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    'We Were Made To Shout Jai Shri Ram:' UP Students Contradict Police

    Unnao, Uttar Pradesh: Three of more than 10 students of an Islamic seminary- attacked by four Hindu men while playing cricket-and their principal have contradicted the state police, who quoted eyewitnesses to deny the students were forced to shout "". "The issue of raising slogans () did not come to light," a police statement issued during a press conference...

    • 2 days ago
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    Govt Claims Delhi's Air Is Cleaner, But There's No Way To Know That

    New Delhi: Environment minister Prakash Javadekar recently submitted data in parliament that suggested Delhi's air has become cleaner as the levels of key pollutant PM 10 to have dropped 20% from 278 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic metre) in 2016 to 223 in 2018. In June 2019, the minister had claimed that the number of days Delhi experienced 'poor' air quality was...

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    7th Attack In 7 Weeks : Muslim Students Beaten For Refusing To Chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

    Unnao, Uttar Pradesh: Three Muslim teenagers were injured in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao town after they were beaten for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram. This was the seventh such incident nationwide this year, all of which occurred after May 22, 2019, a day before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was re-elected at the Centre, according to a FactChecker...

    • 6 days ago
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    In MP, Police Imprison Victims Of Cow-Related Attack, Attackers Free

    Mumbai: In the week Madhya Pradesh (MP) chief minister Kamal Nath intended a law to prosecute cow vigilantism--the first in India--a Bajrang Dal mob attacked 25 men for "illegally" transporting cattle, chained them together, abused them while chanting " (hail mother cow)." The police first arrested the victims on charges of animal cruelty under the Indian...

    • a week ago
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    Police Apathy And Bias As Fatal As Hate Crimes

    Over a decade to 2019, 91.7% of 292 hate crimes motivated by religious bias- claiming 99 lives-were reported after 2014. Hindus, 79.8% of population, were victims in 14% attacks. Muslims, who form 14% of India's population, were victims in 58.7% such hate crimes, according to Hate Crime Watch, while Christians who form 2.3% of the population, were victims in 14.4% of cases. The Hauz Qazi area...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Police Broker Peace After Temple Attack: 15th Hate Crime This Year

    The lane housing the Durga mandir that was vandalised in Old Delhi on June 30, 2019. Police met both Hindus and Muslims and brokered a peace as tensions flared. Old Delhi, Delhi: In the 15th hate crime motivated by religious bias in 2019 nationwide, two persons were injured and a temple vandalized after a dispute over parking in Delhi's Hauz Qazi area on the night of June...

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    After Lynching, Jharkhand Man Was In Custody For 4 days Before Dying

    Seraikela, Jharkhand: In the 11th hate crime motivated by religious bias to be recorded in 2019, on June 17, 2019, 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari, and his two friends, Mohammed Irfaan (25) and Numer Ali (26), were accosted by a mob of villagers in Dhatkidih village in Seraikela Kharsawan district, south-east Jharkhand. The three were on their way home to Kadamdiha village after a...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Did No. Of Child Rape Cases in India Increase 82% From 2015 To 2016?

    Delhi: Various news reports have claimed that there was an 82% increase in the number of child rape cases in a period of one year from 2015 to 2016. While some news reports (such as this, this and this) have cited the exact number of child rape cases from the National Crime Records Bureau reports for 2015 and 2016 to arrive at the 82% figure, others (such as this and this)...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    How Hate Crimes Destroy Old Friendships, Social Relations

    Saira Bibi and her daughter at the family's house in Nawada village of Jharkhand's Latehar district. Manowar Ansari is seen in the background. When Manowar reached the spot where cow vigilantes had attacked and killed his brother and Bibi's husband Majlum, he was shocked to see that the two men leading the mob were his brother's acquaintances. Gumla, Latehar, Koderma...

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    In Jharkhand, Police Apathy And Bias As Fatal As Hate Crimes

    When Sakina Bibi (second from right) saw WhatsApp videos that showed her husband Chiraguddin Ansari being lynched by a mob, she asked her son to rush to the police for help. The police turned up three hours later, by when her husband was dead. Garhwa district, Jharkhand: An April 2019 incident in western Jharkhand reminded 32-year-old Anita Minj about her own ordeal. On April 10, four...

    • a month ago

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