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In the wake of unforeseen attack against the students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by the Hindu right wing goons, a group of students from University of Hyderabad (UoH) under the banner of three organisations- ASA (Ambedkar Students Association), MSF (Muslim Students Federation), and SIO (Students Islamic Organisation) called for a protest march extending solidarity to the attacked students
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Information and Technology (IT) wing is engaged in a vilification project of Rana Ayyub and Ravish Kumar, two prominent journalists in Indian media, for their anti right wing stance. Organized attack on these journalists range from slander to sexual harassment. Death threats have been issued against the journalists and there has been no action from the cyber cell or the police to put an end to it
Saif Ali, a Muslim youth was killed by a Hindu family in Bikaner, Rajasthan on Tuesday, May 2, 2018. The pretext to the murder is slated to be the romantic relationship Saif Ali and the woman of the Hindu family were involved in. The family had tried to to make the woman cut her relationship with Ali and had fixed her marriage with a man from the Hindu community for reaching this goal
Members of Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), a right wing Hindu group entered Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus with guns and other weapons and attacked students on Wednesday (May 2, 2018). The attack was against the visit of former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the right wing Hindu parent party of the ruling BJP and other Hindutva outfits had earlier sought permission from AMU Vice Chancellor (VC) to hold what they call shakhas inside campus. RSS shakhas are Hindutva training camps
Some miscreants pelted stones at a school bus and injured two students yesterday in Shopian district of Kashmir. The attack on the bus happened around 9:30 am at Zavoora village. The bus was taking students of Rainbow International School located at Deegam, Batpora. The miscreants were sitting on a hilltop and stoned at the bus which caused injuries to two students. Both of the students got head injuries and were admitted in district hospital, Shopian
In a fight against gruesome caste based discrimination in educational institutes, Dr. Mariraj, a Dalit student, procured a court order to get his hall ticket two hours before his University examination. Dr. Mariraj was denied hall ticket to appear for his final year university exam scheduled for May 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. by his professors and other authorities. For Mariraj, this is but just one among the many forms of caste discrimination and harassment that he has been facing in BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
After she held a press conference accusing the Kerala Government of attacking her and charging a false case against her, new details have emerged about Aswathy Jwala that reveal her links to right wing Hindu outfits
Pakistani journalists and media persons are protesting against the violation of freedom of expression in the country. The country's biggest media house, Geo, was recently banned and was allowed back on TV channel on condition that it did not do stories on the Supreme Court's intervention in politics, innocence of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, against the establishment (military) and about the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
In a shocking move, Bharatiya Janata Party appointed Kathua MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Rajiv Jasrotia as a minister in the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday, April 30, 2018. Jasrotia was one of the BJP MLAs who took part in the procession that the right wing outfit Hindu Ekta Manch had taken out in support of those who raped and murdered eight-year-old Asifa in Kathua, Jammu
India celebrated May 1, International Labour Day by remembering Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution and also one of the pioneers in bringing working class reforms in the country. A champion of Dalit rights, Ambedkar put into effect a lot of labour rules when he Ambedkar served on the Defence Advisory Committee and the Viceroy's Executive Council as minister for labour. It was he who brought in the eight hours of work rule in the 7th session of Indian Labour Conference in 1942
The most troubling part now seems to be the nature of the company itself. Dalmia Bharat Group is headed by Vishnu Hari Dalmia, a senior member of the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and an accused in the infamous Babri Masjid demolition
The Indian State's celebrations over the 'most successful' operation to kill Maoism in India has not died down yet. Bodies are uncovered every other day and the death toll in Gadchiroli keeps rising which has reached 40 as of today (April 30, 2018). Except for isolated bouts of social media voices, the media don't seem interested in this phenomenon in which the Indian State killed 40 people calling them Maosists
In Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, reports and photographs have emerged showing police recruits who were stamped 'SC' 'ST' and 'OBC' on their chests during a mandatory medical examination
The case of Liga Skromane, the Latvian woman from Ireland who went missing and was later found murdered in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram, has taken a new turn. Police have charged a false case against Aswathy, a Malayali woman from a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called Jwala who was helping Liga's sister Ilze, in the search for Liga.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the right-wing Hindu party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) unleashed violence on students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) yesterday (April 27, 2018). They attached a group of student activists who were protesting against the screening of a film which was conducted by 'Vivekanand Vichar Manch, another platform of ABVP.
At least 39 Maoists were killed in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India in what the security forces called 'encounters' in the past week. The state and media celebrated the 'achievement' and described it as the most successful operation in helping kill Maoism so far. The number in news that started with the announcement of murder of 16 Maoists has now reached 39. Meanwhile, the special forces held a celebratory dance party for their own success in having killed more than 39 people
Video reporter Nadiya Shafi has won this year's Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Womenâ€™s Empowerment. The journalist from Srinagar won the award that carries a cash prize of Rs. 1.50 lakh for her commitment towards gender equality while constantly challenging the patriarchal norms of her hometown
In another incident of serious lapse from the part of government and railways, 13 more school children died in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning. Subsequent social media reports said that Chief Minister Adityanath asked the protesting crowd not to stage 'drama' when he was questioned regarding the incident.
Shiv Viswanathan, a professor at Jindal Law School has come under criticism for copying reportage by a young journalist and appropriating it. Writer and reporter Sushmita Verma has, in a social media post questioned the author about his copying her report, publishing it in national daily, the Hindu without accreditation and leaving out important details from it so as to suit his subject
Ten Hindu men have been sentenced to life for lynching a Muslim man to death in Jharkhand on April 4, 2017. Shamsuddin Ansari was dragged from his in-laws' place he was visiting and beaten up by the violent mob. 35-year-old Ansari succumbed to injuries 5 days later.
Rehti Begum (70), one of the trustees of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), passed away on Thursday morning (April 26, 2018). She died of a heart attack
Writer and photographer Sanjukta Basu is suing Indian TV channel Times Now for running a hate campaign spreading false news about her. In what she calls a 'David Vs. Goliath' fight, taking into consideration the power and clout the Times Network has, she has sent a legal notice to the Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar and anchors Vineet Jain and Navika Kumar who carried a malicious story about her, using her photographs, misquotes and other digital material calling her a Hindu hater and thus putting her life in danger in India which is ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is a Hindu nationalist party
African students in India under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have not received their monthly stipend for over a month now, say students. They say that they have not received any explanation from the regional office or the headquarters in Delhi
Fortune magazine has named Advocate Indira Jaising in their 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018' list. Ms. Jaising is at number 20 in the list and became the first Indian lawyer to appear in it
In the gruesome war of military occupation that Israel is waging against Palestinians, a group of people from Gaza, four weeks ago embarked upon what is called the Great Return March. Gaza's refugees are clear about the goal. It is the right to return to their land that is now in Israel
Dalit Teenager and Witness in Bhima Koregaon Caste Violence Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances
Pooja Sakat, a nineteen-year-old Dalit girl, who was a key witness in one of the incidents of caste violence that happened during the Bhima Koregaon caste violence On January 1, 2018 has been found dead in a well near her house
his move did not happen as a result of long deliberations or after considering learned opinion but as a sort of knee-jerk reaction after the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa, a Bakerwal Muslim from Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. It is this amendment that the Delhi High Court has questioned today
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been removed completely from North Eastern state of Meghalaya. The Union Home Ministry said that the decision was made after consultations with the state government. In addition to this, the Act has been diluted in some regions of Arunachal Pradesh
The arrest and subsequent torture of the boy had exposed the casteist nature of Kerala police and ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). Now, Vinayakan's family has said that they would have to resort to suicide as there is no justice in sight for them even after nine months.
As many as 30 children had died over a period of 48 hours at Gorakhpurâ€™s Baba Raghav Das (B.R.D.) Medical College, due to lack of oxygen in August, 2017. This number later rose to 72. Now, one of the accused in the case, Dr. Kafeel Khan has written from jail revealing how Chief Minister Adityanath had threatened him before he was sacked and arrested
Senior leader Sitaram Yechury has been re-elected as general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) in Hyderabad
Starting with the posters that were circulated before the protests, the organizers were demanding that no political parties be named while participating because it was meant to be an 'apolitical' protest. But during the protest it became evident that the rule was that BJP should not be mentioned
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdulla was shamed by Kashmiri Americans in University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States (US) on Thursday, April 19, 2018. A protester called him a war criminal and said that they would take him to International Criminal Court for War Crimes
Artist Durga Malathi's house was attacked in the intervening night of 19 and 20 April, 2018 after a series of threats by right wing Hindus on social media. The attackers targeted Durga for the pictures she drew protesting against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
Two sisters from Shakya (OBC) community were found dead in village Kailamau of Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The girls were 12 and 15 years old. Both the girls were shot to death
Feminist writer and academic J Devika has, on a debate on a news channel vowed to boycott Hindu temples and not enter them in the light of the Asifa rape and murder case in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
A Hindu right wing political outfit by the name 'Hindu Sanghatan' has made a complaint against Tamil Nadu Times Now Bureau Chief of Shabbir Ahmad and Journalist Swathi Vadlamudi
Ms. Sharma revealed how the right wing Hindu forces along with the police, tried to topple the investigation.
Serious concerns have been raised regarding academic freedom and state repression in universities in Pakistan in a letter that is being circulated on social media, signed by faculty members and academicians close to 150 in number
Protest gatherings, marches and programmes erupted across the country against the rape and murder of Asifa Banu in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
At Nandan, in front of the Ambedkar statue, protestors burnt Manusmriti, one of the Hindu texts used to propagate hatred against women
Nandakumar is closely associated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the brother of BJP State General Secretary A. N. Radhakrishnan and son of E. N. Nandakumar, a BJP leader. He was also active as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mandal Karyavahak.
United Against Hate, an independent organization, held protests in Faizabad, Bhilai, Kanpur, Allahabad, Rudauli, Bhadohi, Amroha, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Patna demanding justice for Asifa Banu and Unnao survivor
Campus Front of India, held a protest against the rape and murder of Asifa Banu in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
It is we who have really faced the problems and oppression in Indian society. We know what are the basic necessities and demands of women. I am very optimistic regarding the Dalit feminist movement and I hope a day will come, when every single girl of this nation will realize her potential
BiharRam Navmi festivities in India this year culminated in communal violence in Bihar and West Bengal. The Hindu festival marks the birth of god Rama. This year, the final year of right wing Bharatiya...
Poipynhun Majaw, a 38 year old social and RTI activist in Meghalaya was found murdered on March 20 in Khliehriat, a little over 90 km southeast of the state capital Shillong.
After many theories of racial superiority and much debate and research on whether humankind has race based differences, a study has provided the much sought after answer. All human beings originate from African ancestors. In other words, race does not exist
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been found guilty of corruption, surrendered before the police on Sunday
China has refuted the allegations of the United States regarding the forceful technology transfer with respect to Made in China 2025 plan
Supreme Court judge Justice J Chelameswar said on Saturday that impeachment cannot be an answer to every question or problem and there is a need to correct the system
The Bandra Court passed the anticipatory bail order in Mumbai-based angel investor Mahesh Murthy's second sexual harassment case, directing the accused to deposit its passport with the Investigating Officer (IO) till further order
Three people from Una district of Himachal Pradesh have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 economics paper leak
34 students of Central University of Orissa (CUO) are in hospital after their health deteriorated due to participation in hunger strike
More than a month after the students of all four campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) went on strike against the administration's decision to cut financial aid to students from Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Castes (OBC), the Bombay institute's administration has been summoned by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes for a sitting as part of the investigation they have initiated on the matter
Central University of Orissa shut down all academic activities indefinitely and ordered the students to leave hostels on March 15, 2018.
Students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) say that Nilanjan Dutta, visiting professor at the institute has been dismissed following sexual harassment complaints against him. The officials, however, are not willing to comment on the decision that is said to have been made two weeks ago
On 24 March, 2017, more than fifty people invaded a house where five African students stayed in Greater Noida, India. People were told that they were suspects in a case of kidnapping and murder. The accusation turned out to be false after the repeated searches and jailing of the African students. The incident turned a year old today
The Indian Constitution provides reservation for Dalits, Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Adivasis in education and employment. Statistics now show that JNU has been violating these rules.
BJP state President, B. S. Yeddyurappa's stance on the demand for a separate Lingayat religion is under the lens. A document from 2013 that has been leaked in which he supports a separate Lingayat religion. This is contrary to his current public political stance that Lingayat are Hindus and that there is no need for a separate religion status for them
A statement from Prince Mohammad bin Salman regarding women's dressing in Saudi Arabia might just have ushered in another big change in the country. The Prince, in a TV interview said that women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya as long as their attire is "decent and respectful."
Just this year, in 2018, twenty-one people have died, in Doyang Tea Estate, Assam, from 03rd Feb to 06th of March. The estate management and the health department are refusing to conduct autopsies even when the cause of deaths have not been confirmed. Activists have approached the district collector demanding sanction for autopsy but the matter has been passed on to the magistrate. A verdict might take some time and more lives, as a consequence
Students at India's premiere institute of learning, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are now engaged in a battle against sexual harassment by faculty. The situation in the esteemed place of learning has become tense over the past few days with the administration refusing to remove the accused professor from the power positions he is holding
Burmese politician and diplomat, Aung San Suu Kyi, has reportedly sought help with the ongoing Rohingya crisis, from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nations and Australia, in a closed-door meeting
Right To Information (RTI) reply has revealed that CPI(M) leader and murder convict P.K. Kunhanandan was given 15 days parole every month since 2015
Moms-to-be exposed to plasticizer may find that their sons' fertility and that of future generations has been harmed, according to a recent study
Pregnant women who drink from plastic bottles may be harming their children's brain development, according to a recent study
Turns out, improving blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes patients is as easy as using a telehealth program
Sajida Khan, wife of Siraj Khan who was deported to Pakistan from Mumbai after 23 years following court orders, has sought Indian government's help
Ace filmmaker and doting son Karan Johar has marked his mother, Hiroo Johar's 75th birthday by posting an adorable collage on social media
The results of the presidential elections in Russia conducted today will be announced tomorrow
Chennaiyin FC were crowned champions for the second time in the Indian Super League (ISL) history after a valiant 3-2 comeback win against debutant Bengaluru FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium
The YSR Congress on Sunday gave a notice to the Lok Sabha General-Secretary seeking to move a no-confidence motion in the Lower House on March 19 against the Centre for its refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh