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Triple murder of Dalit family rocks Maharashtra the hindu PDF Print E-mail
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9 November 2014

Three people were murdered and their multilated body parts dispersed on a farm in Mharashtra's Ahmd Nagar district. In what appears to be a case of caste violence, a Dalit family of three was savagely murdered and their mutilated body parts dispersed on a farm in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, around 180 km from Pune.

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Trilokpuri riots may be an attempt to polarise Dalits as Delhi polls seem likely PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations
8 November 2014

Residents wonder why violence flared up on Saturday, two days after rumours about the desecration of a temporary place of worship began to do the rounds. Almost everyone agrees that rumours about the desecration of a makeshift place of worship erected opposite a mosque in East Delhi were the cause of great tension and minor violence on Diwali day. But residents and the authorities are still puzzled about why fierce rioting erupted two days later, as pitched battles were fought in the narrow lanes of Trilokpuri.
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Bastar Christians attacked by right-wing activists PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Minorities

8 Novembar 2014

RAIPUR: After the controversial gram sabha resolutions banning non-Hindu religious activity in villages in tribal Bastar, there was fresh tension in Madota village after local Christians were assaulted allegedly by right-wing activists, leaving 12 people injured late on Saturday.

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Killing of 2 Kashmiri boys a mistake, admits Army PDF Print E-mail
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8 November 2014                                                                                                          


SRINAGAR: The Army on Friday admitted that the killing of two youths in Budgam district by its soldiers earlier this week was a "mistake" and a violation of the rules of engagement. The Army said it would complete its inquiry within 10 days and take action against the guilty. The defence ministry offered a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the deceased and Rs 5 lakh each to the injured.

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Why are Muslim parties branded as communal? PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Minorities

30 October 2014

By Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani,

About 17 or 18 years back, we had a big convention of All India Muslim Forum at Sahkarita Bhavan, Lucknow, in which, Mr. E. Ahamed, M.P. of Indian Union Muslim League was among the prominent participants, and I translated his speech from English to Urdu. As usual, some of the Muslim skeptics had raised the concerns that if ‘Muslim-based’ political parties are established, it may strengthen fascist forces, endanger secular values, alienate the community from the mainstream, and so on, so on.

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Common thread in Gujarat clashes: VHP ‘aiding’ police PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

9 October 2014

A common thread appears to have emerged from a series of communal incidents in Gujarat over the last two weeks, with residents of the areas affected blaming an alleged nexus between local VHP activists and police in triggering the violence. All the clashes were sparked by crackdowns on the sale of beef during Navratri and Bakrid — the slaughter of cows is banned in Gujarat.

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My book is a form of protest: Arun Ferreira PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Prison

5 October 2014

By Kareena Gilani

Colours Of The Cage is an unsparing account of the nearly five years activist Arun Ferreira lost forever in Nagpur Central Jail after being accused of being a Naxalite. In May 2007, Ferreira was forced into a car by 15 men, beaten and blindfolded as he heard his abductors discussed the option of killing him off in an encounter. Till September 2011, Ferreira languished in prison while nine cases were slapped against him.

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