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All faiths have always spoken to each other: TM Krishna The musician explains how he curated music for CJP's Memories of Struggle commemorative event

Activist, Carnatic vocalist, writer, author and Ramon Magsaysay award winner Thodur Madabusi Krishna a.k.a TM Krishna, recently performed an exclusive musical tribute to the memory of the innocents killed in the anti-Muslim Gujarat genocide of 2002. The event, Gujarat 2002 – 2022: Memories of Struggle, an evening of music and conversations organised by Citizens for…

Scars of Sardarpura A look back at the massacre and the road to justice

The Sardarpura massacre, where a total of 33 people, all hailing from the minority community were killed in shockingly inhuman ways, was one of the nine cases related to the Gujarat riots that was investigated by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT). Here’s a look at the massacre and its aftermath, particularly the…

पुलिस द्वारा भीड़ पर नियंत्रण : कितने बल प्रयोग को ज़्यादती समझा जाए? पुलिस की बर्बरता एवं ज़्यादतियों को अच्छी नियत से की गई कार्यवाही समझ कर माफ़ नहीं किया जा सकता

असम के दारंग जिले के अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के साधनहीन लोगों के घरों को तोड़ने और उन्हें बेदख़ल करने का अमानवीय काम करने के बाद प्रशासन गुरुवार को नीचता में एक पायदान और नीचे उतर गया। बेदख़ली का विरोध कर रहे लोगों पर पुलिस ने गोलियां चलाकर 2 लोगों को मार डाला और 10 लोगों को…

NBDSA orders News Nation to take down video of “Conversion Jihad” show CJP had complained about blatant vilification of the minority community in the programme

In yet another victory for Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), the News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) has ordered News Nation to take down all videos of its show on “Conversion Jihad”. This was in response to a complaint by CJP drawing attention to the deeply communal and outright Islamophobic content of the…

CJP moves NCM against Yati Narsinghanand’s followers for hate speech This is the second such complaint and also seeks expedited action against Narsinghanand

CJP has once again approached the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) against followers of Yati Narsinghanand, the head priest of Dasna Devi temple. Narsinghanand is notorious for making hateful speeches against women and members of minority communities. A few days ago, two of his followers, Suresh Rajput and Rahul Sharma, had during a live session on Facebook made…

Anti-Muslim violence flares in Tripura, CJP writes to Minorities Commission CJP has urged NCM to take cognisance of the attacks on mosques

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) over the targeted attacks experienced by members of the Muslim minority in Tripura. Over the last few days, mosques have been allegedly vandalised by right-wing groups. Further, shops and houses owned by Muslims have also not been spared by these…

Hate Watch: Hindutva outfit leader assaults Muslim man on train Man’s appeals for help fall on deaf ears

Yet another shocking incident of a hate crime against a person hailing from the minority community has come to light via a video that went viral on social media. In it, a Hindutva outfit leader is seen thrashing a Muslim man on a train. “We will kill you next time you touch a Hindu woman,”…

Dhalpur Firing Deceased's Families

ग्राउंड रिपोर्ट: इस हाल में हैं असम पुलिस फायरिंग पीड़ित परिवार 23 सितंबर को धौलपुर-गोरुखुटी, दर्रांग में क्या हुआ?

कौन हैं मूलनिवासी और कौन हैं अतिक्रमण करने वाले, सरकार अस्पष्ट नीति के तहत काम कर रही है। एक फोटोग्राफर गतिहीन मोइनुल हक पर कूदने लगा। सीजेपी ने उनके परिवार से बात की। मोइनुल हक के पीड़ित परिजनों ने कहा, “हम मंगलदई निर्वाचन क्षेत्र के अंतर्गत गणेशबाड़ी में रहते थे। लेकिन कटाव के कारण हमारे…

Crowd control by Police: How much force is too much force? Police brutality and excesses cannot be condoned as "acts done in good faith"

After the inhuman act of evicting impoverished families hailing from the minority community and demolishing their modest homes in the Darrang district of Assam, the administration stooped even lower on Thursday. Police opened fire at those protesting the evictions, killing two people and injuring 10. Images sent by eye-witnesses present on the spot show how instead of firing only below…

Lockdown impact: Religion-based discrimination rampant in Varanasi? Part-8 of our on-going series based on CJP's Purvanchal fact-finding mission examining the decline of the traditional weaving industry

CJP’s fact finding mission analysing the plight of workers from the weaving industry and allied activities, in face of the Covid induced lockdown, has also come across several allegations of religion-based discrimination, even amidst a deadly pandemic. On November 29, 2020, our team came across Imtiaz*, an Aari worker who was forced to run a coffee stand…

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