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    In India, Air So Dirty Your Head Hurts

    by Kai Schultz, Hari Kumar and Jeffrey Gettleman - Nov. 8, 2017

    A toxic cloud has descended on India’s capital, delaying flights and trains, causing coughs, headaches
    and even highway pileups, and prompting Indian officials on Wednesday to take the unprecedented step of closing 4,000 schools for nearly a week.

    Delhi has notoriously noxious air
    but even by the standards of this city, this week’s pollution has been alarming, reaching levels nearly 30 times what the World Health Organization considers safe. On Tuesday, the government decided to close primary schools and on Wednesday the closings were extended to all public and most private schools.

    For those of us living here, the air pollution saps our strength. Many people feel nauseated all day, like from a never-ending case of car sickness. The air tastes smoky and irritates the throat, and in some neighborhoods, it smells like paint.

    Even if you have air filters in your house, as some of us do, a faint lingering chemical smell always seems to find its way in, through air-conditioner vents, open windows and cracks in the doors.

    Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi State, said he was driving to a meeting Wednesday morning when he passed a school bus and saw two children throwing up out of the window. “That was shocking for me,” he said. “I immediately told my officers to pass the order to close all the schools.”

    In some parts of the city, the
    levels of PM 2.5insidiously small particles that can settle deep in the lungs — had climbed to more than 700 micrograms per cubic meter, which is considered hazardous to breathe, according to data provided by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. Scientists estimate these particles have killed millions.

    Sadly accustomed to toxic air, many of Delhi’s people are donning masks of one sort or another. It’s not unusual to see a man whizzing by on a motorcycle with a T-shirt wrapped over most of his face. On Wednesday, we saw one young woman standing on a sidewalk clutching a clump of her long dark hair over her mouth to act as a veil.

    Children on their way to school. On Wednesday, the authorities said they were shuttering thousands of primary schools in Delhi at least until Monday.

    Hanging low and thick, the smog looks like a blend of white smoke and fog. It is a combination of vehicle emissions, industrial pollution and smoke from crop burning in nearby farming areas. The colder weather at this time of year packs the pollution together, making it even worse.

    The smog is so heavy that drivers often can’t see cars slowing down in front of them, causing serious accidents and several highway pileups.

    The problem seems to be spinning further out of control as India’s government struggles to get in front of it. The decentralized governance system here complicates things because the rural areas burning the crops fall under different jurisdictions than the urban areas suffering the smog.

    In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr. Sisodia said the air pollution had “engulfed the city.” Pollution levels will be reassessed over the weekend, he said, and a decision made about whether schools should remain closed for longer.

    For now, more than four million children are getting a long holiday.

    It is widely believed they will be safer staying at home than going to and from school on polluted streets, though most homes in Delhi do not have a single air filter.

    Officials said this was the first time so many schools would be closed for this many days. Air pollution levels this year are on par with ones recorded in the city last November, when the Indian government closed 1,800 primary schools for three days.

    Last year, visibility conditions from the fog dropped to a 17-year low at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Newspaper stories from then read almost identical to those today, down to stories about car pileups on the highway.

    On Wednesday evening, Delhi officials decided to halt some construction projects — to reduce airborne dust — and ban some classes of heavy trucks from entering the city.

    Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has called Delhi “a gas chamber.”


    Delhi Pollution Off The Charts, Top Doctors Say 'Evacuate'

    The levels of the deadliest, tiny particulate matter known as PM 2.5, which lodge deep in a person's lungs, soared on Tuesday to 726, according to a U.S. embassy monitor.

    by Iain Marlow, Anindya Upadhyay, Bloomberg - November 09, 2017

    Thick toxic smog enveloped New Delhi for a second straight day Wednesday, forcing schools to shut down, halting traffic on highways and sending residents scurrying to buy air purifiers and filtration masks.

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the capital, home to about 20 million people, a "gas chamber" as his government sought meetings with adjoining states to address the issue.

    By mid-afternoon, the deadly level of carcinogenic pollutants in Delhi's air was roughly 10 times the reading in Beijing, a city globally infamous for its air pollution. Experts are calling the situation in Delhi a major public health emergency.

    "The situation as it exists today is the worst that I have seen in my 35 years staying in the city of Delhi," said Arvind Kumar, a lung surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. "As a doctor, I have no problem saying that the situation today is a public health emergency. If you want to protect people, we should be ordering the evacuation of Delhi. Closing down all schools. Closing down all offices."

    Kejriwal blamed the pollution on farmers in the neighboring states of Haryana and Punjab for burning crop residue, an annual tradition to clear fields that combines with vehicle and industrial emissions, as well as road and construction dust.

    A day earlier, a senior member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling BJP blamed the pollution partly on Kejriwal's "failure to maintain" working relationships with nearby chief ministers, one of whom belongs to the ruling BJP.

    Shikha Gupta, 32, an IT professional, has kept her children and elderly parents inside and has stopped taking her morning walks. "I just stepped out of my office a couple of minutes ago and my eyes are burning already," she said.

    The levels of the deadliest, tiny particulate matter known as PM 2.5, which lodge deep in a person's lungs, soared on Tuesday to 726, according to a U.S. embassy monitor.

    World Health Organization guidelines suggest exposure to levels of about 10, while anything less than 50 is considered healthy and levels above 300 are considered "hazardous." At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Beijing had a level of around 76 while pollutants in Delhi's air measured 833.

    The organizers of an international half marathon scheduled for the 19th said they are holding the race but are constantly monitoring the situation. To minimize the impact of pollution, the organizers will wash the entire 21-kilometer course with effluent water mixed with salt, according to a statement.

    The Supreme Court last month slapped a ban on selling fireworks ahead of Diwali in an attempt to reduce pollution levels.

    Jai Dhar Gupta, who sells the pollution-filtering Vogmask brand of facemasks in India, is dealing with a sudden deluge of orders. He said demand shot up 3,000 percent starting Sunday, as the pollution began to worsen.

    "Corporates and institutions like schools are placing bulk orders suddenly," he said. "The sad part is that people don't take the polluted air threat seriously until they 'see' it."

    Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director of research at advocacy group Centre for Science and Environment, said this year has seen fewer polluted days than last year. She blamed westerly winds for bringing crop smoke, while easterly winds reduced temperature and trapped fumes.

    Last year, NASA satellite imagery showed thick plumes of smoke rising across north India and covering Delhi -- similar to when the agency tracked fires from Indonesia's Sumatra, which regularly drift over and pollute Singapore.

    "During winters, the pollution problem is always atmosphere driven," Roychowdhury said. "The important thing now is what can be immediately done."


    New Delhi Air Pollution Causes United Airlines Flight Cancellations

    By Summer Meza - 11/11/17

    New Delhi’s air pollution has reached levels so toxic that United Airlines is canceling flights to the Indian city until it improves.

    Flights between Newark, New Jersey and New Delhi are canceled until at least Monday, after evaluations found the air quality to be around 40 times the World Health Organization’s safety levels. One Delhi official said that the pollution is so bad that the city has turned into a “gas chamber.”

    United said the city’s air conditions were severe enough to be considered a natural disaster, and to be avoided like a hurricane or wildfire would be.

    “United has temporarily suspended our Newark-Delhi flights due to poor air quality concerns in Delhi and currently has waiver policies in place for customers who are traveling to, from or through Delhi,” said the company in a statement.

    “We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and are coordinating with respective government agencies.”

    Passengers will be given vouchers to switch flights, or given assistance in flying with a different airline.

    Delhi’s air quality has worsened drastically in recent weeks in part due to dropping temperatures. Pollutants get trapped near the ground, condensing the particles into a thick smog rather than allowing them to disperse into the atmosphere. Farms in nearby towns have also contributed to the pollution problem, as farmers illegally burn crop residue to clear fields, reports NDTV.

    Smog envelops buildings on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi on November 25, 2014.

    Delhi’s air consistently ranks among the worst in the world. Vehicle and industrial emissions make the air quality dangerous to lung and heart health—a 2015 study found that half of Delhi's 4.4 million schoolchildren have diminished lung capacity.

    The recent downturn has made the air even more of a risk. In the last week, Delhi’s air was 10 times worse than the infamously polluted Beijing air. More than 6,000 schools have been closed, construction plans are on hold and driving is restricted until levels go lower.

    "The situation as it exists today is the worst that I have seen in my 35 years staying in the city of Delhi," Arvind Kumar, a lung surgeon at a local hospital, told NDTV. "As a doctor, I have no problem saying that the situation today is a public health emergency. If you want to protect people, we should be ordering the evacuation of Delhi. Closing down all schools. Closing down all offices."


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    In India, 732 million people lack access to toilets: WaterAid report

    November 20, 2017

    India has the highest number of people — 732 million —without access to toilets
    , a report by international charity WaterAid has said, reported Hindustan Times.

    If all these people stood in a line, the queue would run more than four times around the earth, the report released ahead of World Toilet Day on Sunday, said. Women and girls are among the worst hit, with 350 million of them lacking access to basic sanitation, the report said.

    “On World Toilet Day we reaffirm our commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across our nation. I compliment all those individuals and organisations working towards building more toilets in various parts of India . Their invaluable contribution adds solid momentum to Swachh Bharat Mission,” Indian PM Modi tweeted Sunday.

    The Swachh Bharat Mission is a flagship programme of the Modi government launched on October 2, 2014. One of its primary objective is to make India 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2, 2019, marking five years of the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

    “While India is making rapid progress in improving sanitation under the ongoing Swachh Bharat Mission, we need to ensure inclusion, recognising the importance of safe and accessible toilets specific to the needs of the differently-abled, the elderly, the poorest, as well as women and adolescent girls,” VK Madhavan, chief executive for WaterAid India , said.

    The ODF free deadline of 2019 would require 12 crore new toilets to be built between October 2017 and 2019.

    Till November 2017, only 5.38 crore new toilets were built under the programme.

    A report released by TERI University earlier found that the only state to meet its toilet-building targets was Gujarat.

    In a survey conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) that assessed 1.4 lakh households in 4,626 villages across all states, a little more than half of all households (62.45%) in rural India had access to toilets , which were used 91% of the time.

    The ODF recognition is notoriously hard to verify. It is a three-step process- first for an administrative unit to declare itself ODF, then the claim is checked by the government and finally verified by an independent body.

    The pressure to meet the ODF deadline has triggered false claims from villages, urban local bodies, districts and states, prompting the Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) to issue a warning in November that strict action would be taken against officials involved in fudging gains.

    Government findings suggested claims by 155 villages in Madhya Pradesh were exaggerated, leading the government to file charges against 450 officials in October.



    In a country of over 1 billion people 732 people don't have access to toilets; that's about 75% of the country!!!

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    In 21st century India, the Supreme Court is treating an adult woman like she’s her father’s property

    The courts have viewed 25-year-old Hadiya as if she has no mind at all – or certainly not a mind she has any control over.

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    “Do you have a dream for the future?” Justice DY Chandrachud asked 25-year-old Hadiya in the Supreme Court on Monday.
    “Freedom, release!” she replied.

    But freedom is not hers yet. The court has ordered that Hadiya – who converted to Islam in 2015 against the wishes of her parents, and then went on to marry a Muslim man – will go back to homeopathy college in Tamil Nadu. She will no longer be confined to her parents’ home in Kerala, as she has been since August. But in its order on Monday, the Supreme Court also said, “The dean of the college shall approach this court if there is any problem with regard to any aspect.” The dean has already declared that he will “not allow” Hadiya to meet anyone other than her parents.

    Besides, the marriage of her choosing – annulled by the Kerala High Court in May – is still being treated as a terrorist conspiracy requiring an inquiry by the National Investigation Agency.

    The Supreme Court ignored Hadiya’s repeated statements that she wanted to see her husband Shafin Jahan, whom she married last December. In response to her saying that her husband could take care of her, Justice Chandrachud condescendingly told her, “…a husband cannot be his wife’s guardian. A wife is not chattel. She is an individual with her own mind and talents...You must have the ability to stand up on your own feet and live a life of dignity.”

    But that is exactly what Hadiya was saying – only the Supreme Court justices were not listening. In fact, this is what the young woman has been saying and trying to do all along. She has shown that she has a mind of her own and the ability to stand up for herself.

    But the courts have treated Hadiya as if she has no mind at all, or certainly not a mind she has any control over. It is a court that dissolved her marriage, and a court that placed her in her father’s custody. It is a court that has allowed her to return to college, and made the college dean, who will decide whom she can and cannot meet, her de facto guardian. It is the same court that, instead of overturning the High Court’s bizarre annulment of her marriage, ordered an investigation into her conversion and marriage by India’s anti-terror agency.

    The courts have treated Hadiya like she is chattel. The Kerala High Court treated her as if she was her father’s property, as someone who does not have the right to choose her religion or whom to marry. The Supreme Court too has treated her as someone without the right to choose how to live, whom to marry, or even to assert that she has a husband who can support her.

    Hadiya told the apex court on Monday that she had suffered 11 months of “mental harassment”. The courts colluded in this. That the choices she has made as an adult are subject to the authority of court decisions is what denies her “a life of dignity”.

    A gender issue indeed

    While the apex court dithered over whether to hear Hadiya on Monday, lawyer Indira Jaising said that if it was a man in Hadiya’s place, the court would have responded differently. The court’s sharp reaction – it criticised Jaising for bringing in gender and asserted that it treats men and women alike – suggested that the judges of the Supreme Court are unable to identify what is patently an issue of gender justice.

    That Hadiya was in court at all is because she is a woman. That her marriage was annulled without the court even asking her if she had consented to it is because she is a woman. That the court placed her, an adult, in the custody of her father, is because she is a woman. That she was declared to be indoctrinated, or of unsound mind, is because she is a woman. That a Supreme Court judge, after hearing her speak her mind, felt the need to tell her that a woman is “an individual with her own mind”, is because she is a woman.

    This is how women were treated for millennia, and in India it seems even modern laws are no protection.

    Women who stand up for themselves, take decisions about their lives that go against the wishes of their parents, especially those women whose marriages transgress socially enforced boundaries of caste, religion and region, are a threat to the primordial social structures that still cohere our modern nation. In some parts of India, parents just kill such errant daughters. In Kerala, they use the courts and terrorism laws against them.
    Hadiya chose a different religion from that of her family’s, and a husband not of their choosing. This was sufficient to have her declared indoctrinated, unstable and a victim of what was described as “mental kidnapping”.

    In response, Hadiya has reaffirmed that a woman has the right to choose how to live her own life, whom to love, what creed to follow, how to keep body and soul together, and above all, as she said in court, to be “considered a human being”.

    Hadiya said in court, before she left for her college, and after she arrived there that she hoped for more freedom and to meet Shafin Jahan in Salem. It is a hope that Hadiya will have to hold on to because the Supreme Court is in no hurry to let her have the freedoms that are hers by right, as a human being and as a citizen of India.


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    Indian politician offers $1.5M for beheading of Bollywood star over Hindu queen, Muslim ruler romance film

    By Travis Fedschun - 11/29/2017

    A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party offered a $1.5 million bounty Sunday for anyone who beheads the lead actress
    and the director of a yet-to-be released Bollywood film that's sparked controversyfor depicting a romance between a Hindu queen and Muslim ruler.

    The film "Padmavati" was set to be in theaters on Dec. 1 and has caused a firestorm over its alleged handling of the relationship.

    Suraj Pal Amu, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from the northern state of Haryana, offered the bounty against actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
    The film's producers postponed the release of the movie the same day.

    Speaking at a public rally, Amu also said the film would not be allowed to be released at all, local media reported.

    The movie "Padmavati" is based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, "Padmavat," a fictional account
    of a brave and beautiful Rajput queen who chose to kill herself rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji. Over the centuries, the tale has come to be seen as history, even though there is little historical evidence to support it.

    Padukone plays the role in the film of Padmini, the legendary queen who committed "jauhar," the medieval Rajput practice in which women of royal households walked into funeral fires to embrace death over the dishonor of being taken captive.

    The film has been in trouble since the beginning of the year, with fringe groups in the western state of Rajasthan attacking the film's set, threatening to burn down theaters that show it and even physically attacking Bhansali in January.

    Most of the anger at the film appears to stem from allegations that Bhansali distorted history by filming a romantic dream sequence between the film's main protagonists. Bhansali has denied the allegations.

    Earlier this month, the head of the Rajput Karni Sena in Rajasthan said Padukone should have her nose cut — a symbol of public humiliation — for being part of a film that allegedly insulted the famed queen.

    On Monday, local government officials vowed to take "stringent action" against those threatening Padukone and others involved in the movie, The Indian Express reported.

    India's 1.3 billion-strong democracy is the largest in the world, but despite significant economic progress over the last few decades its politics are held hostage by a complex mix of religion and caste. Books and movies have found themselves at the receiving end of threats of violence and bans because they either offend one religious or caste group, or are deemed offensive to Indian culture in general.

    In the past, India's film censor board rejected the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey," and Hollywood movies that appear on Indian screens are routinely scrubbed of sex scenes. "The Da Vinci Code" was banned in the Indian state of Goa, which has a large Christian population, because religious groups objected.

    On Monday, India's Supreme Court refused to ban the controversial film, saying it is not inclined in the matter and the fate of the film needs to be decided by the country's censor board, India Today reported.

    In its decision, the court said: "The censor board has a role and the Supreme Court cannot assume that role. Why should the court interfere to stop the release of a movie which has not been cleared by the censor board?"

    In 2014, the publishing house Penguin India pulled from shelves and destroyed all copies of American historian Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus: An Alternative History" after protests and a lawsuit from a Hindu right-wing group. The group's main objection was that the book described Hindu mythological texts as fictional.

    India-born writer Salman Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" has been banned here since 1998, since many Muslims consider it blasphemous. Rushdie was forced to cancel a 2012 appearance at the Jaipur Literary Festival amid protests and threats by prominent Muslim clerics.


    Hindu Terrorist Hacks Muslim, Burns Him Alive and Records Video Over 'Love Jihad'

    by Bhawani Deora - December 7, 2017

    A Muslim labourer in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district was hacked and then burnt alive over alleged ‘love jihad’.
    The man accused of the murder can be seen in a viral video beating up the victim and then setting him on fire.


    Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria set up a Special Investigation Team on Thursday to investigate the killing and look at a possible communal angle. Kataria said, "The main accused Shambhulal Regar has been arrested."

    The victim, identified as Mohammed Afrazul
    , was a migrant from West Bengal’s Malda district and was working in Rajsamand as a contract labourer. The man seen as the attacker in the video has been identified as Shambhulal Regar, a local.

    According to police, Regar, had first lured the victim to the spot promising some work, only to kill him brutally.

    The killer got a friend along to record the video that shows the entire incident in vivid detail. Afrazul is seen pleading with his murderer and crying for help while the accused keeps clobbering him with an axe and later burns him alive.

    The presence of a young girl in the video has fuelled rumours that it could be a case of love jihad and that the labourer was in an alleged illicit relationship with the accused’s sister.

    The police have recovered the half-burnt body from the spot along with other items such as an axe, and a scooter.

    The Rajnagar police have registered a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearing of evidence) of the IPC.

    “Afrazul worked in Rajsamand as a labourer and his family also lived with him. While the motive behind the murder is not clear, we will get there as soon as we apprehend Regar. Several police teams are on the lookout for him,” said Ramsumer Meena, Station House Officer of Rajnagar police station.

    Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pankaj Kumar Singh added, “We are trying to arrest the accused. We are also questioning the family members of Shambhulal Regar. The alleged communal angle is also being probed. We will have more information after the arrests.”

    However, sources suggest that prima facie it is a case of rivalry between the two, which could have a possible ‘love jihad’ angle.



    "Love Jihad", a term the Hindus have invented to attack Muslim men. Also, when their own Hindu women is seen near a Muslim man or wants to leave the Hindus/Hinduism for Islam/Muslims.

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    Hindus and their 'Land Jihad'

    First the Hindus invented "love Jihad", and now "land Jihad". What's next? "food Jihad"?

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    I'm a Muslim woman and this triple talaq bill is not what I fought for

    by Rana Safvi - 29-12-2017

    On December 28, a bill criminalising triple talaq was rushed through the lower house of Parliament and passed without much opposition. By late evening, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 (triple talaq bill) had been passed.

    In fact, the most vocal opposition was by AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi. It was opposed by MPs from the RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and All India Muslim League. They called it arbitrary and flawed.

    So, why was I, who fought tooth and nail to get the instant triple talaq declared null and void by Parliament, unhappy? How did I find myself on the side of the very people I had fought against in many TV studios over instant triple talaq?

    We had all rejoiced when the Supreme Court declared the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional
    . That is how it should be. It was a practise that had no basis in either Quranic or constitutional law. I had rejoiced as an Indian, as a woman and as a Muslim that Indian Muslim women would get justice and not be at the mercy of their husbands.

    In Islam, marriage is a civil contract and not an eternal bond which can’t be dissolved. The Quran has prescribed talaq, but to be pronounced by the husband over a period of three months with attempts at reconciliation and arbitration. The woman can ask for "khula" which is a more complicated process and I had argued for a model nikahnama whereby both men and women have equal rights in matters of divorce. Matters of custody, maintenance etc, can also be pre-decided as the nikahnama serves as a pre-nuptial agreement.

    First of all, let me clarify that it was talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq (pronounced in one sitting) that is under discussion. This was often given in anger, in an abnormal state and many a times regretted. Now that the Supreme Court had made it illegal, it doesn’t hold. The woman who has had her husband say this is not divorced.

    The reason for bringing this bill in Parliament was that despite that judgment it had not acted as a deterrent.

    In fact, law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad even said that despite the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, it is seen that it has not worked as any deterrent.

    While fighting to get the instant triple talaq declared illegal and unconstitutional, I had argued as an Indian protected by the Constitution, as a woman who demands and expects equality, as a practising Muslim who is aware of her own rights as given by the Quran. Once again, I question the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 on the same basis.

    I am neither a lawyer nor someone who has studied law. But as a responsible citizen of a democratic country, I have the right to question my government. My basic question is why was something that was already declared null and void sought to be criminalised? In fact, the Supreme Court itself did not ask this to be made into a law.

    Now to the question - why am I worried?

    This bill, if passed into a law, prescribes a punishment of a fine and imprisonment up to three years for the husband.
    It is also cognisable and non-bailable.

    Let’s understand what cognisable means: it means that a policeman does not need a warrant to arrest the accused. It also means that the complaint can be made by not just the victim, in this case the wife, but by others too. In fact, any information against the husband can lead to an arrest.

    Care to think how it will be misused? Anyone with an axe to grind can get a Muslim man jailed. The way our courts are over burdened it may be a long time before justice prevails. As Indian Union Muslim League MP, ET Muhammed Basheer, said it was “taking a gun to kill a mosquito”. There will definitely be more blood and damage in the house than that of a tiny mosquito.

    The other provisions of the bill are subsistence allowance for the wife and dependent children and custody of children to the wife. Many argued last evening that how can a man who is in jail provide for his family or fight a custody battle for his children since no court will grant custody of children to a man in jail? A woman who sought to save her marriage by ensuring that instant triple talaq is illegal is not being served justice if her husband can be thrown into jail on a cognisable and non-bailable warrant. Just imagine her life. Imagine the life of her children. And to top it all she’s still married to him. Since the instant triple talaq has already been declared illegal she can’t even remarry after the iddat or waiting period.

    This is a hasty bill, not well thought out and, of course, not well-drafted.

    What was the hurry? Why was no member of the community that this bill was aimed at consulted? Neither the BMMA (Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan) or Bebaak Collective, both Muslim women groups which had fought against instant triple talaq in the courts, were consulted. And this is why I'm worried.

    In a climate where Muslim men are already living in the fear of being lynched for being perceived as cow smugglers, eating or storing beef, for "love jihad" etc, one more law could be added to harass, jail and demonise them.

    Just as noted lawyer Indira Jaising, who too fought for making instant triple talaq illegal, tweeted, this is not at all what we fought for in the Supreme Court of India.


    This is exactly what these retard feminists fought for in their pursuit of "equality". They got used, like toilet paper, by the Hindus to create this anti-Islam and anti-Muslim Men bill. They are only upset now because they are divorced by Islamic law when the husband gives them a single or triple talaq, but the Indian law will not recognize the triple talaq so these retards are stuck.

    The Islamic method of divorcing is to give one talaq (divorce) after the wife has finished her menstruation and purified (showered). And then her iddah (waiting period) starts after which the talaq will be finalized (complete). In that waiting period the husband has the right to take her back and thus cancel the talaq. There is no need to give one talaq every month for three months, as this ignorant woman claims. The early scholars of Islam (including the Sahaba) counted triple talaq as a single talaq.

    These "Muslim" women are enemies of Islam and Muslims and the join the enemies of Islam and Muslims, the same enemies have been raping Muslim women and killing Muslim men in this country.

    India's Triple Talaq Bill

    by Muslimah Against Feminism - 12/19/2017

    A very shocking aspect of the Triple Talaq bill from India has come in that all a Muslim woman has to do is lodge a complain about her husband if she's been divorced by him. The police have been given the power to immediately arrest that man. After this the court will sentence him to 3 years in jail.

    Point to be noted here is that even if the woman doesn't want the man to go to jail, he will still be imprisoned. The maintenance for the woman will be deducted from his property, etc. If he doesn't have any wealth then the woman will have to fend for herself & the children on her own.

    Is this not an attack on Muslim Men? I now get why feminist lobbies were so hell bent at pushing this law in India which is home to a large chunk of poor Muslims. This is an attack on their family structure. A tool to deter Muslims from marrying.

    The women behind the bill

    Zakia soman is married to a hindu; Her son is an atheist. They're not done yet, they also want to ban rights given to men by ALLAH!!!!!!

    What Hindus Do in India

    What's not included in the above meme:

    • Hindus marrying a mother and her daughter
    • Hindus kidnapping girls and forcing them to be wives
    • Incest, incest, incest

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    Two Pedophile Hindu Male Nurses Arrested For Rape Attempt On A Teenage ICU Patient

    November 28, 2017

    Two male nurses
    of a private hospital in Gurugram have been arrested for rape attempt on a 16-year-old girl treated in the hospital's intensive care unit. The victim's mother told police that two male nurses had sexually assaulted her daughter.

    The nurses, according to a police complaint filed by the girl's mother, these nurses disrobed the Class 12 student, touched her inappropriately and tried to rape her on November 16. She spent only a night in the ICU of Shiva hospital in old Gurgaon's West Rajiv Nagar area for treatment after she mistakenly drank from a bottle of insecticide, believing it to be a soft drink.

    According to the girl's mother, one of the nurses, had even threatened to remove her oxygen support when she resisted.

    The traumatised girl kept quiet after she was discharged but when the nurses repeatedly made offensive calls to her phone, she confided in her mother, who approached the police on Sunday. The nurses were produced in a city court on Monday and sent to judicial custody. The administration of Shiva hospital said they have sacked the nurses.

    "We have sacked the nurses, who have also been arrested. We'll extend all possible help to police in their probe," Dr Manoj, administrative head of the hospital, said.

    "The girl had been admitted to Civil Hospital by her family on November 16. Late, that same night, after her father had returned home, two nursing staff, Ravinder (27) and Kuldeep (23) attacked her. Kuldeep touched her inappropriately, and when she objected, he threatened to kill her by removing her oxygen support. When she tried to shout, Ravi pressed her mouth while Kuldeep gave her an injection that made her drowsy. When she called for her parents, they said it was 2 am and that her father had left," the complaint reads.

    Kuldeep made a second attempt later in the night, removing her top and kissing her forcibly. He also instructed her to accompany him to the restroom, which she did, and tried to rape her there.
    That's when she fainted.

    Next morning, she was discharged, but the girl was in a state of shock and didn't immediately reveal anything to the parents, according to the complaint. The nurses, in the meantime, began making calls to her phone.

    Even though the duo have been arrested police have not charged the nurses under Section 354 of the IPC, the law that deals with sexual assault. Instead, the nurses have been charged under sections 328 (causing hurt by poison, etc) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Section 10 of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.


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    Hindus Torture Woman For Months in Anti-Conversion Center

    ‘I’m scared, on the run’: Kerala woman tortured for months in anti-conversion centre. “They were to persuade me in 6 hours. I spent 7 months at the yoga center bearing the brunt”, says Ashita.

    by Gopika Ajayan - November 21, 2017

    Ashita recalls that horrific morning lucidly. “I cried and shouted for help all through the journey. They stuffed a cloth into my mouth. My father’s brother and a man called Ashwin, a staff member at the yoga center, beat me inside the car,”
    she says.

    20-year-old Ashita, a nursing graduate, was born to Anoop Kumar and Preetha in a small town called Dharmadom in the Kannur district of Kerala. Her father is a Divisional Forest Officer in Kannur and her mother a teacher.

    Ashita told TNM outside the Kerala High Court that she was living a simple life as a nursing student when she met Suhaib, who used to work as a journalist then. The two fell in love and decided to marry each other.

    But tension grew in Ashita’s house when her parents learnt of the relationship between their Hindu daughter and a Muslim man. Her parents were determined that there would be no wedding, says Ashita.

    When chiding did not work, her family became more aggressive, she alleges.

    On January 29, Ashita was forcibly taken to the Siva Sakthi Yoga Vidya Centre at Udayamperoor in Tripunithura by her parents. She was given milk laced with a sedative and then shoved into a car, says Ashita in a criminal case filed against the yoga centre and 11 accused.

    “The staff members from the yoga center had promised to convince me against marrying Suhaib. My parents along with a few men from the yoga center forcibly took me to the centre. I remember it was an Innova car,” says Ashita.

    Ashita remembers that they played loud music in the car to drown out her cries. “When we reached the yoga center, I refused to get down from the car. They thrashed me and dragged me out of the car and later locked me up in a room. I kept crying as loud as I could for help. They would tie me to a chair and tortured me day and night. The center used to play loud music all the time,” she says.

    The torture, Ashita says, continued for several days until she decided to surrender and accept that she would end the relationship with Suhaib.

    On February 23, Suhaib filed a habeas corpus petition against Ashita’s illegal detention. The court then asked for Ashita to be produced in front of the magistrate. But Suhaib’s petition was dismissed after Ashita submitted that she was not under illegal detention and that she was voluntarily residing with her parents.

    But, says Ashita, “What I said in court was not the truth. I was blackmailed. They had threatened to kill Suhaib.”

    She alleges that she was threatened by 'Manoj Guruji', the Director of the yoga center and other staff members before she went to court. “Manoj and his followers blackmailed and threatened me before reaching the court. They accompanied my parents to the court. I was scared. I gave in to the pressure and agreed to go back home with my parents.”

    KR Manoj, the Founder and Director of Arsha Vidya Samajam, also runs the Shiva Shakti Yoga Vidya centre, which he claims conducts courses on Hinduism.

    The second visit to the yoga centre

    While Ashita went back home, the counter petition filed by her family and the yoga centre continued to haunt Suhaib. He had been portrayed as a ‘jihadi terrorist’ who wanted to marry a Hindu girl as part of a ‘Love Jihad’ campaign.

    Weeks after she reached home, Ashita managed to get in touch with Suhaib again. The couple then decided to elope on March 22. “But my parents got wind of my plan. What happened next was a deliberate attempt to paint me as mentally unstable. They took me to a psychiatrist in Vadakara and he said I was mentally unfit. On March 23, my father’s brothers dragged me into a car. I was made to take some pills. Soon I fainted. When I woke up, to my horror, I was back in the yoga center,” alleges Ashita.

    In a criminal petition he filed, Suhaib says that he was on the phone with Ashita when she was dragged out of her house, and he could hear her cry on the other side. Suhaib immediately informed the Sub Inspector of the Dharmadom police station, but the police filed a report stating that a mentally unstable young woman had been taken for alternate therapy.

    Ashita spent the next seven months of her life locked up at the yoga centre.

    From cultural centre to yoga centre

    The heated scandal around the yoga centre first arose in September, after Swetha Haridasan, a woman detained at the centre for 22 days filed a complaint after getting out.

    Caught off guard, the government responded by sealing the centre, while those in charge of it, including Manoj, fled.

    Swetha’s allegations were bolstered by another woman Shruthi Meledath, who also told the court she was confined at the yoga centre. And some days later, a former instructor at the centre added in his testimony, filing a petition to implead himself into the case against the centre.

    Speaking to TNM, the instructor (who wishes to remain anonymous) says that the yoga centre had originally begun as a cultural centre called the Manisha Samskarika Vedi at Perumbalam in Alappuzha district in 1998.

    “I joined the center in 2002. Manoj started the venture as a cultural center. Around 2005, he even brought out a magazine which preached about Vedic history and culture of Hinduism. In the initial years, after its establishment, it mainly worked as a cultural center. This was the reason several people like me joined,” the former staffer tells TNM, preferring to be anonymous.

    It was in 2009 that Manoj decided to start the yoga centre. By 2011, Manoj started working with the ‘Hindu Help Line’ a group actively engaged in ‘rescuing and re-converting’ Hindus who had converted to Islam or Christianity, says the instructor.

    “We started noticing that young girls were being brought to the centre for counselling. The centre had two floors then, we worked on the ground floor. The conversion-related issues were dealt with by Manoj and his selected followers”, he recalls.

    But a horrific sight he witnessed one day jolted him. “One day we were returning to the yoga centre after lunch. We were shocked to hear a girl crying from the second floor. We rushed to the spot and saw a young Kannadiga girl tied to a chair and being tortured,” he alleges.

    Some of the staff members quit soon after, says the instructor. “We quit soon enough. But after three years, Manoj has filed false cases against us, that we misbehaved with women at the yoga centre. He is an influential person. We had pleaded for anticipatory bail from the court when he charged us with false cases,” he says

    What Ashita underwent there

    It was a yoga centre only by name, says Ashita. “I did everything but yoga there. We were made to cook food for Manoj and his followers. We were never made to do yoga, not even once. Both girls and boys stayed in the yoga center and Manoj used to conduct Sanathanadharma classes for us. He even asked me to convert Suhaib to Hinduism. The classes were to ‘enlighten’ the attendees about the evils of other religions,” she alleges.

    Ashita says that any attempt she made to contact Suhaib was rewarded with physical assault. Ashita had enrolled in a distance programme in literature after her nursing degree. When she was taken for an exam for this course to the SNDP school in Kalamassery, she tried to get in touch with Suhaib.

    “I was caught. They got me out of the examination hall, locked me up in the room at the yoga centre. I was even beaten with a stick,” she recalled.

    Things then took a murkier turn. In her complaint, Ashita alleges that she was also taken to the Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences and medicated there.

    “I spent almost five days there. The doctor knew Manoj. I was under medication. They had convinced my parents that projecting me as mentally unstable before the court with medical certificates would help them win the case”, she says.

    Both Ashita and the former staffer have said in their complaints that women were sexually harassed in the centre too.

    “Murali, one of the staff members at the Yoga center had made sexual advances towards me. When I informed Manoj about this, he told me to bottle it all up”, alleges Ashita.

    On September 10, Ashita and her friend Aswathy made a miraculous escape.

    “Around 7pm in the evening, we went outside the yoga centre on the pretext of throwing out kitchen waste. We jumped over the fence and ran to a nearby marshland filled with bushes. We hid ourselves there for three hours, though the water stood till our waist. Around 10 pm we managed to reach the main road and met a taxi driver called Eldo. He was a good man and was kind to us. He gave us Rs 300 and also bought us two train tickets to Thalassery”, says Ashita.

    Ashita then went straight home and convinced her parents that she would live with them and pleaded with them not to send her back to the yoga center. She stayed with her parents for about a month. On October 10, Ashita managed to run away from her parents and met Suhaib. Since then the couple have been on the run.

    “I have spent 6 months of my life, bearing all the pain they inflicted on me. I still stand strong. I want to marry Suhaib and we both don’t want to convert. We have applied for marriage registration under the Special Marriages Act,” says Ashita.

    “I feel trapped. We have been on the run for so long… It’s been several days now. I am afraid of my own family. My life is under threat”, the 20-year-old says.

    Denials and counter accusations

    Manoj, however, tells TNM that the allegations against him and the centre are baseless, and insists that Ashita was mentally unstable.

    “These are false and baseless allegations made against us. We strongly believe that physical torture is not a solution for anything. Ashita has been undergoing treatment for medical illness since her 12th standard. Her parents had taken her to a lady psychiatrist when she was in school”, Manoj claims.

    Manoj outrightly dismisses Ashita’s allegations that she was threatened to speak against her will at the court.

    “When she was taken to the court she had clearly spoken against the allegations raised by Suhaib. If she was being tortured by us, why didn’t she speak up? How can anyone take to violence inside a court or challenge a supreme institution of that magnitude? We had never threatened her to speak in favor of us,” he countered.

    Manoj goes on to claim that, “She in fact lived like a family with us. She had participated in the cultural programs we conducted, we have pictures of her. We mean no harm to anyone, there is a vested agenda of the Popular Front of India to tarnish our image.”

    Ashita’s father spoke to TNM reluctantly, but said that he has no complaints regarding the yoga center and its services.

    “I am not a religious person. I don’t believe in any religion, I only believe in karma”, says Ashita’s father Anoop Kumar.

    “I am completely satisfied with the Siva Sakthi Yoga center and its services. They don’t preach religion at the center, they only teach Vedic history. We never forced Ashita to join the yoga center, she volunteered instead,” he claims.

    ‘Goebbelsian untruths’

    Ashita and Suhaib aren’t the only complainants against the centre. Swetha Haridasan and Rinto Isaac too are pursuing the case against the centre. However, the Arsha Vidya Samajam has denied Swetha and Rinto’s version of events as “Goebbelsian untruths” to the Indian Express.

    Not every former inmate of the yoga centre has spoken against it. Athira, a woman who had converted to Islam and then re-converted to Hinduism has openly vouched for the centre in the media.

    But with more versions of damning allegations emerging against the Siva Sakthi Yoga Vidya centre, there is a case building for a serious investigation into the ways in which conversion and re-conversion centres function in Kerala.


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    Three Khans of Bollywood refuse to meet Israeli PM, being applauded as 'real heroes' on social media


    While Amitabh Bachchan, the so called Mahanayak of Century’ and his family felt proud to have selfie with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – the mass killer of innocent Palestinian children and women the Bollywood’s real heroes, Amir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan refused to meet Netanyahu.

    Some section of media have got a chance to criticize this brave and graceful act of Khans and presenting their humanist approach in such a way as if the Khans refused to meet Israeli PM because he is a Jew.

    On the other hand some Bhakts are also terming this act of Khan trio as an-anti national act.

    The matter of fact is ‘the super star Khans of Bollywood didn’t like meeting a person who is a war criminal, a bloody Zionist and mass killer of innocent Palestinian kids women and elders in cold-blood.

    Another Bollywood actor Ejaz Khan also made a video criticising Bachchan and Karan Johar.


    Bollywood endorsing the butcher of Muslims: Netanyahu

    Amitabh Bachchan said: "May cinema further fructify the strength of ties between India and Israel."

    "Israel offers Bollywood many opportunities with its rich history, culture, diversity and breathtaking landscape" - Daniel Carmon, Israel's ambassador to India


    For all you Asians who watch Bollywood movies and are fans of Amitabh Bachan and other Bollywood A listers in the picture, here is an image of these Bollywood actors and actress' standing and supporting Israel, the terrorist state.

    Bollywood is working closely with Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and is currently trying to show Israel in a positive light through movies. I urge everyone, Muslim or non Muslim to NOT watch these Israeli endorsed movies and this is a reason to why we shouldn't support people who help a fake country that kills, tortures and rapes innocent Palestinians.

    The ones who didn't attend and support the Zionist butcher of Muslims were these three Muslim actors, and Indian Hindu media tried to villanize them by saying because he was a "Jew".

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    Israel-India guided missile deal back on track - Netanyahu

    by Ori Lewis - January 17, 2018

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday during a tour of India he had been informed by the Indian government that it had decided to put a major anti-tank missile deal back on track.

    There was no immediate comment from Indian authorities.

    Earlier this month, Israel’s state-owned defence contractor Rafael said India’s Ministry of Defence had cancelled the deal worth about $500 million to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles.

    “Following talks I have held with my friend, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian government has informed us that it is putting the Spike deal back on track. This is very important and
    there will be many more deals,” Netanyahu said in a brief video statement during his five-day visit to India.

    There were no additional details of how the deal might be consummated but Israel’s Channel 1 television said the original half-billion-dollar value would be cut in half.

    Netanyahu is making the first visit by an Israeli prime minister to India for 15 years and Modi’s nationalist government has rolled out the red carpet, regarding Israel as an ally in the fight against terrorism.

    Netanyahu and Modi have pledged to deepen economic and security ties in a more open embrace of the relationship which New Delhi had long kept at a low profile, largely for fear of upsetting Arab nations on which it depends for oil.

    Israel has given initial approval for Indian energy companies to explore oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean. Bilateral trade has jumped from $200 million in 1992, when the two countries opened diplomatic relations, to $4.16 billion in 2016, largely in favour of Israel.

    Israel has emerged as one of India’s biggest suppliers of weapons alongside the United States and long-term partner Russia. Last year, Modi made a first trip to Israel by an Indian prime minister ever.

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    Indian solider boasting of bloodshed goes viral, slammed as ‘drunken banter’

    The video shows the man in military uniform in a hilly place much like Kashmir in winter saying he is not satisfied till there is bloodshed, and how people should worship weapons and not gods.

    A video showing a man in military uniform boasting about bloodshed and worship of weapons was widely shared on social media in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday when tension was already running high over the killing of two men by security forces.

    The authenticity of the clipping could not be independently verified and the officer was not identified either, but it appears to have been shot in a hilly place much like Kashmir in winter.

    “We were falling for the things like peace. It has been my record wherever I have gone, there has been bloodshed. So I am not satisfied till there is bloodshed,” the man with a drink in his hands says in the video. A maroon beret — standard with military paratroopers — lies on a table in front of the man.

    Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said he has not seen the video and will be able to comment after going through it.

    The video also shows the man, who appears to be an officer in the rank of a major, talking about a poem by his “favourite poet Yogendra Sharma” and apparently titled “Shanti vanti chodo (Forget peace)”.

    “There is talk of peace nowadays. Wait a second,” he gulps down the drink, throws away the glass and recites the poem.

    He stops after one of the couplets and explains how one should worship weapons, not gods. “We are the ones who kill,” he says.

    The man recites the entire poem, which is full of religious symbolism and narratives on defending the motherland. At the end, he talks about how “we are all Arjun”. The poem’s last line says: “Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi tak Bharat hi Bharat ho.”

    Kashmiri social media users reacted sharply to the video — some dismissed it as drunken banter, others castigated the man and wanted the army to take action against him.

    Retired Lt Gen HS Panag said: “Unbecoming bravado! Disciplinary action warranted.”

    Another user tweeted : “We are not fighting a war & its not mahabharat. Veer Ras ki kavita.....som ras peene ke baad achi jarur lagti hai...par sachai se bahut dur hai. we would love to have peace in & around the Indian sub-continent”.

    The video surfaced on a day Kashmir observed a shutdown after soldiers killed two men when a military convoy was allegedly targeted with stones in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday evening.

    A Srinagar-based army spokesperson said security personnel fired at protesters after taking “the extreme gravity of the situation” into account. Residents quoted by local newspapers said the army fired at people coming to Gawanpora village to condole the death of Hizbul Mujahideen militant.

    Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday and said every civilian killing, notwithstanding how erroneously made, impairs the political process in the state.


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    In A First, Woman Imam Leads Friday Jumu'ah Prayers In Kerala

    This honour hasn't come easy for Jamitha Teacher. Years before, she was even boycotted by some in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, and given death threats for her strong opinion and the way she questioned the existing practices in her religion.

    Malappuram in northern Kerala today witnessed an unprecedented Jumu'ah - a Friday prayer for Muslims. For the first time in the state, a 34-year-old woman Imam, Jamitha Teacher, led the devotees for Jumu'ah - the crucial congregational Friday prayer for Muslims, which includes preaching and prayer. Quran Sunnat Society that conducted this, believes it is the first in India.

    "I have been criticised a lot by elders of various factions for taking this step. There are men who will not like women taking these positions and being empowered. But the Quran is clear - there is no discrimination between man and woman. They have equal rights," Imam Jamitha Teacher told NDTV.

    But this honour hasn't come easy for Jamitha Teacher. Years before, she was even boycotted by some in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, and given death threats for her strong opinion and the way she questioned the existing practices in her religion. She had to leave the city and take shelter with her relative in 2016. After that, the Quran Sunnat Society invited her for a session, and welcomed her open heartedly. Today, she is the secretary of the society.

    Quran Sunnat Society says it believes men don't own Islam and that women have equal rights to this religion, according to the Quran. "We started discussing this through deliberate discussions as well as Friday Jumu'ah's for almost five-six months. People had different opinions. But we based our discussions solely on the Quran and brought everyone on board. It should not be about which faction teaches what, but about Quran teaches. And Quran nowhere stops women from leading Jumu'ah," MS Rasheed, a senior leader of the Quran Sunnat Society, told NDTV.



    Ruling on a woman leading men in prayer

    Allaah forbids the believers to wish for that with which Allaah has favoured others, whether that is in things that are possible or things that are impossible. Women should not wish for the things that have been bestowed uniquely upon men, by which Allaah has favoured them over women, and no poor person or person who has shortcomings should merely wish for the position of one who is rich or perfect, because this is the essence of destructive envy (hasad)… and because that implies displeasure with the decree of Allaah. End quote.

    One of the things for which Allaah has singled out men is that the acts of worship which require physical strength, such as jihad, or require a position of leadership such as leading the prayers, etc., are only for men, and women have nothing to do with them.

    If a woman leads men, women and boys in prayer, then the prayer of the women is valid and the prayer of the men and boys is invalid, because Allaah has given men the role of protectors and maintainers of women, and He has not allowed them to be in charge, so it is not permissible for a woman to lead a man in prayer under any circumstances, ever.


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    How Hindu nationalists devoured India

    by Shikha Dalmia - January 30, 2018

    Many of the world's liberal democracies are reckoning with majoritarian gripes against minority appeasement. But India's might be the most dramatic case, with a cacophony of Hindu nationalists hell-bent on taking even compliments as insults. Meanwhile, the voices of the country's vulnerable Muslim minority, which has a genuine cause for complaint given the fresh indignities it suffers daily, barely register on the national consciousness.

    For the last two weeks, groups associated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have been protesting Padmaavati, a quasi-historical Bollywood extravaganza that tells the story of Rajput King Rana Singh, whose wife, Padmaavati, becomes the obsession of the Muslim emperor Alauddin Khilji after he hears about her legendary beauty.

    Loosely based on an epic poem
    by a 16th century Muslim Sufi poet, the movie's cinematic sophistication — it is shot in 3-D with absolutely breathtaking scenes of courtly pomp set in medieval India — contrasts sharply with its crude and cartoonish characters. The film isn't a clash between mere good and evil, but utmost perfection and complete depravity as embodied by Singh, the Hindu hero, and Khilji, the Muslim villain.

    The Hindu Singh
    , with his buff bod and kohl-smeared eyes, is a paragon of Rajput virtue who treats women like queens (of which he has two), moves with grace, deals with matters of state with flawless judgment, conducts himself with decorum, and fights with valor and integrity. Twice he foregoes the opportunity to kill the unarmed Khilji because that would have meant violating the Rajput code of honor.

    The Muslim Khilji
    , by contrast, is not just dastardly, but a savage lech. He is a sadist who gets a sexual high from humiliating his minions. On the day of his wedding, he is off jumping other women. He is cruel toward family and friends and happily turns on them for the slightest advantage. He doesn't dine from shining utensils sitting serenely in the traditional lotus position like the cultured Rajputs. He hunches over a table grabbing large pieces of meat with his bare hands, tearing the flesh with his teeth.

    And he believes that for victory in war, no tactic is too ignoble. After killing Singh on the battlefield through treachery, he races to claim his prize. But Padmaavati, herself a paragon of virtue, calmly leads 800 women into a fiery cauldron in an act of mass self-immolation that Rajput widows were expected to perform to protect their — and their husbands' — honor. (This dénouement has rightly incensed Indian feminists struggling against traditional attitudes that measure a woman's worth by her devotion to her husband.)

    It is not clear that Padmaavati ever existed, but Singh and Khilji were real historical figures and, unsurprisingly, much more nuanced than the movie's ridiculous caricatures. But literally every Hindu in the film, except the king's Brahmin tutor, is upright, humane, and decent — and every Muslim, but for Khilji's wife, is craven, randy, and slothful.

    Such demeaning portrayals would be controversial under any circumstances. But today, when Muslims (and other religious minorities) are under siege in India, they are downright irresponsible.

    Casual bigotry against Muslims has always existed in India. But since Modi assumed office, the situation has gotten considerably worse. Hindu nationalism's singular project is to restore Hindu pride and identity by avenging historic harms, real and imagined, inflicted on Hindus by "Muslim invaders" who ruled the country for centuries.

    Lynching of Muslims suspected of consuming beef — which is taboo for Hindus — have become commonplace. And in recent years, paranoid Hindus have taken to accusing Muslim men of engaging in "love jihad" — or converting Hindu women by seducing them into marriage. (Christians face analogous allegations.) Hardly a day goes by when Hindu thugs don't beat up a Hindu-Muslim couple somewhere in the country. Last month, a court actually annulled a marriage between a Muslim man and a 25-year-old Hindu woman in med school. The court concluded that a woman of her station and background could not possibly in her right mind have consented to such a nuptial without being "brainwashed," her protestations that she was in love with her husband notwithstanding.

    Given all of this, you would probably think that Muslims would be protesting this movie, directed by a Hindu with an all-Hindu cast, for feeding every single rabid anti-Muslim stereotype. Instead, it is Hindu extremists who have taken to the streets.

    They torched 200 buses
    in Modi's home state of Gujarat after a court denied their demand for a nationwide ban on the movie. Several states ruled by Modi's party have nevertheless banned the film — and states that haven't have had to post armed guards outside theaters to protect patrons and property. One Hindu politician has declared a bounty on the head of the film's director and the actress who plays Padmaavati. And in a truly shocking episode, thugs pelted a school bus full of children in a tony Delhi suburb.

    : https://www.facebook.com/logical.ind...97814720348242

    What exactly are these people protesting? They claim that Padmaavati is a revered figure and, therefore, using her story to entertain and titillate is offensive.

    When Muslims in India managed to get a ban on Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses because it disparaged Prophet Muhammad, they were accused of subverting liberalism's bedrock commitment to artistic freedom and open expression in a fanatical pursuit of their religion. And rightly so.

    But far from disparaging Padmaavati, who isn't even a religious figure, the film unabashedly and unambiguously glorifies her. If Hindu hoodlums can be enraged by a feel-good movie like this, they can be enraged by anything. There is no logic or sense behind their protest, no method to their madness. It is offense for offense's sake.

    This is a scary development that Modi should have condemned quickly and vociferously while ordering his party apparatchiks to control the extremist troublemakers. Instead, he — along with other senior politicos in his party — have stood by mute without issuing a single statement.

    This is India today. The mob rules, and the nation's so-called leaders are silent.


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    Hindu Terrorist posts video of himself killing Muslim online in call for anti-Islam campaign funding

    Suspect Shambu Lal Regar arrested in Rajasthan over film of labourer being hacked to death and burnt, which earned £3,473 in crowdfunding donations


    Supporters of the radical Vishwa Hindu Parishad Hindu group

    A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim,
    police said on Thursday.

    The killing last week is the latest to roil India’s minority Muslims who have faced attacks from mobs who accuse them of killing cows, which Hindus consider sacred. Hindu fringe groups also campaign against Muslim men marrying Hindus.

    Shambu Lal Regar
    , the suspect, has been arrested on suspicion of hacking and burning a Muslim labourer in the western state of Rajasthan, police said. Regar had posted a video of the attack along with his bank details for donations to finance his anti-Muslim campaign, police officer Anand Shrivastava said.

    More than 700 people from across India deposited £3,473 into the account
    . “The accused wanted to become a Hindu hero after killing a Muslim man, his main aim was to collect money after committing the hate crime,” said Shrivastava.

    Regar’s video went viral on social media before authorities took it down. Police investigators had frozen the bank account and were tracking down donors, Shrivastava said. Shrivastava said the video had showed Regar claiming to be a proud Indian trying to stop “love jihad” – a term used by Hindu hardliners who accuse Muslim men of entrapping Hindu women and girls on the pretext of love in order to convert them to Islam.

    The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who leads the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been criticised for failing to do enough to stop attacks on Muslims. The government rejects that. Modi has condemned violence in the name of protecting cows.

    Muslims account for 172 million of India’s 1.32 billion citizens and Modi’s critics say Hindu groups linked with his ruling party are trying to marginalise them. The BJP denies any bias against Muslims.


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    17-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped By Father, Brother, Uncles For Eloping With Lover In UP


    A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by her father, brother and two uncles
    on Tuesday in Dhandheda village of Muzaffarnagar for eloping with her lover. The accused were arrested after the minor filed a complaint against them.

    The girl's mother and sister-in-law, however, refused the allegation dubbing it baseless.

    The police filed the case under section 376 D(gang rape) of IPC and is investigating the matter.

    According to a TOI report, the family first filed a complaint in August after which during the proceedings, the girl had declared that she had left with the man on her own, following which the court had let the man off.

    In October, she eloped again and a fresh case was filed. On November 2, the girl approached Allahabad High Court and said that she was gang-raped by her family members at a private nursing home here and was forced to miscarry the baby she was pregnant with.

    On November 18, the high court ordered police to file an FIR under serious sections of the IPC including gang rape. The FIR was filed on November 19, and the accused were arrested on Monday.

    Manoj Chaudhary, station house officer, Sikhera police station said, "The girl's family had filed a case under IPC section 363 (kidnapping) first in July, in which the court had let off the boyfriend, Gayasuddin. But before the October case could be heard in court, the girl went to Allahabad High Court, which pronounced that an FIR should be filed against the family."

    After the instructions of the high court, the accused family members of the girl, including her father Haakim, brother Saabir and two uncles Sameen and Aashu, have been booked and arrested under sections 376 D (gang rape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent) of the IPC.

    Meanwhile, the girl's mother said that the girl had made the allegations under the influence of Gayasuddin. "My husband and son are innocent. It is sad that the family's reputation is at risk and my daughter is unable to understand this due to Gayasuddin," said the girl's mother.


    Abduction and Rape of Girls in Open

    This video is from Rajasthan, here in this village the affluent come and snatch young women and girls in-front of everyone and rape them..the local police does nothing.


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    Indian Navy Damage Their $3 Billion Nuclear Submarine by Leaving Hatch Open

    Open Hatch Put $3 Billion Indian Nuclear Submarine Out Of Commission

    by Jared Keller - January 9, 2018

    The modern submarine is not a simple machine. A loss of propulsion, unexpected flooding, or trouble with reactors or weapons can doom a sub crew to a watery grave.

    Also, it’s a good idea to, like, close the hatches before you dive.

    Call it a lesson learned for the Indian navy, which managed to put the country’s first nuclear-missile submarine, the $2.9 billion INS Arihant, out of commission in the most boneheaded way possible.

    The Hindu reported yesterday that the Arihant has been out of commission since suffering “major damage” some 10 months ago, due to what a navy source characterized as a “human error” — to wit: allowing water to flood to sub’s propulsion compartment after failing to secure one of the vessel’s external hatches.

    Water “rushed in as a hatch on the rear side was left open by mistake while [the Arihant] was at harbor” in February 2017, shortly after the submarine’s launch, The Hindu reports. Since then, the sub “has been undergoing repairs and clean up,” according to the paper: “Besides other repair work, many pipes had to be cut open and replaced.”

    It’s hard to articulate how major this is, but Kyle Mizokami does a good job at Popular Mechanics: Indian authorities ordered the pipe replacement because they “likely felt that pipes exposed to corrosive seawater couldn’t be trusted again, particularly pipes that carry pressurized water coolant to and from the ship’s 83 megawatt nuclear reactor.” For context, a submarine assigned to Britain’s Royal Navy narrowly avoided a complete reactor meltdown in 2012 after the power sources for its coolant system failed.

    The incident is also quite an embarrassment — and strategic concern — for the Indian Armed Forces
    . A Russian Akula-class attack sub modified to accommodate a variety of ballistic missiles, the Arihant represented a major advance in India’s nuclear triad after its completion in October 2016. (India in 1974 became the 6th country to conduct a successful nuclear test.) Indeed, the Arihant’s ability to deliver K-15 short-range and K-4 intermediate-range nuclear missiles was envisioned as a powerful deterrent against India’s uneasy nuclear state neighbor, Pakistan.

    “Arihant is the most important platform within India’s nuclear triad covering land-air-sea modes,” the Hindu reports. Well, it’s important if it works — and it probably helps to make your submarine watertight.

    This is just some sloppy, dangerous seamanship, and the Indian Navy better get its act together fast. Either that, or perhaps follow the Royal Navy’s lead and install the 2001-era Windows XP as an operating system on all your most vital vessels. That way, you can blame the blue screen of death instead of “human error” for the next critical foul-up. Although even outdated software probably knows enough to dog down on all the hatches.



    These fools are so incompetent and they think they can defeat Pakistan in a war?! LOL.

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    Nun Gang Rape In India

    Chilling CCTV Images Emerge


    These are the first chilling images of the alleged perpetrators of a chilling gang rape of a septuagenarian nun at a convent school in India.

    The 71-year-old woman, who was the oldest nun at the school, was
    gang-raped by a group of bandits Saturday when she tried to prevent them from robbing a Christian missionary school in eastern India, police said, the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in the country.

    Superintendent Arnab Ghosh said five people are being held in connection with the crime, according to Sky News.

    The nun was hospitalised in serious condition after being attacked by seven or eight men
    at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Nadia district, 50 miles northeast of the West Bengal state capital of Kolkata, a police officer said. She is now believed to be in a stable condition.

    The robbers tied the school's security guards with ropes early Saturday and entered the nuns' room, where the women were sleeping. They took one of the nuns to another room when she tried to block their way and then raped her, the officer said.

    The men escaped with some cash, a mobile phone, a laptop computer and a camera, all belonging to the school, the officer said. They also ransacked the school's chapel and holy items, the Press Trust of India news agency cited the archbishop of Kolkata, Thomas D'Souza.

    Scores of angry students, their parents and teachers blocked a nearby highway and railroad tracks for several hours demanding swift police action leading to the arrest of the culprits.

    Mamta Banerjee, the state's top elected official, strongly condemned the attack and ordered a high-level police investigation. D'Souza appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony in the area.

    India has a long history of tolerance for sexual violence,
    but the December 2012 fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman aboard a moving bus in New Delhi caused outrage across the nation.

    The outcry led the federal government to rush legislation doubling prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalizing voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women. The law also makes it a crime for officers to refuse to open cases when complaints are made.


    Delhi gang rape: India outrage over fashion shoot

    Delhi gang rape glamourized in modeling photo shoot

    The photo shoot features a model being groped by a group of men on a bus

    An Indian fashion shoot showing a woman being groped on a bus has caused anger, with social media users saying it glamorizes the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

    Photographer Raj Shetye's images show a model fighting off men on a bus, in a scene reminiscent of the rape and murder that shocked India.

    Many social media users said they found the photos "disgusting" and "horrible".

    Mr Shetye said the shoot was "just a depiction of the situation of women in our country" and not based on the rape.

    The photos were taken down from the Behance site after angry reactions on Twitter and Facebook.

    The gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student - dubbed Nirbhaya (fearless) by the media - led to days of protests and forced the authorities to introduce tough new anti-rape laws.

    Four men were sentenced to death. A fifth, a juvenile at the time of the crime, is serving a three-year sentence.

    'Disgusting, insensitive'

    Mr Shetye, a Mumbai-based photographer, published his photofeature The Wrong Turn last week, prompting widespread criticism on social media.

    "Did I just see a fashion-spread depicting the Delhi gang rape of Nirbhaya? Disgusting! I hope all associated, die of shame! Insensitive swine!," Bollywood music director Vishal Dadlani tweeted. "Whoever you are... I hope you go to jail for this," he added.

    Actor Amrita Puri tweeted: "Rape is not inspiration for a fashion shoot. I don't know what the photographer was thinking doing an editorial shoot inspired by Nirbhaya."

    "Raj Shetye, photographer, came up with a bus-rape inspired shoot. How much lower before we hit hell?" wrote Ceteris Paritosh on Twitter:

    Myra called it "beyond disgusting" and said the photo shoot "Trivializes Sexual Assault Through 'The Wrong Turn'.

    Mr Shetye did not immediately respond to BBC attempts to contact him, but in a report published on BuzzFeed.com on Tuesday, he denied that he had attempted to recreate the infamous gang rape.

    "It is not based on Nirbhaya," he said. "But being a part of society and being a photographer, that topic moves me from inside... I stay in a society where my mother, my girlfriend, my sister are out there and something like this can happen to them also."
    Mr Shetye said he was not trying to "glamorize the act, which was very bad".

    "It's just a way of throwing light on it," he said, adding that it could happen to anyone, rich or poor.

    He said the clothes worn by the models had all been made by top designers, but none had been credited publicly because the shoot was not for commercial gain.


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    Muslims organise funds for Hindu woman’s wedding in Bengal village

    Led by Motiur Rahaman, a local madrassa headmaster, the Muslims helped Saraswati, daughter of late daily-wager, marry Tapan Chowdhury in their Khanpur village of Malda district on Thursday.

    By Sreyasi Pal - Nov 26, 2017

    A group of Muslims came together to fund the marriage of a Hindu woman in a West Bengal village, which has only eight Hindu families and around 600 Muslim households.

    Led by Motiur Rahaman, a local madrassa headmaster, the Muslims helped Saraswati, daughter of late daily-wager, marry Tapan Chowdhury in their Khanpur village of Malda district on Thursday.

    Saraswati’s father, Trjilal Chowdhury had died three years ago leaving his wife Sovarani in financial crisis with her five daughters and a son.

    Sovarani had managed to arrange Rs 2,000 dowry demanded by the groom’s family, but was left penniless after that to arrange the wedding.

    “On coming to know of Sovarani’s problem, I had discussions with my neighbours Abdul Bari, Imadul Rahaman, Jalaluddin, and Sahidul Islam, among others. We all agreed that since Saraswati is our daughter only despite being of different religion, it is our duty to arrange a proper wedding,” Rahaman told HT.

    He and his group then approached Sovarani and assured her the amount, which they collected soon after and helped conduct the marriage.

    A reception ceremony was also held on November 25 where Rahaman stood at the entrance of Sovarani’s residence, greeting the groom and his family members.

    “Had Trjilal been alive, he would have done that. In his absence, I did it since Saraswati is nothing less than my own daughter,” Rahaman said.



    This is what Muslims are doing to this Hindu minority living in this Muslim majority village. Whereas Hindus are raping and trying to expel Muslims in Hindu majority and Muslim minority villages.

    Muslim Girl Attacked With Acid by Hindus
    she was attacked because the men wanted her family to leave the locality they were staying in - a predominantly Hindu area of about 200 houses in which the girl's family are the only Muslims.


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    Abuse of Muslims in India

    Muslim man in India brutally attacked and forced to praise Hindu idol...


    Hindus Attack Dalits

    Goons with saffron flags attack Dalits heading to Bhima Koregaon memorial near Pune. Vehicles pelted with stones and later set on fire.


    Hindus Gang Rape 19-YO Daughter of Policeman For 3 Hours - Cops Refuse To File Complaint

    by Sudeep Mishra - November 03, 2017

    For three hours, a 19-year-old college girl was tied up and raped by four men, who took breaks for tea and gutka before returning to assault her repeatedly under a bridge in the heart of Bhopal.

    What happened after the rapists let her go was no less horrifying.
    Three police stations refused to take her complaint — although both her parents are in police — and a GRP officer mocked her for "coming with a filmy story".

    The parents — her father is a sub-inspector with a security force and mother with the CID — and the girl nabbed two of the suspects in a dramatic daylight scuffle on Wednesday. Only then was a complaint registered. An embarrassed police force suspended SI R N Tekam of MP Nagar police station on Thursday for not accepting her complaint.

    The horrifying gang rape has shaken Bhopal, where people take pride in their city as one of the safest for women. The spot where she was raped has some of the busiest roads and rail tracks — the bustling Habibganj station is just 100 metres away, and an RPF post just 50m away.
    Thousands of cars drove past just 100 metres from where she was stripped, tied up and raped repeatedly. Yet, no one heard a thing.

    The survivor shuttles between her hometown, about an hour's journey from Bhopal, every day as she is preparing for the UPSC exams.

    On Tuesday evening, the complaint notes, after her coaching classes got over, she began her short walk along the tracks towards Habibganj station. Around 7 pm, a man now identified as
    Golu Bihari Chadhar — out on bail after being charged with her infant daughter's murder — grabbed her by her hand. She kicked him. Angry, Golu called out to an accomplice, Amar Ghuntu, and the two of them started dragging her towards a nullah. The girl kept fighting and hit both of them with a stone.

    Furious, they hit her with a stone as well, tied her up, and raped her. After around 15 minutes, Golu went to fetch gutka and cigarettes, the complaint notes, leaving Amar to watch over her.
    Amar and Golu are brothers-in-law and married to two sisters.

    The girl asked for some clothes because hers had been torn to shreds. Golu went back and got some clothes, perhaps of his wife's — and also
    brought along two others to join in. She was raped again, this time Rajesh and Ramesh joining the other two. The horror went on until 10 pm when the brothers-in-law finally allowed her to dress and leave — but after she had handed over her earrings, watch and phone. She somehow walked to the RPF outpost at Habibganj station and called her parents. Her father was already looking for her. Seeing how traumatised she was, he took her home. The next morning, the family went to MP Nagar to file a complaint. An SI went to check the spot and told them to go to Habibganj police station, staff from where redirected them to Habibganj GRP. It is at the third stop thatan officer mocked the girl, saying she was "making up a filmy story".

    "While coming from Habibganj, my daughter saw two of the rapists loitering in front of Mansarowar Complex, which is around 500 metres from the spot of crime," said the mother. The cop parents and the feisty survivor chased down Amar and Golu and nabbed them. "We handed over the duo to GRP Habibganj," said the mother.

    "It's one of the worst experiences of my life.
    If I, as a policewoman, have to face such problems in filing my daughter's gangrape complaint, I can't imagine what a common man goes through," said the mother. "SHO GRP Mohit Saxena and SI Uikey misbehaved with us and said they wouldn't file any case. SI Uikey alleged that we were making a 'false filmy complaint'," she added.

    7 Y.O. Raped And Murdered By Hindus Inside School Premises

    November 26, 2017

    A seven-year-old girl was raped and then murdered in Etmadpur area of Agra district. Her body, naked and bleeding from the abdomen, was found on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday at primary school premises, about 300 metres from her home. Police suspect the victim’s father to be involved.

    The victim lived with her father, a poor labourer and her brother, who is nine, in a tent in Etmadpur. Her mother had died six years ago, a year after her birth. She was sleeping in the tent when the incident happened. According to police, she had been smothered to death.

    Deputy superintendent of police Akhilesh Narayan Singh said, “The girl’s body was found without any clothes on it and she was bleeding from the abdomen area. The post-mortem report has confirmed smothering as the cause of death but sexual assault cannot yet be ascertained. The viscera has been preserved for further examination.”

    He added, “Prima facie it seems that someone very close to girl killed her. We are collecting some more evidence before we arrest the culprit.”

    According to police, it was the father who first made a distress call to police at around 3:30 am about the girl having gone missing. The search for her began when police reached the tent. Along with the father, they found her dead at the school premises.

    It was the father who led the police to the victim’s body. We suspect his involvement and will question him once the girl is cremated. Since the 9-year-old elder brother was also there in the same tent, his statement will be very important in the case,” said a senior police official.

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    VIDEO: Extremist Hindu groups training youth how to lynch India’s Muslims

    A short video showing Hindu extremist groups, who are tied to India’s ruling BJP party, training youth how to lynch and kill Muslims.



    Indian hindu extremists hold protest march in support of a murderer & rapist just because he raped and murdered a 8 year old Muslim kid.


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