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Fear of violence not unfounded: SC on BJP’s Rath Yatra Apex court directs party to seek fresh approval from WB government

In a major setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court of India has directed the party to seek fresh approval for a ‘rath yatra’ from the state government of West Bengal saying that the WB government’s concerns weren’t “unfounded”. The court, however asked the state government to allow BJP rallies and meetings in the state. BJP…

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CJP in Action: Hate Watch CJP builds on its long legacy of fighting hate

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was founded in April 2002, in response to the massacre in Gujarat. Born out of the desire to stop hatred, CJP was founded on the constitutional values of harmony, dialogue, and understanding between all sections of Indians. Our campaign against hatred and hate speech is an effort to bring…

Is state using Delay Tactics to Impede the March for Secularism? Communal Rath Yatra continues unabated

The Peoples Platform Against Fascism (PPAF) has alleged that the state is using delay tactics in court to prevent the March for Secularism, a peaceful protest against a communal Rath Yatra, from taking place. PPAF had planned a 10 day March for Secularism as a protest against a 41 Rath Yatra, that passes through various election…

Does imposition of Sec. 144 indicate Saffronisation of TN state machinery? People protesting against the communal Rath Yatra arrested

Tirunelveli District Collector Sandeep Nanduri imposed  Section 144 of the CrPC in his district on March 19, just a day before the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, a procession organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reached the city.  However, given that nearly 40 people, including those who were peacefully protesting against the communal Rath Yatra are the ones who have…

Rath Yatra 2018: Political ploy or Communal Conspiracy? The last time a chariot passed through India, it triggered hate and violence

The RSS and its affiliates have started a Rath Yatra aimed at polarising voters in upcoming elections. This even as the Supreme Court hears the Ayodhya dispute case. CJP calls for peaceful protests at each stop of the Rath Yatra takes. We also urge people to hold programmes for Peace and Communal Harmony. After all, India…

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