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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India 2

The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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Violence at Aligarh Muslim University and the role of Republic TV

Shocking reports emerge of the role played by Republic TV in the events that unfolded at the Aligarh Muslim Universtity campus. Reports from students describe incitement, accusations of “terrorist college” and violence by BJP activists, including a gun fired. Not the first time that TV crews were present and ready to cover BJP affiliated violence.

Cobrapost Press Release: Operation 136: Part II 3

Cobrapost Press Release: Operation 136: Part II

This post is republished in public interest from the Cobrapost website, which appears to be having trouble. Cobrapost exposes more than two dozen media houses, including some prima donnas of India’s holy Fourth Estate, where they all show their underbelly in its most visceral form. New Delhi: In the second part of Operation 136, Cobrapost …

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NBSA fines Zee News and directs them to broadcast apology for “Afzal Guru gang ka mushaira”

Mr. Gauhar Raza, an eminent scientist and poet, was maligned, defamed and hate engineered against him by the malicious, concocted and motivated news telecast carried by Zee News in March, 2016. Mr. Raza was branded as a part of an “Afzal Premi Gang” for reciting his poems in the ‘Shankar – Shaad Mushaira’. A complaint …

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Reports of suspicious growth in assets of Gujarat politicians removed from news sites

This story about disproportionate growth of assets of Gujarat leaders appeared in the Times of India and affiliated publications and was withdrawn without explanation. It compares declared assets and liabilities from affidavits filed in 2012 and 2017 as well as income and the numbers don’t add up. The story clearly implies a suspicious growth in …

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Central Govt’s proposal to amend RTI Rules will increase attacks on RTI users and activists

Dear all, The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has invited comments on a new set of Draft Rules (available in English only) to implement The Right to Information Act, 2005. The RTI Rules were last amended in 2012 after a long period of consultation with various stakeholders. The Government’s move to put the draft …

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