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Daily Archives: 2nd June 2018

Shopping of Swords on Flipkart Related to Aurangabad Violence, Online Procurement of Weapons Becoming...

This is the second time that online booking of weapons has been made in relation to communal violence. In the violence against Muslims in Aurangabad, Bihar, that took place in connection with the Ram Navami festival, it was found that the weapons reached the perpetrators through online orders. An independent seven-member fact-finding team of journalists and social activists that investigated the violence had found that the Ram Navami related violence was premeditated and was facilitated by local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. Around 2 lakh swords were procured from outside the state prior to the Ram Navami ‘celebrations’. Orders were placed on an online shopping portal, which connected the buyers with suppliers who delivered the consignment through a courier service in different districts of the state.

Shillong is Witnessing a Casteist War Against Dalit Sikhs

The Punjabi Line is still called the 'Sweepers' Colony' as a reminder of the casteist practice they were subjected to, in the past. Meghalaya has witnessed violence of this nature in the past but this is the first time after 1987 that it is repeating. The fact that it is happening after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power just three months ago has fuelled more angst among the public who are not used to seeing Meghalaya in news for communal violence.

Palestinian Paramedic Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers in Gaza, 100 Others Injured

Israeli military claims about the latest attack that took the life of Razan al-Najjar, that they were 'retaliating' to the 'thousands of rioters' who were 'burning tyres adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure.' Palestinian Ministry of Health said that at least a hundred people were injured in the attack that killed Najjar.

Is It The Beginning Of The End to the “Modi-Wave” ?

The news from Kairana was a shocker for NDA. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), candidate Tabassum Hasan, backed by SP-BSP-Congress combine won with a whopping margin of 44,600 votes. While responding to media, Tabassum said, “Kairana me hi BJP ko dafan karna” (We had to bury BJP in Kairana)

UGC Circular on Faculty Reservation, DUTA on Warpath

The DU administration has taken no visible steps in the resolution of issues regarding appointment, promotions, and pension. The DUTA GBM demanded that if the HRD Minister and the DU VC cannot resolve the urgent and long pending demands of teachers, they should both resign.”

Kerala High Court Orders Stay on Acquiring Land in Thuruthi for National Highway

A big win for activists who worked on preventing a National Highway through the Dalit colony of Thuruthi in Pappinsheri, Kerala. The Kerala High Court has issues a stay order against acquiring Land for National Highway.