Weekly News Roundup – July 29, 2019

  After 23 years in Prison on false charges, five Men walk out free in Samleti Blast case Five men who were accused in the 1996 Samleti blast case were on Monday acquitted by the Jaipur High Court after 23 years as the prosecution could not establish any link between them and the main accused, Dr Abdul Hameed, whose death sentence was …

Weekly News Roundup – July 22, 2019

  Indian Diaspora Protests Growing Fascism, Hindu Supremacy The recent increase in cases of mob lynching and hate crimes against minorities across the country has alarmed Indian diaspora living in Europe and the US. On Sunday, the Indian American Muslim Council organized protest demonstration in San Diego, California. A similar protest rally by anti-fascist groups and some of Britain’s key …

Weekly News Roundup – July 15, 2019

Indian Americans Protest Surge in Attacks on Minorities The Indian American Muslim Council and other coalition partner organizations held protests across various US cities to express outrage over the recent surge in attacks against minorities. In last few weeks, IAMC chapters organized protest demonstrations in New York, San Jose, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Boston to condemn the tactical support given the leaders …

Weekly News Roundup – July 8, 2019

  Uttar Pradesh: Muslim Auto Driver Tied Up, Thrashed for Refusing to Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ A Muslim auto-rickshaw driver in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh was reportedly beaten up by three men on Wednesday, July 3 for refusing to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.…The family of the victim said that he was driving his auto-rickshaw when the three attackers – Sumit, Rajesh …

Weekly News Roundup – July 1, 2019

  From Indian Cities to Boston, Protests to Condemn Lynching Of Tabrez Continue The lynching of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand has stirred a series of protests across India, including Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Delhi. So have hate crimes, as three more incidents were reported from major cities of India—Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. A Muslim cab driver in the national capital …

Weekly News Roundup – June 24, 2019

  IPS Officer Who Questioned Modi’s Role in Gujarat Riots Gets Life in 30-Year-Old Case Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had famously filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court alleging Narendra Modi’s complicity as chief minister of Gujarat in the 2002 anti-Muslim riots, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Jamnagar sessions court for a 1990 custodial torture …

Weekly News Roundup – June 17, 2019

  Muslim Youth Brutally Attacked by Mob in Delhi’s Jaitpur, Rescued by Hindu Friend’s Relatives In the last week of May, just within five days of BJP winning a landslide mandate in the general elections and three days of PM Modi’s speech in the Parliament’s Central Hall urging his leaders to win confidence of Muslims, a youth in Delhi’s Jaitpur …

Weekly News Roundup – Jun 10, 2019

  Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Six of Seven Accused Convicted A special court ruled today on the brutal gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua last year. Six of the seven accused were convicted and one was acquitted. The three main accused were sentenced to life imprisonment, while the rest were sentenced to five …

Weekly News Roundup – Jun 3, 2019

  Man Shot at in Bihar’s Begusarai For ‘Muslim Name’ as Attacker Shouts ‘Go to Pakistan’; Owaisi Says Community Now Target Practice A Muslim man was shot at in Begusarai district of Bihar allegedly after he was asked his name. A video clip of the injured youth speaking about the incident has gone viral on social media. Mohammed Qasim, who …

Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2019

  Cow Vigilantes Thrash 2 Muslim Men, Woman For Allegedly Carrying Beef in Madhya Pradesh Cow vigilantes mercilessly thrashed three persons, including a woman, and forced them to shout “Jai Shree Ram”, on suspicion they were carrying beef in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni on Friday. The two men were forced to stand against a tree and beaten with thick wooden sticks. One …