The country’s national interest would be better served if analysts think of their vocation more broadly than merely paying attention to the nuances of diplomatic ties.
No prosecution or ‘serious effort’ seen to prevent attacks by vigilante groups claiming to be BJP supporters.
If an incurable, contagious epidemic like E. coli were to hit Indian shores, who will decide on the course of action? The government? Cow owners? Or vigilantes?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The international recognition of caste-based discrimination as a form of racial discrimination may have some tangible effect on the rights of the Scheduled Castes in India.
“I will say it straight out, if you smuggle and slaughter cows, then you will be killed. The cow is our mother,” the BJP MLA from Alwar said.
Mohammed’s family and social activists have alleged the involvement of cow vigilantes from right wing outfits.
The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
The team members were allegedly heckled, chased, attacked and the windowpanes of police vehicles smashed by the mob.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
If each of us don’t find the courage and conviction to speak up against injustice and hate then celebrating Gandhi Jayanti with pomp and splendour is a farce.
The three accused were arrested over the last two weeks following a police raid after a tip-off about alleged cow slaughter.
While most people expend their rage against hate crimes with a simple “but what can we do?,” through the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, Harsh Mander has provided a response to the rising brutalities against the Muslim community.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
On September 28, 2015, 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his 22-year-old son Danish was brutally beaten for allegedly ‘storing beef’.
The Karwan today reached Delhi to meet thousands of people, including widows of the 1984 Sikh massacre, before proceeding to Gandhi’s samadhi.
BJP’s state executive committee Bhuwar Ojha said they were not going to hold protests now as they should not be protesting against their “own government now”.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
According to the chargesheet filed by the CBI, one of the Dalit victims of the Una flogging was labelled a Muslim by an accused to rile others up further.
Prthvir Solanki and Sayan Bhattacharjee document a protest march in Mumbai, where over 1000 people came together to raise their voice against violence by gau rakshaks.
Citizens will hold a protest against the lynchings of Dalits, Muslims, and rationalists, calling upon the government and citizens to take a stand.
Chanting “down with Modi, down with RSS, down with government”, protesters blamed the government for inciting violence and failing to prosecute vigilantes.
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Four persons arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Muslim boy onboard a Mathura-bound train have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The 50-year old who has been arrested works with the Delhi Jal Board.
According to Ainul Ansari’s family, he was carrying mutton, not beef.
People at the protest apparently mistook the student for a journalist and were angered when he refused to take pictures of the ‘gau rakshaks’ handing out pamphlets.
A senior journalist who encountered the victims at the metro station questioned why the policemen at the scene did not intervene on behalf of the victims.
The BJP had said it would take “stern steps to close down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses” if it came to power.
The status of Muslims in the city has improved, but politically they are still irrelevant, and although high rise buildings with American names have sprouted throughout, its ghettos still continue to exist.
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.