Attacks on minorities in the guise of cattle protection are meant to divide people on communal lines

A Fact-Finding Team under the banner of Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA) visited Bharatpur, Alwar, Rajsamand and Udaipur in Rajasthan on 6th and 7th January, 2018 to look into the increasing incidents of lynching and attacks in the name of “Gau-Raksha” (Cow Protection), encounter killings, deliberate communal polarization and attacks on Muslims in the state. The … More Attacks on minorities in the guise of cattle protection are meant to divide people on communal lines

Institute judicial commission of inquiry for the January 26 communal flareup in Kasganj, UP

The National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) fact-finding report on communal clashes in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh: Following the reports of the communal clashes and tension in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh, a team of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) visited the area. The team consisted of Vimal Bhai, National Convener (Uttarakhand), Sudha, Afroze Jahan (from UP) … More Institute judicial commission of inquiry for the January 26 communal flareup in Kasganj, UP

Publish white paper on subsidies given to all types of pilgrims, as also to religious functions and spots

The Minority Coordination Committee (MCC), Gujarat, has sent a letter* to the Union Home Ministry, on how efforts are being made by certain interested quarters to divide people on religious lines following the Government of India’s decision to stop the Haj subsidy. Text of the letter: As we already know, 2 days back the Government … More Publish white paper on subsidies given to all types of pilgrims, as also to religious functions and spots

A systematic attempt is on to brand the entire Muslim community in Mewat region as criminal

A fact-finding team* under the banner of Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA) visited Bharatpur, Alwar, Rajsamand and Udaipur in Rajasthan on January 6-7 to ascertain facts regarding increasing attacks in the name of Gau-Raksha, campaign and attacks in the name of love jehad and the state’s failure in maintaining law and order.  A group of media … More A systematic attempt is on to brand the entire Muslim community in Mewat region as criminal

Need to allocate far greater amount of resources to cater to the development of India’s minorities

Excerpts from the report “Minority Appeasement: Myth or Reality? A Ground Report on Minority Welfare in 7 States”, prepared by Rehnuma, an intervention anchored by the National Foundation of India (NFI) and the Center for Social Justice (IDEAL-CSJ), started 2013 to address exclusion and discrimination against vulnerable groups in India, particularly religious minorities, using a … More Need to allocate far greater amount of resources to cater to the development of India’s minorities

Rohingya crisis and broader rise of intolerance towards religious and other minorities in India

Excerpts from the Opening Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), on September 11 at the Human Rights Council’s 36th session: In Myanmar, another brutal security operation is underway in Rakhine State – this time, apparently on a far greater scale. According to UNHCR, in less than three … More Rohingya crisis and broader rise of intolerance towards religious and other minorities in India

How politicized history books promote communal strife, trace religious identities, antagonisms

By Moin Qazi* The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” – George Orwell Too much of the thinking about Muslim rulers is now being shaped along predictable, clichéd lines. This is true of all shades of opinion, perception and scholarship. There is evidence from … More How politicized history books promote communal strife, trace religious identities, antagonisms