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  • Growing disaffection for BJP among Adivasis, ethnic minorities in Assam?0

    Adivasis demand answers, prominent Bodo party ditches alliance with BJP in Assam after facing humiliation Deborah Grey   19 Mar 2021 Image Courtesy:newsclick.in On Sunday, March 14, Adivasi groups led by All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA), released a set of ten questions for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that is hoping to retain power

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  • India: Bhainsa communal riots triggered by Hindu Vahini: IGP Nagi Reddy0

    Impartial probe is being conducted, investigation is based on technical evidence, he says. Sabrangindia17 Mar 2021 Debunking false news, and conspiracy theories being fanned by right wing influencers, especially online, Telangana State police has said it was the right-wing organisation Hindu Vahini that is responsible for triggering communal riots in Bhainsa town on March 7.

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  • India: Why The Incarceration Of Munawar Faruqui Should Worry Us0

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    • January 22, 2021

    Faruqui’s case is one in which the judiciary, the police and the Hindu vigilante groups are on the same page, acting in perfect concert. Sabrangindia21 Jan 2021 Screenshot via Munawar Faruqui on YouTube The show hasn’t started. A stand-up comic, Munawar Faruqui, is rehearsing his lines in a café in Indore. A couple of his

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  • India: Dec 15: Jamia attack anniversary0

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    • January 22, 2021

    In a Youtube LIVE, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves tells Teesta Setalvad how students and activists continue to be penalised by a vindictive state even a year after the attack 15 Dec 2021 Transcript Teesta Setalvad: In the Jamia case, your arguments finished four months ago. There are 92 testimonies. I believe that the petition contains the

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  • India: Farmers celebrate Lohri, burn copies of Farm Acts into ashes in the bonfire0

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    • January 14, 2021

    Prayers were said for those who had lost their lives in the protests, the Lohri bonfire was fed with the copies of the contentious Law Karuna John 13 Jan 2021 Image: Karuna John At the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border of Ghazipur, thousands of farmers were joined and cheered on by many residents of nearby areas, as

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  • Trade agreements with India should have a human rights clause: British MPs0

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    • January 14, 2021

    Several MPs from various parties debated on the persecution of Muslims, Christians and other minority groups in India Sabrangindia 13 Jan 2021 Several members of the British Parliament have sought that a ‘human rights clause’ be included in any future trade deal with India. This was proposed after a debate in the House of Commons

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  • India: I’m also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew: Gandhi’s memo to Mohan Bhagwat0

    The RSS chief selectively quoted and ‘interpreted’ Gandhi to ‘prove’ his own take that Hindus are ‘automatic patriots’ Sabrangindia 02 Jan 2021 Image Courtesy:indianexpress.com Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has invoked Mahatma Gandhi and selectively quoted and ‘interpreted’ the father of the nation  to ‘prove’ his own take that Hindus are ‘automatic patriots’. Bhagwat

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  • 10 most hate-driven statements by Indian politicians0

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    • December 31, 2020

    Some of India’s political leaders use their power and their words to spread hate, most often focused on fueling class divides, Islamophobia, and communal hate Sabrangindia   30 Dec 2020 Politicians are the select few, who have risen to important positions in the country. Some are Members of Parliament (MPs), and Members of the Legislative

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  • 2020 List of Honour: 10 Anti-CAA-NPR-NRC protesters vilified in Delhi0

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    • December 30, 2020

    One after another, those who publicly said NO to CAA-NPR-NRC, have been trolled, abused, attacked, summoned, and some even arrested Sabrangindia 29 Dec 2020 The massive citizen-led protests denouncing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register for Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) continued till February 2020. As Covid-19 began to spread across urban

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  • India: The Tablighis Were Indeed Made Scapegoats; But Will Muslims Condemn Maulana Saad’s Retrograde Speeches?0

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    • December 30, 2020

    There is no contradiction between defending attacks on Muslims while at the same time critiquing whatever is wrong within the community Arshad Alam, New Age Islam 29 Dec 2020 Maulana Saad Kandhalvi With the release of Tabligh Jamaat (TJ) members by a Delhi court sometime back, there has been a surfeit of condemnation of those

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