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August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Why Bilkis Bano’s rapists should be behind bars

Men who raped Bilkis Bano during 2002 Gujarat riots allowed to walk free on the same day that PM Modi promised to make the nation a better place for women.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Muslims are not alone in being hounded in India

Muslims are a major target in the culture of hate being fomented across India, so are the communities that don't fit the 'right' definition in an increasingly wilful right-wing state.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Congress claims main accused in Udaipur beheading “BJP member”, BJP says “fake news”

India’s main opposition Congress today (July 2, 2022) referred to some media reports claiming a link between Riyaz Akhtari, the main accused in the beheading of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Rajasthan’s Udaipur town, and local BJP leaders. BJP has dismissed the claim as “fake”.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Exposing disinformation is a crime in Modi’s India

In early 2017, when I was mulling over launching BD FactCheck – the first fact-checking initiative in Bangladesh – we looked for who else in the region was already working in this field.

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Can the ‘fringe’ make the BJP cringe?

India is in hot water both home and abroad since two leaders of BJP, the ruling party, publicly said derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Prophet remarks: Protest turns violent in West Bengal for 2nd day

A fresh bout of clashes broke out today between police and protesters of remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammed (PUBH) for the second consecutive day in West Bengal's Howrah district.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Prophet remarks in India: Procession brought out from Baitul Mukarram

At least a few thousand protesters brought out a procession after Friday prayers from Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque today.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Bollywood’s Khans would be risking too much: Naseeruddin on Prophet remarks

Amidst the controversy over now-suspended BJP spokesperson’s comments on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah today expressed hope that the “hate wave” against Muslims would dissipate even if it doesn’t happen in his lifetime.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Offensive tweets on Prophet don't reflect govt's view: India tells Qatar

Qatar today summoned Indian Ambassador Deepak Mittal and handed him an official note, expressing total condemnation of the controversial remarks made by a now-suspended BJP leader against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigns amid state BJP infighting

Chief Minister of India’s BJP-ruled Tripura state Biplab Kumar Deb today resigned from the post amidst serious infighting in the party’s state unit one year ahead of fresh assembly elections.