Som has denied the charges, telling PTI that there was “nothing controversial in the CD and that parts of the video had already been aired on TV news channels”.
The campaign against Shaan Taseer shows that the intolerant atmosphere that led to his father’s untimely death has not ebbed.
There have been a number of communal attacks across the country, but the state has either been in denial or complicit. Where do people look for justice?
Thousands of lives were destroyed forever, but barely anyone has been held accountable.
I felt a sense of unease as I read the words of the first servant of the nation: it was as if a dagger, thrust in my heart, was being twisted and I could sense the delight of the hand behind it.
An eye witness account of a brutal killing of a Sikh after Indira Gandhi’s assassination 32 years ago
Banning cow slaughter is a goal of the RSS and this has led to the emergence of hundreds of groups that go around attacking Dalits and Muslims.
Where are we headed as a society when a Muslim cannot pay his honest respects to the ‘Imam-e-Hind’ Lord Ram just because of his religious faith?
“Humein iska badla chahiye, aur hum iska badla leke rahenge. Hinduon ne chudiyaan nahi pehen rakhi hain, in mullon ko jad se ukhaad denge hum,” a speaker said.
The BJP could see this as a godsend because its position in UP has been steadily slipping over the past year or so primarily because of rural and agriculture distress caused by two back-to-back droughts.
Beyond the safety of minorities and biryani policing in Haryana, the IPS are under an obligation to act like leaders, not as mere passengers.
As attacks and arrests increase in the name of gau raksha, this Muslim community in Rajasthan is on the run.
As the recent controversy at Jhajjar shows us, university management often gloss over the obvious prejudices against Kashmiri students.
Activists have demanded that the report be recalled for its communal nature and a public apology be issued to the survivors of the Muzaffarnagar riots.
The village where Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched over rumours of cow slaughter remains divided, with both victims and perpetrators caught up in the process of law.
A film that looks at the town and its politics, and the issues that affect it, beyond the binaries of Hindu versus Muslim.
While citizenship rules along the lines of religion are not unknown in India, the new Bill has made this distinction explicit.
The constitution that Sardar Patel compelled the RSS to adopt, clearly eschewing all concern with politics, needs to be restored, and there must be a clear avowal if any changes have been made in it and whether these are justified by law.
The incident took place in the Peda village with people hurling stones and firing shots at each other.
In Mewat, growing cow vigilantism indicates a complete lack of contemporary and historical understanding of complex cultures.
In the relief camps after the riots, all the people had left were stories.
According to activists and lawyers familiar with the case, the accused are being protected because of their links with the RSS and a gau raksha samiti.
Testimonies provided by Christians to a fact-finding team show a surge of communal attacks – threats, violence and persecution – against the community.
The response of the people around him is a heartwarming reminder of the unity of a diverse people even in testing times.
A new Malayalam movie portrays an emotionally intense love story that is ultimately wrecked by the Sangh’s interference and society’s adherence to social conventions.
Perhaps the project of memorialisation can be turned around and pressed forward – to document, record and speak of ‘our partitions.’
Any concilatory outreach to Muslims by Narendra Modi could anger the Sangh faithful
Democratic governments must consistently, not opportunistically, recognise and censure social norms that celebrate inequality and discrimination.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
The relative marginalisation of Pansare’s work is likely a consequence of the larger unquestioned practices that have become normal fare in communist parties today.
While the “fake” account seems to have been in regular use since August 214, the account Patel claims is her real one has no tweets whatsoever and was created in July 2016.
Far from clamouring for the videos tapes of Ayyub’s sting operation, Modi partisans have maintained a studied silence. Is it simply because they are cowards, or because they have accepted its truth?
Citing “nefarious activities” on the part of rioters, the Justice T.P. Garg commission has recommended compensation of Rs 12.07 crore to the families of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Haryana.
Sloppy prosecution misled the court, say survivors of 2002 massacre
The trial court has delivered its verdict on the Gulberg Society massacre, part of the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The RSS is riding high on the success of a Muslim student in Assam’s high school examination, but supporting the Hindutva agenda may not resonate with a large number of Muslims.
Notwithstanding Modi’s talk of ‘vikas’, the party’s sustained politics of polarisation reflects its failure to move beyond Hindutva and its doublespeak.
Though we hear terms like ‘caging’, ‘ghettoisation’, ‘walling off’ etc. to describe the proposed composite townships, they fall short of adding up to any sort of meaningful argument against the plan to bring the KPs back to their homeland.
As assembly elections loom and politicians sharpen the weapons of fear and romance to replay lethal games of identity, a journey back to the 1980s when the state gazed into an abyss.
The prosecution argued for life imprisonment, if not capital punishment, for all the accused, calling it a “rarest of rare” case.