Weekly News Roundup – March 11, 2019


‘Dalit, minority voters missing from electoral rolls’

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Members of various opposition parties in a joint press conference held on Sunday, alleged that names of people belonging to downtrodden sections of society, like Dalits and other minorities, were missing from electoral rolls in Uttarakhand. The leaders claimed that the data emerged after an internal voter survey was conducted ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

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Babu Bajrangi, The Terrorist Who Was Convicted For Killing Muslims In Gujarat In 2002, Granted Bail By Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to Bajrang Dal terrorist, Babu Bajrangi who was convicted in the 2002 massacre in the Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad, in which 97 Muslims were killed in broad daylight. Bajrangi had been serving a life sentence in the case, which occurred during the 2002 anti-Muslim genocide in Gujarat.… Bajrangi, the then state convenor of Bajrang Dal had led a mob of Hindutva terrorists, who burnt alive local Muslims and raped women in the Naroda Patiya.

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Sedition Charge Dropped Against Bulandshahr Violence Accused, Claims Lawyer

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A court in Bulandshahr has dropped the sedition charge against 38 people accused of violence in Bulandshahr in which a police inspector and a civilian were killed, their lawyer claimed on Tuesday. A total of 38 people, including local BJP and Bajrang Dal leaders, were arrested for the violence that broke out in Siyana tehsil of Bulandshahr on December 3, leading to the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and villager Sumit Singh.

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Communal Harmony

Boycott or Not? Twitterati Remain Divided Over #SurfExcel Ad Promoting Communal Harmony

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