Gujarat riots: ‘They raped me, butchered my child because we were Muslims. 17 years on, I have justice – and faith in Indian law’

When the cargo truck carrying Bilkis Bano and her family shuddered to a halt in the Dahod district of Gujarat, India, the young mother was so afraid of what was about to happen that her shivering woke her three-year-old daughter, Saleha. Bano, still just a teenager herself, rocked the wailing child but could not comfort her. Within seconds a mob …

India’s first terrorist was a Hindu: Kamal Haasan

Stoking yet another controversy, actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday said independent India’s “first terrorist was a Hindu” – Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, even as he stressed extremism had no religion. Kamal Haasan’s remarks made during his campaign seeking votes for Mohanraj, the Makkal Needhi Maiam’s candidate for the May 19 by-polls to Aravakurichi …

Elections 2019: Press Conference That Wasn’t? PM Narendra Modi Lets Amit Shah Do The Talking

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attending his first press conference in five years on Friday, didn’t take a single question. PM Modi passed on the one question addressed to him to BJP president Amit Shah, calling himself a “disciplined soldier” of the party. “No, no, not me. We don’t speak in front of the president,” the Prime Minister told a reporter …

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: More crorepatis, people with criminal cases in 2019 poll fray

Nearly a fifth or 19% of the close to 8000 candidates contesting the 2019 general elections have declared pending criminal cases against them while 29% have assets worth Rs 1 crore or more, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) released on Monday. The report is based on analysis of affidavits filed by the candidates …

Was A TMC Worker Caught Pelting Stones In Kolkata Wearing A Saffron T-Shirt?

A video of a Muslim man who was caught pelting stones wearing an orange T-shirt in the recent Jamshedpur election clashes, is viral on Twitter with a misleading context. The video, which documents two policemen and a security personnel interrogating the man, has been projected as ‘TMC goons’, involved in the violence that ensued following BJP President Amit Shah’s road …