Weekly News Roundup – Jul 31, 2020


BJP MLA From UP’s Loni Stokes Controversy, Asks Muslims To Sacrifice Children Not Animals On Eid

Nand Kishore Gurjar, BJP MLA from Loni Assembly constituency, Ghaziabad, Photo: ANI

Days ahead of Eid-ul-Adha, Nand Kishore Gurjar, a BJP MLA from Loni assembly constituency in Ghaziabad, has stoked controversy as he asked people celebrating the festival to “sacrifice their children instead of animals” on the occasion. He also claimed that “meat spreads coronavirus” so people should not be allowed to sacrifice innocent animals. “People who want to sacrifice on Eid should sacrifice their children. I will not let people consume meat and alcohol in Loni. We will not let people sacrifice innocent animals because meat spreads coronavirus,” the BJP legislator said while speaking to reporters.…

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Ad agency with BJP connection handles social media for Maharashtra Election Commission

Photo: Twitter @DevangVDave

Activist Saket Gokhale posted a tweet thread on July 23 alleging that the Election Commission of India “hired” the IT cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to manage their social media in Maharashtra ahead of the 2019 assembly elections. Gokhale pointed out that advertiser details on the Facebook page of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Maharashtra carry the address “202 Pressman House” in Vile Parle, Mumbai. This is also the address mentioned by pro-BJP Facebook page ‘The Fearless Indian’. Mumbai-based advertising agencies Signpost India and Social Central use that address as well.… Dave’s profile picture on Twitter is with Prime Minister Modi.… It is noteworthy that Dave changed the address on his website after Gokhale’s tweets.…

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UP Activist, Who Filed Case Against Yogi Adityanath for ‘Inciting’ Gorakhpur Riots, Gets Life Term for Rape

Photo: Clarion India

Sixty-five-year-old Parwez Parvaz, who had moved the Allahabad High Court seeking registration of an FIR against Yogi Adityanath, has been convicted in a 2018 gangrape case.… According to a report in The Indian Express, Parvaz had in 2017 moved the HC against Yogi, who was then an MP from Gorakhpur, alleging that he gave a hate speech.… In his complaint, Parvaz had named the then Gorakhpur MP Adityanath, the then MLC YD Singh, the then mayor of the city Anju Chaudhary and now state minister Shiv Pratap Shukla for having incited the Gorakhpur communal riots of 2007. A report in The Wire had quoted Parvaz as saying that ever since he pressed charges against Adityanath, he has faced multiple threats, including false criminal charges on him. Two cases in which he is then accused were of rioting and rape. He had been lodged in jail in the rape case.…

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Communal Harmony

Doctor working for ‘Sikh-Muslim Affinity’ explains how Muslims donated foodgrains to the Golden Temple

Mosques in Ayodhya spreading message of communal harmony ahead of Ram temple’s ‘bhoomi pujan’

When Government, Media Hounded Out Tablighis; Bengaluru Hospital, Muslims Served Humanity

News

Delhi Riots: Delhi HC Directs Delhi Police to Not Name Any Accused or Witness in Any Communication Till Trial Begins

BJP MLA From UP’s Loni Stokes Controversy, Asks Muslims To Sacrifice Children Not Animals On Eid

Ad agency with BJP connection handles social media for Maharashtra Election Commission

Covid-19: Police officer who complained about CM detained in Imphal for allegedly flouting lockdown

UP Activist, Who Filed Case Against Yogi Adityanath for ‘Inciting’ Gorakhpur Riots, Gets Life Term for Rape

“RSS-BJP want Jammu to be Muslim free,” says Gujjar leader after authorities demolish 5 Gujjar houses

Mushawarat Chief Questions Amit Shah Meeting Babri Demolition Accused Advani Ahead of Court Hearing

Cops jab keys into man’s forehead for not wearing helmet, hosp conducts surgery to remove them, 3 policemen suspended

Agra Police Bust Sex-Trafficking Racket Operating From BJP Leader’s Farmhouse

22 years on, justice eludes Dalit victims of Bathani Tola massacre

Opinion

Delhi Police’s ‘Hindu resentment’ order is yet another glimpse of bias guiding riots investigation – By Rohan Venkataramakrishnan

A non-existent signature, bogus ‘wanted’ story: How Parvej Khan spent 4.5 years in jail on fake terror charges – By Amit Kumar

A Sad Day When a Public Servant Smears One of India’s Tallest Figures of Religious Unity – By Syeda Hameed

Editors in Modi’s India have two choices – speak up or give in to intellectual slavery – By Patricia Mukhim

India’s Rape Problem and Legislator Impunity – By Dr. Arshad M. Khan

The Evidence Is Clear, Caste Hurts Corporations In India And Abroad – By Christina Dhanaraj and Hari Bapuji

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