Religious freedom panel lists nation among ‘countries of particular concern’
Arjun SethiIndia has been named a country of particular concern on religious freedom issues, the lowest possible ranking, by @USCIRF.
The report notes “the steepest & most alarming deterioration in conditions was in India.”
A damning indictment of Modi, BJP & RSS.
Why we must reject racism, focus on the most vulnerable communities, and balance rapid response with long-term strategies that tackle systemic disparities.
Arjun SethiWhat must we do in the aftermath of COVID19?
Reject racist policies, stop hate violence, support vulnerable communities, tackle systemic disparities & sustain a culture of empathy and solidarity.
An investigation by a Delhi-based digital lab, Voyager Infosec, into more than 30,000 clips circulated this week suggests a set pattern of targeted disinformation campaign aimed at the Indian Muslim community.
Arjun Sethi30,000 fake clips have circulated on TikTok spreading disinformation about Indian Muslims.
The clips claimed that Muslims refused to social distance, were spreading COVID-19 & were celebrating the virus as God’s work.
It’s coordinated, digital hate.
The vicious stabbing of an Asian-American family, including a 2-year-old girl, at a Sam’s Club in Texas earlier this month has been deemed a hate crime by the feds, as authorities continue to raise alarm bells about a potential surge in racially...
Arjun SethiDevastating. Asian American 2 year old and her family were stabbed in a virus fueled hate crime.
As the House struggles to condemn Modi’s authoritarian actions in Kashmir, India lobbied U.S. lawmakers, used pressure tactics, and sent misleading emails.
Arjun SethiMajor expose: The Indian govt & Hindu American Foundation have launched an unprecedented lobbying campaign to hide Modi’s atrocities in India & Kashmir.
They’ve used fake news, intimidation & backdoor meetings to deter Congress from criticizing India.
A school next to the masjid was also set on fire and some children were trapped inside both buildings. They were rescued hours later.
Arjun SethiA Hindutva mob set a mosque and school on fire in Delhi, and then locked the doors, so nobody could escape.
Children were trapped inside, and managed to escape only because locals in the area were able to access a back door.
Muslim residents evacuated their homes on Tuesday evening after facing hours of attacks by mobs chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
Arjun SethiHer name was Akbari. She was 85 years old & burned to death in her home in Delhi because she was Muslim.
Witnesses say the mob was chanting Hindutva slogans as they swept through the community.
Trump ensured his overture to Indian American voters, a growing force in the U.S. that has generally backed Democrats, would come packed with spectacle.
Arjun SethiTrump will get a big crowd in India, but the real story is of those who won’t be celebrating.
The poor who live in the slums. Dalits who continue to be lynched. Muslims who are persecuted under the CAA & NRC. And all those taking on fascism in India.
The February visit would be a welcome distraction for both nationalistic leaders, who face deepening political troubles at home.
Arjun SethiTrump & Modi: fascists love company.
I bet they’ll discuss how to divide communities, deport entire populations, discriminate against Muslims, curtail good journalism & spread fake news.
Like ancient Athens, the United States risks using its financial power to alienate allies and precipitatate its own downfall in the process.
Arjun Sethi“More and more often, the U.S. is using its privileged role as custodian of the global financial system to coerce & punish those who object to its methods, be they friend or foe.”
Case Study #1: threatening to freeze Iraq’s accounts at the Federal Reserve
Housewives, grandmothers and students in Delhi at centre of resistance to new citizenship laws
Arjun Sethi"The loudest voices of dissent have largely been women. From activists and lawyers to students, housewives and grandmothers, both Hindu and Muslim, women across India have been at the forefront of the resistance..."
The only real debate about India’s economy is exactly when things were as bad as they are in 2020.
Arjun SethiTurns out:
*rising gender violence against women
*persecuting Muslims & Dalits
*illegally annexing Kashmir
*silencing dissent & promoting fake news
*disenfranchising entire sectors through demonetization
Are bad for the economy.
The crowd scattered and word spread up the street in panic: “Police, police.” While protesters scrambled to flee over the rooftops of the block in old Lucknow, dozens of officers burst in below...
Arjun SethiIf you aren’t already, please follow the protests in India. The images are searing.
People are risking their lives to take on fascism & authoritarianism and are facing arrest, police violence & death.
The Indian people need our support & solidarity.
The BJP's Bollywood go-between Mahavir Jain has invited stars like Karan Johar, Kabir Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani for a meeting with Union Minister Piyush Goyal in Mumbai on Sunday Jan 5.
Arjun SethiModi has organized a conversation tomorrow in Mumbai with Bollywood celebrities to gain their support for the citizenship bill. It’s “followed by a scrumptious dinner.”
Do these people have any conscience? History will remember you supported a tyrant.
Three minors, describe in detail, the over 48 hours they spent in police detention in Nagina, Bijnor.
Arjun SethiPolice in Uttar Pradesh are torturing children. Sleep deprivation, beatings & threatening to gouge their eyes.
It isn’t just UP. There are reports of police detaining & torturing children across India.
Only the completely depraved treat kids this way.
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...
Arjun SethiFirst they tear gassed & violently beat Aligarh Muslim University students.
Now Uttar Pradesh Police have filed an FIR or criminal complaint against 1,200 AMU students for a candlelight march.
All 1,200 could be rounded up & arrested in the coming days.