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Facebook looks away as hate speech multiplies : Equality Labs According to Equality Labs' “Facebook India: Towards the tipping point in violence, caste and religious hate speech."

Equality Labs produced a report concerning hate speech on facebook during 2018 and It reveals disturbingly real threats that facebook content presents to an estimated 300 million Indian caste, religious, gender, and queer minorities both in India and abroad. Without urgent intervention, they fear that India will see hate speech weaponized into a trigger for…

MLA Kapil Mishra spews venom against Islam in video Join CJP's campaign against #HateFreeElections

On April 4, 2019, Kapil Sharma, MLA from the Karawal Nagar constituency in the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi, tweeted a violence-inducing post, addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Misrepresenting the Islamic flag (moon and stars on a green background) with that which represents the state of Pakistan, Kapil Mishra tweeted, “Those who broke down the…

“Proper Talibani”: Sadhguru’s term for Muslim student draws flak Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation was forced to issue a clarification on Tuesday to the Student Union of the London School of Economics (LSE) after he referred to a Muslim student in the institute as a ‘Proper Talibani’. The LSE Student Union (LSESU) had a video recording of this private conversation from…

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: 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…

Murder and Lynching, India’s New Normal

By Teesta Setalvad Yesterday (October 13), as I sat down to write this column, my colleague alerted me with this news: Harassed Muslim fodder seller sets himself ablaze in Punjab. The news bulletin on Times of India was from Bhatinda. A Muslim man, who had been selling fodder outside a cow shelter, set himself on fire on…

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