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Mumbai residents pay respect to Hemant Karkare, condemn ‘distasteful’ remarks by Sadhvi Pragya Thakur The Indian Express

Members of the civil society and political parties also gathered at the memorial with placards with messages such as ‘Lest we forget’. IN THE light of BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur’s “distasteful remarks” against slain cop Hemant Karkare, who was the chief of the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad, residents gathered to pay their respects to the “city’s hero”…

EVM Malfunction: Does Criminalisation Deter Genuine Complaints? The Wire

Complainants may face a six-month jail term if their declaration is found false during a test vote. But the process does not differentiate between a deliberately false complaint and a genuine one. New Delhi: On April 23, standing outside a polling booth in Guwahati, former DGP and well-known Assamese writer Harekrishna Deka complained to the local…

Muslim man forced to eat pork

Muslim man in Assam attacked, beaten for allegedly selling beef Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

A Muslim man was abused and heckled by a mob for allegedly selling beef in Assam’s Biswanath district on Sunday. Reports suggest the police have detained at least five people after a viral video showed the man on his knees in deep slush, begging to let him go. Shaukat Ali, 68, was beaten on the…

Manipur insurgent group threatens violence if villagers don’t vote for BJP Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

In an act of impudence and an outright insult to the democratic process in the country, the Kuki National Army (KNA), a Manipur based terrorist group has reportedly threatened villagers with dire consequences if they fail to ensure that 90 percent of their votes go the BJP. Thangboi Haokip, Commander of the KNA, allegedly threatened a gathering of village chiefs in…

AIPF writes to Election Commission, seeks action on poll code violations Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

The All India People’s Forum (AIPF) has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner regarding “violations of the Election Code by political parties by illegal and manipulative use of religion in the election campaign, and defaming India’s defence forces”. In its memorandum, which is also addressed to members of the Election Commission of India…

“Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

In another instance of hate speech, senior BJP leader and MLA from Karnataka, KS Eshwarappa, has said that Muslims won’t get the party ticket as they don’t trust the party. He said, “Congress uses you only as a vote bank, doesn’t give you a ticket. We won’t give Muslims tickets because you don’t believe in us. Believe us…

BJP candidate says 2019 election is “test of the common Indian’s patriotism” Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Tejasvi Surya, 28, the BJP’s MP candidate from Bengaluru South has courted controversy ever since his candidacy was announced. In a latest development, a brief video on Facebook shows him declaring, “This election is a test of the common Indian’s patriotism, and if you are with Modi, you are with India, if you are not with…

Controversial RSS-backed candidate contesting from Sabarimala constituency K. Surendran had previously used cow slaughter images to stoke controversy

RSS-backed Kerala BJP state unit general secretary K. Surendran has bagged the important ticket from the Pathanamthitta district situated in Sabarimala. This constituency is based around the Sabarimala temple. He will be contesting against sitting Congress MP Anto Antony and LDF (CPIM led Left Democratic Front) candidate Veena George. K. Surendran was earlier booked on charges of conspiracy to…

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