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POLITICS

 |  13-minute read
Jai shri ram, Filmmakers open letter to pm modi, Mob lynchings, Intolerance 2.0

Whose intolerance is it anyway? Decoding the recent Open Letter to PM Modi by our intellectuals

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.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Jai shri ram, Mob lynching, Hate crimes

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?

POLITICS

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Lynching, Aparna Sen, Intolerance 2.0, Jai shri ram

'Jai Shri Ram' is not a violent war cry. Don't turn it into one now

We can't silence people objecting to Muslims being lynched by regurgitating whataboutery such as, 'What about when Hindus were killed?'

VOICES

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Mob violence, Jai shri ram, Lynching, Tabrez ansari

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.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Muslims, Jai shri ram, Lynching in jharkhand, Tabrez ansari

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.

POLITICS

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Muslim man beaten to death, Jai shri ram

Lynching versus Love: There is so much more to 'Jai Shri Ram' than forcing a non-Hindu to say it

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.

POLITICS

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Allah hu akbar, Jai shri ram, Lok Sabha, Oath taking ceremony

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?

POLITICS

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Sloganeering in parliament, Jai shri ram, Vande Mataram, Asaduddin Owaisi

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?

POLITICS

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Assassudin owaisi, Allahu akbar, Jai shri ram, Sloganeering in parliament

Hey puritans! Slogans of Jai Shri Ram, Mandir Wahin Banayenge in the House thrilled me

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.

LIFE

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Jai shri ram, Anti-national, Salman Khan, World cup 2019 india

Bharat and Freedom: I sat out the national anthem twice. But I'm not an anti-national. Then why?

The fear of being accosted, beaten up or mobbed was so real. Yet I remained firmly seated.