IAMC Weekly News Digest, 16 October 2020


From Acid Attacks to Drinking Urine, What Upper Caste India Makes its Dalits Undergo – By Kavya Thomas

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An environment of violence and gross injustice against the members of the Dalit community seems to be growing in India, with reports of rampant abuse of human rights, perpetration of violence, exploitation and crimes, intolerance against the community seems to have become an everyday occurrence. The Hathras gang-rape incident that captured the national imagination over the last couple of weeks is but an example of the wider culture of systematic injustice and violence being perpetrated on members of the community and much before the nation could recover from the pain and trauma of the incident, two new cases of sheer inhumanity and violation of dignity practised towards the community have again come to light. These incidents highlight and underline for us, the fact that India continues to be a country characterised by systematic violence and injustice against the Dalits,…

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1 Killed after BJP Leader Fires into Crowd in Ballia

Photo: NDTV

A youth was shot dead after a BJP leader fired into a crowd in front of local administrative officials over a dispute at a meeting for selection of ration shops in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The BJP leader, Dheerendra Singh, fled from the scene amid a stampede-like situation that followed the firing. The murdered youth was identified as Jaiparakash Pal. The incident happened at Durjanpur village in the Reoti area of Ballia district when the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) decided not go ahead with the meeting due to a dispute between members of self-help groups who had gathered there.…”There can be anything but law and order in the state. Goons of the BJP are killing people in front of SDM and CO and are also able to flee from the spot. You call this a Ram Rajya Yogi Ji? …” Sajan said.…

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Pelting stones, egging on mob during riots: Delhi govt flags ‘police complicity’ videos

Photo: Clarion India

On October 5, the Delhi Government’s Home Department flagged a set of seven videoclips to the Delhi Police that include two of policemen purportedly throwing bricks alongside rioters and egging them on during the Northeast Delhi riots. A third shows policemen purportedly making five injured men, lying on the ground, sing the national anthem .… One of the videos purportedly shows groups of policemen carrying arms and batons throwing portions of bricks alongside alleged rioters. The faces of the policemen as well as the rioters are visible. A police outpost seen in the video indicates the site of the incident.…

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Announcement

Massive protest in New Jersey over the Hathras gang rape and killing of Dalit girl

Indian Americans express outrage and call for action over the role of Adityanath’s state government in the travesty of justice

Communal Harmony

Muslim NGO That Provided Ration To 5000 Poor Families During Lockdown, Felicitated By Maharashtra Governor

News

1 Killed after BJP Leader Fires into Crowd in Ballia

NIA arrests 83-year-old tribal rights activist Stan Swamy in Bhima Koregaon case

10,000 ineligible names to be deleted from final NRC in Assam

Pelting stones, egging on mob during riots: Delhi govt flags ‘police complicity’ videos

After Bajaj, Parle Speaks Out Against ‘Toxic Content’ on TV News

Rajasthan: Muslims’ Shops Burnt To Ashes Over Failing To Vote For ‘Preferred Candidate’ In Panchayat Elections

‘Called Terrorist’: Kashmiri Woman in Delhi Accuses Landlady of Abuse and Violence


European Parliament’s human rights panel warns India against targeting minorities

‘Weaponising’ Sedition Laws to Curb Freedom, Says Former SC Judge

Unnao: Yogi Government cleared, promoted top officials accused of protecting BJP MLA in rape case

Opinion

From Acid Attacks to Drinking Urine, What Upper Caste India Makes its Dalits Undergo – By Kavya Thomas

The Campaign to Silence Bollywood – By Pritish Nandy

NCRB 2019 data shows 165% jump in sedition cases, 33% jump in UAPA cases under Modi govt – By Leah Verghese

Time to Wake Up and Smell the Bigotry – By Sidharth Bhatia

With Shaheen Bagh ruling, Supreme Court gifts state more powers to control democratic dissent – By Rangin Pallav Tripathy

Fuelled by Leaked Evidence and Illegal Surveillance, Media Trials the New Normal in India – By Mehak Sawhney

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