Saharanpur teacher Nahid Zaidi claims threat to life after visiting Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, claims school principal asked her to resign 

A teacher in Saharanpur on Tuesday claimed a threat to her life after nearly 200 local residents entered the school campus and protested against her visit to Shaheen Bagh in Delhi. Nahid Zaidi, 40, who teaches English and Social Sciences at Asha Modern School, told PTI she was also suspended from the school after she visited Shaheen Bagh on 19 …

UP Congress Member Sent Rs 1.04 Crore Notice to Cover Cost of Security During Protest 

A district administration in Uttar Pradesh has issued a show-cause notice against poet, politician and former Congress parliament candidate Imran Pratapgarhi for the recovery of Rs 1.04 crore for deploying security during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The Moradabad administration claimed that Pratapgarhi, who was Congress’s unsuccessful candidate for the Lok Sabha, had instigated the women-led protests which have …

Crackdown in Jamia Library: More Footage Released, Shows Police Breaking CCTV Camera 

A day after CCTV footage of Delhi Police entering Jamia Milia Islamia’s library and lathi-charging unarmed students emerged, another video has been released showing the police breaking open the library door and thrashing them, even as many plead to exit the room. The footage, which is over five minutes long, was released by Maktoob Media, which claims to have accessed …

“Fascist” Indian Group’s Presentation to Police in Indiana Sparks Outrage 

Although the Carmel Police Department was proud to host the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, social media outcry has been far less sweet to the Indiana law enforcement agency. On February 6, the HSS gave Carmel, IN police officers a presentation about the history of Hinduism and India. Presenters, however, may have neglected to mention that the HSS is the international wing …

Bihar mosque opened for non-Muslims amid growing anti-CAA protests 

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, a mosque in Bihar today opened its door for non-Muslims to visit the mosque premises, watch the live prayer sessions and get familiar with various Islamic activities. The main objective of the initiative is to bridge the gap between the rival communities and promote communal harmony.… Dozens of non-Muslims today made a beeline to make a …

I Could Not Be Hindu : The Story of a Dalit in the RSS

Author: Bhanwar Meghwanshi Reviewed by: Christophe Jaffrelot Available at: Navayana Publishing Pvt Ltd, 155, Second Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi 110049 anand@navayana.org. https://www.amazon.in/ Review: ‘I Could Not Be Hindu’ Is a Unique Testimony to the Sangh’s’ Casteism (Feb 3, 2020, The Wire) This book is unique in many ways. First, it is written by a former RSS member who has become a radical critique …