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We fought Hate, with all our Heart CJP’s resilient struggle against a growing atmosphere of hate and online vitriol in 2018

In a long tradition of fighting hate and its commitment to secular and peace enforcing values, right from the Bombay riots of 92-93, Gujarat massacre of 2012 and Ayodhya dispute, CJP kept its #JungJaari to combat hate, acrimony and online vitriol. Even as sane voices kept drowning in mainstream media’s high pitched supposedly nationalist and…

UP SHRC directs DM to act on CJP’s complaint against Hate campaign in Amroha Attempts were made to incite violence between Dalits and Muslims

In February 2018, fake news of forced conversion of Dalits in Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh began to circulate on social media. It emerged that this was a willful campaign on misinformation, designed to pit Dalits against Muslims. CJP complained to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The UP State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has now…

हेट वॉच- धर्म संसद में हुए नफ़रतपूर्ण भाषणों के ख़िलाफ़ CJP ने दर्ज कराई शिकायत हिंसा भड़काने व सामंजस्य बिगाड़ने वालों पर हम कड़ी कार्यवाही की मांग करते हैं

बीते जुलाई महीने की 22 तारीख़ को हरियाणा में एक धार्मिक सभा का आयोजन हुआ जिसे धर्म संसद कहा गया. इस सभा में ऐसे बहुतेरों को मंच मिला जो भारतीय समाज के सुद्रिण ताने-बाने को तोड़ने की, लोगों को समुदायों में बाँट देने की, उत्पात, हिंसा और नफ़रत फैलाने की बात करते हैं. CJP ने…

Hate Watch: CJP files complaint over hate-filled speeches at Dharm Sansad Seeks action against statements inciting violence, disharmony

A recent religious conclave, or Dharm Sansad, held in July, became a platform for multiple individuals to deliver hate-filled speeches inciting violence against sections of Indians, particularly those from marginalised communities. CJP took note of this event, where a whole host of measures ostensibly to protect Hindu culture in India were proposed. Multiple controversial matters…

Hate Watch: CJP files complaint over hate-filled Zee News show Seeks action from NBSA against violence-inducing content

CJP has filed an official complaint with the NBSA over ‘inciteful’ and violence-inducing content aired by Zee News. We took note after Zee News saw fit to air divisive content on June 30, 2018, during its ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ programme. The show, a poetry meet or kavi sammelan, featured multiple poets who called for widespread violence…

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…

Taking Errant News Broadcasters to Task How to file a complaint against news channels airing hateful or inciteful content

It is not new to see news channels, created to broadcast an honest and unbiased view of the world to the masses, tumbling in their work. Some news channels now are presenting aggressive, biased and allegedly dishonest content to the public on a regular basis. These news channels are required to follow a certain set…

Hate Watch: CJP writes to Zee News Seeks action against hate filled poetry show

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the Zee Media Corporation after its channel, Zee News, saw fit to air a divisive programme on June 30, 2018, on its ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ segment. The programme featured multiple poets who called for widespread violence against the population of Jammu and Kashmir, with no…

Hate Watch: Zee News and Aaj Tak air Hate Poetry in Hindi Divisive and hateful language used as audience members, including young children, consume it with joy

Poetry meets or ‘Kavi Sammelan’ are a staple for Hindi news channels. Almost every Hindi news channel has one and they are consistently aired on weekends as special features. A poetry war on surgical strike was aired on Zee News last Sunday. The show called ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ had poets who spoke about Kashmir, the…

Hate Speech Rules the Day Join Our Campaign Against Hate Speech

A report released on April 25, 2018 by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) says that the BJP leads the pack when it comes to members who have police complaints of hate speech filed against them. Join Our Campaign Against Hate Speech Understand what constitutes Hate Speech How Hate Builds  

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