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NCM Takes Note Of Row Over Namaz Offering, Hate Speeches Given In Religious Conclaves

NCM Takes Note Of Row Over Namaz Offering, Hate Speeches Given In Religious Conclaves

"Appropriate action" will be taken by the commission "accordingly", the NCM said adding that chairman Lalpura has "proposed" to visit the site in Ambala where a "church was vandalized" recently.

29 December 2021
Haridwar Dharam Sansad: Pakistan Lodges Strong Protest Against Hate Speech In India

Haridwar Dharam Sansad: Pakistan Lodges Strong Protest Against Hate Speech In India

While India is quick to protest the treatment of religious minorities in Pakistan, the country summoned Indian Charge d'Affaires in Islamabad, Suresh Kumar...

28 December 2021

Dharam Sansad Row: Students, Activists Hold Protest Over Hate Speeches Against Muslims At Uttarakhand Sadan

Organizations like AISA, Anhad, SFI, UAH, NFIW, KYS, AIDWA, DISHA, among others, joined the protest demanding immediate arrest of Yati Narasimhanand,...

Haridwar Dharam Sansad: 76 SC Lawyers Write To Chief Justice To Take Action

Haridwar Dharam Sansad: 76 SC Lawyers Write To Chief Justice To Take Action

76 top lawyers from the Supreme Court have written to the Chief Justice to take suo motu cognizance in the Dharam Sansad case where hate speeches were said to...

27 December 2021

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Calls Hate Speeches Given At Dharma Sansad To Be 'Unacceptable"

"The 'language of violence' allegedly used by the speakers is against the Indian culture and is unacceptable": Ashok Gehlot

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10 December 2021
Jussie Smollett Convicted Of Staging Fake Hate Crime

Jussie Smollett Convicted Of Staging Fake Hate Crime

Jussie Smollett was found guilty of faking hate crime against himself to generate sympathy and further his career, according to prosecutors.


19 August 2021
Facebook Removed 31.5 Million Pieces Of Content For Hate Speech In Q2

Facebook Removed 31.5 Million Pieces Of Content For Hate Speech In Q2

The prevalence of hate speech content on Facebook declined in the second quarter to 5 views for every 10,000 content views globally.


10 August 2021
Anti-Muslim Slogans: BJP Leader And 5 Others Arrested By Delhi Police

Anti-Muslim Slogans: BJP Leader And 5 Others Arrested By Delhi Police

Former BJP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay over a case of inflammatory and anti-Muslim slogans being raised at a rally organised by him in...


10 August 2021
Communal Slogans In Delhi: Minorities Commission Asks Police Chief What Action Was Taken

Communal Slogans In Delhi: Minorities Commission Asks Police Chief What Action Was Taken

The move comes following outrage after videos of incendiary slogans that were allegedly raised at an event organised by Supreme Court lawyer and former Delhi...


21 April 2021
UNITED SIKHS Seeks Stricter Gun Laws In USA

UNITED SIKHS Seeks Stricter Gun Laws In USA

UNITED SIKHS called upon the executive branches to declare such types of crimes, including race and ethnicity, hate-based crimes, a crisis and a national...


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09 April 2021
‘Every Person Is A Minority In One Place’

‘Every Person Is A Minority In One Place’

Patricia Mukhim—the Meghalaya journalist who dares to depart from nativist anger—speaks on why she is still getting trolled after an SC acquittal, and why...


09 March 2021
Hate Speech Case: Sharjeel Usmani To Appear Before Pune Police On Wednesday

Hate Speech Case: Sharjeel Usmani To Appear Before Pune Police On Wednesday

Activist Sharjeel Usmani has been accused of hurting ‘religious sentiments’ through a speech he delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave in January


07 December 2020
‘Ashwathama Hata!’

‘Ashwathama Hata!’

The milk-made Ganesha of 1995 offers us a parable for today: when motivated myths, rumours and lies cross over from mass culture to the media, the truth...


10 October 2020
‘My Petition Against Hate Speech Will Have A Wider Impact’: Brinda Karat On Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma Case

‘My Petition Against Hate Speech Will Have A Wider Impact’: Brinda Karat On Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma Case

Karat spoke to Outlook about why she thinks the hate speeches had a direct impact on North East Delhi riots that took place in February.


04 October 2020
Politics, Promises And The Reality

Politics, Promises And The Reality

The negative rhetoric seems to be dividing America on political and racial lines. Instead of making America great again, this divide is pitching citizens...


24 September 2020
Delhi Riots: Congress leader Salman Khurshid, CPM Leader Brinda Karat Named In Chargesheet

Delhi Riots: Congress leader Salman Khurshid, CPM Leader Brinda Karat Named In Chargesheet

The Delhi riots charge sheet said that the protected witness have stated in the statement recorded, under section 161, that several big names like politician...


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15 September 2020
Delhi Riots: Facebook Official Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Proceedings, To Get 'Last Chance'

Delhi Riots: Facebook Official Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Proceedings, To Get 'Last Chance'

The Delhi Assembly panel had earlier said that prima facie it had found that Facebook was complicit in aggravating the Delhi riots in northeast Delhi in...


12 September 2020
Delhi Riots: Delhi Assembly Panel Summons Facebook Officials Over Hate Speech Row

Delhi Riots: Delhi Assembly Panel Summons Facebook Officials Over Hate Speech Row

The panel had earlier said that prima facie it had found that Facebook was complicit in aggravating the Delhi riots in northeast Delhi in February that left 53...


03 September 2020
Under Pressure, Facebook Bans BJP’s Raja Singh For Hate Speech

Under Pressure, Facebook Bans BJP’s Raja Singh For Hate Speech

Facebook had earlier taken down some posts by BJP leader T Raja Singh after a US-based publication had reported on an alleged bias favouring the ruling party.


24 August 2020
Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Facebook has been criticised for its handling of hate speech. It’s an issue that it has been grappling with for years, as so much can lie in between. But the...


22 August 2020
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The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


20 August 2020
Face The Book Of Digital Monopolies: Why India Must Develop Swadeshi Apps

Face The Book Of Digital Monopolies: Why India Must Develop Swadeshi Apps

Now that the bugle call of Atmanirbhar Bharat has been raised, one has to put money where the mouth is and start supporting the Indian apps. It is high time...


31 May 2020
Casteist Remarks Made During Phone Call, Away From Public View, Not An Offence: Court

Casteist Remarks Made During Phone Call, Away From Public View, Not An Offence: Court

'Merely uttering such wrong words in the absence of any public view does not show any intention to humiliate the complainant who besides being Sarpanch,...


10 May 2020
'No Muslim Staff': Bakery Owner In Chennai Arrested For Offensive Advertisement

'No Muslim Staff': Bakery Owner In Chennai Arrested For Offensive Advertisement

A bakery owner in Chennai has been arrested for an advertisement that gave a wrong impression about Muslims.


28 April 2020
'Don't Buy Vegetables From Muslims,' Says BJP MLA, Defends Remarks

'Don't Buy Vegetables From Muslims,' Says BJP MLA, Defends Remarks

The BJP MLA defended his remarks and said that he was merely responding to the complaints of the people who alleged that Muslims vendors spit on vegetables to...


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