ‘Intellectuals’: Kashmiri members of Crime Branch team “botched up” investigations in Kathua Report is a combination of conspiracy theories fanning communal flames

In yet another attempt to discredit the investigation by the Crime Branch into the Kathua rape case, a ‘fact finding report’ by a group calling itself Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA), claims that there are discrepancies in the charge-sheet and that the Crime Branch “botched-up” the investigations. However, a close inspection of these alleged discrepancies suggests that…

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…

Legal Technicalities in the Zakia Zafri Case Part 4 of a Four Part Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

Senior counsel, Mihir Desai explains how two FIRs can be filed in matters of grave crimes and how courts have approached the issue of larger conspiracy. How far has the High Court gone in its judgement of 5th October, 2017? The High Court has not analysed or examined this evidence.

Application to CJI

  September 2007 To  Justice KG Balakrishnan Chief Justice of India Ref: When Judge Turns Partisan We, citizens of India, committed to a secular and democratic state and polity, are shocked at the recent statements by Justice Srivastava of the Allahabad high court last week, a few days before his retirement from the judicial services. Five days before he was to be relived…

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