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They allege lynching in the name of 'Jai Shri Ram' but are silent if a Muslim lynches a Hindu. This is 'Intolerance 2.0' where Hindu-bashing and Modi-hating get instant results.
Same hate, different measures: Weaponising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is wrong. In North India and in West Bengal
Preeminent personalities have objected to hate crimes using 'Jai Shri Ram'. But where were they when non-Muslims were lynched or the same words punished in Bengal?
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We can't silence people objecting to Muslims being lynched by regurgitating whataboutery such as, 'What about when Hindus were killed?'
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From sacred to profane: How the holy 'Jai Shri Ram' chant is now a cry of violence to lynch the terrified
Once words of calmness and beauty, the Hindu chant is now a signal, a dog-whistle, a weapon in the hands of lynch mobs targeting the most vulnerable.
Junaid, Akhlaq, Tabrez: Muslims aside, we are also lynching our laws and legal system each and every time
Most of the accused in cases of lynching have either been released on bail or never arrested at all. This is despite the Supreme Court's severe injunction to the authorities to ensure justice.
A Muslim man, beaten to death recently, was also forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The words are a weapon today but there was once an India where non-Hindus said 'Jai Shri Ram' with joy.
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Hear The Hindu Voice: Simply chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' doesn't make a person a Hindu fanatic. But MPs chanting this are evading their jobs
In the Lok Sabha, we have now heard the chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' and ‘Allah Hu Akbar,’ but why do politicians shout religious slogans rather than voice the people's right to food, clothing and shelter?
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The Sound of Dog-Whistling: 'Vande Mataram' itself is not communal. But using it to target Asaduddin Owaisi is
The swearing-in ceremony of Parliamentarians was marred by a contest of religious slogans, taken out of context and used to target. Will Parliament now become a religious akhada?
I am glad nobody in Parliament pretended to be sanctimonious, neither those who raised the slogans, nor those who sat and did nothing to stop it.
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