The only way we can confront him is by rebuilding our democracy into one which protects the likes of Afrazul and Akhlaq.
As Filmed Murder of Muslim Man in Rajasthan Goes Viral, Official Culture of Impunity Towards Hate Crimes Blamed
A statement by various organisations in Rajasthan has demanded provision of absolute security to all the Muslims in the state.
Eight accused, all Patels from Bhadraniya village, have been arrested after the attack, police said.
The apex court has also asked states to submit compliance reports based on its previous order on appointing district nodal officers to curb cow-related mob violence.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
Laws banning cattle slaughter in various states allow ordinary people to take the law into their own hand with impunity – as long as they are working in an undefined ‘good faith’.
Lawyers in the cow vigilantism case will urge the court to transfer the case outside the state and monitor it closely.
Law creates the legal and institutional backdrop within which gau rakshaks and lynch mobs can operate with impunity.
Seventeen-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed on a train when he was returning home after Eid shopping in Delhi. He and his brothers were attacked for being Muslims and ‘beef-eaters’.
The two were dragged out of a van carrying seven cows and killed by a mob in the middle of the night. The driver of the van managed to escape.
Scientists cannot take a moral ground about blind beliefs and superstition until they also focus their criticism on their own practices.
Manash Firaq Bhattacharya and Pradip Phanjoubam respond to Richard Kamei’s objections over their portrayal of tribal history and use of the term ‘tribalism’ in their respective articles.
Barely a week after the death of Yash Pal, who worked hard to dispel superstitions and debunk pseudoscience, an article in a business daily advises readers against eating during eclipses.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for 5 days on grounds of “highly unbecoming conduct” during their protests over lynchings.
The RSS leader said it does not support any kind of violence linked to cow protection and demanded action against those found guilty.
As Rajya Sabha Debates Lynching, Opposition Alleges RSS Role, Naqvi Says Violence Not About Religion
Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP was the only party benefitting from such incidents and urged it to give up “vote politics.”
The science of hate can help us realise who the bigger criminal is. Is it the lynchers alone? Should the instigators bear more blame? And should an apathetic government be held complicit?
The accused, who works as a security guard in Delhi, was arrested in Dhule district of Maharashtra yesterday, nearly a fortnight after the June 22 lynching.
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Chanting “down with Modi, down with RSS, down with government”, protesters blamed the government for inciting violence and failing to prosecute vigilantes.
The boys who accompanied Junaid and his brother Hashim recount how they were taunted and attacked for being Muslims and ‘beef-eaters.’
“We are outraged at the systematic violence. The state has done nothing; there has been a deafening silence from the powers that be.”
Hashmi went to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to hand over the award conferred to her in 2008, citing “total inaction, apathy and tacit support to the violent gangs by the government” as the reason.
I am unable to say Eid mubarak the way he could, from his heart in ‘Eidgah’. The child in his classic story, Hamid, can be killed today by his own village folks as he goes to pray – all because of the cap he wears.
The senseless lynching of a young boy casts a pall of gloom over not just his home but his entire village.
Mohsin’s 63-year-old father is unable to fathom why public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam took the sudden decision to withdraw at a critical juncture when charges are about to be framed against the accused.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.