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Mumbai – Covlateral Damage

Millat Nagar Hospital’s dialysis centre shuts down after two patients test positive for Covid-19. Now 257 patients – all requiring dialysis twice or thrice a week – have nowhere to go Hospitals around the city are turning them away fearing… Continue Reading →

Condemn the Tablighi Jamaat event, without having to resort to any whataboutery

Indrajit.Hazra I would have said a plague o’ both your houses, except for the fact that it’s too Shakespearean – and that mentioning a contagious disease even as a metaphor is quite wrong in these pandemic times. But the latest… Continue Reading →

The Tablighi Jamaat on a campaign to make Muslims ‘purer’, has fierce critics within the Sunnis

The outlier in the entire jamaat Jyoti Punwani The Tablighi Jamaat is just one of the many Sunni sects in India known for its hardline position on religious matters. “Hum sirf zameen ke neechey, aur aasmaan ke upar ki parwah kartein hain,”… Continue Reading →

‘Police surrounded me, wanted me to wind up; Muslim women became my saviour’- Sandeep Pandey

By Sandeep Pandey* Before the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register dharna at Ghanta Ghar, Lucknow, was symbolically withdrawn on March 23 morning, I happened to visit the dharna site on March 21 evening with… Continue Reading →

Covid-19: Nizamuddin markaz says 1500 members broke away before quarantine

By early March, Covid-19 cases were surging across the world and in India. A lockdown in the country was several days away. Ignoring the pandemic, an estimated 2500 Sunni Muslim men belonging to several nationalities, each identically dressed in white… Continue Reading →

Muslims take body of Hindu neighbour for cremation in UP

Piyush.Rai Meerut: A crowd of mourners, most of them wearing white and brown skull caps, baffled onlookers as they carried a body to the cremation ground in UP’s Bulandshahr amid chants of “Ram naam satya hai”. Ravi Shankar, in his… Continue Reading →

Yogi Adityanath’s Temple Run Hours After PM’s Appeal To Avoid Gatherings

Yogi Adityanath in Ayodhya: The ceremony to shift the idol of Lord Ram was reportedly to be deferred amid the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the Novel Coronavirus # by Alok Pandey, Edited by Debanish AchomUpdated: March Yogi Adityanath during a… Continue Reading →

Anti-CAA, NPR protests amidst COVID-19: Women’s groups ask govt to negotiate

Several women’s organisations, collectives and individuals* have called upon the State and Central governments, institutions, authorities and elected representatives to urgently address take executive measures to ensure that the entire the process of National Population Register (NPR) data collection is… Continue Reading →

Delhi Riots – Kardampuri and Kabir Nagar Fact Finding Report

Lawyers Against Atrocities (LAA) led a four-member team of law students, research scholars and teachers on a fact-finding in Kardampuri and Kabir Nagar in North-East Delhi on March 11th 2020. This fact-finding hoped to document and bring to light the… Continue Reading →

Deaths in anti-CAA protests: UP police ‘pressuring’ kin not to pursue murder cases

The Delhi-based collective, Citizens Against Hate (CAH), in its new 206-page report, “Everyone has been Silenced: Police Excess Against anti-CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh, and Post-Violence reprisal”, has alleged that the police are not been “disclosing, admitting to, or registering… Continue Reading →

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