Weekly News Roundup – January 2, 2020

Reign Of Terror In U.P Says Fact Finding Report

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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 of Citizens (NRC). The report, which cites district-wise statistics and several personal testimonies, accuses the government of “brazenly targeting” Muslims and social activists. According to the report, 613 were arrested, 750 named and 28,750 unidentified persons were booked by the police across 9 districts in UP.…

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Ground Report: In Mangaluru, a Police Which ‘Fires, Storms Hospitals, Shouts Anti-Muslim Slurs’

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“People keep asking me what I saw that evening. What did I see? Nothing…just my father drop dead in front of my eyes,” he adds. Anger and sadness rush in at once. “Aankhon ke saamne khatam kar diya unko (‘Finished him right in front of my eyes’).” Sabil’s father Abdul Jaleel was one of the two victims of police atrocity in Mangaluru, in the Dakshina Kannada district, on December 19. Jaleel, according to his younger son Sabil had just stepped out of their house to offer Asr namaz, at around 4 pm, when he was hit by a stray bullet fired by the police, on his left eye.… Jaleel’s death was sudden. The shock of losing the only earner and a doting father to two young children has engulfed the family.…

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RSS Men Hurl Bombs At Church Shouting “Jai Shri Ram”, Three Arrested : West Bengal

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Police on Monday arrested 3 RSS men for hurling bombs at a church in Bengal. According to police, a 8-member gang stopped by and raced towards the church building shouting “Jai Shri Ram” before throwing the explosives. The incident took place in the eastern strip of Medinipur district. Members present inside the church ran helter skelter for their lives. The miscreants also damaged vehicles parked in front of the church. Following the attack, the church pastor Alok Ghosh lodged a complaint with the police. The bombs were ignited outside the church building, says a report.…

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