Weekly News Roundup – January 9, 2020

  India citizenship law: 100,0000 attend Hyderabad protest More than 100,000 protesters have taken part in a peaceful march in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, chanting slogans against Narendra Modi’s new citizenship law. The protest, labelled the Million March, was organised by an umbrella group of Muslim and civil society organisations… Demonstrators were still entering the protest site late on …

Weekly News Roundup – January 2, 2020

  Reign Of Terror In U.P Says Fact Finding Report A fact-finding report, published by a team comprising activist Yogendra Yadav, CPI (ML)’s Kavita Krishnan, and Riad Azam, says that Uttar Pradesh is under a “reign of terror” following the state government’s “unlawful and lethal tactics” to harass citizens protesting peacefully against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register …

Weekly News Roundup – December 19, 2019

  Preparation for a genocide under way in India: Dr. Gregory Stanton Dr. Gregory Stanton, founder of Genocide Watch, addressed an audience of Congressional and Government officials at a briefing titled Ground Reports on Kashmir and NRC in Washington D.C on December 12 where he said, “Preparation for a genocide is definitely under way in India.” He said that persecution of …

Weekly News Roundup – December 4, 2019

  India consul general in United States calls for ‘Israeli model’ in Kashmir At a private event on Saturday in New York City, Sandeep Chakravorty, India’s consul-general to the city, told Kashmiri Hindus and Indian nationals that India will build settlements modelled after Israel for the return of the Hindu population to Kashmir.… “I believe the security situation will improve, …

Weekly News Roundup – November 27, 2019

  US Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations in Kashmir A US lawmaker… Rashida Tlaib, … in the House Resolution No 724 introduced on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue to deescalate tensions between them.… The resolution titled “Condemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination” currently has no …

Weekly News Roundup – November 20, 2019

  Assam NRC a tool to render Muslims stateless: US panel on religious freedom A federal US commission on international religious freedom has alleged that National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is a tool to “target religious minorities and to render Muslims stateless”. Observing that the final NRC list, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of Assam, has excluded 19 …