In this crowded region of South Asia, we must find sufficient space to swim together, or we are doomed to sink separately.
A fact-finding team has highlighted how the city’s residents looked out one for another even as suspicious police action made the situation worse.
Anti-Muslim sentiment precipitated by the riot may help the BJP diffuse caste contradictions in central Uttar Pradesh and challenge Yadav dominance at the grassroots.
The overwhelming majority of India’s Hindus have repeatedly shown that they are not willing to be swayed by anti-Muslim sentiments.
In ‘Rupture, Loss and Living: Minority Women Speak about Post-Conflict Life’, K. Lalitha and Deepa Dhanraj bring out the voices of Muslim women targeted during riots.
Hindus and Muslims in Dhulagarh celebrated Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday by tying rakhis on each other to symbolise fraternity.
BJP leaders in Saharanpur and Agra are pleased to have managed the transfer of two SSPs who booked Sangh leaders and activists for rioting.
A look at the sequence of events – compiled from news reports and residents’ accounts – shows that the riots may well have been pre-planned.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
Mamata Banerjee’s high handedness and the Sangh parivar’s amplified efforts to encourage communalism may soon take over the historically harmonious state.
Gandhi’s famous sojourn in Noakhali was the ultimate test for the idea and practice of non-violence. It failed.
Rana Ayyub in conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan on her self published and recently launched ‘Gujarat Files – Anatomy of a cover-up’.
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.