Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicCommunal violence

Topic: Communal violence

IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore staff and students write open letter to PM Modi on ‘hate speech’

Signed by more than 180 students, staff and faculty members from the two IIMs, the letter urges Modi to 'break silence on pressing issues' of alleged hate speech & vandalism.

‘Insult to Hindus’, ‘killed for being Muslim’, ‘not communal’ — in Palwal, a murder gets murky

Video shows deceased being called 'mulla', family says he was targeted by Hindu friends. Some police sources claim he insulted their religion, others say it was drug-fuelled fight.

Rioters had ‘common object’ to assault Muslims: What court said in 1st Delhi riots conviction

Convicting a man for robbing and burning a house last February, the court found that rioters had planned to attack Muslims, loot and burn their property.

Tripura mosque attacks: Ground report on what really happened during those 8 days in October

Weeks after violence in Tripura, the question whether ‘attacks’ on mosques actually occurred, how serious they were, and who the supposed perpetrators might be is still being debated.

Editors Guild of India ‘shocked’ at Tripura Police FIR against journalists, seeks fair probe

Journalists' body says the move reveals an ‘extremely disturbing trend’ of a harsh law being used for merely reporting communal violence. Here’s the full statement.

Tripura Police file FIR against 102 social media accounts in October ‘communal violence’ case

While 68 Twitter accounts have been booked, FIR also mentions 32 Facebook accounts & 2 YouTube accounts. Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been invoked in FIR.

Muslim group allege ‘political conspiracy’ in Tripura communal violence, claim minority targeted

Joint delegation of Muslim groups also alleged mosques were vandalised, properties owned by Muslims torched during violence and accused police of being complicit in the crime.

UAPA against 2 lawyers who accused Tripura Police of inaction in violence ‘targeting Muslims’

The lawyers conducted a fact-finding and legal assistance mission on behalf of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) after violence erupted in Tripura last month.

India shelves Bangladesh artist Rokeya Sultana’s exhibit, cites ‘anger’ over Durga Puja riots

The solo exhibition by Rokeya Sultana was to have been held in Delhi and Kolkata between 23 October and 11 December. It has been indefinitely postponed.

Why Sheikh Hasina govt is unlikely to restore Bangladesh’s ‘secular’ 1972 constitution

Islam was made state religion of Bangladesh in 1988, when the country was ruled by Hussein Muhammad Ershad. His predecessor Ziaur Rahman set in motion the process of Islamisation.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.