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Not so peaceful after all: In 2015, communal clash deaths in India have spiked by 25 percent

Jul 22, 2015

Not so peaceful after all: In 2015, communal clash deaths in India have spiked by 25 percent

Communal clashes in India have risen under the Narendra Modi-led government. A report compiled by the Union Home Ministry showed that in the first five months of 2015, incidents of communal clashes have risen by almost 25% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year when the Congress-led UPA-II was in power. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Union Home Ministry #communal riots #communal clash #Prime Minister Narendra Modi #Sectarian Tension
Goodwill gesture: Muslims in Lonad postpone Eid celebrations to avoid clash with Hindu festival

Jul 19, 2015

Goodwill gesture: Muslims in Lonad postpone Eid celebrations to avoid clash with Hindu festival

Muslims in Lonad decided to postpone their Eid Celebrations to 19 July as the original date- 18 July was clashing with a Hindu tradition called Varkari #Religion #ThingsWeLike #Maharashtra #Eid #communalism #Hindus #Muslims #secular
Communalising Bihar polls: Talk of Muslim 'consolidation' is polarising

Jul 16, 2015

Communalising Bihar polls: Talk of Muslim 'consolidation' is polarising

Come an election in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh and media analysts begin to tirelessly and tritely measure the degree of consolidation of Muslim voters behind one or the other party. #Uttar Pradesh #bIhar #Muslims in India #communalism #communal politics #Minority community #Bihar elections #Bihar Assembly Election 2015
Bihar and UP assembly polls could see the rise of a new Muslim politics

Jul 13, 2015

Bihar and UP assembly polls could see the rise of a new Muslim politics

The elections to the Bihar assembly this year and Uttar Pradesh 18 months later will have major implications for Muslim communal politics in post-independence India. #Politics #India #BJP #Narendra Modi #UDF #InMyOpinion #Nitish Kumar #Lalu Yadav #Muslim Vote #communal politics #bihar assembly polls #AIMIM #UP Assembly polls
Book excerpt from Shashi Tharoor's Riot: Communal violence and victims galore

Jul 09, 2015

Book excerpt from Shashi Tharoor's Riot: Communal violence and victims galore

24-year-old Priscilla Hart, an American woman volunteering with an NGO in a remote northern town of India, is stabbed to death during a Hindu-Muslim riot. #Shashi Tharoor #Communal violence #book cover #Firstpost Salon #Zalilgarh #Gurinder #Priscilla
Teesta Setalvad moves Gujarat HC, seeks quashing of FIR over Twitter post

Jul 07, 2015

Teesta Setalvad moves Gujarat HC, seeks quashing of FIR over Twitter post

Social activist Teesta Setalvad on Tuesday filed a petition before the Gujarat High Court seeking setting aside of a complaint against her. #India #Religion #Twitter #NewsTracker #Gujarat High Court #social activist #Teesta Setalvad #communalism #Hindu deities
Madrassas a reality of India, there should be no politics on the issue: Centre

Jul 03, 2015

Madrassas a reality of India, there should be no politics on the issue: Centre

The Centre on Friday sought to allay the apprehensions sparked by the BJP-led Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrassas. #India #Religion #BJP #Education #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #communalism #Centre #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #Madrassa
Police silent on securing religious sites apart from churches: Centre tells Delhi HC

Jul 01, 2015

Police silent on securing religious sites apart from churches: Centre tells Delhi HC

The Centre told Delhi HC that while police has taken steps to ensure safety of churches, it was "silent" on the issue of protecting other religious places. #India #Religion #Delhi #TheySaidIt #Delhi High Court #Delhi Police #communalism #temples #MHA #Churches #mosques #gurudwaras
Rising communal clashes in UP: Social media is to be blamed, says police

Jul 01, 2015

Rising communal clashes in UP: Social media is to be blamed, says police

As if criminals and habitual law-breakers were not trouble enough, the police in Uttar Pradesh have a new, potentially more dangerous one: social media mischief-makers. The latter have found the new media an easy way to stoke communal violence anywhere in the state through objectionable messages in their posts. #Uttar Pradesh #TheySaidIt #Communal Clashes #Muzaffarnagar #Shamli