Days after a series of attacks on Africans just an hour’s drive from capital New Delhi and a sharp barb by foreign diplomats, the Indian government rejected that the incidents were racist in nature, pending an investigation. On this edition of We The People, we ask: Are we in denial when we say that India is not racist? Can we hope to resolve an issue without acknowledging it? Are African envoys right in terming these attacks as xenophobic or are such incidents, like the Indian government says, are criminal offences and not racial attacks? Also, how do we respond to the racially-motivated attacks against the North- East Indians?
55 Indian Journalists Arrested, Booked, Threatened For Reporting on COVID-19: Report, The Wire
The Wire 16 June 2020 The report said that as many as 22 FIRs were filed against various journalists while the lockdown was in progress. New Delhi: Ashwini Saini is a contributor to a Facebook page that publishes news on the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Saini, who also works as a freelancer for the Hindi […]
PM Modi urged to tell States to drop sedition cases against journalists, The Hindu
The Hindu 21 October 2020 Letter to PM Modi says that in past few months, a number of journalists have been charged under Section 124A of IPC. The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, along with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), in a letter to Prime Minister […]
Chakma Tribal Organizations Slam Mizoram For ‘False’ Campaign, The Sentinel
The Sentinel10 October 2019 AIZAWL: Various Chakma tribals’ organizations on Wednesday criticised the Mizoram government and Chief Minister Zoramthanga for an alleged ‘false campaign against the Chakmas and mistreatment to the students in the state’. However, the Mizoram government did not respond to the allegations of the Chakma bodies. The Chakma students seeking the intervention of […]