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Sudarshan TV airs ‘UPSC Jihad’ show No 'proof', but theatrics and allegations aplenty!

With friends in high places, Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke aired his controversial show ‘Bindas Bol’ alleging Muslims were ‘infiltrating’ the central services in great numbers. This is the first of the nine episode series, where he claims to bring ‘proof’ to show that the educated Muslim community was joining the civil services in ‘massive’ numbers. However,…

CJP moves NBSA against Sudarshan News Files complaint against highly communal promotional trailer about 'UPSC Jihad'

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a complaint with the  News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) in connection with a communally inflammatory promotional video for a show on the presence of minorities in public service. This complaint is against Sudarshan News, a television news channel, for a trailer of the show alleging ‘UPSC Jihad’ that…

Proto-fascism and State impunity in Majoritarian India: An Interview with Teesta Setalvad Jindal Global Law Review

This interview with Teesta Setalvad was conducted in the wake of the February 2020 anti-Muslim violence in North East Delhi. Drawing on her vast experience as a human rights activist, journalist, and peace educator, Setalvad’s responses map the continuum — across years, anti-minority pogroms and ruling parties with divergent ideologies — of the cultures of hate,…

CJP complains to NBSA against Zee News report on “Zameen Jihad” The channel has submitted its response and the hearing will commence once NBSA resumes functioning

The channel allegedly borrowed the deeply communal term from social media and ran a complete show propagating various types of Jihad in the country categorising them as soft jihad and hard jihad. In March, Zee News aired a programme hosted by Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary called “DNA: Jammu मेंज़मीन के ‘इस्लामीकरण’ का DNA टेस्ट” (DNA test…

Zamser Ali gets bail in Assam The human rights defender was arrested in a case of defamation

Zamser Ali, a well-known social activist and journalist, who also heads CJP’s Assam state team was granted bail on Monday by the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Mangaldai in Darrang district. He had been arrested on May 7, for making derogatory and defamatory social media posts against a woman professor of Mangaldai College who had herself allegedly…

Zamser Ali moves court for bail Noted Assamese human rights defender was arrested in a case of defamation

Zamser Ali, a well-known social activist and journalist, who also heads CJP’s Assam state team was today produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Mangaldai in Darrang district. He had been arrested on May 7, for making derogatory and defamatory social media posts against a woman professor of Mangaldai College who had herself allegedly…

CJP condemns arrest of human rights activist Zamser Ali in Assam Ali had raised his voice against the blatantly communal social media posts by Rupa Rani Bhuyan, a college professor

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)’s Assam state coordinator Zamser Ali who is a highly respected human rights activist and journalist, was arrested in Mangaldai on May 7, in connection with a case where he had objected to communal social media posts made by Rupa Rani Bhuyan, who teaches English at the Mangaldai College. CJP…

CJP sends complaint to India Today for its sting operation on Madrasas, terming them as hotspots The complaint also questions the sting operation and the hate peddled through the show

India Today has been conducting investigative journalism on COVID-19 related matters and in the 4th part of this series, its focus was on Madrasas. This show titled “Madrasa Hotpots: India Today Investigation” was hosted by Rahul Kanwal and was aired on April 10. This show was heavily and widely criticised for being blatantly Islamophobic and…

Hate Watch: Updesh Rana’s provocative hate speeches online Updesh's name is being linked to the Delhi Riots 2020

Updesh Rana, national Secretary of Vishwa Sanatan Sangh, repeatedly posts hate speeches and viral content online that seem to have found a lot of young viewers, who follow and support him religiously. Updesh’s name is being linked to the Delhi Riots 2020, with some provocative WhatsApp texts’ screenshots doing the rounds, allegedly sent by him…

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