Revisiting the less talked about unique constitutional antecedent to rediscover the meaning and definition of the word anti-national during the constitutional emergency of 1975-1977.
The police said the two men traveling with Pehlu Khan did not have the permit to take the cattle out of Rajasthan.
The speakers highlighted how India is moving away from the core values of the constitution and warned against the dangers of institutionalised religion.
The open letter, signed by 67 retired officers, catalogues the “continuing incidents of mindless violence” that have engulfed India these past few years.
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“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.
The representation of Muslims as a fictitious enemy allows the majority to carve out a more unified self for itself.
In the latest incident of cattle-related violence in Rajasthan, 22-year-old Talim Hussain was gunned down by the police on Wednesday.
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.
What is needed is not just reforms in the organisation structures of centralised police and paramilitary forces but some rethinking to update criminal laws.
Mohammed’s family and social activists have alleged the involvement of cow vigilantes from right wing outfits.
The independent probe, which has been endorsed by various human rights organisations, alleges that the Rajasthan police sought to diminish the enormity of the crime from the outset.
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.
Hindutva is a political invention that has re-defined Hinduism for its political purpose, which is to declare India a Hindu rashtra.
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.
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.
Urmilesh discusses how the media covered the bullet train project and the Pehlu Khan lynching case. Joining him in this discussion are senior journalists N.R. Mohanty and Saba Naqvi.
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’.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
Lawyers in the cow vigilantism case will urge the court to transfer the case outside the state and monitor it closely.
The Rajasthan police has given a clean chit to six people Pehlu Khan named before he died.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
About half the cases of cow-related violence – 32 of 63 – were from states governed by the BJP at the time, eight were run by the Congress and the rest by other parties.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
In an open letter 65 senior retired officials from different Central services urge all public authorities and constitutional bodies to take heed.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
Muslims in the region said they have decided to move away from cattle-based occupations after seeing what happened to Khan.
The case has been transferred bearing in mind the aggrieved family’s assertions that Alwar’s police is too close to the city’s political establishment to deliver justice to the family.
In this atmosphere of hate and suspicion, India needs people who will stand up and not flinch from defending those citizens who are under attack.
P.P. Pandey was chargesheeted for murder by the CBI, but he was also appointed Gujarat’s police chief by the government.
IAS officers of the 1968 batch have petitioned Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, demanding that the gau rakshaks responsible for Pehlu Khan’s death be arrested at once.
The attack that killed Pehlu Khan and injured other Muslim cattle traders has left a community angry, helpless and wanting to give up the trade.
Several civil society groups came together to demand justice for Pehlu Khan and called for the arrest of those responsible for killing him and injuring four others.
The son of Pehlu Khan, who died after he and four others were assaulted for transporting cows, describes how their ordeal did not end with the attack.
If cow protection entails the joining of forces between the moral and the state police, the law will simply allow lawlessness in its name.
The BJP’s consolidation of power in many states has given activities driven by the RSS ideology – represented by issues like cow protection and the Ram Temple – a fillip.
Muslims must say that they are here to stay, that nobody has a right to tell them to leave the country, that they will live here with their Muslim-ness just as Hindus live with their Hindu-ness and think that it is the only Indian way.