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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63% Hyderabad Muslims are poor: Survey

'Only 2-3% Are Economically Well-Off' Syed Akbar - timesgroup.com HYDERABAD: Less than 2% of Muslims in Hyderabad metropolitan area constitute an economically elite section with a net worth ranging between Rs 1 crore and Rs 100 crore. On the other hand, 63% of Muslims in the city fall below the poverty line (BPL) and survive mostly on governme...

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“They cut off his hand with a chain saw seeing 786 tattooed on it,” brother of Ikhlaq recounts horrific beating

 By Musheera Ashraf, TwoCircles.net  Panipat: On 23 August, unable to find adequate work at his hometown, twenty-eight-year-old Akhlaq, a barber by profession, left his home in Nanauta, 23 kilometres from Saharanpur for Panipat, Haryana."We are left with no work due to the lockdown. Our financial condition is worse," Ikram, brother of Akh...

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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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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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NDTV’s Ravish Kumar says death threats have increased

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar alleged on Friday that the frequency of abusive calls and death threats that he has been receiving since 2015 have increased manifold in the last month.The latest in the series is from an ex-CISF jawan who has sent him a video message threatening to shoot him in his office. Another person who claims to be from the Bajra...

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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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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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Indian mob kills transgender woman over fake rumors spread on WhatsApp

 New Delhi (CNN) A transgender woman was killed and three others seriously injured when they were attacked by a mob of angry locals acting on rumors that the women were child traffickers in the Indian city of Hyderabad. V. Satyanarayana, a deputy commissioner of police (South Zone) in Hyderabad, told CNN Monday that the women were begging...

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Seattle City Council votes to oppose India’s National Register of Citizens, Citizenship Amendment Act

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to oppose policies advanced by India's government as discriminatory toward Muslims and other groups.The council passed a resolution urging India's Parliament to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and to stop the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The vote was 5-0.Councilmember Kshama Sawant sponsored ...

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City Council Calls on Parliament of India to Repeal Citizenship Amendment Act, Stop National Register of Citizens

 The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution Monday calling on the Parliament of India to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act and end the National Register of Citizens. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by the Parliament of India in Dec. 2019, provides a pathway to Indian citizenship for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, an...

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New citizenship law in India ‘fundamentally discriminatory’: UN human rights office

#India: We are concerned that the new #CitizenshipAmendmentAct is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. Goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcomed, but new law does not extend protection to Muslims, incl. minority sects: https://t.co/ziCNTWvxc2#FightRacism #CABProtests pic.twitter.com/apWbEqpDOZ — UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) Dece...

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India: Crackdown on peaceful Citizenship Act protests must stop

 Central and state governments in India must stop the crackdown on peaceful protestors against the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Amnesty International India said today. Since last week, thousands of people around the country have taken to the streets to protest against the CAA. Protestors have been routinely met with a show o...

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India: Citizenship Bill Discriminates Against Muslims

 Draft Law Favors Hindus, Other Non-Muslim Immigrants Update: On December 11, India's upper house of parliament also passed the bill. It will now become law after the president of India gives his assent.  (New York) – The Indian government's proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India's international legal obligatio...

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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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Will commit suicide if I don’t get justice: Woman raped by UP BJP MLA for 2 yrs

 The victim claimed that BJP MLA from Badaun Kushagra Sagar raped her for two years on the pretext of marrying her. Bareilly: A woman from Bareilly has accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Badaun Kushagra Sagar of allegedly raping her.The victim claimed that Sagar raped her for two years on the pretext of marrying her."My mother used ...

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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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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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Man Accused Of Carrying Beef Attacked With Hammer In Gurgaon, Cops Watch

Gurgaon: Haryana Police has sent the meat for testing in a lab. One of the assailants has been arrested. New Delhi: With impunity and a hammer, an unarmed man is savagely beaten and kicked to pulp while the police and dozens of people do little more than watch, shows the video, demonstrating the horrific collapse of law near the country's capital. ...

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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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