Weekly News Roundup – June 19, 2020


Dalit-Muslim Clash in Jaunpur: Chandrashekhar Azad Warns Against Hidden Agenda of RSS

Photo: Jansatta

A clash between Dalits and Muslims in a village in UP’s Jaunpur district last week has left the area communally polarised, thanks to the extra-ordinary interest shown in the case by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It has also given a new opportunity to the Hindutva forces and a section of media to corner Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad who has been trying to bring his community and Muslims closer and form some sort of an alliance.… But the promptness shown by Adityanath and his administration did not please the Dalit leadership. Azad, who heads Bhim Army, an Ambedkarite and Dalit rights organisation, saw in it an ulterior motive. “After every atrocity you have to come on the street to press for action against the culprits. But here, the state machinery has become proactive. A strict action has been taken because it fits into the hidden agenda of RSS,” Azad said in a video message to his people.…

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Muslim Driver Transporting Cattle Brutally Thrashed in Mangalore by Cow Vigilantes

Photo: Clarion India

After a brief pause in cases of mob violence in the name of cow, a Muslim driver has been brutally thrashed allegedly by some Bajrang Dal goons in this Karnataka city when he was transporting cattle in his vehicle. The driver identified as Mohd Hanif was tied with the tempo on which he was carrying the cattle and brutally beaten him up by a mob of cow vigilantes on the roadside. CCTV footage of the incident surfaced on social media which showed the mob stopping the vehicle and snapping at the driver. The footage graphically shows how the mob dragged the driver out of the vehicle and took him to somewhere after damaging the vehicle.…

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UP villagers launch attack on Sikh youth; Throw his turban in sewerage

Photo: Sikh24.com

A painful video has emerged over social media in which a mob of Hindu residents could be seen attacking an innocent Sikh youth while disrespectfully pulling his hairs. The incident occurred in village Sherpur of Uttar Pradesh on June 14. Sources have informed that two Sikh youths were passing through village Sherpur on June 14 when their car suddenly touched the car of another youth who is learned to be a resident of the same village. Following this, heated exchange of arguments occurred between the duo sides after which the local village youth called his clan members to dominate over Sikh youths.… The attackers removed his turban and threw it in nearby open sewerage. They also pulled hairs of Sikh youth during this attack. After this incident, a wave of outrage spread across the Sikh community living in nearby areas.…

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Announcement 

Religious Freedom, Equality and justice Under Threat: US Dept. of State releases 2019 India Report

Communal Harmony

Lockdown Brings out the Humane Face of Indian Muslims

Despite risks, Muslim doctors in worst-hit Gujarat offer timely care, support to COVID-19 patients

Irfan Pathan wins hearts by providing monetary cash-strapped cobbler who sits inside Chennai’s Chepauk

News

Denied visa by Indian govt, US Congress advisory body says why no confidence to allow visit

India: Human Rights Defenders Targeted by a Coordinated Spyware Operation

British Muslims held for two months in India claim religious persecution

Telangana high court: Why mostly Muslims booked during lockdown?

55 Indian Journalists Arrested, Booked, Threatened For Reporting on COVID-19: Report

Dalit-Muslim Clash in Jaunpur: Chandrashekhar Azad Warns Against Hidden Agenda of RSS

CBI files case against BJP leader, others for defrauding Bank of India

Muslim Driver Transporting Cattle Brutally Thrashed in Mangalore by Cow Vigilantes

UP villagers launch attack on Sikh youth; Throw his turban in sewerage

UN chief expresses concern over child casualties in J&K, asks govt to end use of pellet guns

Opinion

Delhi violence: How India’s human rights defenders have been silenced – By Ashish Khetan

India’s Migrant Labor Pains – By Neeta Lal

The Paralysis of Justice in India – By Sambhav Sharma

The accelerating rise of a dangerous new nationalism in India – By Emily Tamkin

Genealogy of Islamophobia and Construction of Muslims as Enemy in India – By Mohammad Saif

How can Indians Support Cows when they can’t Support Humans, Is Cow an Agenda to Capture 80% Votes Using Emotional Sentiments – By Priyadharshini Varadharajan

Book Review

The ambiguity of the RSS and its complex worldview

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