Communal Violence

Interest category is Communal Violence<br />

Bhadrak Riots: OHRC seeks Report from Govt

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2017-06-23 11:40

Thumbnail-Bhadrak-violenceBhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought a report from the Government of Odisha over allegation that the police administration and concerned officials at the state level did not follow guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by Union Ministry of Home Affairs to maintain communal harmony, leading to a communal riot in Bhadrak during the month of April, 2017.

Remarks of Shonali Bose, noted filmmaker, at the Press Conference in Delhi

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2017-05-11 18:43
Shonali Bose
Shonali Bose addressing the Press Conference

I am deeply honored and truly humbled to be with Bilkis Bano at this press conference today in Delhi to speak on the most recent Bombay High Court judgement on her case. Bilkis is a shining beacon and inspiration in our country.

Terrorising innocent people by the state and its investigation agencies in the name of “fighting terror” should be condemned!

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2017-05-11 18:06

According to a newspaper report on May 3, a youth from Kanpur has accused the Anti-Terrorist Squad and National Investigation Agency officers of torturing him, trying to falsely implicate him in terrorism cases and link him to a suspected terrorist who was killed in an "encounter” during the Uttar Pradesh elections earlier this year.

Naroda Patiya Judgment – One step forward, many more to go!

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2012-09-19 13:03

Exactly a decade after an estimated 97 people were killed in a massacre at Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad, during the 2002 Gujarat genocide, a special court has sentenced 31 people to life imprisonment. The highlight of the sentence is that the guilty include sitting BJP Member of Legislative Assembly and former Minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodnani. It should be recalled that she was appointed minister for Women and Child Welfare just two months after supervising the rape and murder of nearly a hundred women, children and men!

Report on Kokrajhar Riot by MASUM

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2012-08-30 11:26

The persistent violence in districts of lower Assam shook the democratic conscience of the country. The skirmishes and conflicts between warring factional identities took several lives. A sizeable section of populace took refuge to scattered ‘rehabilitation centers’ in Assam and neighbouing state of West Bengal. Though, rehabilitation seems to be a far cry as people are living in utter distress and duress, the every day life is under constant threat and situation compounded with absence of basic amenities.