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    Rapes in India

    At least 34,651 cases of rape were reported across India last year, statistics released by the country's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) have revealed.

    The figures show that victims range from female children younger than six years old to women over 60 years, with those aged between 18 and 30 reporting the largest number of rape attacks - totaling almost 17,000.

    Victims knew their alleged rapists in 33,098 of the 34,651 reported rape cases, or 95.5 percent, according to the figures, which also showed a slight decrease compared with the 36,735 rape cases reported in 2014.

    There were also 4,437 cases of reported attempted rape last year.

    But rights workers say that the figures are likely not an accurate representation of the scale of the problem, as stigma surrounding sex crimes means many attacks are not reported.


    The Slow Road To Justice For India's Rape Victims

    Despite promises to fast-track rape cases, many victims and survivors in India must wait years for a glimpse of justice.

    By Neha Tara Mehta - 18 August 2016

    Some tattered sheets of paper protected from the city's monsoon rains are all she has as proof of a rape case she filed against her landlord a year-and-a-half ago.

    A mother of three, the 32-year-old wears thick vermillion on her forehead and keeps her head covered, her brown and green sari almost camouflaging her against the trees behind her.

    She can't read any of the documents, but points to a stapled sheet of paper - her police complaint.

    "I mustered the courage to file a rape complaint in February last year," she says. "I waited for something to happen after that, but the police dragged their feet on filing charges."

    The woman must remain unnamed as Indian law prohibits the identification of a rape survivor.

    After waiting for 10 months for the charges to be filed, she lodged a complaint against the police's inaction with the local Delhi government.

    An official at the city's public grievance management system confirmed to Al Jazeera that after the local government intervened, the police finally filed charges in the woman's case in April this year - nearly 14 months after the original complaint.

    Al Jazeera has a copy of the paper trail maintained by the local government in this case.

    The long wait has taken a toll on the woman. Sometimes she flies into fits of rage, she says. At other times she cries uncontrollably. Then there is the constant wrath of her husband.

    "I am lucky that he hasn't thrown me out. But he can't forgive me for reporting my rape," she says. "He says I should never have gone to the police because there is no justice in sight for us."

    Nearly four years after the fatal gang rape of "Nirbhaya", a 23-year-old medical student, on a moving bus jolted the country into passing a tough new anti-rape law, sexual violence against women continues to make headlines.

    Nearly 100 rapes are reported each day but only one in four rape cases leads to a conviction.

    Another gang rape shook India on July 29 - this time of a mother and her teenage daughter, who were dragged from their car in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and taken to a nearby field, where they were assaulted.

    At around the same time, a 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped for a second time by the same group of men who had raped her in 2013 - because she refused to accept their out-of-court settlement.

    Promises of fast-tracking unfulfilled

    One of the big ticket reforms after the 2013 Nirbhaya gang rape was the setting-up of fast-track courts for sexual assault cases. But for most rape survivors, the path to justice remains far from speedy.

    Despite the intense media spotlight on the Nirbhaya case, her family is
    still waiting for justice. Six men, including a teenager, were arrested for raping and assaulting the medical student with an iron rod in December 2012. One of the accused committed suicide in jail. The teenager was released in 2015 after serving three years in a correctional home.

    A trial court sentenced the remaining four men - a gym instructor, an unemployed youth, a fruit seller and a bus cleaner - to death within nine months. The case then moved up to the High Court, which also awarded them the death penalty in March 2014, saying the crime they committed was "unparalleled in the history of criminal jurisprudence".

    The convicts filed a plea against their sentence in the country's top court, the Supreme Court, and the case has been stuck there for more than two years.

    "Even after all the changes to the law after my daughter's rape, rape cases are still being dragged in the country," says Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother.

    "As a result of this, no one is scared of either the police or the courts and girls are being dragged out of their cars in front of their families and being raped," she adds.

    "The fast-tracking of rape cases is the biggest promise that has been broken. Lawyers are big culprits in this - they keep postponing appearances," explains Ranjana Kumari of the Delhi-based Centre for Social Research.

    Rape trials in India can proceed at a glacial pace, dragging on
    for five to 10 years, if not longer. When a case is resolved relatively swiftly, it invokes stark comparisons with the many others that are not.

    For instance, on August 4, a fast-track court in Delhi sentenced Mahmood Farooqui, a Bollywood film director, for raping an American woman in March 2015 - a speedy judgment that came a little over a year after the crime.

    But fast-tracking a rape case involving a foreigner is not a favor done to her, says Vrinda Grover, her lawyer.

    "She is at an acute disadvantage because she is not in her own country, is away from her family, friends, work. How long should she stay here to pursue her right to justice?"

    Grover says that she has asked for the fast-tracking of other cases of sexual violence as well. But this rarely happens.

    The lawyer is representing seven women in
    cases of gang rape that allegedly took place during religious riots in 2013. A fast-track court in Muzaffarnagar, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is hearing those. But after repeated adjournments, two of the women have refused to identify the accused, Grover says. And one of the complainants in Muzaffarnagar will not see justice. She died shortly after giving birth on August 10.

    Police and courts: 'Meagre' legal understanding

    Rape survivors filing complaints with the local Delhi government's public grievance monitoring system (PGMS) have reported delays in the police registration of their complaint, or an absolute refusal to register their complaint at all.

    "Any delay in this [registration] would significantly reduce the chances of finding biological evidence of rape during the medical examination," explains Vijaya Chandra, Delhi's chief public grievance officer.

    Even when the complaint is registered, survivors say the police can and sometimes do refuse to add certain charges - thereby reducing the seriousness of the complaint.

    Chandra points towards rape cases in which the police initially only filed charges of kidnap or sexual harassment. The more serious charges of rape, gang rape and culpable homicide were added only subsequently, he says.

    In one in five complaints received by the PGMS, women report receiving threats of retaliatory attacks by the accused. There are also cases of "inordinate" delays in filing of charges, says Chandra, leading some women to "disown" their complaints.

    Ajitha K Anweshi, of the Anweshi Women's Counselling Centre, in the southern state of Kerala, says that both the police and courts "are given very meagre understanding of the various aspects of the new laws.

    "A lot of corruption is involved in the process, which drastically affects the attainment of justice for the survivor."

    Victim-blaming is another obstacle many survivors encounter at the police station.

    In nearly 90 percent of the cases, the accused is known to the survivor. "If there is any indication of the fact that the perpetrator was known to the victim, investigating agencies try and find a way to pin the blame on the girl," says Ravi Verma of the International Center for Research on Women.

    "By and large, when a woman goes to the police to report a rape, she is asked embarrassing personal questions," says Anuradha Kapoor of Swayam, a women's rights organisation based in Kolkata, in the eastern state of West Bengal.

    "She has to relive her rape through these intrusive questions."

    Sanalembi Devi, of Women in Governance, in the northeastern state of Assam, says: "There is a tendency to say that the girl has come with a fake case of rape to take revenge from a man. The police don't actually want to go searching for the accused."

    Kumari, of the Centre for Social Research, says that while the police in Delhi have introduced several structural changes in how they deal with rape cases, police in other states remain lax.

    "The Delhi police is registering complaints even at the cost of doubling its caseload. But states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana need to do a lot more to sensitise their police force."

    Al Jazeera made several attempts via phone and email to reach the Delhi police for comment and answers to submitted questions over a period of two weeks, but received no response.

    'Poked and prodded like a piece of meat'

    On paper, some of the literature dealing with forensic medicine and criminal jurisprudence has been revised and made more sensitive to rape survivors.

    "It used to draw on colonial stereotypes to examine rape survivors and propagated the idea that the victim is a liar, and her body must be read against her words," says Kavita Krishnan, the secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association.

    After the edits, she says, medical and law students who use this textbook will not be taught "terribly sexist" things about rape.

    "A survivor is to be looked at in terms of the medical care she needs, rather than catching her body out in a lie."

    But in practice, forensic biases persist.

    "There is this notion that a woman who has been raped must carry some signs on her body that proves or disproves rape. In reality, there are no injuries in most cases of rape," says Padma Bhate-Deosthali of CEHAT, a health advocacy, training and research organisation in Mumbai.

    Bhate-Deosthali points out that doctors carry out "mechanical" medico-legal exams. "Even if a woman reports oral penetration, the doctor might insist on the mindless collection of swabs from the vagina."

    In a recent paper she co-authored, she wrote that medical professionals continue to document details such as the size of a woman's vaginal opening, old tears to the hymen and past obstetric history despite being prohibited to do so by law.

    Many doctors tend to have their own guidelines for medico-legal exams in cases of sexual assault, agrees Kapoor, of Swayam.

    "Women are poked and prodded like pieces of meat. We often see that doctors don't want to sign properly on medical exams because they don't want to be called into court."

    There is also the confusion about treating survivors if they don't come into a hospital with a police complaint.

    "By law, no hospital is allowed to deny treatment to survivors regardless of whether they have filed a complaint against the rape or not," says Trisha Shetty of She Says, a web portal that seeks to empower women against sexual violence.

    "But we have encountered cases of government hospitals denying entry to victims if they don't have a police complaint registered."



    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/fea...095526223.html

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    2005 Delhi blasts - College to jail: How cops stole 12 years of his youth





    NEW DELHI: Mohammad Rafiq Shah was a student of MA (final) at Shah-i-Hamadan, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, when on the midnight of November 21, 2005, his world plunged into darkness.

    He was picked up by officials of Delhi Police's special cell and Special Task Force (STF) of Kashmir Police.Two days later - after allegedly subjecting him to torture and humiliation at an STF camp - they brought him to Delhi. His crime: he was alleged to have planted a bomb in a DTC bus in Govindpuri on October 29, 2005, which injured many people.

    Twelve years later, when he walked free on Thursday - after additional sessions judge Reetesh Singh acquitted him of all charges - the police were facing serious questions of credibility and human rights violations. Rafiq's claim that "he was made an accused to assuage the public perception that Delhi Police was incompetent to act against terrorism" and that "he was a vulnerable target... made a scapegoat" rang true. Police, it seems, deliberately ignored his alibi at every step to prove their case . They brushed aside his plea that it could be proved he was in his class on the day of the blast. It relied on dubious witness es who ended up contradicting themselves, exposed Rafiq to many people when he was in custody before a test identification parade (TIP) could be conducted and suppressed inconvenient facts.

    TOI had as early as on February 12, 2006, raised the question whether it "could be a case of harried cops under pressure to show results, targeting an innocent boy?" In a front-page report, "Delhi bomber was in class on October 29", we had reported that Rafiq was actually attending his MA classes in his college in Srinagar. It was also reported that Rafiq had refused to appear for TIP as he had already been presented before some people, one of whom could be a witness in the Govindpuri blast.

    The ground had been laid in Srinagar where Rafiq -according to his reply during framing of charges on January 21, 2008 which was cited by the judge - was allegedly forced to drink urine, kept naked and sexually abused, all in order to perhaps break his spirit. He had also alleged that rats were put in his trousers and attempts made to hurt his religious sentiments. "It seems I am being victimised only because I am a Kashmiri Muslim," he said, expressing his faith that justice would prevail and the police get exposed.

    The court drew attention to Supreme Court's observation that when it comes to the notice of the investigating agency that a person accused of an offence has a good alibi, then it is the duty of that agency to investigate the genuineness of the plea of alibi and submit a report to the magistrate. "In the case of Manu Sharma versus the State (NCT) of Delhi....Supreme Court had observed that the criminal justice administration system in India places human rights and dignity for human life on a much higher pedestal. An accused is presumed to be innocent till proved guilty and is entitled to fairness and true investigation and a fair trial. The prosecution is expected to play a balanced role in the trial of crime and the investigation should be judicious, fair, transparent and expeditious to ensure compliance with the basic rule of law," the court asserted. Rafiq's case failed on all counts.

    First Delhi Police produced a witness, Danbir Sharma, one of the passengers in the bus, on the basis of whose description, they got a portrait made. However, Sharma later couldn't identify Rafiq. The portrait then disappeared mysteriously - pointed out by the judge - even as another witness, Rajeev Sinha, surfaced.

    His and Sharma's description of the bomber were at variance. Singh described the bomber as a young man, 22-24 years of age with a French-cut beard and prominent nose, who was wearing a cap with `New York' written on the right. He said he was wearing a white shirt with grey stripes and cotton trousers, either blue or black. Sharma, however, said the bomber was a boy of 5 feet, 10 inches height and had `sanwla' complexion. According to him, he was wearing a `coca cola' coloured shirt and white trousers.

    The defence later claimed that Rafiq had a full-grown beard when he was arrested. It was alleged that on November 25, 2005, inspector Badrish Dutt brought a barber to the special cell office and got his beard trimmed to resemble a French cut. He then took a photo of his on his cellphone.

    Significantly , Rafiq had refused to participate in a TIP on the ground that he had been exposed to many people while in custody at Lodi Colony and his photographs taken. He particularly mentioned a man wearing spectacles with his lawyers later alleging in court that it was Sinha, a planted witness. Sinha later accepted that he wore spectacles.

    Sinha had produced a ticket to prove his presence on the bus that day . This had been left unverified by the police for long though it could have checked its authenticity with the depot manager and the registers he maintained quite easily. It chose not to do so.

    The police wrote to the Registrar, University of Kashmir, on February 17, 2006, regarding verification of admission and attendance of Rafiq but chose to forget about it in court. Later, it was claimed that because of vacations, the information could not be procured from the university . However, the judge saw through the charade. DCP S K Tewari had on February 27 - just 10 days after writing the first letter - asked the Registrar "Whether " A" or "P" is marked in the attendance register of the class?" The court said this question could not have been put to the Registrar unless Tewari had access to the attendance records - the ones later produced by the defence and seen by the court - and hence the vacation plea for not being able to verify Rafiq's presence "seems to be false".The court said that in all probability the records had been collected by the police.

    The police claimed the other accused, Mohammad Hussain Fazili - who too was acquitted - had led them to Rafiq. Rafiq, however, told the court that he met Fazili for the first time on November 21, 2005, at the STF camp. Fazili, too, denied taking the cops to Rafiq and claimed he was himself misled into believing by inspector Badrish Dutt that he was wanted in connection with an inquiry in a case under the Wildlife Protection Act. He too ended up in jail for 12 years.




    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/college-to-jail-how-cops-stole-12-years-of-his-youth/articleshow/57215328.cms




    How Indians Abused Innocent Kashmiri Muslim Student

    Rats In Pants, Made To Drink Urine, Called A Terrorist: The Shocking Abuse Of Rafiq Shah In Police Custody

    20/02/2017

    Barely three weeks after the serial bomb blasts in Delhi killed 67 people and injured over 200 in October 2005, Mohammed Rafiq Shah was picked up by a joint team of officers from the Delhi Police Special Cell and Kashmir Police's Special Task Force. Later, Shah would recall how the officers barged into his Srinagar home around midnight, beat up his family members, and bundled him into a police car.

    Police Torture

    "I was forced to drink urine instead of water, kept naked and forced to suck private parts of body (sic) of other co-accused," he told the court in 2008, when he was being charged with planting a bomb in a DTC bus on 29 October 2005. "Rats were poured into my trousers. Police officials were laughing and taking my naked photographs with their mobile phones."

    Shah, then a masters student of Kashmir University's department of Islamic Studies, repeatedly told the police officers and the court that he was in fact attending classes in Srinagar at the time the blasts took place in Delhi. Despite his attendance record submitted by four of his professors, the case went to trial, and Shah stayed in jail for 11 years until he was acquitted by a trial court in Delhi on 16 February, 2017.

    "When I was crying for help, they used to tell that (sic) every Kashmiri is a terrorist," Shah told the court.

    "To shake my religious sentiments, (sic) small pig was brought in got my whole body touched with it. After that I was locked along with the small pig in a single cell," Shah told the court.

    Crucial 'Loss' Of Evidence

    The local police, in its investigation, relied on a witness who had apparently provided a physical description of the man who planted the bomb in the DTC bus, and had even helped the cops draw a sketch of the accused. However, the witness told the court that he had only seen the bomber's back, and could not identify the person. The portrait too, disappeared from the police file, and was never shown in court.

    The Delhi Police Special Cell claimed they never saw such a portrait even though the case file was transferred to them within a couple of days after the blasts. The police did not try to conduct a 'test identification parade' (TIP) through this witness either, where the witness could have picked the accused from a lineup of suspects.

    The police did try to conduct a TIP through another witness who claimed to have seen the bomber, but his description of the man he saw was completely different from that of the other witness. Shah refused to be part of the TIP, alleging that the police exposed him to this witness several times so that he could 'correctly' identify him, a common technique in police procedure in which the witness is sometimes tricked into believing that he has seen the suspect before.

    Shoddy Investigation

    At the same time, despite statements by Kashmir University professors who said Shah was attending his classes in Srinagar when the blasts took place in Delhi, one of the police investigators told the court that he did not know Shah was a student there. Shockingly, the cop had actually written a letter to Kashmir University asking for Shah's attendance records, as revealed in court.

    The police never followed up on this line of investigation, which established that Shah was not present in Delhi at the time of the crime and was one of the main reasons why he was acquitted last week. The court called the police's explanation for not following up on his alibi "rather lame to say the least".

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/02...orist-the-shoc

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    Many Hindus saw themselves as Aryans and backed Nazis.

    Does that explain their support for Donald Trump?



    Unlike other communities of colour in the United States, it has not been so easy for south Asian Americans to organise and act as one.


    The very complexity of south Asia and the myriad internal politics make mobilisation a difficult issue. Even during my time in Atlanta conducting ethnographic research on the south Asian American sporting community, organisations like South Asians for Unity struggled to collectively engage the heterogeneous ethnic, class, and religious south Asian American community in Atlanta. Sikh American elders and I (a Christian Tamil) shared a sentiment of feeling minimally included in the discussions about peace on the subcontinent.


    Thus, even the coming together as south Asian Americans during these precarious times is difficult. Similarly, in her work on Asian Americans, Linda Vo, in Mobilising Asian America (Temple University Press, 2004), illuminates the struggle with organising the multiple nationalities, ethnicities, languages, and histories of migration into one political voice. Taking Vo’s important work and extending it to understand south Asian American life in the US proves informative and allows us to make sense of contemporary events, such as the Hindu support of Donald Trump.


    While south Asian America is not singular nor uniform nor tied politically to a single bloc, I argue here that the small segments who support Trump, particularly Hindu fundamentalists and nationalists, seek wages from that relationship that will not secure rights for the rest of south Asian America, especially Muslim Americans.

    Diverse group

    As I have noted in my book, Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity (New York University Press, 2016), South Asian Americans come from various nations, various diasporic locations (such as the Indo-Guyanese, Trinidadians, and from Africa), a wide spectrum of religious backgrounds, and many ethnic groups, while speaking multiple languages and dialects.

    In addition, people hailing from south Asia and its many diasporic locations have not migrated to the United States at the same time and do not all share the same capital, social status, and access to resources and wealth. For example, the team Maryland Five Pillars won several championships during my period of research; this team was made up of high-ranking professional Muslims and Hindus who were Indian American.


    The team Sand Brothaz in Atlanta contained Sikh Americans, a Lebanese American, and Muslim South Asian Americans—all communities who faced the brunt of post-9/11 racial violence. The main team I competed with, team Atlanta Outkasts, was composed of mostly lower-middle-class young Muslim Pakistani Americans who did not have a traditional college degree.

    But targeted as one


    Yet, as the post-9/11 racial hysteria has shown us, regardless of one’s respective background, south Asian Americans were/are targeted as “terrorists” and perceived as a “danger” to the country. Organisations like Desis Rising Up and Moving (in New York City) and Raksha (out of Atlanta) stand as examples of groups that work across the ethnic, class, sexual, and religious spectrum to advocate for social justice. They offer us remarkable ways of living and organising in a United States that is multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious.


    In contrast, Hindu fundamentalists and Hindu nationalists present a starkly different political position and alliance. As a result of their financial clout and representational power in government and business, they have monopolised the conversation about south Asia by conflating south Asia, India, and Hindu.


    With a Hindu fundamentalist party in power in India, the wave of such conservatism and violence washes up easily onto the shores of the United States through transnational connections. The same fundamentalism shaping Indian politics finds a home with the Hindu Indian American community with their anti-Muslim rhetoric.


    Thus, it should come as no surprise, regardless of how disappointing it is, that the Republican Hindu Coalition in New Jersey and their leader Shalabh Kumar hosted a Bollywood fundraiser titled “Humanity United Against Terror” for then-presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Oct. 15.


    The event combined Bollywood dance performances with the discourse of the “global war on terror” to showcase Hindu Americans as the “good” south Asian American community in opposition to the dangerous Muslims. The audience members arrived and had a seat on chairs adorned with signs saying “Trump for Hindu Americans” and “Trump Great for India.” During one particular skit, when the Hindus are attacked by terrorists (read as Muslim), US “soldiers” (Hindu Americans dressed in combat gear) show up to rescue them with the Stars and Stripes flying the background. Soon thereafter the US national anthem is played.

    Racial categorisation

    However, as we know, American-ness is never a promise fulfilled for communities of colour. This desperate attempt to show US patriotism by combining the symbolic meanings of the American flag with anti-Muslim ideology does not guarantee full inclusion into the US nation. It is as fleeting as the “facts”/“alternative facts” that Trump spews.


    What the years preceding 9/11 and its aftermath have shown us is that the racial logic in the United States substantiates whiteness through the demonisation, marginalisation, and exclusion of other communities of colour, which David Roediger illustrated in his foundational text Wages of Whiteness (Verso, 1991).


    Anthropologist Junaid Rana, in Terrifying Muslims (Duke University Press, 2011), illuminates the ways in which race in the US incorporates religion in order to create expansive categories of exclusion. He shows that Latinos, African Americans, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, and others were captured under this racial category of “terrorist.”


    By supporting Donald Trump and his Islamophobia-informed policy initiatives, such a move does not really provide safety from the common, white American who sees the brown phenotype as conclusive proof of the dangerous foreigner.


    Given this generalising conclusion about vilifying brown bodies, Hindus have not fared well before, during, or after 9/11. Although 9/11 provided the fodder for Hindu nationalist proclamations of the Muslim danger and the good Hindu, people’s everyday lives tell us something much more complicated and convoluted.

    Elitism on display?

    The danger to Hindu Americans in particular and South Asian Americans in general in the late 1980s in New Jersey were not Muslims or other people of colour. Rather, the group Dot Busters consisted of young white men who terrorised Hindu communities by targeting their acts of violence against people, especially women, who have the dot—bindi.


    To delve deeper into US history, the census category of “Hindoo” stood as the marker of unassimilable difference in the United States in the early 1900s. With my own ethnographic study of Atlanta, with the rise of meth drug use, extra-judicial powers were given after 9/11 to local police officers, which led to the jailing of a disproportionate number of south Asian convenience mart employees, regardless of religious background. The disproportionate number of south Asians in Atlanta picked up and jailed as possible meth providers in relation to white convenience mart owners illustrates the ambiguity and expansiveness of such racial practices.


    These moments from the past and present show how the push for a Muslim registry and support from Hindu Americans is ill-informed at best and utterly bigoted in reality. “Muslim” as a broad swath of racial prejudice does not protect everyday Hindu Americans, although it might offer solace to a very elite group.


    Such elitism in the Hindu fundamentalist community aligns perfectly with the anti-poor, anti-black, and anti-Muslim rhetoric of Donald Trump. High-caste Brahmanic leaders in the Hindu nationalist movement clearly illustrated this past year their subsequent support of caste violence against the Dalit community, violence against Muslim Indians, and efforts to diminish political power from other religious minorities in India.


    We can glean from this Hindu American support of Trump that it is more about entrenching a solid, powerful, transnational class of Hindu elites, which does nothing to provide support or protection to working-class Hindu Americans who face the wrath of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hysteria.

    Uncomfortable similarities

    Such authoritarian, fascist, and populist practices connect US history and Indian history in many problematic ways. Even before racists spray-painted swastikas on my campus of the City College of New York in December 2016, anti-Semitism was part of the very core of the American fabric.


    We need only think back to the case of the ships of Jewish refugees coming to US shores to escape Adolf Hitler that were turned back to the death camps in Hitler’s Germany. While the United States sent large scores of Jews into the horror of the Holocaust, Hindus in India have a very interesting history at that same time.


    Instead of opposing the eugenics and genocidal project in Nazi Germany, the Hindu right sided with and celebrated the Nazi regime. They did so under the premise that Hindus in particular and Indians in general were Aryans—the best race.


    I noticed this first-hand in 1997 when I was teaching at the Kodaikanal International School in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Teaching social studies and independent study courses, I met a student who surprised me with his behaviour in class. We were talking about the Middle East, Islam, and religious diversity while attending to the Middle Eastern experience of WWII.


    The next day he came to class with a proud smile on his face. He entered the classroom and shouted, “Heil Hitler!” It seemed so commonplace to him and I was flabbergasted, frustrated, and angered. Even in some quotidian aspects of living in India, the embrace of Aryan-ness, by a Tamil student who is often stigmatised for being too dark compared to North Indians, demonstrates the ways in which Aryan-ness, whiteness, and religious conservatism work hand-in-hand with policies promised by Donald Trump.

    Precarious times

    Indeed, the racist history of mid-20th century Germany continues to be intertwined with the Hindu nationalist movement, through which Hindu Americans attempt to align themselves as more “Aryan,” read as more human, than Muslims. Even in California, as described by journalist Jennifer Medina in the May 6 issue of the New York Times, there is a debate about whether to talk about the south Asia region in US high school texts as “south Asia” or as just “India.”


    The push for India-centric readings and curriculum erases the fluid nature of that region throughout world history and the multiple movements of people across that region. It does, however, further consolidate the region under the dominance of India and Hinduism. This is a move to forcefully insert India and Hinduism without accounting for any of the violence in the subcontinent’s history. In this precarious time globally, with Modi in India, the Brexit process in the UK, Trump in the US, Duterte in Philippines, Putin in Russia, Erdogan in Turkey, Al-Assad in Syria and a general shift towards undemocratic forms of politics, these social formations further enact violence against the masses and politically vulnerable populations.


    Furthermore, the choice to align with Donald Trump’s policies and his white supremacist, multi-billionaire dollar team does not secure or guarantee the whiteness and Aryan-ness that these folks claim. As we saw with the 1923 case of Sikh man Bhagat Singh Thind, who tried to naturalise through south Asian classification as “Caucasian” but was turned down for citizenship on the grounds of being culturally and phenotypically not white according to the “common white man,” the rising violence against communities of colour in the contemporary moment means that white men have consolidated American-ness once again as white, middle-class, Christian, male, thin, and heterosexual (Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider, Crossing Press 1984).


    While south Asians might claim their class status, heterosexuality, and male bodies as a way to enter into American-ness, they can never fully occupy Christianity and whiteness. This was mostly blatantly the case with the Hindu grandfather, Sureshbhai Patel, beaten up by police in Madison, Alabama, in February 2015 without having even spoken a word.


    Thus, the very whiteness and Aryan-ness Hindu nationalists espouse that aligns with the posters they carry of Trump with a bindi on his forehead does not equivalently align with the spread of this global whiteness. This Aryan-ness proves important in staking a claim in the racially stratified society of the United States while maintaining upper-caste Hindu hegemony back in India. Their claim to Aryan-ness does not fully secure rights and citizenship for Hindus and other south Asians in the US, despite what they might want to believe, who are already seen as too foreign and always a threat to the US national fabric.

    Way ahead

    So, what other options are there? In the course of my research, I witnessed the many constellations and social formations on the basketball court that defied the binary politics of south Asia. Instead of Hindu-Muslim bi-partisan politics, the pleasures of competition and shared histories of exclusion on the basketball court created a strong sense of fraternity. Thus, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, and Muslims from various ethnic backgrounds played, affirmed a sense of community, and expanded their social network through the pleasures of sport.


    Through such intimate social interactions on the court and the pleasures of competition, their sporting communities extended into other aspects of their social lives. They formed a network where they could rely on each other for a variety of reasons, such as a job, moving to a new city, philanthropy, and more. For example, when there was a young Indian American girl in need of a marrow transplant, the Chicago south Asian American community reached out to their North American network to find a match.


    Likewise, with the rise of fascism that needs racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, and xenophobia for substance, Hindu American communities need to reflect on the activism of black and Latinx communities in the 1960s that made possible the opening of US borders through the 1965 Hart-Cellar Act.


    Additionally, to take pleasure in democratic principles, struggling with and organising across the racial, gendered, sexual, class, ability, and ethnic spectrum is the only way to secure a truly democratic society. It is time to create identities and categories of belonging in South Asia that can also open up possibilities for transnational justice, equality, and democracy.


    History is not on the side of Hindu fundamentalists in the United States. Rather, history has shown that Aryan myths of lighter skin tones, religious identification, caste status, or financial wealth will not stave off white supremacy. Let us stop sipping on this concoction that Modi and Trump share and rather jump into the waters of civil rights organising with BlackLivesMatter, TransLivesMatter, Dreamers, Muslim civil rights activists, and immigration and refugee rights activists for a taste of democratic living.

    https://qz.com/901244/many-hindus-sa...-donald-trump/

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    RSS India's number 1 terror group: Former Mumbai police officer

    Nov 27, 2015

    Claiming that the activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been indicted in at least 13 terror cases across India, former Maharashtra inspector general of police S M Mushrif on Thursday described the BJP's ideological mentor as India's number one terrorist organisation.

    "RSS activists have been chargesheeted in at least 13 cases of terror acts in which RDX has been used. If organisations like Bajrang Dal are taken into the account, then the number of such cases goes up to 17," Mushrif said at an event in Kolkata.

    "The RSS is India's number one terrorist organisation, there is no doubt on this," said Mushrif, referring to the 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing in Hyderabad, the 2006 and 2008 Malegaon blasts in Maharashtra and the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings among others.

    Mushrif, however, asserted that "saffron terror" had no bearing on which party was in power.

    "The RSS as a terror organisation has nothing to do with political power. It is immaterial which party is in power. It is the system that is working, it's the Brahminical system. And when I say Brahminical, it doesn't mean the Brahmin, it's the mentality, the attitude to dominate and oppress," he said.

    However, Mushrif was not in agreement with the view that intolerance was rising in recent times. "Intolerance has been going on for a long time. There have been many severe bigger incidents earlier, I don't understand why it is being highlighted now," he asked.

    Reiterating his claims that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) masterminded the killing of Hemant Karkare, who was probing the involvement of Hindu radicals in terror acts, during the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, Mushrif called for a people's movement to establish the truth behind the killing of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad chief.

    "There is clinching evidence about the IB's involvement but all efforts to establish that have been defeated. Our efforts to call for an independent probe have always been defeated. Unless there is a massive public movement, this will never be established," said Mushrif, who made the sensational claims in his book "Who Killed Karkare".

    Mushrif, along with national award winning music director and former Trinamool Lok Sabha member Kabir Suman, was speaking at an event to commemorate Karkare's martyrdom.


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/49943534.cms

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    Cow only animal that inhales, exhales oxygen: Rajasthan minister

    The minister underscored the 'scientific significance' of the cow.

    by Mahim Pratap Singh Jaipur - January 16, 2017

    Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani has said cow is the only animal that inhales as well as exhales Oxygen. He made the claim while speaking at the Hingonia Goshala during an event organised by Akshay Patra foundation Saturday.

    The minister underscored the 'scientific significance' of the cow. "Gai ekmatra prani hai jo oxygen grahan karta hai, aur oxygen his chodta hai (The cow is the only animal that takes in oxygen and also releases oxygen)," he said, adding that "there is a need to understand the scientific significance of the cow and ensure that the message reaches all people..."

    The minister's assertion about cows goes against the claims made by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, which in a 2006 report held livestock, including cows, responsible for large amounts of GHG emissions, from their digestive systems as well as manure decay.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/ind...ister-4476243/

    Indian Income Tax Commissioner on Western Technology

    Vishwa Bandhu Gupta is a Hindu Indian Former Income Tax Commissioner. These are the kind of people they have in government high ranking positions.

    https://safeshare.tv/x/-Lb0ePzjJKM

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    While we were distracted by Trump, Republicans advanced these 9 terrifying bills

    March 4, 2017

    The Republican-led Congress is wasting no time forcing through the most horrendous bills seen in decades while America’s eyes are on Russia.

    With both houses of Congress solidly under Republican control, there’s little in the way to stop House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) from sending bills to President Trump’s desk that embody the most dangerous aspects of radical right-wing ideology.

    However unlikely these bills’ passage would have seemed in the 114th Congress, the possibility of these nine bills becoming law is much higher now, especially considering the flurry of headlines around Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal on the ongoing investigation into the president’s Russian connections, and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s multiple meetings with several of Trump’s top lieutenants

    Here are the nine worst bills to keep an eye on:

    1. H.R. 861: To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

    This bill — cosponsored by Republican members of Congress from fossil fuel-producing states — is just one sentence long, and says nothing about what would happen to the multiple environmental regulations the EPA has instituted since 1970, or its multibillion-dollar budget, or its thousands of staffers. H.R. 861 is currently awaiting action in the subcommittee on environment.

    2. H.R. 610: Tax dollars for private schools

    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced this bill in January, which would redistribute funding earmarked for public schools in the form of vouchers for parents to send children to private schools. Over the long term, this would eventually bankrupt public schools, and create a stratified education system in which cash-strapped public schools would be unable to meet the educational needs of low-income students. The bill is awaiting action in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    3. H.R. 899: To terminate the Department of Education

    If this bill, introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), becomes law, the U.S. Department of Education would terminate by the end of 2018. The bill’s brevity leaves many questions unanswered, like what would happen with Department of Education grants for public schools and universities, its budget, or its staff. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said she would personally be “fine” if the agency she heads were to be abolished.

    4. H.J.R. 69: To repeal a rule protecting wildlife

    Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), whose constituents likely include hunters who kill wildlife for sport rather than for food, introduced this joint resolution voicing displeasure with a Department of Interior rule that prohibits “non-subsistence” hunting in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. The resolution passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.

    5. H.R. 370: To repeal the Affordable Care Act

    While President Obama was in office, House Republicans voted at least 60 times to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — despite its futility. However, the Trump administration has made the repeal of Obamacare a top priority, meaning the repeal bill from Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) is likely to pass.

    6. H.R. 354: To defund Planned Parenthood

    Rep. Diane Black (R-Tennessee) introduced a bill that would prevent any federal grants from going to Planned Parenthood for a full year unless they swore to not perform abortions.

    7. H.R. 785: National Right-to-Work legislation

    Conservative ideologue Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is aiming to cripple unions at the nationwide level with a bill that would systematically deprive labor unions of the funding they need to operate. Unions often provide one of the crucial pillars of support for Democratic candidates and causes, and conservatives aim to destroy them once and for all by going after their funding. It’s important to note that right-to-work is bad for all workers, not just union members — in 2015, the Economic Policy Institute learned that wages in right-to-work states are roughly 3.2 percent lower than in non-right-to-work states.

    8. H.R. 83: Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Multiple cities and states around the country have openly stated that they won’t abide by President Trump’s plan to aggressively round up and deport undocumented immigrants. A bill by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pennsylvania) would strip all federal funding of any city that doesn’t obey Trump’s immigration policies for up to a year.

    9. H.R. 147: To criminalize abortion

    Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) wants to aggressively prosecute pregnant women seeking abortions, along with abortion providers, by making abortion a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The bill is currently awaiting action in the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

    To fight back against these bills, call 202-224-3121, ask for your member of Congress, and tell them to vote no.


    http://resistancereport.com/politics...ills-congress/

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    New Delhi: Gang-raped, woman walks nude, begging for help

    The woman told the police that the accused forced her to consume alcohol. The five accused have been arrested

    A 26-year old Nepalese woman walked the streets of Delhi nude, begging for help on Sunday morning after escaping her rapists who thrashed her and confined her to a room in East Delhi.

    The woman scaled the wall of the first floor apartment in Pandav Nagar and jumped to escape the torture after being allegedly raped by five men. As she walked on the roads nude, passersby stood as mute spectators and did not even offer her clothes.

    The police said all five accused have been arrested.

    According to the police, a person who saw her jumping from the balcony of the apartment informed the police at 5:45 am. CCTV footage from one of the cameras in the locality showed the woman walking on the road naked, with men walking by but none helping her or giving her clothes.

    She was finally seen taking the help of an auto-rickshaw driver who offered to drop her. A sedan car also passed by but none of them stopped to help and others watching her talking to the auto driver.

    "The Emergency Response vehicle of the police rushed to the location and took her to to the LBS hospital. She had suffered minor injuries on her legs while jumping from the apartment. She resides in the Munirka area,"a senior police officer said.

    In her complaint, the woman told the police that the five accused forced her to consume alcohol. The men have been identified as Naveen Kumar, Prateek Kumar, Vikas Mehra, Sarvjeet and Lakshya. All five work at a call centre.

    The victim reached Pandav Nagar with one of her friends, Vikas, who had invited her for a party at a friend's residence. On the way, she met two other friends of his and the trio reached their friend's house in Pandav Nagar where two other accused were also present. Vikas told the girl he had to head out for some work and would be back later.

    A case under Section 376D (gang rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 377 (unnatural sex), 506 (criminal intimidation), 342 (wrongful confinement) was registered.


    http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report...e-road-2351181

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    No Evidence That A Single Muslim Voted For The BJP In UP

    Claims to the contrary aren't backed by data.

    14/03/2017

    A lot has been said about Muslim support for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh given the scale of its victory, but none of this is borne out by the numbers. What can we say about how Muslims voted?

    1. There is no evidence that Muslims voted for the BJP.

    Despite political statements and some stories in the media, there is just no evidence for this. There is not a single constituency where the BJP's voteshare exceeds that of the Hindu population of that constituency.



    Sahibabad is the only constituency where it's close--the winning BJP candidate, Sunil Kumar Sharma, won 61% of the votes in the constituency, while the share of Hindu population in the constituency is between 60 and 65%. Data on voteshares and the Hindu and Muslim population come from Datanet India, which compiled the data from the Election Commission of India and the Census of India respectively.

    In that constituency, the Congress and BSP candidates between them got 36% of the votes; the Muslim population of that constituency is between 35 and 40%.

    2. BJP candidates winning from a large number of seats with a significant Muslim population does not mean that Muslims voted for the BJP.

    In a first-past-the-post system, candidates typically need between 30-35% of the voteshare in a constituency to win. In this election, BJP candidates did particularly well; the median voteshare of winning BJP candidates was a whopping 43.64%.



    Yet what most forget is that even in UP, there are few Muslim-majority constituencies. There are only seven constituencies in UP with more than 50% Muslims (meaning that a party can win the state without a single Muslim vote)--and the Samajwadi Party won all of these. The BJP's winning streak essentially begins when the Muslim population goes below 45%.

    3. Strategic voting failed

    Of 82 constituencies with more than 30% Muslims, the BJP won 62. But it appears that the Muslim vote was split between the SP and the BSP--in 60 of these constituencies, their combined voteshare was higher than that of the Muslim population. Given that in a majority of these constituencies both or one of the SP/ INC and BSP had a Muslim candidate, it is very likely that the Muslim vote got split between the SP and the BSP.



    So rather than strategically voting to keep the BJP out, it could be argued that UP's Muslims actually failed at strategic voting.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/03...-the-bjp-in-u/

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    BJP and Modi are doing election fraud to say that Muslims voted for them or that they can win in UP without a single Muslims vote.

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    ‘Rape Dead Muslim Women’ said Yogi Adityanath, Modi made him Chief Minister of UP in India



    Yogi Adityanath member of BJP Hindu right wing fundamentalist party told Hindus to Rape Dead Muslim Women. Indian Prime Minister Naradnera Modi appointed him next chief minister of UP after the winning large number of seats in the recent elections.

    In his speech to a charged crowd ‘he said that we will take the right of vote from the Indian Muslims and declare them 2nd class citizens. He also said: Masjid will be converted into Hindu Temples and instead of Muslim call to prayer ‘Azan’, they will call ‘Har Har Mahahdave’ from the Masjids. Armed Hindu gangs are openly parading in the streets. He told the charged crowd: ‘take the Muslim women out of their graves and rape them’.


    Following video is not only shocking but also alarming to the over 300 million Muslims living in India.


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    How to get away with murder in India? Blame a man for eating beef

    In the name of cow protection, Hindu vigilante outfits continue to target Muslims based on rumours.

    A year and half after the horrific Dadri incident, Hindu vigilantes continue to "cry beef" and hunt for Mohammad Akhlaqs.


    The manager of a Jaipur hotel faced a similar hungry mob on Sunday night (March 19) that stormed the place over rumours of serving beef.


    According to a report in The Indian Express, the owner of Hotel Hayat Rabbani, Naeem Rabbani, has alleged that after taking his manager into custody, police brought him back among the cow vigilantes “to calm them down”. He was also slapped around and manhandled in police presence.


    Rabbani, who held a press conference with his staff a day later, said: “A repeat of Dadri had been averted."


    Much to the chagrin of the mob, the meat "appeared to be chicken legs". Nevertheless, the seized meat was sent to the forensic laboratory for "testing to placate tempers", according to police.


    At the press conference, Rabbani vehemently denied of ever serving beef. The hotel, he said, had prepared special chicken for their nine staff members, and it was this that the crowd had mistaken for beef.


    It's a sad testimony to the times we are in that our law enforcing agencies ran after the piece of meat, instead of identifying the culprits who incited the communal mob, to authenticate its variety.


    In Rajasthan, like many other states in India, killing of cows, bulls and bullocks as well as possession and transportation of their flesh is banned. The BJP government in the state has also set up a cow department for the welfare of the animal.



    After what happened in Bishahra village in Dadri on September 28, 2015 — when Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death by a hungry mob over suspicion of storing beef at his house — many saner voices questioned the absurdity of sending a piece of meat for forensic testing. What kind of a country do we live in where the chunk of meat became the actual "cause" of Akhlaq's death and not the ones who mercilessly killed him?


    Those questions were never answered by the "authorities concerned" because they didn't have any answer. The actual motive behind Akhlaq's killing was always out in the open. It was never about whether the meat was or wasn't beef. It was about how to pin a "crime" on the sleeves of a man who belong to the "other" community and then incite another brute mob. This is how you keep the communal cauldron burning, especially when elections are nearing.


    Those who wanted to score a point in Dadri have actually succeeded in doing so.


    After the recent ascension of Yogi Adityanath to Uttar Pradesh CM, the Thakur-dominated village of Bishahra reportedly danced and celebrated late into the night.


    Why?


    Because they believe it's a matter of pride that a cow protector like "Yogiji" has become their chief minister. "Now we expect justice to be done,” Ved Nagar, the head of Gau Raksha Hindu Dal, was quoted as saying by The Hindu. The same report said Nagar believe that Adityanath’s appointment “gives hope that the accused in the Akhlaq murder case would soon get bail”. He was quoted as saying, "The villagers now see a “ray of hope” because Adityanath had stood with the accused."


    The timing of the Jaipur incident seems especially curious as Rajasthan is gearing up for an Assembly election in 2018. Not that cow protectors and self-appointed Hindu vigilante groups are not working hard to prepare the ground for elections.


    Recently, Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was assaulted by members of the Karni Sena in Jaipur where he was shooting for his film Padmavati. His fault: The film was presenting "distorted facts about Rani Padmavati" and thus showing "Hindu faith and culture in negative way".


    The March 19 incident may not have a direct link with Bhansali's assault but they don't seem isolated.


    According to this report in Hindustan Times, one of the protesters gathered outside hotel Hayat Rabbani, told the cow vigilantes not to worry about the strength of protesters. “Don’t worry about the numbers as it will just take me a couple of phone calls to assemble 200 people from somewhere else. After all, it was me and my friends who slapped Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of Padmavati.”


    India has two types of beef eaters — one who actually loves the meat, but doesn't necessarily get to eat it, and the other who gorges on rumours about beef.
    So, it's not surprising that in a country — which incidentally tops the hunger list — its people are hungry for the rumoured beef and satiate themselves by "lynching" people for "possession of beef".


    The initial reports in the Jaipur incident, too, point fingers at how there is a common pattern that runs through the heart of mob lynchings like Dadri.


    How a group first spreads the rumour based on what they saw and "it appeared like beef". Then comes in the gau rakshaks and their leaders (in this case Sadhvi Kamal "Didi", the national president of Mahila Gauraksha Dal).


    She reportedly addressed the gathering of protesters and discussed the course of action.


    "I am not afraid to sacrifice my life for gau mata. I am ready to be with you in any protest or gheraos to teach the people of this hotel a lesson. But the residents of this colony will also have to participate and they shouldn’t back out at the end moment,” she was quoted as saying. She even asked those in the gathering from Kanti Nagar to raise their hands (who agree with her).


    If this doesn't amount to inciting a mob and creating communal tension then perhaps it's true the country and its people don't need any protection from the law enforcing agencies. Why do you need the police if they have to slap and beat a man based on suspicion of a crime (which is a crime only because we live in a strange country with strange laws) to placate a violent bunch?


    Why do we need laws when a majority group has the mandate to declare anyone from a minority group a criminal based on suspicions of eating a particular type of meat? Why do we even need to argue and expect justice when we know the outcome of such events?


    The Jaipur incident didn't turn out to be as violent as the cow protectors wanted it to be, and will soon be forgotten. But there are thousands of more such vigilante groups waiting to orchestrate the next lynching. They are just on the lookout for an Akhlaq or a Rabbani.


    Also read: How Hindus killed a Muslim over beef and murdered India's secularism

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    Dalit Man Beaten To Death By Cops For Throwing Color On Upper Caste Man In Jharkhand: Report

    Pradeep Choudhary threw color on Rajendra Yadav.

    The widow of a Dalit man has alleged that her husband was beaten to death by police personnel in the Koderma district of Jharkhand after he threw colored powder on an upper caste man during Holi celebrations, The Hindustan Times reported on Thursday.



    Holi was celebrated on 13 March in many parts of the country.


    According to the HT report, Pradeep Choudhary, 52, and a couple of other villagers sprinkled color on a local chowkidar Rajendra Yadav, who got upset at the gesture and called the police to teach them a lesson. "The police started beating up Pradeep till he fell unconscious. They then took him to the police station," Jashwa Devi, Pradeep's widow, told the newspaper.



    Jashwa said that her husband's body had many bruises when the police dropped him home, the next morning. She also claimed that instead of helping them, cops at the Satbarwa police station abused them over caste.



    Prabhat Khabar reported that the cops took Pradeep to the hospital after they beat him in his village, but after he revived, they took him to the police station where he was thrashed again.


    Pradeep succumbed to his injuries at the Koderma Sadar hospital.



    Dainik Bhaskar reported that Pradeep, a herder, was the father of six children. He was beaten so severely that his body turned had turned a shade darker from the bruises, DB reported.


    This alleged crime in Koderma district is not an isolated instance of violence against Dalits on Holi. In Patheri village in Ambala, Dalits alleged that they were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by upper caste men during Holi celebrations. Two of the ten injured men were reportedly in a critical condition. In Boh village in Ambala, a Dalit man was allegedly thrashed by upper caste men because he was giving sermons on Holi.


    In 2015, a Dalit man in Sonbhadra district was tonsured and paraded through a village on suspicion of having burnt a "holika" pyre.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/03...inhpmg00000001

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    13-Year-Old Girl in India Raped By Her Eight Teachers For Eighteen Months

    March 25, 2017

    In a shocking case, a 13-year-old girl was raped, abused, and blackmailed for over one and a half years by eight teachers of a private school in Rajasthan's Bikaner.

    The minor's parents, in a FIR filed on Friday, alleged that the girl was forced to take abortion pills after she got pregnant.

    "We have registered the FIR against eight people based on the father's allegations. All eight are teachers of a private school and we have booked them under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and other sections of the IPC," a police officer said.

    According to the girl's father, the teachers called her on April 12, 2015, after the school and took nude photographs of her.

    They later raped her and warned her not to talk to anybody. They also threatened to kill her if she revealed that she was assaulted.

    The matter came to light about three months ago when the girl fell terminally ill and was diagnosed with blood cancer.


    http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india...hs-274189.html

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    India, the land of Hindus where only two things happen: the attacks on Muslims by Hindus, or rape of women/children by Hindus.

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    Two Minor Girls Kidnapped And Gang Raped In Front Of Their Father

    March 17, 2017


    Police in Gujarat's Dahod have arrested five people in connection with the gang rape of two minor siblings. According to police, the sixth rapist is on the run and that seven others were also involved in the abduction of the girls.

    The accused kidnapped the girls aged 13 and 15 along with their father from his shop in Bhutpagla village on Thursday, forced them into an SUV. The six men then took turns to rape the girls, before pushing them and the father out of the car while four of the accused followed the vehicle on two motorcycles.

    According to the father of the victims, one of the rapists Kumat Baria claimed that he committed the act to take revenge as the latter's son, arrested in a prohibition case, told Damanvav police that he used to procure liquor from Kumat and the police subsequently filed a case against Kumat.

    Based on the father's complaint police have arrested Kumat Baria, Ganpat Baria, Narvat Baria, Suresh Naik and Gopsinh Baria under charges including Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

    http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india...at-273648.html

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    What else can be expected from the gang rape capital of the world country and their Hindus who are gang raping someone every single day.

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    Newborn baby girl BURIED ALIVE in a field in India

    By Thomas Burrows - 28 March 2017

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    Villagers in India have rescued a newborn baby girl who was found buried alive.

    The girl, thought to be no more than six hours old, was left to die in a shallow sand pit in a field when a young child spotted her feet poking through the ground
    on Saturday.

    The baby, found in Jajpur district in Odisha state, was rushed to hospital where she remains under observation, officials said.

    The area where she was discovered is one of many impoverished states where families hope for sons and go to any lengths possible to avoid having to raise a daughter.

    Chief medical officer Jajpur district Fanindra Kumar Panigrahi told AFP: 'She is doing fine and all her parameters are normal. She is a full term baby, weighing around 2.5 kg.

    'Her umbilical cord was intact and body was still covered with vernix.'

    A witness who helped with the rescue, Alok Rout, said: 'It was a little kid who first saw the feet of the child buried under a compost dump in a field.

    'Later we rushed to the spot and rescued the newborn girl.'

    He said a group helped rescue the girl who was found with her face covered with a piece of cloth.

    Hospital staff have named the girl Dharitri, a Sanskrit word meaning 'the earth'.

    The girl will be handed over to the state-run child welfare committee after she is discharged from the Dharmasala hospital.

    Police told AFP they suspect the newborn was either abandoned by her parents because of her gender or the mother had been an unmarried woman.

    Local police officer Jyoti Prakash Panda said: 'We are trying to track the parents of the girl. Chances are it was a case of female feticide and it is clear that the accused wanted to kill her.'

    Police Inspector Amitabh Mohapatra added: 'A case has been lodged against the unidentified parents of the child and family members. An investigation is on to find out where the child was born and under which circumstances it was buried.'

    India is struggling to bridge the sex ratio gap with tough laws as the country fares badly with 940 females for every 1,000 males, according to the last official census in 2011.

    Earlier this month police recovered 19 female fetuses from a sewer
    in western Maharashtra state and accused a doctor of illegally aborting them for parents desperate for a boy.

    On Monday a female fetus was found buried near a sewer
    in New Delhi after dogs were spotted digging the earth around it.

    India banned prenatal sex determination to stop its misuse, although the tests are still thought to be common, particularly in poor rural areas.

    A 2011 study in the British medical journal The Lancet found that up to 12 million girls had been aborted in the last three decades in India.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...IVE-India.html

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    These Hindus keep killing girls, as they have been doing for decades, now their men outnumber women in millions. So these men can't get married and so they rape any woman or girl they can find.

    "And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin." - Quran (17:31)

    "And when the girl [who was] buried alive is asked
    For what sin she was killed
    And when the pages are made public
    And when the sky is stripped away
    And when Hellfire is set ablaze
    And when Paradise is brought near,
    A soul will [then] know what it has brought [with it]."


    Quran (81:8-14)

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    'Even Dogs Are Treated Better'. Nigerian Nationals Beaten Up In Noida Recount The Horror

    Mar 28, 2017

    On Monday evening, the Amalawa brothers from Nigeria were enjoying their dinner at a KFC restaurant in Greater Noida's Ansal Plaza mall, when their phone beeped.

    It was an alert from one of their friends on a students' WhatsApp group, asking everyone from an African nation to return to their homes.

    Unaware of the candle light march being held by local residents outside the mall at Pari Chowk, Precious Amalawa and his younger brother Endurance Amalawa left the restaurant to rush home.

    They had no way of knowing that the march, held to protest the sudden death of a local boy due to an alleged drug overdose, had turned violent. Locals were chasing and assaulting any dark-skinned person they could find on the road.

    Precious suffered multiple blunt injuries all over his body.

    An undergraduate student in the political science course in Noida International University, Precious alleges nobody came to their aid even when they managed to get to a hospital in the area.

    "When we arrived at the first hospital, I had to lift my injured brother to the emergency room. People were laughing at us. No once came to help," he says.

    The man in the video

    On Monday evening, a horrific video did the rounds on social media showing a mob pursuing and brutally beating a man with steel dustbins, sticks, chairs and tools.

    The man they were beating was Precious's younger brother Endurance Amalawa, a 21-year-old Economics student at Noida International University.

    Endurance has sustained injuries on his head and face.

    The angry mob also attacked a 42-year-old Nigerian exporter Chkwoma Igbomala.

    "I would like Indians to know we Nigerians don't eat people," Igbomala, who's recovering alongside Amalawa brothers in the hospital, told ScoopWhoop News.

    Ibgomala has sustained minor fractures and blunt injuries to his head.

    While the doctors have declared the trio out of danger, the three Nigerian nationals continue to remain hospitalized.

    The police has said that it is taking action against those guilty of inciting the violence.

    "Police had to use force to dissuade people from attacking and arrested 5 people from the spot. Many of them who were there trying to play mischief have been identified as the entire event had been videographed. An FIR has been registered and action will be taken accordingly," Daljit Chaudhary, Additional Director of General with the Uttar Pradesh Police said on Tuesday.

    But that has done nothing to deal with the fears of students from African nations who are part of the community in the Greater Noida area.

    Hours after the Ansal Plaza mall incident, the Association of African Students in India issued a warning telling students not to leave their homes and to stay indoors until effective security measures are put in place.

    On Tuesday, Greater Noida Police has increased the deployment of security personnel in the areas where students from African nations are living.

    Adam Mohammad, a Nigerian resident of a posh housing estate of Greater Noida, has been advised to stay indoors by his neighbours. "I have been helped by my Indian friends but we are now afraid to venture out," Mohammad told ScoopWhoop News.

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    Impose Emergency and sterilise Muslims, Christians forcibly, says Hindu Mahasabha leader

    A leader of Hindu Mahasabha on Saturday stoked a controversy saying Muslims and Christians must undergo sterilisation to restrict their growing population which was posing a threat to Hindus.


    "The population of Muslims and Christians is growing day by day. To rein in this, Centre will have to impose emergency, and Muslims and Christians will have to be forced to undergo sterilisation so that they can't increase their numbers," vice president of All India Hindu Mahasabha, Sadhvi Deva Thakur told reporters in Jind.


    She also exhorted Hindus to have more children and increase their population so as to have an effect on the world. In another controversial remark, she said idols of Hindu gods and goddesses should be placed in mosques and churches.


    Thakur also came out strongly in support of installing a statue of "patriot" Nathuram Godse in Haryana.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...leader-2076735




    100 Hindus Attack 15 Muslims


    100 Hindus attacked 15 Muslims for transporting cows in Rajaskan, India. One Muslim was beaten to death.

    video - https://www.facebook.com/doamuslims/...4882415892655/



    How to Get Away With Murder in India? Blame a Man for Eating Beef


    In the name of cow protection, Hindu vigilante outfits continue to target Muslims based on rumours.

    by Sanghamitra Baruah - 21-03-2017

    A year and half after the horrific Dadri incident, Hindu vigilantes continue to "cry beef" and hunt for Mohammad Akhlaqs.

    The manager of a Jaipur hotel faced a similar hungry mob on Sunday night (March 19) that stormed the place over rumors of serving beef.

    According to a report in The Indian Express, the owner of Hotel Hayat Rabbani, Naeem Rabbani, has alleged that after taking his manager into custody, police brought him back among the cow vigilantes "to calm them down". He was also slapped around and manhandled in police presence.

    Rabbani, who held a press conference with his staff a day later, said: "A repeat of Dadri had been averted."

    Much to the chagrin of the mob, the meat "appeared to be chicken legs". Nevertheless, the seized meat was sent to the forensic laboratory for "testing to placate tempers", according to police.

    At the press conference, Rabbani vehemently denied of ever serving beef. The hotel, he said, had prepared special chicken for their nine staff members, and it was this that the crowd had mistaken for beef.

    It's a sad testimony to the times we are in that our law enforcing agencies ran after the piece of meat, instead of identifying the culprits who incited the communal mob, to authenticate its variety.

    In Rajasthan, like many other states in India, killing of cows, bulls and bullocks as well as possession and transportation of their flesh is banned. The BJP government in the state has also set up a cow department for the welfare of the animal.

    After what happened in Bishahra village in Dadri on September 28, 2015 - when Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death by a hungry mob over suspicion of storing beef at his house - many saner voices questioned the absurdity of sending a piece of meat for forensic testing. What kind of a country do we live in where the chunk of meat became the actual "cause" of Akhlaq's death and not the ones who mercilessly killed him?

    Those questions were never answered by the "authorities concerned" because they didn't have any answer. The actual motive behind Akhlaq's killing was always out in the open. It was never about whether the meat was or wasn't beef. It was about how to pin a "crime" on the sleeves of a man who belong to the "other" community and then incite another brute mob. This is how you keep the communal cauldron burning, especially when elections are nearing.

    Those who wanted to score a point in Dadri have actually succeeded in doing so.

    After the recent ascension of Yogi Adityanath to Uttar Pradesh CM, the Thakur-dominated village of Bishahra reportedly danced and celebrated late into the night.

    Why?

    Because they believe it's a matter of pride that a cow protector like "Yogiji" has become their chief minister. "Now we expect justice to be done," Ved Nagar, the head of Gau Raksha Hindu Dal, was quoted as saying by The Hindu. The same report said Nagar believe that Adityanath's appointment "gives hope that the accused in the Akhlaq murder case would soon get bail". He was quoted as saying, "The villagers now see a "ray of hope" because Adityanath had stood with the accused."

    The timing of the Jaipur incident seems especially curious as Rajasthan is gearing up for an Assembly election in 2018. Not that cow protectors and self-appointed Hindu vigilante groups are not working hard to prepare the ground for elections.

    Recently, Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was assaulted by members of the Karni Sena in Jaipur where he was shooting for his film Padmavati. His fault: The film was presenting "distorted facts about Rani Padmavati" and thus showing "Hindu faith and culture in negative way".

    The March 19 incident may not have a direct link with Bhansali's assault but they don't seem isolated.

    According to this report in Hindustan Times, one of the protesters gathered outside hotel Hayat Rabbani, told the cow vigilantes not to worry about the strength of protesters. "Don't worry about the numbers as it will just take me a couple of phone calls to assemble 200 people from somewhere else. After all, it was me and my friends who slapped Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of Padmavati."

    India has two types of beef eaters - one who actually loves the meat, but doesn't necessarily get to eat it, and the other who gorges on rumors about beef.

    So, it's not surprising that in a country - which incidentally tops the hunger list - its people are hungry for the rumored beef and satiate themselves by "lynching" people for "possession of beef".

    The initial reports in the Jaipur incident, too, point fingers at how there is a common pattern that runs through the heart of mob lynchings like Dadri.

    How a group first spreads the rumor based on what they saw and "it appeared like beef". Then comes in the gau rakshaks and their leaders (in this case Sadhvi Kamal "Didi", the national president of Mahila Gauraksha Dal).

    She reportedly addressed the gathering of protesters and discussed the course of action.

    "I am not afraid to sacrifice my life for gau mata. I am ready to be with you in any protest or gheraos to teach the people of this hotel a lesson. But the residents of this colony will also have to participate and they shouldn't back out at the end moment," she was quoted as saying. She even asked those in the gathering from Kanti Nagar to raise their hands (who agree with her).

    If this doesn't amount to inciting a mob and creating communal tension then perhaps it's true the country and its people don't need any protection from the law enforcing agencies. Why do you need the police if they have to slap and beat a man based on suspicion of a crime (which is a crime only because we live in a strange country with strange laws) to placate a violent bunch?

    Why do we need laws when a majority group has the mandate to declare anyone from a minority group a criminal based on suspicions of eating a particular type of meat? Why do we even need to argue and expect justice when we know the outcome of such events?

    The Jaipur incident didn't turn out to be as violent as the cow protectors wanted it to be, and will soon be forgotten. But there are thousands of more such vigilante groups waiting to orchestrate the next lynching. They are just on the lookout for an Akhlaq or a Rabbani.

    http://www.dailyo.in/variety/beef-ra...y/1/16299.html

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    Japanese Student 'Kidnapped And Gang Raped' Near Holy Buddhist Site in India

    The woman was abducted by men posing as tour guides

    by Lizzie Dearden - 03 January 2015

    A Japanese student has been kidnapped and gang raped near the holiest site in Buddhism.

    Five men have been arrested in relation to the assaults, which police in Kolkata said took place over more than a month from 23 November until the victim managed to escape.

    The 22-year-old woman had been taken to Bodh Gaya, the most sacred site in Buddhism where Gautam Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment under a tree, by men posing as a tourist guides.

    Pallav Kanti Ghosh, a Calcutta police commissioner, told BBC Hindi that two of the men - said to be brothers – had approached the victim at her hotel and said they would take her sight-seeing.

    “They took her to Digha [a beach resort in West Bengal] on 23 November,” he said. “There they sexually assaulted her and robbed her of 76,000 rupees [£1,200] using her ATM card.”

    The woman was taken to Bodh Gaya, the holiest site of Buddhism and a major pilgrimage and tourist center, where she was handed over to other gang members.

    She was held captive and repeatedly assaulted for several weeks until she managed to flee on 26 September and reached Kolkata, where she contacted the Japanese consulate.

    In late December she managed to reach the city of Varanasi from where she traveled to Kolkata, lodging a complaint via the Japanese consulate on 26 December.

    The victim had been living in India while studying rural life.

    Police reportedly believe that an organized gang is targeting female tourists traveling alone in the area.

    Other foreign women targeted by gang-rapists include a Swiss cyclist assaulted in central India in 2013 and a Danish tourist attacked in Delhi a year ago.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a-9955572.html

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    It's not he first time a Japanese foreign woman has been gang raped in India.

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    Outraged modesty: India stuck in the past on sex crimes

    By Joanna Jolly - 6 December 2013

    It's nearly a year since the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a Delhi bus brought thousands on to the streets, demanding better protection for women. The law was updated, new police procedures and fast-track courts were introduced - but in some ways India's approach to sex crimes is still stuck in the past.

    A year ago, shortly before the notorious rape case in Delhi, another rape took place in a small town outside the city.

    A 17-year-old was walking home from her grandmother's house in the afternoon, when suddenly she was surrounded by young men who bundled her into a car and drove her to a secluded spot, where they took turns raping her.

    They made a film of the attack on a mobile phone. It clearly showed eight men raping her, she says.

    But when her case came to court, only four were convicted.

    The young woman is from India's untouchable - or Dalit - caste. The boys were from a higher caste. Consequently, the boys were offered water as the case dragged on in the boiling courtroom, the teenager's mother says, but her daughter wasn't. And this is just one of many ways she objected to the court proceedings.

    "The lawyers of the accused said her character must have been flawed, and they questioned what she was doing outside the home."

    In today's India, Dalits often still struggle to be treated fairly, but rape victims of all castes and classes are liable to find their own character made the focus of the court proceedings. Too often it's the victim who is blamed, campaigners say.

    Part of the problem lies in India's outdated laws. A non-penetrative sexual act is still described as "outraging the modesty of a woman" - a relic of a penal code written by the British in 1860.

    "Because of the language, it has often led to judgments where courts have held that a woman did not have 'modesty' which could be outraged," says law professor, Mrinal Satish.

    "Such judgments are few and far between nowadays, but the continuance of the archaic language is itself problematic."

    In Delhi I meet a rape victim who said she was attacked by a male acquaintance who asked her out for lunch. She describes the treatment she subsequently received at a hospital in the capital.

    "They made me wait a long time and then they called out, 'Who was raped?'

    "The doctor was absolutely heartless. I was screaming out in pain. They were absolutely hostile."

    The doctor in that case recorded that the victim was "unco-operative", she says, an observation that the defence then used to attack her character in court. The man charged was acquitted.

    Then there is the much-discredited "two-finger test".

    It's the name given to an examination by a doctor who inserts two-fingers into the victim's vagina to ascertain whether her hymen is broken and whether she appears to be what's described as "habituated to sex".

    The test can be traced back to a French doctor who recommended it in the 1920s. It became standard practice in India, where British colonial rulers had established a preference for scientific tests over the testimony of Indians.

    A famous British doctor, Dr Norman Chevers, had written a medical jurisprudence textbook in the 19th Century, Mrinal Satish says, "in which his assumption was that all Indians are unreliable and Indian women lie more than Indian men".

    The two-finger test is still in use today, despite a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that past sexual history should not be taken into account in rape cases, and further advice this year urging officials to stop subjecting women to it.

    "Even if doctors in Delhi or Bombay have become sensitised to not using the test, there are little hospitals in far remote corners of the country which haven't received the message," says lawyer and women's activist, Rebecca John.

    She says if the test is carried out, defence lawyers are liable to make use of the result in court, and judges do not always stop them.

    Even before a victim of sexual violence reaches the hospital or court, she may struggle to have her case taken seriously.

    In India, it's not uncommon for the police to refuse to register sexual crimes.

    When the 17-year old Dalit girl first went to the police to register her gang rape, they at first refused.

    Her father, who was already suffering from depression, was so ashamed he committed suicide later that day.

    "We came back and spoke to other members of the Dalit community who came out in support," she says.

    "Finally the first arrest was made. In my statement I said there were 11 or 12 men involved, but the police only caught eight. They said if you want more to be arrested, then go find them yourself."

    The head of Delhi's Women and Children's Police Department, Suman Nalwar, says Indian police are now more sensitive towards victims of sexual violence, following last year's high-profile rape case.

    Under new legislation, any police officer refusing to register a sexual assault case can face punishment.

    But, she says, the lack of women in India's police force - only 3% throughout the country - is a problem.

    "We would prefer to have a woman investigating officer there because of the social and cultural mores in society," she says. "In India women hesitate to talk about their sexual experiences with a man."

    Although many criticise India's police and courts for old-fashioned bias against victims of sexual crimes, there are those who worry that reforms may open up the system to abuse.

    India is still a deeply patriarchal society where a high price is placed on a woman's virginity and sex before marriage is generally condemned.

    "The law can be misused by a girl saying she was raped when she was not," says retired Delhi High Court judge, R S Sodhi.

    "As long as you're not caught (having sex) it's hunky dory. But the moment you get caught, you'd better say you were raped."

    This past year has seen positive changes in India surrounding sexual violence. For one thing, there has been a concerted campaign by newspapers to keep the issue on the front pages.

    But, say campaigners and victims of sexual violence in India, the country still has some way to go before all rape survivors receive the justice they deserve.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25231695

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    In India it is also the law (from colonial Britain's "Christian Shariah") that if the raped victim marries the rapist then there is "no rape".

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    Dalit Man Beaten To Death By Cops For Throwing Color On Upper Caste Man

    17/03/2017

    The widow of a Dalit man has that her husband was beaten to death by police personnel in the Koderma district of Jharkhand after he threw colored powder on an upper caste man during Holi celebrations, The Hindustan Times reported on Thursday.

    Holi was celebrated on 13 March in many parts of the country.

    According to the HT report, Pradeep Choudhary, 52, and a couple of other villagers sprinkled color on a local chowkidar Rajendra Yadav, who got upset at the gesture and called the police to teach them a lesson. "The police started beating up Pradeep till he fell unconscious. They then took him to the police station," Jashwa Devi, Pradeep's widow, told the newspaper.

    Jashwa said that her husband's body had many bruises when the police dropped him home, the next morning. She also claimed that instead of helping them, cops at the Satbarwa police station abused them over caste.

    Prabhat Khabar reported that the cops took Pradeep to the hospital after they beat him in his village, but after he revived, they took him to the police station where he was thrashed again.

    Pradeep succumbed to his injuries at the Koderma Sadar hospital.

    Dainik Bhaskar reported that Pradeep, a herder, was the father of six children. He was beaten so severely that his body had turned a shade darker from the bruises, DB reported.

    This alleged crime in Koderma district is not an isolated instance of violence against Dalits on Holi. In Patheri village in Ambala, Dalits were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by upper caste men during Holi celebrations. Two of the ten injured men were reportedly in a critical condition. In Boh village in Ambala, a Dalit man was thrashed by upper caste men because he was giving sermons on Holi.

    In 2015, a Dalit man in Sonbhadra district was tonsured and paraded through a village on suspicion of having burnt a "holika" pyre.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/03...man_a_21898447

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    This is why so many Dalits (even whole villages at a time) are accepting Islam where they can be equal to rest of the humans.



    Cow slaughter to be punishable by life sentence in Gujarat

    Government of Indian state to introduce a bill bolstering existing laws against butchering the revered animals

    by Michael Safi - 14 March 2017

    The leader of an Indian state has announced that slaughtering cows and transporting beef will soon be punishable by a life sentence, the harshest penalty yet for crimes against the revered animal in the Hindu-majority country.

    The chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, said his government would introduce a bill in the next week to bolster existing laws against butchering cows and related crimes. The current punishment is a Rs50,000 fine (£622) and up to seven years in jail.

    "We want to make this law more strict," said Rupani, a member of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist party whose elected officials - including the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi - have long championed a national ban on beef consumption.

    "In the bill, we will make a provision wherein people found involved in cow-slaughtering as well as transportation of beef will be punished with life imprisonment," Rupani told a gathering at a Hindu social organisation. "Their vehicles too will be seized permanently."

    A number of BJP-led states have extended bans or tightened punishments against cow slaughter since Modi became prime minister in 2014. The former Gujarat chief minister was elected on a platform that included a vow to outlaw it.

    Killing cows or transporting beef in states such as Haryana, Jharkand or Jammu and Kashmir is punishable by large fines and up to 10 years' prison. Beef consumption is permitted in only eight of India's 29 states and territories.

    Most Hindus honor cows as the embodiment of the principle of non-violence and idealise the animal as a selfless, nourishing mother.

    But attitudes towards beef consumption are not uniform across the country. Some southern Indian Hindus regularly eat beef, as do Muslims and members of less socially dominant castes who regard the animal as a cheap source of protein.

    The Modi government has reportedly asked the country's agriculture ministry to explore the possibility of a nationwide ban but has chosen to tread carefully in implementing its election promise.

    Cow protection has been a trigger for sectarian violence throughout modern Indian history and a resurgence in recent years has been linked to an increasingly assertive Hindu nationalist movement.

    A Muslim villager from the outskirts of Delhi was lynched in September 2015 after being accused of storing beef in his freezer, a murder that government ministers were accused of underplaying.

    Bands of self-styled "cow protectors" have sprung up in northern India, and have been accused of fomenting sectarian violence and carrying out vigilantism.

    Cow-protection gangs were rebuked by Modi last year after videos emerged of their members flogging young Dalits. The least powerful group in the caste hierarchy is traditionally enlisted to dispose of dead cows.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-cow-slaughter


    comments: India is one of the largest beef exporters, and these companies are run by Hindus.




    12-Year-Old Booked For Impregnating A 17-Year-Old

    by Shewali Tiwari - March 23, 2017

    India is swamped with the human crisis- rapes, molestation, child marriages, gender issues have become an everyday thing.


    Recently, a 12-year old boy has been booked under the POCSO Act after a teenaged girl, who gave birth to a baby girl, claimed that he had impregnated her, police said on Monday.

    Both the boy and the 17-year old girl are relatives and the case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act had been registered on the basis of a statement given by her, they said.

    Police said they have decided to conduct a DNA test to verify the claim of the girl, who delivered the baby girl in a private hospital recently, that the boy is the father of the child. He would be prosecuted as per the Juvenile Justice Act.

    A case has also been registered against the private hospital under POCSO Act for allegedly not informing them on the same day when the girl was admitted for delivery.

    Police said a case under section 21 of the POCSO Act has been registered against the hospital. Meanwhile, hospital sources claimed that they had immediately informed the district childline authorities after coming to know about the girl's claim.

    It was the family members of the girl who had brought her to the hospital for admission, hospital sources said.

    The new born baby has been handed over to the childcare institution after the girl's relatives informed the district childline authorities that they were not ready to accept it, officials said.

    http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india...ia-274042.html


    comments:

    This young boy was raped by this older girl but he will be charged with rape. India doesn't recognized rape of males as rape hence raped boys end up being charged with rape. This is what a feminist society looks like.

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    Muslim Men Beaten & One Killed by Hindus for Transporting Cows

    Men beaten by gau rakshaks had valid permits for transport of cows

    Apr 14, 2017

    The five men thrashed by gau rakshaks on Jaipur-Delhi highway near Behror on Saturday, leading to death of one in hospital on Monday, had valid permits for transport of cows and calves
    , said family member of one of the injured men.

    "My brother bought three cows for Rs 75,000 from animal flea market in Jaipur on Saturday. He paid Rs 700 to Jaipur Municipal Corporation for transport permit," said Yusuf Khan, brother of Azmat, who was among the five men assaulted by gau rakshaks.

    The gau rakshaks attacked the two vehicles, carrying 10 bovine
    - two cows and their calves in one, and three cows and their calves in the other - alleging that the cattle were being smuggled for slaughter.

    Yusuf shared with HT the two transport permits, one issued in the name of his brother, Azmat and the other, in the name of Irshad, another cow trader.

    Local bodies - municipalities, municipal corporations, and panchayat bodies - issue transport permit when cattle are bought for farming.

    "They left him to die,
    " Yusuf said, talking about the medical condition of Azmat, 22. "He has big clots under his left eye and is not able to hear but we have brought him home," he added.

    Pehlu Khan, the 55-year-old man who succumbed to his injuries in Kailash Hospital in Behror, was with his two sons, Arif and Irshad.

    "His sons are numb as the village mourns their father's unfortunate death. What was their fault? Buying cattle for farming is not a crime," says another villager.

    There was palpable tension in Jaisinghpura village in Nuh tehsil in Haryana, which is hub of cattle trade in the region. Nuh and Alwar fall in the Mewat region having high concentration of Muslims engaged in cow trade business. Since the BJP governments have come to power in Haryana and Rajasthan, different cow vigilante groups have become active in Alwar-Nuh belt leading to confrontations.

    Husain Khan, Pehlu Khan's relative, told HT that the old man told him before he died in hospital that the gau rakshaks tried to tear the transport permits when told they were legally transporting the cows.

    "They vandalised the two vehicles, you can see in the video (he shared a video with HT) and beat these people so badly," Husain Khan said.

    video: http://viewpure.com/UR-xm0FaChw?start=0&end=0

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/jaipur...lIsexAXDK.html


 

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