Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Topic: Bulldozer politics

Amnesty International calls for ending ‘unlawful demolitions’ of Muslims’ homes, businesses in India

Human rights organisation Amnesty International on Wednesday said the widespread "unlawful demolitions" of Muslims' homes, businesses and places of worship through the use of...

Student leader Afreen Fatima marks one year since her home bulldozed, father’s arrest

“Abbu has been in jail for one year. We have been homeless for one year. Navigating life itself has become hard,” summarises Muslim student leader Afreen Fatima, whose life was overturned a year ago, when her father, mother and sister got detained by Uttar Pradesh police.

UP: Muslim man, child die by suicide after house-raze threat by authorities

A 50-year-old man Mohammad Saleem consumed poison along with his two children after administration officials arbitrarily informed him that his house would be razed in Uttar Pradesh 's Rampur district. Saleem and his daughter died. However, his son survived.

“Join BJP or CM‘s bulldozers are ready’: Madhya Pradesh minister to Congress leaders

Madhya Pradesh panchayat minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia has triggered controversy by warning Congress workers that if they do not join the BJP, then “Mama’s (chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) bulldozers are ready”.

Surge in summary punishments of Muslims in India, says HRW

The authorities in India are increasingly using summary and abusive punishments against Muslims deemed to have broken the law, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, pointing...

Violence of demolition, politics of precarity

While the debate becomes whether the property was in fact legal or not, the state rationality— the bulldozing of a house of an activist/protestor on charges that it is “illegal”, is rendered normal and legally unsuspected.