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A scene from 2020 Delhi riots

Delhi Riots: Court Orders Framing Of Charges Against 8 For Murder, Arson In Shiv Vihar Area

The court said the acts of the accused were 'apparently prejudicial to the harmony between communities of Muslims and Hindus and they did disturb the public tranquility through their actions'. They were allegedly part of a...

14 March 2023

Displaced children from north east Delhi neighborhoods at a shelter camp following the violence.

Three Years Of Delhi Violence: Memory And Erasure

It has been three years since the violence that broke out in northeast Delhi against the background of the powerful anti-CAA/NRC protests. The investigation of the violence has left much to be questioned.

24 February 2023

Pragya Thakur

Police Complaint Against BJP MP Pragya Thakur After She Urged Hindus To 'Keep Weapons At Home'

The complaint against Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur alleged that she made derogatory remarks against Muslims while speaking at the Hindu Jagarana Vedike's South Region annual convention.

29 December 2022

Uttar Pradesh police | Image for representation

Uttar Pradesh: Two Communities Clash In Meerut Over Holi Collection, Pelt Stones At Each Other

Two persons were collecting funds for Holi when youths of another community allegedly made some derogatory remarks, according to a report, following which they got into a scuffle with each other.

06 March 2023

Maharashtra Karnataka border row

Communal Flare-ups, Boundary Dispute Kept Pot Boiling In Poll-Bound Karnataka In 2022

Incidents of communal flare-up, divisive issues and inter-state disputes were the high points of variegated developments from Karnataka, that also saw the year ending on a terror tinge.

31 December 2022

Displaced Kashmiri pandits hold demonstrations on Holocaust Day

'No Case Made Out,' SC Dismisses Curative Petition Seeking Probe Into Kashmiri Pandit Exodus, Mass Killings

The organisation had initially filed a writ petition in the top court in 2017 seeking investigation and prosecution of several persons in connection with killing of Kashmiri Pandits during 1989-90, 1997 and 1998.

08 December 2022

Delhi violence victims: Shabaan (left), Ashfaque (left) who were killed in February 2020

Three Years Of Delhi Violence: Endless Trauma For Those Left Behind

Over 15 women were widowed in February 2020 when violence in northeast Delhi left 53 people dead. Many lost their brothers, sons, and fathers. Three years on, life refuses to move on.

27 February 2023

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CBI official

CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet Against 8 Accused In Birbhum Violence

Ten people had succumbed to burn injuries after their houses in Bogtui were allegedly firebombed by assailants in March, following the murder of local TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh.

21 November 2022

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14 November 2022
Delhi Riots Case: 4 Accused Of Rioting, Setting Vehicles Ablaze Walk Free After Acquittal

Delhi Riots Case: 4 Accused Of Rioting, Setting Vehicles Ablaze Walk Free After Acquittal

The court was hearing a case against accused persons Shahrukh, Ashu, Zuber, and Ashwani, who were part of a riotous mob that set tractors and hand carts on...


25 October 2022
Diwali Celebrations Turn Violent In Gujarat After Communal Clashes On Ganesh Chaturthi And Navaratri

Diwali Celebrations Turn Violent In Gujarat After Communal Clashes On Ganesh Chaturthi And Navaratri

The recent unfortunate incident happened around 12.45 am as a clash broke out among two communities over the bursting of firecrackers in Panigate area of...


21 October 2022
Hate Speech: Act Against Hate Mongers Or Face Contempt, SC Tells State Governments

Hate Speech: Act Against Hate Mongers Or Face Contempt, SC Tells State Governments

Petitioner Shaheen Abdullah has moved the top court also seeking direction to the Centre and states to initiate independent, credible and impartial probe into...


14 October 2022
Delhi Riots: Court Orders Framing Of Rioting, Murder Charges Against Ex-AAP Leader Tahir Hussain

Delhi Riots: Court Orders Framing Of Rioting, Murder Charges Against Ex-AAP Leader Tahir Hussain

The court said Tahir Hussain and others targeted Hindus and their acts were apparently prejudicial to the harmony between Muslims and Hindus.


07 October 2022
Amit Shah's Public Rallies Bound To Change Political Discourse In J-K: BJP

Amit Shah's Public Rallies Bound To Change Political Discourse In J-K: BJP

Jammu and Kashmir BJP Chief Ravinder Raina, who had accompanied Shah during most of his engagements, said the rallies verified the public's "acceptance, faith...


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07 October 2022
Men In Civil Dresses Found In The Gujarat Flogging Video Reportedly Police; Condemnations Coming From Different Quarters   

Men In Civil Dresses Found In The Gujarat Flogging Video Reportedly Police; Condemnations Coming From Different Quarters  

In the video that took the social media by storms the men in plain clothes are found hitting four men one by one tied to an electric pole. It happened...


05 October 2022
Stone Pelting, Public Floggings: Garba Festivities Marred By Communal Incidents In Gujarat, MP

Stone Pelting, Public Floggings: Garba Festivities Marred By Communal Incidents In Gujarat, MP

The Navratri week saw a spike in communal tensions in Gujarat and MP where clashes broke out between Hindus and Muslims over Garba events amid right-wing...


30 September 2022
Harmonising Places Of Worship Act With Standard Legal Procedures Is Need Of The Hour

Harmonising Places Of Worship Act With Standard Legal Procedures Is Need Of The Hour

Though the objective of Places of Worship Act to discourage any retrogression into communal fault lines is admirable, its contradictions and ambiguity on many...


30 September 2022
Muslim Radicalism: For PFI, There Is Little That Is Behind The Scenes

Muslim Radicalism: For PFI, There Is Little That Is Behind The Scenes

PFI came into being in response to violence against Muslims. Political silence on it only helped the fundamentalist outfit grow in coastal Karnataka


23 September 2022
England: Government To Use Full Force Of Law Against 'Thuggery' In Leicester, Says Home Secretary Suella Braverman

England: Government To Use Full Force Of Law Against 'Thuggery' In Leicester, Says Home Secretary Suella Braverman

England's Leicester has been grappling with Hindu-Muslim tensions amid allegations of attacks on Hindu temples and marches by armed Hindu groups shouting...


22 September 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case Hearing Today Following Plea By Hindu Women: 10 Points

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Hearing Today Following Plea By Hindu Women: 10 Points

A Varanasi civil court had ordered the survey of the mosque complex while hearing a petition by five Hindu women seeking permission for daily prayers before...


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17 September 2022
Punjab: Two Groups Clash In Faridkot Gurdwara

Punjab: Two Groups Clash In Faridkot Gurdwara

Senior Superintendent of Police Rajpal Singh said a case has been registered in the matter. The FIR has been registered against nine people, three of whom have...


16 September 2022
Mehbooba Condemns Booking Religious Scholars Under PSA

Mehbooba Condemns Booking Religious Scholars Under PSA

"If normalcy as claimed by GOI has indeed returned to J&K with zero incidents of stone pelting & other activities considered anti-national, why are they...


31 August 2022
Hubballi-Idgah Row: A Short History Of The Land Dispute In Karnataka

Hubballi-Idgah Row: A Short History Of The Land Dispute In Karnataka

A single-judge High Court Bench of Justice Ashok Kinagi refused to provide interim relief to Anjuman-e-Islam stating that the apex court’s order of status...


26 August 2022
We Are Living In A Culture Of Narratives That Cause Us To See Others As Threats: Mohsin Hamid

We Are Living In A Culture Of Narratives That Cause Us To See Others As Threats: Mohsin Hamid

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid speaks at length on the threat impulse, and the protagonist of his novel, a white man who loses his whiteness


23 August 2022
Many Muslim Residents Of Bilkis Bano's Village Leave Over Fears Of Safety After Convicts' Release

Many Muslim Residents Of Bilkis Bano's Village Leave Over Fears Of Safety After Convicts' Release

Police have increased security in Bilkis Bano's village and have admitted that some people have moved out but has denied any exodus.


19 August 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Release Of Convicts Reveals Chinks In The Armour Of Law

Bilkis Bano Case: Release Of Convicts Reveals Chinks In The Armour Of Law

Eleven convicts were set free by the Gujarat government on August 15. They were serving life imprisonment for gangraping pregnant Bilkis Bano and killing seven...


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