Twitter Spat Breaks Out Between Mazumdar-Shaw, Mohandas Pai Over Godrej’s ‘Hate Crime’ Comment

A spat broke out on Twitter between Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Mohandas Pai over Adi Godrej’s comment that rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” India’s economic growth. Mazumdar-Shaw, founder and chairperson of Biocon Ltd., retweeted a news report and called Godrej group head’s comment “well-spoken”. Pai, former chief financial officer of Infosys Ltd. who now runs a …

Rising Intolerance, Hate Crimes Can “Seriously Damage” Growth: Adi Godrej

Noting that many issues must be fixed at a fundamental level, Adi Godrej warned that without doing so, the country cannot achieve her true growth potential. MUMBAI: Noted industrialist Adi Godrej Saturday warned that the rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” economic growth of the nation. Adi Godrej, however, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a …

Blunt talk needed in country today, Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy says, citing his spat with Sikka

Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy said on Saturday that looking at “what is happening in different parts of the country today”, the youth need to state bluntly that this was not the country for which our forefathers got freedom. Talking about his spat with Vishal Sikka, Infosys’ first non-promoter chief executive who quit in 2017, he said he had to speak …

Rising Hate-Crimes, Intolerance To Seriously Damage Growth, Says Adi Godrej

Noted industrialist Adi Godrej warned that rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” economic growth of the nation. Godrej, however, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a “grand vision” to build a new India and nearly double the economy to a $5-trillion giant over the course of his second term in office. He was quick to …

Muslim man ‘killed by mob who tied him to tree, beat him and forced him to recite Hindu chants’ in India

A young Indian Muslim man has died days after reportedly being beaten by a crowd who forced him to perform Hindu chants. Tabrez Ansari was assaulted by the mob on 18 June, after being accused of breaking into a house and stealing a motorbike in the eastern state of Jharkand. Several videos, which appear to be of the assault, spread quickly online in the aftermath of Ansari’s …

Pulwama backlash – Terror unleashed against innocent Kashmiris must cease, demand Indian Americans

Calls to boycott and harass Kashmiris are unacceptable and must be condemned by all parties February 25, 2019 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), today called on the state and central governments in India to enforce law and order and defend ordinary Kashmiris from harassment and mob attacks in the wake of the Pulwama attacks in which over 40 Indian …

West Bengal: Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Christian refugees ‘need not be afraid’, says Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Christian refugees in West Bengal “need not be afraid”, because the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill proposes to grant them citizenship. He also accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of misleading people on the National Register of Citizens, The Indian Express reported. “They [TMC] are very fond of …

JNU sedition case: Ex-ABVP members claim outfit planned row

Two former JNU students, who were ABVP office-bearers at the time of the February 9, 2016 event on campus, Wednesday claimed the student outfit had “planned” the controversy to take attention away from Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide. At a press conference, former JNU ABVP unit vice-president Jatin Goraiya and former joint-secretary Pradeep Narwal also claimed students present in …

Bulandshahr violence: Main accused Yogesh Raj sends wishes in Bajrang Dal’s Sankranti and R-Day posters

Yogesh Raj, the main accused in the December mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr in which a police officer was killed, was featured in Bajrang Dal posters across the region. On these posters by Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Yogesh Raj “wishes” people on behalf of the two organisations on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and the upcoming Republic …