Violence

September 19, 2019
In a statement, seen as a turnaround following the sharp all-around criticism, the Jharkhand Police said that in the first chargesheet, “opinion on the cause of death” was kept “reserved” in the viscera report. Widespread criticism had followed the earlier diluted charge sheet in the case    Only a few days after the Jharkhand Police’s decision to drop the...
September 18, 2019
One of the women, who happen to belong to the Muslim minority, was pregnant and reportedly suffered a miscarriage because of the assault. Cases were registered days only after one sister, on September 10, wrote a detailed account of the incident in a complaint to police saying Sarma and Boro “stripped us naked, assaulted us and touched our private parts”. Three sisters have accused the...
September 17, 2019
Several Aligarh Muslim University students gathered at the station, demanding the arrest of the unidentified attackers as news of the assault spread Aligarh:  In another case of mob violence, six members of a family were injured in an alleged mob attack at a railway station in UP's Aligarh, triggering protests by Aligarh Muslim University students. Students have alleged that this was...
September 13, 2019
Twelve Left youth and students' wings have taken on a two-day "Nabanna Chalo" campaign from September 12th. The march began on Thursday from Singur in Hooghly, the venue of abandoned Tata Nano car plant, moving towards Bengal secretariat Nabanna in Howrah. As protesters marched towards Nabanna, they faced police barricades. Clashes broke out in Howrah on Friday between the police and the...
September 9, 2019
Lawyer files protest petition to add section Charges of murder have been dropped from the charge-sheet filed by the police against the killing of the 24 year old Muslim youth from Saraikela-Kharaswan in Jharkhand, Tabrez Ansari, as per a report published by The Quint. Unhappy with the development, Tabrez’s lawyer Altaf Hussain has filed a protest petition in the court on August 31 for the...
September 5, 2019
Gaya, Bihar: Five Muslims, including an eight-year-old boy, were injured as a mob here attacked them over suspicions of child lifting on August 25, 2019. Mohammed Kaisar (43) and three of his relatives were attacked by a mob on suspicions of child-lifting in Gaya, Bihar. On learning the victims’ faith, the mob shouted “Maar Miyawan Hai [Beat them, they are Muslims]”, and intensified the...
August 23, 2019
Hate crimes against marginalised communities have seen a steady upsurge in India in the past two decades, with the highest number of reported crimes being against Dalits and Muslims and most common alleged motives driven by caste, gender, and religion. It is especially heartbreaking when children become the victims of hate crimes.   The recently passed amended POCSO (Protection Of...
August 20, 2019
When you see your long cherished value systems being thrown to dustbin, you have to stand up and express anguish, Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy says Infosys co-founder N.R Narayana Murthy on Saturday said that looking at "what is happening in different parts of the country today", the youth need to state bluntly that this was not the country for which our forefathers got freedom...
August 20, 2019
Billie Holiday's 1959 performance of "Strange Fruit." was recorded just a few months before her untimely demise from heart failure due to liver cirrhosis. In this heartbreaking performance scattered around deep noticeable agony, every verse is chillingly moaned with relentless pain.  Probably the first time, in popular music culture, the full emotional weight of the psychological...
August 14, 2019
In a shocking turn of events in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, an Alwar Court acquitted all six accused. The accused were let off after being given “benefit of doubt”. Interesting the viral video of the mob lynching was ruled inadmissible! Earlier the police had given the accused a clean chit based on statements from the staff of a local cow shelter and phone records. What the police failed...