Monday, April 24, 2017

‘Gau Rakshaks’ committing acts of terror: Owaisi

Hyderabad, (IANS): AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country. The Member of Parliament alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its government did not want to stop Gau Rakshaks as they had a soft corner for...

“Muslims need constitutional protection” – Justice Sachar at Aliah University

TCN News A Two days seminar 'Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India : Creating a better Tomorrow Through Law' being organised by Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi at the Aliah University, Kolkata started today with a elaborative address by Justice Rajinder Sachar, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He talked about the growing economic disparity among Muslims...

Cow vigilantism will cause more violence, Rajasthan CM told

Jaipur, (IANS): Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to "large-scale violence". "Very disturbed" by the April 1 lynching of a dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in Alwar, the ex-bureaucrats also pressed Raje to punish police and other officials blamed for dereliction...

Attack on policemen, shows ‘jungle raj’ in UP: Yechury

New Delhi, (IANS): Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh. "BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh. If this is not jungle raj, what is? Constitutional responsibilities," Yechury asked on Twitter. "We get enraged...

Kerala Police arrest 8 ‘Gau Rakshaks’ for spoiling meat, disrupting Easter celebrations

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter In yet another incident related to violence unleashed by cow vigilantes in India, the Aluva West Police in Kerala has arrested eight persons, all with RSS-BJP links, for trespassing into someone’s house and throwing mud into beef preparations on the occasion of Easter. The 'gau rakshaks' were taken into custody following a complaint was issued by Karumallur...

Hindutva activists attack police in Agra

Agra, (IANS): A minor squabble between two groups in Fatehpur Sikri spilled over to Agra on Saturday night as Hindutva outfits went on a rampage beating up police personnel and damaging vehicles. The activists were led by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Fatehpur Sikri, Choudhary Udai Bhan Singh. They wanted the release of their party members against whom an FIR...

Indian tribal women’s ‘smart’ ride to economic self-reliance

By Anurag Dey  Sahebganj (Jharkhand), (IANS): Her thumbs flying fast over the touchscreen of her smartphone, Purnima Mahato, 35, of this tribal village in Jharkhand, has just discovered ease of doing business with her ubiquitous companion in an otherwise rocky entrepreneurial journey. Travelling long distances to market homemade pickles and papadum was always tough -- till she started using a smartphone. She...

मीडिया वाले चुपके से फोटो ले गए और लिख दिया, ‘आतंकी की मां’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net साठी/बेतिया (बिहार) : बिहार के पश्चिम चम्पारण ज़िले के साठी थाना से मुड़कर जैसे ही हम साठी-भसुरारी रोड जाते हैं, टूटी हुई सड़क शुरु हो जाती है. इस उबड़-खाबड़ सड़क पर डेढ़-दो किलोमीटर चलने के बाद एक दायीं तरफ़ जाने वाली एक पक्की सड़क मिलती है जहां से बेलवा गांव शुरू होता है. यह एक मुस्लिम...

UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

London, (IANS): The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday. Party leader Paul Nuttall will launch what he calls an "integration agenda" on Monday ahead of the upcoming snap general election...

Aliah University, Kolkata to organize seminar on Media and Marginality

TCN News Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aliah University and Social Network for Assisstance to People (SNAP) are together organizing a National Seminar on ‘Media and Marginality: Situating The Minority In Popular Narratives’ on April 30, 2017 at the Auditorium of Park Circus campus of the university. The seminar scheduled on Sunday is to start from 10:00 AM. In a...

Three Muslim cattle traders attacked in Delhi for carrying buffaloes

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter In another case of violence against minorities, three Muslim men were attacked by Gau Rakshaks near the Kalkaji metro station in Delhi last night. Ashu(28), Rizwan(25) and Kamil(25) were carrying buffaloes in truck when activists from organization People for Animal (PFA) stopped the truck near Kalkaji Metro station and thrashed them. Police was called on to the spot...

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

Agra, (IANS): Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here. Officials however said on Saturday evening that the matter has been resolved. A few days ago, women fashion models from 34...

Twocircles.net collaborates with award-winning director to produce ‘The Suspect’, a Maithili short film

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter Nitin Neera Chandra, the director of National Award-winning movie Mithila Makhaan, is back with The Suspect, a Maithili short film which looks into how innocent Muslims are picked up by the police in the name of fighting terrorism. The movie is being produced by Champaran Talkies in association with Twocircles.net and Neo Bihar and the movie...

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

By Saket Suman  Dehradun, (IANS): The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the concluding day of a literature festival here on Saturday. In what was an absolute one-sided discussion, authors Nayantara Sehgal, Nandita Haksar, Harsh Mander and Kiran Nagarkar -- all known to be from one school of thought...

‘Present government doesn’t allow free media to grow’

New Delhi, (IANS): The current government is not letting the "alternate media" -- organisations run by 'liberal' media persons -- grow, as they are critical of the establishment and stand by the marginalised, eminent journalists said here on Friday. Speaking at the Jamia Milia Islamia's event 'Ainaa 2017', themed "The Other Side", veteran journalists spoke about the differences between working...

Modi’s government has made human life cheaper than that of a cow

By Mushtaque Rahmat for Twocircles.net A few days ago, Mohan Bhagwat asked for an all-India ban on cow slaughter. I once for all can’t agree more than this. We must have a complete ban on cow slaughter in the whole of India. But hold on why only cow! I am sure all will agree for buffalo, goats, chicken and fish...

First year of BJP in Assam sees mostly Muslims declared as foreigners, thrown in detention camps

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net With the BJP at the verge of completing its first year in power in Assam, the number of people allegedly declared as foreigners and put in detention centres across the state has also seen an increasing trend. Presently, D voters are detained in separate barracks located within the jail premises of Goalpara (male), Kokrajhar (female), Silchar,...

Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds

Jammu,  (IANS): Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five, police said here on Saturday. Five persons, including a nine-year-old girl, were injured in the Thursday night attack in Talwara area while moving with their livestock. "An FIR has been lodged....

New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals

Lucknow, (IANS): Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The 1980-batch officer, soon after taking over the reins of one of the biggest police forces, warned criminals to mend their ways and asked officials to ensure that rule of law prevailed in the state. "Nobody will be allowed...

Bijnor arrests: Madrasas and mosques under Police scanner, victims told to not talk to media

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net A day after UP Police arrested people from Bijnor for suspected ISIS links, a conversation with Bijnor SP Ajay Sahni revealed that more than 2,000 madrasas and mosques have been put under Police scanner. All Islamic bodies which will be watched carefully by the police are said to be situated in Western Uttar Pradesh, mostly around Bijnor. On...