Human Rights Violations

Since 2014, when BJP came to power in India.

Hate Crimes


Framed and hanged: How the Indian state persecutes dissent

Apoorvanand Over the past few months, I have increasingly felt as if I am becoming a character in a Kafkaesque drama. It all started in...

How the Indian Government Watched Delhi Burn

Two things happened in Delhi on Tuesday, and the gulf between them illustrated India’s wild, alarming swerve from normalcy. At the Presidential palace, Donald...

Report alleging ‘church for votes’ fuels tension in India

By Basant Rawat The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) are at loggerheads in the western Indian state of Gujarat, known...

Report shows ‘excruciating struggle’ of Christians in India

By Sebastian Milbank There are new and disturbing vigilante mob lynchings and attacks, state harassment, attempts to drive Muslims and Christians from their land. Open Doors Life...

Karnataka: Dalit made to spend Rs 11,000 on feast for entering temple

KOPPAL: Close on the heels of a Dalit family being penalised Rs 25,000 over their two-year-old son entering a temple in Kustagi, a Dalit...

‘Outsider narrative’: Muslims in India’s Bihar fear Assam repeat

By Neel Madhav Patna, India – On August 29, a public notice surfaced, signed by the Superintendent of Police of Siwan, a district in India’s northern state...

Institutionalising Hindutva


16-Year-Old Killed in Shopian ‘Encounter’ Wanted to Earn Money to Pay for Studies, Says Family

Umer Maqbool Srinagar: On the night between July 15 and 16, Safit Jan of Dhar-Sakri in Rajouri, could hardly sleep. The 45-year-old woman’s eldest son was...

Some Government Policies Broke Pandit-Muslim Relations in Kashmir—Sanjay Tickoo

By Ajaz Ashraf   Sanjay Tickoo is the president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti, which he established in 1995 to fight, non-violently, for the rights...

On Censorship in Kashmir

By Umar Lateef Misgar ONE OF MY MOST enduring memories of India’s pervasive censorship in Kashmir may also sound trivial. It was 2016, and India’s war...

India draws the line on Kashmir

On 2 November, the Government of India’s Press Information Bureau released two maps that show all of the former (but contested) princely state of...

The metaphysics of India’s colonial project in Kashmir

One of the oft-repeated assertions that one comes across concerning Kashmir is that it is marked by a condition of “lawlessness”. However, such an argument...


Cop killed in mob violence over cow slaughter allegations in UP

Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in mob frenzy over cow carcasses found near a village in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr

Lynching Report

Reported Victims of Lynchings Since 2014


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Delhi Pogrom

Directions for Delhi police commissioner’s intervention in 2020 riots case fell on deaf ears: Court

NEW DELHI:  A court has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the police for the ‘undue harassment’ of the accused in a February...


VHP tp set up gau raksha committees at all villages

Prayagraj: The Vishwa Hindu parishad (gaurakha division) in an attempt to protect cows has planned to set up gau raksha committees at all villages...

Hindu Mahasabha rejected the Constitution of India, preferred Manusmriti

'The worst about the new constitution of Bharat is that there is nothing Bharatiya about it. In our constitution there is no mention of the unique constitutional development in ancient Bharat. Manu’s Laws were written long before Lycurgus of Sparta or Solon of Persia. To this day his laws as enunciated in the Manusmriti excite the admiration of the world and elicit spontaneous obedience and conformity. But to our constitutional pundits that means nothing'

VHP activists demand actor Chetan be deported to US over anti-Brahmin...

BENGALURU: After two FIRs were registered against Kannada actor Chetan for his alleged derogatory statements against the Brahmin community, a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)...





Weaponizing Citizenship