Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicHate crimes

Topic: Hate crimes

4 anti-India, anti-Hindu incidents in US in a month, Indian Americans say Hinduphobia on rise

Data on crimes against Hindus still in nascent stage, says community leader, though Hindu-phobic rhetoric in traditional and social media have seen exponential spike.

2nd Gandhi statue targeted in New York, Queens lawmakers condemn ‘hate crime’

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar — the first South Asian woman to be elected to the NY office — said the incident was a crime against the Hindu community.

Bus ambush, riot, blasts at Friday prayers — Pakistan’s bloody history of violence against Shias

Blast at a Shia mosque in Peshawar Friday killed at least 30 people. According to South Asia Terrorism Portal, nearly 2,700 Shias were killed in Pakistan between 2001 & June 2018.

NCRB stopped collecting data on lynching, hate crime as it was ‘unreliable’, govt tells LS

The National Crime Records Bureau discontinued collecting hate crime data after 2017, and the term ‘anti-national’ is not defined in law, the government told Parliament Tuesday.

Constitution, Indian nationalism can defeat Hindutva. We can’t be silent on anti-Muslim hate

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Singer Billie Eilish says sorry for anti-Asian, racial slur as her old video goes viral

One of the clips in the video also showed Billie Eilish 'mocking' Asian accent while another recorded Eilish’s brother, Finneas, allegedly calling her out for 'talking with a blaccent'.

UP Police sends notice to Twitter India MD over assault on Muslim man in Ghaziabad

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari has been asked to join the probe in the case. The platform has been booked over circulation of a video in which the elderly man says he was thrashed.

Singapore police investigate another hate crime against Indian family

On 2 May, a 47-year-old man had allegedly uttered offensive remarks towards an Indian family and confronted a male member of the family for not wearing his mask.

UN chief ‘concerned’ over violence against Asians, people of Asian descent during pandemic

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' statement comes against the backdrop of multiple shootings this month around Atlanta that killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women.

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans are ‘un-American and must stop’, says President Biden

A surge in anti-Asian attacks has been reported since the start of the pandemic. The actual number of hate incidents against them may be higher, according to a civil rights group.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.