IAMC Weekly News Digest, 8th January 2021


Mandsaur Police Lenient with Hindutva Goons Who Vandalised Muslim Properties, Mosque, Say Locals

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The Mandsaur Police in Madhya Pradesh is not taking strong action against those who were involved in violence, vandalism and looting of property during the violent bike rally taken out by Hindutva groups last week, say the locals. “The police held some people in connection with the incident but released them later. We don’t think that the police are going to take strong action against them. We are not satisfied with the police action. Those against whom we have filed police complaints are roaming around. We have named 58 people in the FIR and 250 unknown people,” said Muhammed Hakim, a resident of Dorana whose properties were looted and vandalized by the rioters….

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Public outrage grows after Indian army kills three in Kashmir

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Surrounded by mourners who gathered in his garden, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani fell to his knees with a grief-ridden scream. “They killed my only son and buried him far away in the mountains,” he cried out. Wani, a 42-year-old fruit merchant living in Below, a small village near Pulwama in the Indian region of Kashmir, had been driving home on Wednesday when he received a message from the police, requesting a photograph of his 16-year-old son, Athar Mushtaq…. By the time Wani reached home, he was given the news that made his heart shatter. Mushtaq was dead, killed by the Indian army on Tuesday night…. his son was no militant….

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‘It’s Shameful’: Women’s Groups Slam Yogi Govt over Baduan Rape-Murder Case, Demand Arrest of Accused Priest

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Women’s organisations in India on Thursday strongly condemned the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 50-year-old anganwadi worker allegedly by a mahant (temple priest) and his aids in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, and demanded immediate arrest of the main accused. The 50-year-old woman, who had gone to a temple on Sunday evening, was gang-raped and murdered allegedly by the three accused. While the priest, the main accused, is on the run, his two accomplices were arrested on Tuesday night after the post-mortem report confirmed rape. The police have said that the woman’s leg and a rib bone were found to be fractured and there were injuries in her private parts….

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Announcement

Escalation in Hindutva violence an outrage against the Indian Constitution


Communal Harmony

MP : Government demolishes homes of poor Muslims , Hindu family gives them shelter


News

‘Stop attacking NGOs’: UN rapporteurs tell India over Amnesty probe

Indian State Ruled by Modi’s Party Bans Islamic Schools

Public outrage grows after Indian army kills three in Kashmir

Mandsaur Police Lenient with Hindutva Goons Who Vandalised Muslim Properties, Mosque, Say Locals

‘This house is for sale’: How Muslims are being driven out of a Meerut village

Police Let Shoe Supplier Go, Held Me: UP Muslim Man Shares Ordeal

TRP Scam: Evidence Found Against Arnab Goswami, Mumbai Police Informs Bombay HC

‘It’s Shameful’: Women’s Groups Slam Yogi Govt over Baduan Rape-Murder Case, Demand Arrest of Accused Priest

67 journalists arrested, detained, questioned in India in 2020 for their work

Four Rightwing Activists Arrested After Waving Saffron Flags at Taj Mahal


Opinion

India’s Vaccine Nationalism Is a Global Risk – By Andy Mukherjee

Hit By Indebtedness and Suicides, Punjab Farmers Worry New Laws Will Make Things Worse – By Pawanjot Kaur

Under cover of Covid-19, Modi regime has stepped up its attack on Indian democracy – By Ramachandra Guha

In India, to question is to be ‘anti-national’ – By Kalpana Sharma

Mehmood Pracha & The Police Assault On The Zone of Privacy – By Talha Abdul Rahman

2020 has been horrible year for India for reasons that have nothing to do with pandemic – By Tavleen Singh