Intolerance

  • Case filed against Loni municipality chairman for promoting enmity between two groups August 9, 2014

    Police have registered a case against Loni municipality chairman andBJPleader Manoj Dhama for promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds. Deputy Superintendent of PoliceArvindYadav said that SHO of Loni Police Station Gorakh Nath Yadav got information that Dhama has uploaded some sensitive content on his Facebookaccount which may spread hatred...
  • Anees Jillani: Talks about the growing intolerance of the people July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, human rights activist Anees Jillani talked about the unfortunate death of the three people in Pakistan over posting of a blasphemous picture on Facebook. He said that it was high time the government would do something towards the growing intolerance of the people. ...
  • Pune: 252 arrests over violence after social media posts, peace disturbed June 7, 2014

    Pune: The crackdown in the Pune hate crime case continues. The police are still looking for four more people involved in the murder of the 24yearold IT professional, Mohsin Shaikh. They have arrested 252 people in cases related to the violence that followed inflammatory messages posted on social media. So far...
  • Kashmiri students allegedly beaten up for not shouting antiPak slogans in Greater Noida May 5, 2014

    Greater Noida: Three Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up in their hostel in Greater Noida by a group of eight other students. The students claim that they were forced to say Bharat Mata ki jai and raise antiPakistan slogans. When they didn't say this, they were beaten up. The students,...
  • US panel calls Pakistan world's worst violator of religious freedom May 1, 2013

    Washington: A panel in the United States has asked the government to continue its visa ban on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The same report has deemed Pakistan the world's worst violator of religious freedom. The report demanded that Pakistan be designated a country of particular concern. The report has also...
  • People should stand up for a culture of free expression, tolerance: Tharoor February 3, 2013

    While speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, Tharoor said that people are going out of their way to clamp down on cultural freedom in the name of religion....
  • Society is becoming a culture of intolerance: Tharoor February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has expressed anger over the controversy about Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Salman Rushdie and Ashish Nandy. While speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, Tharoor said that people are going out of their way to clamp down on cultural freedom in the name...
  • India's index of intolerance: The full list February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: From a ban on books and films to the increasing number of cases of harassment of individuals by politically motivated groups, is the growing rot of intolerance now too widespread to ignore? Is this attack on freedom of expression acceptable in a democracy? Kamal Haasan faced the brunt of...
  • Husain to Rushdie: India's index of intolerance February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrated author Salman Rushdie was forced to stay away from the Jaipur Literature Festival and his live video conference cancelled following protests by the Jaipurbased Milli Council. Several activists of the Milli Council arrived at the venue of the Festival at Diggi Palace demanding that the proposed video...
  • Bhushan attack a sign of growing intolerance? October 12, 2011

    Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan was attacked by three men for his comments on the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the Kashmir Valley. ...