Army’s admission on killings in Kashmir

The jargon-riddled statement is expected to bring the attention back on the AFSPA which grants near-absolute immunity to security personnel in 'disturbed area'  The army admitted on Friday that "prima facie evidence" indicated that powers vested under an infamous indemnity law were "exceeded" when three young cousins were gunned down in Kashmi...

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Dalit murders show the cruel face of caste in Sivaganga's Kachanatham village

 It's hard to believe that a couple of persons from a dominant community can prevail over a village of mostly Dalit households. But that is what appears to have happened at Kachanatham village in Sivaganga district. On May 28 night, the village witnessed one of the worst caste clashes in the district. Sources say that despite provocations in t...

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In third such incident, Gujarat man from OBC community beaten up for using ‘Sinh’ in his name

 Himatsinh Chauhan, who belongs to an OBC community, was beaten up by members of the Darbar community when they noticed that he used 'Sinh' in his name on Facebook. In a third such incident within two weeks, a man belonging to an Other Backward Class community was allegedly beaten up by some upper-caste men for using the suffix `Sinh' in his n...

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Haryana: Mosque in Karnal vandalised, people offering Namaz attacked

The men sabotaged a wall inside the mosque and also attacked the people who were offering Namaz inside. Speakers installed for Azan were also destroyed.  New Delhi: In yet another instance of Namaz disruption in Haryana, a mosque where people were offering Namaz was vandalised in Newal in Karnal district.The men sabotaged a wall inside the mos...

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Three Dalits Hacked To Death In Tamil Nadu By Upper Caste Men For Sitting Cross-Legged

This is 2018, and believe it or not, you can get killed for sitting cross legged! Especially, if you are a Dalit and your "unpardonable" act disrespected those belonging to "upper caste".Three people belonging to the Dalit community were hacked to death by a mob of nearly 20 upper caste men in Tamil Nadu's Kachanatham village in Sivaganga district ...

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Cattle trader found dead in Udupi, family alleges Bajrang Dal hand

 According to the victim Hussainabba's family, in 2015, the fringe group had attacked him and forced him to drink cow urine.  A 61-year-old cattle trader, Hussainabba, was found dead, in Udupi on Wednesday, under mysterious circumstances. While the police claim they received a tip-off of a cattle trader illegally transporting animals, and...

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Bajrang Dal Trains Cadre to Wield Weapons Against 'Anti-nationals, Love Jihad Elements'

Rajgarh: An alleged arms training camp held by Bajrang Dal earlier this month in Rajgarh town of Madhya Pradesh has given the Congress Party fresh salvo to attack the state government.A part of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal had allegedly organised a secret camp in Rajgarh's Bawara from May 3 to 1. Members of the organisation were given trainin...

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Adityanath invokes Muzaffarnagar riots, Jinnah portrait ahead of Kairana poll

 Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, four days ahead of Kairana bypoll on Thursday invoked the issue of Muzaffarnagar riots and Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in his speech in Shamli while supporting BJP's candidate Mriganka Singh. According to a report by The Indian Express, the UP CM three times in his speech, referring Mu...

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Fire breaks out in Rohingya refugee camp in Haryana’s Nuh district; 55 families rendered homeless

 Over 50 families were rendered homeless after a major fire broke out at a Rohingya refugee camp in Haryana's Nuh district on Sunday afternoon  A total of 215 people lived in the shanties, the report said. "All our belongings are gone. All that is left are the clothes we are wearing," a resident said. The report added that a makeshift cam...

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Man Thrashed In Train For Failing To Answer Questions On PM Modi, National Anthem

Police said they are investigating the matter after a local NGO lodged a case on Thursday.   Malda, West Bengal: A man was allegedly assaulted by four persons in a moving train in West Bengal, after he failed to reply to their queries on the prime minister and the national anthem, police said today. The victim, a migrant labourer, was on ...

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Indian police accused of killing at least 11 protesters

Demand for investigation after demonstrators shot protesting against copper smelter pollution in southern India.  Rights groups and residents demanded an investigation after police in southern India opened fire and killed at least 11 people during a protest over alleged environmental pollution by a UK-owned copper smelter.Tensions were high in...

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Taj Mahal vandalized as Hindu nationalists dispute site’s Muslim origins

NEW DELHI (RNS) — Hindu nationalist groups in India have carried out violent attacks against Muslims and their properties for decades. Now, a group of Hindu nationalists is targeting the Taj Mahal, the world-famous monument built by a 17th-century Muslim emperor.On June 10, about two dozen members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or the World Hindu Co...

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Hapur Lynchings: Narratives of Victims' Families Suggest Pre-Planning

 Their versions also indicated that the Hapur police may have deliberately misled the family members to sign on the FIR that claimed the attack on Qasim and Samiuddin was a case of road rage. New Delhi : Three days after the 45-year-old cattle trader, Qasim, was lynched to death and the 65-year-old farmer Samiuddin was brutally beaten by ...

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Facing a Social Boycott, 24 Dalit Families Forced to Leave Their Village in Maharashtra

 The Matang families have said that they were not allowed to buy groceries, get jobs or roam freely in the village after some of them filed an FIR against upper caste men for an attack. Pune : Twenty-four Scheduled Caste families have had to leave their village in Maharashtra's Latur district after the upper castes allegedly ostracised th...

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MP: Village sarpanch thrashes Dalit man for ‘riding bike’ near his house, arrested

 The victim stated that the accused told him that he should not have driven through the road in front of their house and instead he should have dragged the motorcycle, the ASI said. A village sarpanch and four others were arrested for allegedly beating up a 30-year-old Dalit man for riding a motorcycle near his house in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamg...

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Couple Beaten Up, Woman's Head Shaved In Assam's Nagaon

 This is the third major incident in Assam this month where locals took law into their hands and thrashed people. Guwahati/Nagaon: In another apparent case of moral policing, a couple was allegedly beaten up night-long and the woman's head shaved by villagers for having an illicit affair in Assam's Nagaon district, police said today.The incide...

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The Quint records incidents of mob violence across India since 2015

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India comes down with a virulent strain of nativism

India, the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the patron saint of pluralism, peace, and tolerance, is on the cusp of achieving a dubious distinction: At the end of this month, it is poised to launch the biggest disenfranchisement drive in human history by stripping up to 4 million predominantly Muslim residents in Assam, an eastern province bordering Banglade...

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102-year-old Muslim man along with Muslim villagers asked to prove Citizenship within a day in India’s Assam, else get deported

 Millichronicle August 15, 2019 Assam — A 102-year-old Muslim man along with 2900 Muslims from the villages of north-east India's Assam state were summoned to prove their citizenship within a day by traveling over 500 Kms to Upper districts. The panicked villagers sold their lands, cattle, jewellery, and everything to board the buses, Inside N...

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‘Scared for my life’: why more Indians are joining migrants on risky journey to reach the US

Indian nationals arrive at the New Delhi airport in October after being deported from Mexico as they tried to enter the US. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images Many US immigration lawyers say the rise in undocumented Indian migration is linked to the rise of the Hindu nationalist ruling party – and the sectarian violence it has inspired Kumar, 24, and...

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