Concept PR, a Mumbai-based public relations firm, has circulated a ‘clarification note … from the UP government on the Hathras girl case’ which claims there is a ‘conspiracy to push the state into caste turmoil’.
Delhi police arrested Umar Khalid after questioning him for 11 hours on Sunday.
Audrey TruschkeEveryone -- not only those of us who follow the Indian news -- should read about this appalling arrest. It can (and, depending on November) will happen in the United States too. bbc.com/news/world-asi… #FreeUmarKhalid #UmarKhalid #Fascism #Modi
In a recent event for her new book, the author claimed she wasn’t Brahmin because her mother is Christian and her father belonged to the Brahmo Samaj.
Audrey Truschke"Caste is the ultimate test of one’s progressive politics, and most of these Left liberals are upper caste individuals, who use their caste power to proclaim themselves as casteless."
The judgment does a poor job of grappling with historical evidence, often making assertions that echo broader Hindutva strategies for subverting history.
Audrey TruschkeToday, #5thAugust, the physical cornerstone of the #AyodhyaRamMandir will be laid. It is a monument to hate, bigotry, and extrajudicial violence, truly a fitting foundation for the #HinduRashtra. caravanmagazine.in/religion/ayodh… #BabriMasjid #MuslimLivesMatter
Video of my full remarks from today's protest in New York.
Summary version: #Hindutva is #hate.
Audrey TruschkeI don't know why, but the last day or so have featured renewed attention to my 5-minute speech from last September where I talked about Hindutva's history (including the Nazi bits) while Modi spoke at the UN. So, I'm reposting. Enjoy --
facebook.com/AudreyTruschke… #Hindutva #Nazi
A scholar of Indian history describes the dangers women academics can face when they share their expertise with the public
Audrey TruschkeFor five years, I have received hate mail, some of it quite vicious, for doing my job as a historian.
In my newest piece, "Hate Male," I write about the hate and how its gendered features refract through my experiences on social media and in the academy.
Audrey TruschkeFor anyone wondering why I am getting so much hate on Twitter right now, specifically why so much of it is gendered and anti-woman, I wrote about this and other facets of the hate a few months ago: therevealer.org/hate-male/ #hatemail
As the House struggles to condemn Modi’s authoritarian actions in Kashmir, India lobbied U.S. lawmakers, used pressure tactics, and sent misleading emails.
Audrey TruschkeA #MustRead -- A foreign government, India, and a pro-India advocacy group, Hindu American Foundation, have used intimidation, closed-doors meetings, etc. to stifle criticism from U.S. Congress amid rising anti-Muslim violence in Modi's India. A few notes
India’s ruling party will allow nothing to stand in the way of its Hindu-nationalist agenda.
Audrey Truschke“The message from the BJP is clear: Elect whomever you like. We are still in power. Call the police; they work for us. Appeal to the courts; we’ll neutralize any judges who don’t toe our line. Continue to dissent, and we will set the mob on you.” #India
Violence continued for the third straight day in North East Delhi.
Audrey TruschkeI lectured in Lahore, Pakistan this evening about the history of #Hindutva and some of the horrible human costs of this hateful ideology. As I spoke, a pogrom unfolded in Delhi. More than a dozen are dead, many injured, and more. scroll.in/latest/954244/… #DelhiBurning
"More than 10 female students have been hit on their private parts. We have found blunt injuries and some have been hit in a way that we had to shift them to Al Shifa because injuries are serious in nature," the doctors said.
Audrey TruschkeJust when you think the Delhi Police cannot possibly stoop any lower, they begin attacking women's vaginas, literally. As per news reports, this has been confirmed by doctors who have treated those brutalized.
#Jamia #PoliceBrutality #Delhi
In Uttar Pradesh, police bias and the scale of violence against the minorities are plumbing new depths
Audrey TruschkeHarsh Mander describes here systematic violence against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh -- an Indian state of more than 200 million people -- sponsored by the state, carried out by police, and with anticipation that all Muslims will soon be forced out of India.
Three minors, describe in detail, the over 48 hours they spent in police detention in Nagina, Bijnor.
Audrey TruschkeThis is a nation that claims to be the world’s largest democracy, desires increasing international influence, and says they share core liberal values like freedom.
Will Gouge Out Your Eyeballs’: Bijnor Kids Allege Police Torture
Uttar Pradesh Police filed an FIR against 1,200 Aligarh Muslim University students for carrying out a candlelight march. The case has been registered under Sections 188 and 341 of the Indian Penal Code for violating Section 144 of the Criminal...
Audrey TruschkeThe Uttar Pradesh Police have filed a criminal complaint against 1,200 AMU students for a candlelight march.
All 1,200 could be arrested.
This follows brutal human rights violations against AMU students by Aligarh police who remain unapologetic.
Uttar Pradesh Police have begun sealing shops, confiscating properties and targeting Muslims, on cue from the PM and the CM
Audrey TruschkeA few months back, the @gatesfoundation gave a prestigious award to Narendra Modi. This met with widespread dissent at the time, both within and outside of the foundation. With a rising body count and widespread brutality, it is time to rescind that award.