India

BJP MP threatens to ‘gouge eyes, cut arms’ after farmers corner party leader in Haryana

Chandigarh, November 06 (KMS): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Haryana stoked controversy when he threatened to “gouge eyes and cut arms” of the protesting farmers who have allegedly confined his party leader in Rohtak. Farmers protesting the India’s three farm laws enacted last year have been opposing programmes …

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India logs 10,929 new COVID-19 cases, 392 deaths

New Delhi, November 06 (KMS): India on Saturday recorded 10,929 fresh coronavirus cases that took its infection tally to 3,43,44,683, while 392 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,60,265, according to Indian health ministry data. The number of active cases came down to 1,46,950 from 1,48,922 on Friday, the …

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Facebook asked to stop platforming violent anti-minorities content in India

Washington, D.C., November 06 (KMS): Whistle-blower Frances Haugen has thrust Facebook under international scrutiny with her testimony, revealing the media giant’s direct role in facilitating anti-minority violence worldwide. In a Congressional briefing, experts discussed the way Hindu supremacists in India have thrived off Facebook and its related platforms, using social …

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Tripura violence tarnished India’s image, Jamiat expresses dismay

New Delhi, November 06 (KMS): Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JuH) President Arshad Madani has said that Tripura’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party BJP was responsible for the anti-Muslim violence in the state maintaining that it is very unfortunate that no action has been taken against the culprits so far. “Tripura shares borders with …

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Two Christian pastors thrashed over prayer in Chhattisgarh village

New Delhi,  November 06 (KMS): A Hindutva mob beat up two Christian pastors and disrupted a prayer meeting in Biler village in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place on the afternoon of November 2. The mob were led by Rajnikanth Devaghan and Nilambari Sahu, reports said, adding that …

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With Puja plan, right-wing Hindus force Muslims to skip Friday prayers in Gurgaon

Gurgaon (Haryana, India), November 06 (KMS): As planned, right-wing Hindus organised a ‘Govardhan puja’ event at the designated site of Friday prayers at Sector 12 in Gurgaon, Haryana, thus forcing Muslims to forgo obligatory weekly prayer. Friday prayers were also not held at two more designated sites – Sector 47 …

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UP under Yogi govt an ‘active theater of police killings’, calls civil groups’ report

Lucknow, November 05 (KMS): The current Yogi Adityanath-led Hindu nationalist government in Uttar Pradesh has been blatant in its support for the police killings. Civil society organisations who have studied 17 cases of extrajudicial killings in Uttar Pradesh, which took place between March 2017 and March 2018 and led to …

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Jail staff in Indian Punjab blamed for engraving ‘terrorist’ on prisoner’s back

New Delhi, November 05 (KMS): An under trial prisoner in Barnala district of Punjab has accused the superintendent of the jail in which he is lodged of engraving aatankwadi (terrorist) on his back and torturing him, prompting the Indian Punjab government to order a probe into the matter. Stating that …

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Dalit youth attacked at Karnataka temple

Bangalore, November 05 (KMS): Dalit organisations took out a rally in Bengaluru Rural district demanding arrest of those who attacked a Dalit youth for questioning the use of mobile inside the temple by the temple trust committee chief in the district’s Vijayapura town near Bengaluru. The incident had taken place …

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BJP spending public money on temples not ‘Kabristan’, says Yogi

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh, India), November 04 (KMS): In India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader, Yogi Adityanath, in his diatribe against local Muslims said that previous governments in Uttar Pradesh used to spend public money on land for ‘kabristan’ [Muslim graveyard] but his BJP government is using funds for …

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