Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, other celebrities write open letter to PM Modi over lynchings

JULY 24, 2019 15:17 IST The letter also states that the phrase “Jai Shri Ram” has been reduced to a “provocative war cry” The lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately, celebrities from various fields have said in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi while also stressing that there is “no democracy without dissent”. …

U.S. Groups Condemn PM Modi for Failure to Stop Attacks on Religious Minorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Religious freedom activists from across the U.S. have criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his failure to stop the violence carried out by Hindutva groups against religious minorities, including Muslims and Christians. At an event titled “Religious Freedom in India: A Briefing on Capitol Hill”, organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) on the Capitol Hill …

Amnesty International ‘Halt The Hate’ Website

  Over 200 alleged hate crimes in 2017 in India, reveals ‘Halt the hate’ website In 2017, an alarming number of alleged hate crimes – including assault, rape and murder – were reported against people from marginalized groups, especially Dalits and Muslims, said Amnesty International India today, as it launched an interactive data website, ‘Halt the Hate’. “The first step to …

Police probe into Kasganj violence ‘grossly compromised’, Muslims were ‘selectively targeted’, claims report by activists

New Delhi: Muslims were “selectively targeted” in the wake of the 26 January communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj and the police probe into the violence was “grossly compromised”, a report prepared by civil rights activists has alleged. The report — Truth of Kasganj — released on Wednesday also alleged that there were “inconsistencies” in the police’s version of the violence, …

Hapur Lynching Victims’ Kin Await to Resume Normal Life, Say ‘Just Want Justice, Whatever It Is’

Hapur (UP): Nineteen-year-old Anas, whose father survived a mob attack two months ago in which another man died, is still trying to find his bearings and resume a normal life. At his home in Madapur village, a little over 50 km from the national capital, Anas looks at his mother and then at the firewood ‘chulha’. It’s half past 6 in …