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.
In conversation with Manoj Mitta about the Gulberg society massacre verdict, the SIT’s probe into the Gujarat riot cases, the role of the Gujarat police and political administration.
Readers unfamiliar with what happened in Gujarat at the time might be forgiven for believing the Gulberg society convictions are the result of Modi’s ceaseless quest for justice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
An excerpt from the India Exclusion Report 2015.
Memories that never fade, justice that never comes: Though the Hashimpura massacre of 1987 was one of the worst in recent history, all the accused were acquitted in March 2015.
Memories that never fade, justice that never comes.
An excerpt from Rana Ayyub’s ‘Gujarat Files: The Anatomy of a Cover-Up’
NCM members found that the police ignored several complaints from the Muslim community against local cow vigilante groups
A Bharatiya Janata Party poster for the just concluded Kerala assembly elections reveals a lot about its strategy in a state which has consistently rejected the lotus. It provides the best clue yet as to why the party which is unlikely to make much political headway in the near future is […]
In this extract from Hindutva or Hind Swaraj, the celebrated writer dwells on the theme of crime and punishment.
The government has modified the NCPUL declaration form for Urdu writers, but some remain weary of the vague ‘national interest’ clause.
What is the value of money earned abroad when Muslim Indians find their own motherland questioning the integrity of her own children?
Bipan Chandra’s India Since Independence made the same disappointing point Kanhaiya did, but faced much less criticism.
As 72,000 more people in Assam join the ranks of ‘declared foreigners’ on the eve of the state’s elections, the issue of ‘illegal foreigners’ has reared its head once again, leaving the fate of the Bengali community of the Barak Valley – both Hindu and Muslim – uncertain.
India’s pluralism is facing its biggest threat and this is the time for all progressive elements to come together
Journalism demands detachment and objectivity that allows for dissent, disagreement and freedom of expression. In the absence of such ethics, it clears the ground for violence and does great disservice to the democratic way of life.
In conversation with The Wire, Akhil Gogoi talks about the Assam elections, student politics, the accusation of being a Maoist and more
As many as 70 members of parliament and members of legislative assemblies have hate-speech cases pending against them, according to their own disclosures to the Election Commission of India.
There has been much outrage over the NCPUL ‘loyalty’ form, with many prominent writers publicly condemning its circulation.
“Of the 99 names of Allah, none stand for force and violence,” said Modi. Of the 66 names in his cabinet, however, at least one does: Ram Shankar Katheria, and the PM is doing nothing about it.
AYUSH ministry says RTI reply showing it follows a discriminatory recruitment policy of not sending Muslims as yoga instructors abroad is a ‘fabrication’ but newspaper which released the documents stands by its story
A group of former judges, IPS officers and jurists on Friday made a passionate plea to the Chief Justice of India and all the other judges of the Supreme Court of India, urging them to take suo motu constitutional action on the alarming and threatening statements being made […]