“Love Jihad” laws are being used against Christians in BJP ruled states

By Special Correspondent New Delhi:  The so-called ‘Love Jihad’, the Anti-Conversion laws have become a handy tool to persecute the religious minorities particularly Muslims and Christians .As many as 34 incidents were reported in January 2021 alone from BJP-ruled states Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.  According to the report prepared by the United Christian Forum (UCF), which  that tracks the unprecedented violence being faced by the minority Christian community in the country, the incidents range from instances of physical assaults to threats and intimidations and arrests and detentions based on false…

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Court criticises media trial against Umar Khalid, other accused in Delhi violence case

The judge said, “Media is free to cover the stories but they must also be conscious of remaining careful and objective in their approach. It is the fundamental right of every person accused of any offence, to be provided the opportunity to defend himself.” NEW DELHI – A Delhi Court on Tuesday took cognizance of the offences of sedition, promotion of enmity between groups and abetment in a charge sheet filed against 18 accused, including former JNU student Umar Khalid, in the Delhi riots conspiracy case. Additional Sessions Judge took cognizance…

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India Farmer Protests: Women Like Dr. Ritu Singh Are on the Front Line (Voice of Voiceless)

“This moment has awakened so many people who were sleeping.” BY LAKHPREET KAUR AND SIMRAN JEET SINGH Since November of 2020, hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers, laborers, and allies have flooded the Delhi border to protest against new agricultural bills that they feel will undermine their livelihoods. Protesters have set up temporary housing camps demanding change through speeches, marches, and strikes. While the protesters themselves have been largely peaceful, the Indian government’s forceful response has caught the attention of observers around the world concerned about significant allegations of human rights abuses.  And yet, despite the reports of police…

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‘Dissent cannot be termed seditious’ SC dismisses PIL against former Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the expression of views which are different from the opinion of the government cannot be termed seditious, as it dismissed a PIL against the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah for making statements against the scrapping of Article 370. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta said dissent cannot be termed seditious. The top court observation came on a plea filed by Rajat Sharma and others through advocate Shiv Sagar Tiwari. The top court also imposed a fine…

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Chief Justice must step down for asking rape accused to marry victim and condoning marital rape: open letter

New Delhi: More than four thousand eminent and concerned citizens, women’s rights and progressive groups have called on Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to step down for asking a rape accused to marry the victim and ”condoning marital rape”. ”Propriety demands you step down without a moment’s delay,” said an open letter issued by them. The CJI was hearing the petition for protection from arrest, of a man accused of stalking, tying up, gagging, repeatedly raping a minor school going girl, and threatening to douse her in petrol and…

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