Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2019


Gujarat Police Accused of Filing FIR against Victims after Muslims’ Homes Burnt Down in Khambat

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On 24 February, a group of people pelted stones and burnt down the homes of Muslims living in Khambat’s Akbarpura area. The incident charged the area with communal animosity. Acting on the incident, the police filed an FIR against 52 people of which 35 are Muslims.

 

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Ban on RSS is Prakash Ambedkar’s condition to join secular alliance

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Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, who is being wooed by the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party to join their alliance in Maharashtra, is demanding that the election manifesto of the secular combine promise a ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

 

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BJP told me there will be war before Lok Sabha polls, said Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan: Report

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Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan here on Thursday claimed, the BJP told him two years ago that there will be war before the Lok Sabha elections. Jana Sena chief revealed this while addressing an election rally in the Kadapa district.

 

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Communal Harmony

For Ayodhya residents, peace more important than Ram temple; Hindus, Muslims resent extremists threatening communal harmony

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“Ayodhya’s communal harmony is exemplary and should be an ideal for the world to follow.” This is what Gulnaaz Begum, 33, has to say as she sips her tea in the garden outside her home, located at a stone’s throw away from the disputed site.…

 

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