Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute: Seer urges SC to replace Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from mediation panel

Spiritual leader Adhokshajanand Deo Tirtha Maharaj on Saturday called for replacing Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from the panel formed by the Supreme Court to mediate the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute. “While I appreciate the gesture of the apex court for finding out an amicable settlement by forming a mediation panel, I urge them to replace Sri Sri Ravi Shankar …

Support dips, BJP plays divisional status card

In an attempt to retrieve lost ground in Ladakh, India’s largest Lok Sabha seat in geographical terms, the BJP had played a trump card by announcing separate divisional status to the region ahead of the parliamentary poll. While Opposition groups had questioned the timing of this administrative decision taken under President’s rule, the creation of a separate division for Ladakh …

Why Indians in the UK are mobilising against the Modi government – By Adrija Dey, Chandni Chawla and Siddharth Chakravarty

After becoming the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, Narendra Modi visited the United Kingdom in 2015, and what a welcome he received! Almost 60,000 British Indians from 450 community groups attended his rockstar reception at the Wembley stadium.… The concert was not an official event organised by the British Government; it was privately organised by a non-profit company …

Two Prime Ministers, two responses – By Telegraph Special Correspondent

…If terrorism bound Christchurch and Pulwama together in senseless bloodshed, the golden-hour responses from the top in India and New Zealand charted dramatically different courses. Within the first few hours of the shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed her nation twice and then fielded questions at a media conference. Ardern, at 38 one of the youngest heads of …

In Bihar, Muslims are facing increasing hostility and hatred after 2017 – By Natasha Badhwar, Harsh Mander, Navsharan Singh & John Dayal

As we travelled on a bumpy bus along the long and dusty roads and pathways of Bihar in February, we often felt weighed down with the realisation of how hate has reached far corners of the country. This was the 26th journey of the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, and Bihar was the 14th state of India to which we have travelled so far. …

The Anatomy of Hate

Author: Revati Laul Reviewed by: Rahul Jayaram Available at: Kindle Edition, 222 pages Published December 10th 2018 by Context. https://www.amazon.in/ Review: Gujarat 2002: This book makes an attempt to understand the mobster, the rioter, the rapist (Mar 16, 2019, Scroll.in) Revati Laul’s The Anatomy of Hate provides a detailed picture of an extremely important but so far under presented view …

Ask questions, get laathis in return: BJP mob thrashed Muslim youth

In a shocking incident, a group of Bharatriya Janata Party (BJP) workers thrashed a Muslim youth for making anti-government remarks in Talk show. The disturbing incident happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday, 6 March at the talk show anchored by journalist Narendra Pratap for the Hindi news channel ‘Bharat Samachar’. The student was identified as Adnan. His parents live …