Weekly News Roundup – March 5, 2020



High cost of riots in northeast Delhi: List of 48 people who died during three days of violence

Photo: Time Magazine

… We also strongly condemn the hate speeches and pronouncements made by Indian leaders that have culminated in these deaths. Leaders of the ruling party are supposed to protect their citizens, not create and enable adverse conditions that lead to their deaths. …So this is essentially a list of confirmed deaths. However, as there is movement in this data everyday with bodies being identified and given names, histories and proper personhood, we are releasing this as data subject to revision as new information emerges.…

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World Is Watching’: US Lawmakers Take Note Of Delhi Violence

Photo: New York Times

Reacting to the violence that has claimed at least 13 [now 49] lives in the past a couple of days, US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said the “deadly surge of religious intolerance in India is horrifying”. “Democracies should not tolerate division and discrimination or promote laws that undermine religious freedom,” she said in a tweet, adding that the “world is watching”.… Congressman Alan Lowenthal too termed the violence a “tragic failure of moral leadership”. “We must speak out in the face of threats to human rights in India,” he said.…

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Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Photo: Aljazeera

Hundreds of Indian Americans of different faiths rallied outside Indian consulates in major American cities on Friday evening to protest against the recent violence in Delhi that has killed at least 42 [now 49] people, and injured hundreds.… Outside the Indian consulate in New York on Friday evening, protesters gathered chanting “Shame!” at officials as they tried to exit or enter the building. “We are exhausted,” Sana Qutubuddin, an activist with Alliance for Justice and Accountability – a coalition of South Asian groups that organised Friday’s rally alongside the Indian American Muslim Council, South Asia Solidarity Initiative, and Equality Labs – said during her speech at the rally.…

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Communal Harmony

Meet Muslim Man Who Helped A Group Of Hindus Reach Safer Locations During Delhi

 How This Sikh Man Rescued Dozens Of Delhi Riot Victims On His Motorbike

Tales of harmony: Neighbours of different faiths stand together to ensure peace

News

High cost of riots in northeast Delhi: List of 48 people who died during three days of violence

‘World Is Watching’: US Lawmakers Take Note Of Delhi Violence

 Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Worst Affected In Delhi Clashes, Shiv Vihar Resembles A Ghost Town

 Ground Report: Delhi Police Actions Caused Death Of Man In Infamous National Anthem Video

 ‘Goli Maro’ Slogans Raised as BJP Flag-waving Supporters Make Their Way to Amit Shah’s Kolkata Rally

 Attacks on Indian journalists highlight growing intolerance

Allahabad cops ‘hand over Prime Minister protesters to mob’

 ‘India’s Citizenship Act is discriminatory’: Lord Alton’s speech in UK Parliament’s Upper House Kashmir’s Business Community Sends Out SOS on ‘Sea of Debt and Destruction’

Opinion

Modi stoked this fire – Editorial

Why India’s Muslims Are in Grave Danger – By Ravi Agrawal

 The violence in Delhi is not a ‘riot’. It is targeted anti-Muslim brutality – By Kenan Malik

Trump and Modi are leading the world’s two largest democracies down dangerous paths – By Ameya Pawar, Harish Patel and Pushkar Sharma

 As New Delhi Counts the Dead, Questions Swirl About Police Response – By Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj

Why Delhi reminded me of Gujarat of 2002 – By Debaashish Bhattacharya

Book Review

‘But You Don’t Look Like a Muslim’ review: The long shadow of Partition  

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