Weekly News Roundup – July 8, 2019


Uttar Pradesh: Muslim Auto Driver Tied Up, Thrashed for Refusing to Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

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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 and Shiva – got inside his auto and asked to be dropped at another location. Upon reaching the destination, they started quarrelling with him, claiming they did not have any money to pay the fare. During this, they asked him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and when Atib refused, took him to the nearby Sulabh toilet and thrashed him.…

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Gujarat: Accused in Dalit Atrocity Cases Continue to Assault with Impunity

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Piyush Sarvaiya (27), who got justice after six long years of continued and consistent struggle for his slain brother- burned alive by a mob of upper caste men- was attacked by his brother’s murderers on June 27. The attackers, who were awarded life imprisonment six years after the incidents, were out on parole and rammed their motor cycle into Sarvaiya. Soon after Sarvaiya fell down, Arjan Babubhai Makwana, another accused in the killing of his brother, hurled casteist abuses and started beating him.…

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After Assam, Karnataka Setting Up Detention Centre to Hold ‘Declared Foreigners’

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At a time when the Supreme Court is hearing a petition on the extended incarceration of ‘declared foreigners’ in Assam’s six detention centres in the light of the uncertainty over their deportation, mainly to Bangladesh, Karnataka is in the process of setting up a detention centre for the containment of those taken into custody for being undocumented foreigners in the state. When operational, the southern state would be the second after Assam to have such an exclusive arrangement to hold those declared foreigners by courts awaiting deportation.…

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