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Study finds anti-Muslim prejudices among police personnel 1 in 3 justify mob violence in cow slaughter incidents

A study by Common Cause- Centre for the study of developing societies (CSDS), Lokneeti has revealed disturbing prejudices of police personnel towards Muslims on the question of committing violence. The study has also highlighted prejudicial attitudes in the incidents of mob violence. While no statistics of actual representation of Muslims within the police force are available…

#HateOffender: Yogi Adityanath and his chilling hate speeches against minorities Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

From being a ‘yogi’ of modern times to being elected CM of Uttar Pradesh, but the one thing that has always remained constant about Yodi Adityanath, is his unabashed and open hate against Muslims. Mincing no words, he openly threatens to break the law and speaks against the coexistence of religions. His highly communal speeches…

More confusion in Assam after NRC clarifies order on families of DFs Controversial order had asked for names to be kept pending from NRC

Following the outrage post the controversial May 2 order of the NRC (Read exclusive Blog here), that directed relatives of those designated as Declared Foreigners (DF) to be kept ‘pending’ and not included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), even if they satisfy requirements, the state coordinator of the NRC was compelled to issue…

कठुआ के बकरवाल समुदाय के उत्थान हेतु वन अधिकार कानून आवश्यक : तालिब हुसैन विशेष संवाद में युवा वकील-कार्यकर्ता ने हमें बताए कमजोर खानाबदोश समुदाय को सशक्त बनाने के उपाय

क्या जम्मू के जंगलों से बकरवाल समुदाय को जानबूझकर अलग रखना अंतर्निहित कारकों में से एक हो सकता है, जो कठुआ में एक नन्ही बच्ची के क्रूर बलात्कार और हत्या का कारण बन गया? तेजतर्रार वकील और कार्यकर्ता तालिब हुसैन, जो बच्ची के लिए न्याय के संघर्ष में सबसे आगे हैं, वन्य अधिकार अधिनियम, 2006…

सोशल मीडिया पर फैला मुसलमानों और रोहिंग्याओं के ख़िलाफ़ नफ़रत का ज़हर उकसाने वाले पोस्ट और उत्तेजक ट्वीट्स का उपयोग करके अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के खिलाफ नफरत भड़काने का कपटी प्रयास

गड़े मुर्दे उखाड़ना और झूठी ख़बरों का प्रसार प्रचार करना आज के दौर में इतना ज़रूरी हो गया है कि जब भी अल्पसंख्यकों के बारे में कोई भी खबर आती है तो साथ में आती है एक ‘कांस्पीरेसी थ्योरी’ या एक षड्यंत्र का मत, जिसके ज़रिये निराधार समानांतर सिद्ध करने की कोशिश की जाती है.…

Harmony of the Hills Why the Baba Budhan Giri issue mirrors the Ayodhya Dispute

Baba Budan Giri is also known as the Babri of the south. This beautiful film explores the story and charts out the struggle of memory against forgetting. As the Babri Masjid issue is being heard by the Supreme Court, CJP looks at other, similar, cynical, politically motivated disputes that put the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement…

Equality and a Level Playing Field

Equality and a Level Playing Field Face the facts Heated reactions and debates on reservations for Muslims, conjuring up images of communal polarisation and Partition, deliberately ignore the fact that secular India has not given Muslims a fair deal BY Teesta Setalvad Reservations, and that too for Muslims? This could well be the stated or…

The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

The Good, Bad and Ugly – “The Good”

The good…. While many institutions of Indian democracy wilted under Hindutva’s onslaught, the secular press held its ground Peace-loving, liberal, secular-minded people who lived or ventured inside the Muslim mohallas in Bombay and elsewhere in the country in December, 1992 and in January, 1993 had a tough job on their hands. Because of Ayodhya and…

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