The representation of Muslims as a fictitious enemy allows the majority to carve out a more unified self for itself.
BJP MLA Tejpal Nagar, who facilitated the recruitment of the youths, said that the accused were “innocents” and that they deserved a “better deal”.
On the anniversary of Mohammad Akhlaq’s lynching in Dadri, Amitava Kumar presents a brief prose-poem that tries to regain a sense of the human that is increasingly under assault around us.
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.
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’.
As part of the peace-building movement, groups will travel to sites of mass violence and lynchings to urge people to stand by the minorities and the most vulnerable.
Vishal Rana is the 14th person to be given bail among the 18 accused of killing Mohammad Akhlaq.
Tracking the incidents of lynching over cow slaughter and the possession and consumption of beef from September 2015 to July 2017.
“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.
Residents of Bisada village tried to project Ravin Sisodia as a martyr, but their act was in violation of the Flag Code of India, 2002.
The village where Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched over rumours of cow slaughter remains divided, with both victims and perpetrators caught up in the process of law.
The initial veterinary college report said that two kg of meat was found, but the Mathura forensic lab said it was five kg.
Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched to death in September 2015 on suspicion of eating beef.
The main concern for the BJP will be that the UCC will derail the RSS agenda of creating a ‘Hindu rashtra’ and its ‘love jihad’ propaganda.
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What is the value of money earned abroad when Muslim Indians find their own motherland questioning the integrity of her own children?
Shaktiman, the mare whose leg was amputated after an assault by political activists, is a symbol of our broken republic – a permanent and searing reminder of the dark forces that now threaten to consume us and our possible futures.
“My India lives in Imran Khan,’’ Modi declared in Wembley to an adoring crowd. If only he could have added: “And it dies with Mohammed Akhlaq.”
For the first time in a public setting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced questions Thursday on intolerance in India and the 2002 Gujarat riots, ducking the latter but insisting in clear and forthright terms that incidents of violence would not be tolerated.
The BJP may not have been involved in recent incidents of violence but some of its leaders have justified or defended what happened. We hope the party won’t take the same time to sideline them as it took Congress to relegate those who organised or defended 1984.
The actor is not the first cultural personality to be criticised by BJP leaders for expressing concerns about the direction the country is taking. But while the others have been accused of staging a “manufactured revolt”, none was labelled a Pakistani agent.
More than a hundred Indian scientists, an equal number of sociologists and social scientists, 50 historians, dozens of award-winning writers, artists and film makers have raised their collective voice against the growing atmosphere of intolerance in the country. Some have returned awards they had received from state bodies while others have […]
It is almost certain that he and Amit Shah will not be able to run the party with the same level of centralised control as they do now if the NDA fails to do as well as expected in Bihar.
“A government that does not tolerate difference, that does not safeguard the lives and interests of its marginalised and vulnerable citizens, loses its legitimacy in a democratic polity. We are facing this situation now, already.”
In India, an entire industry is busy creating excuses to defend the Prime Minister from various misdemeanours by his associates
Breaking its silence, the Akademi took to pacifying the authors who accused it of not speaking out against the killings of writers and rationalists, besides on incidents like the Dadri lynching and ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni.
We can only be assured of a peaceful future if we see some commitment from the highest levels of the Indian government that the law will be enforced. Platitudes regarding communal harmony will only encourage the lawbreakers.
In the wake of the ongoing protest by writers and artists over the government’s response to incidents of violence and intolerance, sociologists have expressed their disquiet at the PM’s ‘late response’ and his failure to assert the rule of law will be defended
It is dismaying to see that the brave reaction to the action of the writers in returning their awards has been either petty or trivialising
‘Dadri incident is sad and unwelcome but has nothing to do with the Central government,’ says the Prime Minister.
Strangely enough, or perhaps characteristically, the Prime Minister did not promise severe action against the killers of writers, rational thinkers and ordinary people suspected of eating beef.
“Was the Dadri tragedy not the result of the overt and aggressive imposition of a beef ban by certain state governments with leaders from numerous parties further exploiting the situation?”
Nawada (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for communal harmony and brotherhood in the country, saying Hindus and Muslims should work together to fight the common enemy of poverty and ignore “irresponsible” statements made by politicians, even if he himself makes any. In his first comments […]