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Cow Slaughter Rumours Trigger Tension, Violence in Mainpuri

Mainpuri (UP): After Dadri, tension now prevails in this district where rumours of cow slaughter triggered violence with protesters targeting police vehicles and setting afire shops, leaving seven policemen injured. Twenty-one people have been arrested for yesterday’s violence, even as the circle officer has been suspended for alleged laxity. […]

Gandhi in October 1947

The Mahatma on His Last Birthday

“Where did the congratulations come in? Would it not be more appropriate to say condolences?”Gandhi was responding to the greetings sent to him on his 78th birthday. It was October 2, 1947, Gandhiji’s first birthday after India gained independence. Lady and Lord Mountbatten came to congratulate him. Telegrams, letters, flowers, […]

Victim of Kandhamal violence. Credit: Wikimedia

Justice Continues to Elude Victims of Kandhamal Violence

New Delhi: Nearly eight years have passed since communal violence in Kandhamal claimed the lives of 82 people, mostly Christian adivasis and dalits, damaged 6,000 houses and displaced 56,000 people in 2008.  The government, however, officially recorded only 39 deaths. In addition, 395 churches were destroyed and two […]