Post Tagged with: "Delhi Riots"

 Delhi Riot: Stop filing of charge sheet on the basis of fabricated evidence and false confessions

 Delhi Riot: Stop filing of charge sheet on the basis of fabricated evidence and false confessions

To: Mr. SN Srivastava, IPS Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police Headquarters, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi Subject:          Urgently stop the motivated and malicious investigation and carry out bona fide investigation into the violence in North East Delhi in end  February, 2020; Stop filing of charge sheet on the basis of fabricated evidence and false confessions in the conspiracy case made[Read More…]

by September 14, 2020 India
Flawed Investigation into the Delhi Riots

Flawed Investigation into the Delhi Riots

The Forum for Constitutional Rights and Democratic Freedoms (FCRDF) was constituted in August, 2020, after discussion among its Principal Members, comprising both individuals and organizations, all representing different constituencies. All were concerned with the erosion of constitutional rights and democratic freedoms in the last few years and came together on a common platform to stem the tide. The groups represented[Read More…]

by September 11, 2020 India
We The Citizens Object To The Manner Of The Delhi Riots Probe

We The Citizens Object To The Manner Of The Delhi Riots Probe

Over 1000 citizens from all walks of life including, filmmaker Aparna Sen; former Culture Secretary culture Jawahar Sircar; Historian Ramchandra Guha; former Chairperson, Delhi Minority Commission Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan; Former Governor, Margaret Alva; Academics –  Zoya Hasan, Partha Chatterjee, Jayati Ghosh, Poonam Batra, Nivedita Menon, Sucharita Sen; former senior civil servants – Wajahat Habibullah, Madhu Bhaduri, Deb Mukherjee, Amitabha Pande,[Read More…]

by September 4, 2020 India
Delhi Riots: Is this an investigation into a “conspiracy” or is the investigation itself a conspiracy?

Delhi Riots: Is this an investigation into a “conspiracy” or is the investigation itself a conspiracy?

Statement released by Activists  of Anti-CAA-NRC-NPR movement, Apoorvanand, Harsh Mander, Yogendra Yadav, Kawalpreet and Umar Khalid questioning the malicious investigation of the Delhi riots by Delhi police This press conference has been called in the backdrop of a continuing attempt by the Delhi Police to falsely implicate activists of the anti-CAA/NRC/NPR movements as the masterminds of the brutal communal violence[Read More…]

by September 4, 2020 India
A Loss Untold: How I lost my Dehli in 2020

A Loss Untold: How I lost my Dehli in 2020

Dil ki basti purani Dilli hai Jo bhi guzra hai uss ne loota hai (My heart is [like] the Delhi of yore Whoever has passed through it, has looted it)   The renowned poet Bashir Badr compared the afflictions of his heart with the city of Delhi in this famous couplet. Like the city, he claims, his heart was looted[Read More…]

by September 4, 2020 India
DU Professor Apoorvanand Questioned By Delhi Police, Phone Seized

DU Professor Apoorvanand Questioned By Delhi Police, Phone Seized

Delhi University professor Apoorvanand was questioned on Monday by Delhi police in connection with Delhi riots. Apoorvanand said his phone was seized for investigation and he spent five hours with the police. Apoorvanand, who teaches Hindi at Delhi University, urged the police to conduct a thorough, just and fair investigation into the violence. This is the full text of Apoorvanand’s[Read More…]

by August 4, 2020 Human Rights
Home Minister Et Al Made Provocative, Threatening Speeches:  Statutory Body’s Report On Delhi Violence

Home Minister Et Al Made Provocative, Threatening Speeches:  Statutory Body’s Report On Delhi Violence

Co-Written by Dr. P. S. Sahni & Shobha Aggarwal “If crime itself assumes authority and power And hunts down people, holding them criminals, Everyone endowed with a mouth who keeps silent, Becomes (a) criminal himself.” Varavara Rao   Incarcerated Telegu poet Varavara Rao must feel satisfied that several brave men and women coming from different faiths have refused to be[Read More…]

by July 23, 2020 India
Minority panel report, faulting police & BJP leaders for Delhi riots, gets a lukewarm media response  

Minority panel report, faulting police & BJP leaders for Delhi riots, gets a lukewarm media response  

  The mainstream media – particularly Hindi newspapers – has downplayed the news about the release of a fact-finding report by Delhi Minorities Commission on February Delhi riots, 2020. Releasing its report on Thursday, the commission has faulted the role of top BJP leaders in giving hateful speeches and inciting the violence. It has also accused the police of inaction[Read More…]

by July 19, 2020 India
The Burden of Death

The Burden of Death

Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’, a compelling account of Nigerian Civil War and the history of Biafra, not only details, from his perspective, the events that lead to the war and the war itself, but also throws light on various other relevant issues and topics, otherwise subdued and forgotten in the graphs and numerical of the war figures. Achebe[Read More…]

by May 19, 2020 Communal Harmony
Who are the terrorists in the coup’d etat of President Trump visit?

Who are the terrorists in the coup’d etat of President Trump visit?

       It was a coup and the unraveling of events now in 2020 Delhi and in Gujarat genocide of 2002 has striking resemblances. The inductive and deductive process of reasoning shows who the real terrorists are. Three neighbours who lived together cheek by jowl went to lodge a complaint with the police in Delhi in the aftermathof Trumps departure. Rahis[Read More…]

by March 9, 2020 India
Delhi Violence: Genesis of Carnage

Delhi Violence: Genesis of Carnage

They say ‘history repeats itself first as a tragedy and then as a farce’. In case of India, communal violence not only keeps repeating itself, the pattern of the tragedy keeps changing every next time. Some features of the violence are constant, but they are under the wraps mostly. The same can be said about the Delhi violence (February 2020).[Read More…]

by March 9, 2020 India
A woman sitting with her husband and their child reacts next to damaged property after their house was burnt by a mob on Tuesday in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - RC2L9F9XG1SM

Fearlessly Forever !

Today, it rained in Delhi. Tonight, the rains would wash the stains Of blood on the streets filled with pain. The earth would absorb the red And little green grass would spread Over this patch which filled the anguish Of ribbons of peace of millions of others. A storm will emerge tomorrow The big trees may collapse with that storm[Read More…]

by March 7, 2020 Arts/Literature
Two Leading Malayalam News Channels Banned From Airing For 48 Hours For Reporting The Delhi Riots

Two Leading Malayalam News Channels Banned From Airing For 48 Hours For Reporting The Delhi Riots

Two leading Malayalam news channels, Asianet News and Media One and are banned from airing for 48 hours from 7.30 PM this night on account of their reporting on Delhi riots. The Ministry of information and broadcasting claimed that these two channels violated the model code of conduct in airing the news. Both orders were signed by Amit Katoch. Ironically[Read More…]

by March 6, 2020 India
Dehi Riots: Khureji Crackdown Fact Finding Report

Dehi Riots: Khureji Crackdown Fact Finding Report

Date of Visit: 29th February 2020 Team: Ashutosh, Harjot, Harshita, Nasir and Rahul Brief Overview of the Situation in Khureji Khas Since the 14thof January 2020, Khureji Khas in North East Delhi has witnessed peaceful protests against the divisive Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Registry of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR). The people of the locality, especially[Read More…]

by March 6, 2020 India
Over 350 Acadamics Issue Statement on the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi

Over 350 Acadamics Issue Statement on the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi

Over last few months we have witnessed a reawakening of the democratic ethos led by Muslim women all across the country.  These near-uninterrupted protests against the passage of the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and it’s bigoted twins, the NPR and NRC, have clearly not gone down well with the BJP government, and many attempts have been made at demonising[Read More…]

by March 2, 2020 India
New Delhi and More

New Delhi and More

It is 7:00 AM in Houston February 27th, the sun is bright and the breeze is cold. As I sit in the patio like I do every day, I go through hundreds of messages and news clips on my phone. Images of blood soaked body of a young bearded Muslim man being thrashed and tossed mercilessly by a group of[Read More…]

by March 1, 2020 India
Delhi Riots: Muslim Youth Forced To Sing National Anthem In Viral Video Dies

Delhi Riots: Muslim Youth Forced To Sing National Anthem In Viral Video Dies

A Muslim youth, Faizan who was seen lying injured on the street with a few others as policemen made them sing the national anthem in a video that went viral, died three days after the assault. His family told News18, Faizan was declared dead at the GTB Hospital on the morning of February 26. Nothing is Shocking anymore ;( pic.twitter.com/1aAX6C007Z[Read More…]

by February 29, 2020 India
Delhi riots: The chilling loneliness of their grief

Delhi riots: The chilling loneliness of their grief

Communal Violence Bill was brought by the UPA to ensure accountability from public servants as per article 14 and 21 of the Constitution. But it was dropped in February 2014. And the country continues to wait for an effective anti-riots law Monu, a resident of Brahmpuri, didn’t go home after he was discharged from Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital on[Read More…]

by February 29, 2020 India
Is Delhi’s Anti-Muslim pogrom a plan to forcefully implement All India NRC?

Is Delhi’s Anti-Muslim pogrom a plan to forcefully implement All India NRC?

(The planned attack on Muslims in Delhi 2020, is similar to Anti-Muslim Gujarat riots 2002, then CM and now PM were silent for 3 days) Muslims for Independence of India: Very much surprising to know that around 5,00,000 Muslims got martyred for the Independence of India since revolt of 1857 followed by The Reshmi Rumaal Tehreeq in 1905, The Mopla[Read More…]

by February 28, 2020 India
Harrowing hearts and sowing hatred? Spare a thought for harvest season also!

Harrowing hearts and sowing hatred? Spare a thought for harvest season also!

Majority community must understand that hate crimes breed retaliatory hate crimes. It would be a big mistake to believe growing trend of targeted violence against Muslims to be infertile. Hours after violence broke out in north-east Delhi on Monday, a Muslim friend shared on his Facebook wall: “I feel like going out, sporting my father’s skull cap and shout at[Read More…]

by February 28, 2020 India
Blame Rests With Right-Wing For Fomenting Riots In Delhi

Blame Rests With Right-Wing For Fomenting Riots In Delhi

When I say that the right wing is responsible for the anti-Muslim riots happening in Delhi, it means that the right wing, aka the RSS and BJP, its media and its affiliates are entirely responsible for the mess. From failing on the economic front to other policies, the right wing party wants to hide its failures and is not living[Read More…]

by February 28, 2020 India
Will vandalism, arson, killings stop in India?

Will vandalism, arson, killings stop in India?

 The germs of arson, killings and vandalism  run through blood of Hindutva organizations. There is no denying the fact that the Hindutva outfits got extraordinary power to organize communal violence across India under the nose of Narendra Modi. These powerful Hindutva outfits feels that they want to correct history so whatever they are doing is correct. The act of vandalism[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 India
Call for Global Action on Communal Violence in New Delhi

Call for Global Action on Communal Violence in New Delhi

This is an urgent call for global action. For the last three days, large violent mobs of right-wing Hindu nationalists have unleashed a spate of violent attacks in Delhi, which have led to at least twenty three deaths recorded so far and injured more than 100. Vehicles and commercial establishments owned by members of the Muslim community have been specifically[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 India
Delhi: Poison Seeds, Bloody Harvest

Delhi: Poison Seeds, Bloody Harvest

  On Tuesday February 25 morning, even as 35 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed in North-Eastern Delhi and Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik claimed that the situation was under control, violence broke out in Maujpur area with shops ransacked and set ablaze, vehicles torched and stone pelting between groups from two communities. As the day passed, violence continued in the[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 India
Silence of Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Violence is a sigh of Majoritarian politics

Silence of Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Violence is a sigh of Majoritarian politics

It’s not even a month when results of Delhi assembly election 2020 was announced where AamAadmi Party returned to power with a landslide victory bagging 62 out of 70 seats. The more commendable accomplishment of the party was that it reduced its opponent BJP to a single digit (8 seats) in a bipolar contest. Delhi witnesses a polarised election campaign[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 India
As Delhi burns, its many Neros fiddle and twiddle

As Delhi burns, its many Neros fiddle and twiddle

It is hardly difficult to notice the irony that the two most powerful people in Delhi have presided over, abetted and prolonged some of the worst mass-violence in India – that in Gujarat in 2002. Yet, that was in Gujarat, a slight distance away from the capital, Delhi. It was sort of their fiefdom, their corner of the world, and[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 India