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Three Years Since Najeeb’s Disappearance, His Ammi Continues To Fight For Answers

Qasim Masumi  Najeeb Ahmed, a 26-year-old MSc student of biotechnology went missing from his Mahi-Mandvi hostel the day he had a fight with students allegedly affiliated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) where he was beaten and dragged out of his room and… Continue Reading →

India – Mob lynching and its defenders

Irfan Engineer In his annual Dussehra address on 8th October 2019, Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of RSS – a Hindu supremacist organization – stated that lynching was a concept alien to India. He objected to using a foreign word “lynching” to… Continue Reading →

Australia-Musicians for refugees bag prestigious awards

Posted by AMUST Media | 18 Oct, 2019 | Australia, Featured | 0  |      Caption: Philip Feinstein and Adriaan Mees. Musicians, Philip Feinstein and Adriaan Mees were presented with awards earlier this month for their long-term voluntary services in helping refugees. In 2008 Philip, an ex-South African and Adriaan, an… Continue Reading →

Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case-HC rejects bail of three activists

Court observes Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira were active members of the banned CPI (Maoist) and there is ample evidence against them | Mumbai Mirror Bureaum The Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail applications of activists… Continue Reading →

The NEW Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA): Absolute power to state

NITIKA KHAITAN Masood Azhar, founder of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. Photo: PTI Hafiz Saeed, the leader of a banned Islamic group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an alias of the proscribed Lashkar -e-Taiba terror group. Photo: AP Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Photo: AFPThe… Continue Reading →

Article 370 and the Kashmir petitions: Wake up, Supreme Court!

Bar & Bench October 6 2019 Anmol Jain and Prannv Dhawan India’s constitutional democracy is backsliding. Noted scholars have argued that the NRC exercise in Assam and now, the dilution of Article 370, are unconstitutional attempts having the capability to downgrade… Continue Reading →

Amnesty report: Hate crimes rose sharply the first half of 2019

Tracker records 181; Dalits are most victimised; highest number of cases in U.P. Amnesty India’s hate crime tracker has recorded 181 incidents of alleged hate crimes in the first half of 2019, the steepest rise in such incidents since 2015…. Continue Reading →

Heartbroken, won’t participate in court proceedings: Ishrat Jahan’s mother

Ishrat and three others were killed in an encounter by the Ahmedabad City Detection of Crime Branch. It was alleged that they were Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives aiming to kill then chief minister Narendra Modi. |Ahmedabad |Updated: October 2, 2019 7:01:35 am… Continue Reading →

Gorakhpur Infant Death Case -Dr Kafeel Khan Cleared ,Government Should Apologise

Gorakhpur Infant Death Case: Eight months after he was jailed, Dr Kafeel Khan was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in April 2018, with the court saying there was no direct evidence of negligence on his part. Gorakhpur Infant… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon: No evidence against Vernon Gonsalves, says lawyer

Sonam Saigal Material found by prosecution does not name the activist, advocate tells HC The advocate appearing for activist Vernon Gonsalves told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that there is no material against him to show his involvement in… Continue Reading →

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