The institutional murder of Fr. Stan Swami will not be forgotten: NCHRO

New Delhi  : 84-year-old activist Fr. Stan Swamy, who was incarcerated on fabricated charges in the Bhima Koregaon case, passed away today, on July 05, 2021. Fr. Stan Swamy was a commendable activist and had worked for Dalits, Adivasis, and others in the state of Jharkhand. Many had earlier raised the alarm seeing his deteriorating health and had called for his release, citing not just concern for his health but also the fact that he was incarcerated on flimsy charges. The Bhima Koregaon case is a notorious example of activists…

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The Afghan Taliban captured 13 more districts in 24 hours

Kabul. The Taliban now control roughly a third of all 421 districts and district centres in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s march through northern Afghanistan gained momentum overnight with the capture of several districts from fleeing Afghan forces, several hundred of whom fled across the border into Tajikistan, officials said Sunday. More than 300 Afghan military personnel crossed from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province as Taliban fighters advanced toward the border, Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security said in a statement. The Afghan troops crossed over at about 6:30 p.m. local time Saturday “Guided…

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People lynching others are against Hindutva: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu right-wing organisation known for spreading hatred against Indian minorities particularly Muslims, has seemingly started efforts to change its anti-Muslim image. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, speaking at a book launch event on Sunday, expressed his support for unity between Hindus and Muslims. “When people speak about the need for Hindu-Muslim unity, we say we are already one, we are not separate.” ‘Anyone who says Muslims should not live in India is not Hindu,’ he added. He further denounced growing violence against Muslims and…

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Activist Father Stan Swamy, arrested in Elgar Parishad case, dies

MUMBAI — Ailing octogenarian tribal rights activist Fr. Stan Lourduswamy — an arrested-accused in the sensitive Bhima Koregaon case and awaiting bail on medical grounds — passed away here on Monday afternoon, officials said. Swamy’s Senior Advocate Mihir Desai brought to the notice of the Bombay High Court judges Justice S. S. Shinde and Justice N. J. Jamdar of the development when his bail plea came up for hearing this afternoon. “Its with a very heavy heart I have to inform you that Fr. Stan Swamy has passed away,” said Dr.…

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Delhi lawyer holding conversions, nikah in chambers suspended

New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi (BCD), through an interim order, on Monday suspended the licence of a lawyer for allegedly using his chamber for performing religious conversion and Muslim marriages. The BCD Secretary has sent a communication to the lawyer, Iqbal Malik, claiming that illegal activities in the chamber of an advocate “negates the dignity of legal profession”. “The alleged activities are not permissible nor are part of the professional activities of an advocate and your conduct in performing a Nikah and issuance of certificate of conversion and…

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