Exclusion of 4 million from Citizens’ Registry a horrible atrocity says Indian Americans

Relatives of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed among those at risk of becoming stateless; Targeting of religious minorities apparent motive say Muslim organizations August 2, 2018 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos has called for the immediate suspension of the National Registry of Citizens, until irregularities that have resulted …

Welcome to Lynchistan

Watching the abject horror of 28-year-old Rakbar Khan’s murder unfold in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, a year after a murderous mob of cow vigilantes bludgeoned Pehlu Khan to death, many would find it disconcerting and disheartening that it was left to the Supreme Court to point to the culture of violent intolerance that is rapidly enveloping India’s hinterland. The past three …

Will Modi stop India’s cow terrorists from killing Muslims?

By Barkha DuttJuly 24Email the author There is a repugnant euphemism that has entered the lexicon of Indian prime-time television lately. “Cow vigilantes” has become contemporary shorthand for murderous right-wing mobs who kill Muslims simply for being Muslim. They shelter behind the misleading respectability of the euphemism. For us in the media to use the word “vigilantism” to describe hate crimes against …

India’s Supreme Court warns of ‘mobocracy,’ urges government to pass anti-lynching law after deadly attacks

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court urged the government to pass a new anti-lynching law and to stop the spread of Internet rumors after dozens of people were killed in a string of mob attacks fueled largely by social media. In recent weeks, violent lynchings sparked by rumors of child-kidnapping gangs or organ- harvesting rings have claimed more than two dozen …

In Allahabad, Muslims Demolish Parts Of Mosques For Kumbh Mela Project

Some sections of the mosques were creating obstructions to the road work and were demolished to assist the government in the road development project ahead of Kumbh Mela. Allahabad | ANI | Updated: July 04, 2018 14:58 IST ALLAHABAD:  The sections of mosques which were built on government lands have been demolished.   Ahead of the Kumbh Mela, Muslims in Allahabad have demolished parts …

Indian authorities must bring killers of Shujaat Bukhari to justice

Indian authorities must bring killers of Shujaat Bukhari to justice Indian authorities must ensure that there is a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of Shujaat Bukhari, founder and editor of the English-language daily Rising Kashmir, and bring the killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Bukhari was shot and killed today in Srinagar city, in Indian-controlled …

Indian court forbids screening of investigative documentary

Indian court forbids screening of investigative documentary The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Delhi High Court’s decision to bar the release of the second part of an investigative documentary about news outlets allegedly being willing to accept money in exchange for favorable coverage. The court yesterday issued an injunction that forbids the screening of Operation 136: Part …