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Easy for someone to sit in TV studios & recite quotes from the Holy Book like a softer & saner version of Zakir Nail, while denigrating @AmitShah as SPINELESS & demanding his resignation as @HMOIndia

🧵 2/n
Nothing wrong in questioning @AmitShah cause we all have a right to!
If governing as a @HMOIndia were as easy as sitting in Labs & TV Studios & reciting Data, Stats & quotes, then it would only take less than 30 Seconds to resolve this crisis, doesn't it!

If you had a SPINE, why don't you swap places with @AmitShah & do the needful?

If that's too much to ask, show some SPINE & stop referring to fellow panelists (who always support & justify these riots) on National TV as "MY GOOD FRIEND(S)"

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#DelhiViolence | 23 Feb marks two years since anti-Muslim violence unfolded in northeast Delhi.

Here is a master thread of our coverage—ground reports, testimonies of survivors and in-depth investigations into the BJP and the Delhi Police’s complicity in the violence. Image
On 23 Feb 2020, a clash between a Hindu mob that gathered at Maujpur and anti-CAA protesters, who had occupied the road at the Jafrabad metro, marked the beginning of over three days of communal violence in the national capital.

@sagar_reporter: Image
The then deputy commissioner Ved Prakash Surya’s passive demeanour next to BJP leader Kapil Mishra seemed to send a clear message—the latter’s threats of violence had the support of the Delhi Police. #DelhiViolence

@Prabhtalks reports: Image
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#DelhiViolence | Today marks a year since anti-Muslim violence began in northeast Delhi.

Here is a master thread of our coverage—ground reports, video stories, testimonies of survivors and in-depth investigations into the BJP and the Delhi Police’s complicity in the violence.
“At around 1–1.30 pm, a right-wing Hindu mob of around two hundred men arrived near the protest site, carrying stones and chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ We could see that they were with the police—we were on a rooftop, from where we were covering this.”
The stick-wielding CAA supporters at Babarpur said they had no idea about the CAA and were out on the street because they did not like the “Muslim” anti-CAA protesters of Jaffrabad and Shaheen Bagh.
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#DelhiViolence | One year ago, northeast Delhi was engulfed in communal violence. It continued for over three days, killing at least 53 people. Forty of them were Muslim.

A thread of The Caravan’s ground reports documenting the violence:
Replug | “At around 1–1.30 pm, a right-wing Hindu mob of around two hundred men arrived near the protest site, carrying stones and chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ We could see that they were with the police—we were on a rooftop, from where we were covering this.”
Replug | The stick-wielding CAA supporters at Babarpur said they had no idea about the CAA and said they were out on the street because they did not like the “Muslim” anti-CAA protesters of Jaffrabad and Shaheen Bagh.
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On 19 February, the Delhi HC granted bail to three men accused of killing Shahid Alvi during the #DelhiViolence. The court observed that the post-mortem report indicated a long-range shot, and then relied on an NDTV video that showed firing from the nearby Mohan Nursing Home.
Replug | The Delhi Police’s effort to sidestep any investigation of the role of Mohan Nursing Home is already stark in light of these and other grievous complaints. Alvi's case, a 25-year-old auto driver, casts it in an even more glaring light.
Replug | The police claimed that Alvi was shot dead by another Muslim protester on the terrace. The chargesheet did not provide an explanation for how or why this happened. None of the disclosure statements by the accused persons confess to the murder.
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One of the key accusations regarding the #DelhiViolence is that it was a pogrom conducted with the help of the police force. Whether you believe it or not, how are you okay with the accused investigating a crime and implicating people?
That an agency under the same govt who's being accused of the crime cannot grant justice should be agreeable even if you support the govt and believe that the police had no role in violence.

Unless there's not even an ounce of democratic values left in your politics anymore.
If not an investigation by the Central govt, then who?

This is why we have a Parliament in place. To keep a government in check.

The investigation of #DelhiViolence must be led by a Joint Parliamentary Committee.

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Thread on #DelhiViolence in Vijay Park.
Remember this Incident of Delhi Violence, A guy in Red shirt with a helmet fired inside a lane and ran towards left, This video was captured on 2020, Feb 25th,12:12 PM
There is one more video taken at 12:10 PM, This video reveals a heavy police presence in the area. Police vans are spotted on the left, the same direction in which the red shooter runs after firing into the ally. Here, policemen can be seen amidst the mob present outside the ally
Ten days later, The gun firing video was shared by Several News Channels and Reporters with a claim that, The guy wearing a helmet was actually firing gun shots at Police. It was later shared by BJP IT cell blaming Muslims.
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•Terrorist is not a Terrorist if, Muslim
•Riots are Protest, if Muslim
•Killing Hindus is justified, if Muslim
•Human Rights, if Muslim
•2nd Largest Majority gets Minority Rights, If Muslim
•Terrorism has no Religion, if Muslim

•Liberals feel pain of victim, if Muslim
•Unsafe in Islamic Countries, Muslims
•Unsafe in Other Counties, Muslims
•Award Wapsi, Poetry Sessions & Candle March, If Muslim
•Conversion Justified, If Muslim
•Media whitewashes Image, If Muslim

•Brotherhood, If Muslim
•Bollywood Bimbos hold playcards, If Muslim
•No need to be Secular, If Muslim

@KapilMishra_IND @desimojito @ThePlacardGuy

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Running anti-Muslim propaganda/misinformation is not limited to “North Korean Channels” or “Godi (lap) media” or nationalist journalists/anchors in India. A thread. 1/n
Let's talks about @NDTV- Indian liberals favourite channel - and a story they ran last week on its website: “ISIS-Linked Couple Had Plans Of Suicide Attack In Delhi: Police Sources"…
The story, based entirely on unnamed sources, was their top story for some time, and uncritically pushes a government narrative that weeks of peaceful protests against the CAA were a “jihadist conspiracy” [sic].
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Fact-check from the ground. @OpIndia_com said a temple was occupied and vandalised during #DelhiViolence. Its priest told us that's bogus.

Propagating fake news as Delhi burned, and the BJP IT cell promoted it further.

Report by @Basantrajsonu and I:…
A retraction and an apology better be in order, @UnSubtleDesi and @rahulroushan.
Also, ground reports like these require time, energy and money.

If you like our work, please subscribe to @newslaundry below and pay to keep news free.
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A video from last week. It is shot from opposite Ankit Sharma's street. The mob here is a Hindu mob, chanting Jai Shri Ram.

When Sharma's brother stated this simple fact to WSJ, it caused a furore.

But seems he was quite right, and residents grant this.

Prasar Bharati intervened saying Sharma's brother denied the quote.

NOTE: a Hindu mob outside Sharma's street DOES NOT prove that this mob murdered him, but no one reported this simple fact.

This is why Ankit's quote seems scandalous to most...
I have spent 2 days reporting in this area.

There were 2 mobs battling it out on the main road on Feb 24, 25. A Muslim mob beyond a Jamun tree near Hussain's house (2wrds Chand Bagh). And a Hindu mob on the opposite end 2wrds Karawal Nagar.

Which media outlet reported this?
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Finally caught up w/ @iamjohnoliver’s episode on Modi last week. Clear, brilliant explanations about Gujarat - “when you are being asked about your role in the deaths of thoussnds, you simply don’t get to walk out of an interview”. Strategic quiet now returns. #DelhiViolence
Impressive research, Amit Shah’s heinous speeches, which Modi has not disavowed, & so well explained on Indian govt’s “diabolically clever two-step way” on #CAA_NRC_NPR , the new citizenship register plus Citizenship Amendment Bill -& the detention camps. This before last week.
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“Whilst trade is...vital for our economy & future prosperity,this in no way compromises the UK commitment to holding #humanrights at the core of our foreign policy & I can guarantee we will not pursue trade to the exclusion of #humanrights”-@nadams #India…
Glad to see #DelhiViolence is not being ignored by MPs in Westminster: @TanDhesi. The Foreign Office junior minister @nadams says trade deals won’t be pursued at any cost. Will Britain be prepared to stand up for #humanrights and accountability in India?
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#SupremeCourt declines to hear Harsh Mander today in his petition after SG Tushar Mehta adduces transcripts of his reported speech at #Jamia wherein he said there is no trust left in the courts & that ultimate justice has to be on the streets.

#CJI: We will sort this out first.
#SupremeCourt tells Mander's lawyer that if this is what he feels about the courts then it will have to be decided first whether he should be given a hearing at all.

A separate petition on #DelhiViolence to be heard now.
As advocate Karuna Nundy, appearing for Harsh Mander, seeks time to verify the alleged hate speech, SG Mehta says this is strange that he wants time for verifying his own speech but wants FIRs against everyone immediately.

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My #DelhiViolence understanding:
1. Who Protested - Mainly poor and lower class targeted muslims,staunch leftists,ppl with least knwledge of CAA/NRC,Wannabes.

2. Who instigated - Leftists,Political propagandists,Ppl with intentions of dividing the country in the name of religion
Paid news agencies who turned every stone possible to make sure this looks like Hindu-Muslim.

3. Who benefited - Political rivals, Goons who wanted to manipulate their own people (and succeeded too at some extent), Paid news Agencies as their TRP took a leap.
Who suffered and died - Innocent 'Indians' only.

This was no pogrom but a strategically designed propaganda to make sure that every move made in order to make India a better country is maligned and tarnished.

#DelhiViolence #DelhiRiotTruth #myopinion
#Retweet if you feel it.🙏
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Delhi Riots: Supreme Court agrees to hear on Wednesday plea by activists led by Harsh Mander seeking immediate registration of FIRs against Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur.

Senior Counsel Colin Gonsalves mentioned the plea before the Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde against the decision of the Delhi High Court of deferring the matter till April.

Gonsalves tells the Court that the matter is urgent given that deaths are being caused daily
CJI Bobde says Court is not equipped to deal with such incidents.

"We are not saying people should die... We cannot stop things from happening... We can only deal with the situation after it occurs"

Court says it wishes for peace.

Matter to be heard on Wednesday
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आम आदमी पार्टी सांसद और टीएमसी सांसद, संसद परिसर में #DelhiViolence के खिलाफ नारेबाजी कर रहे हैं
टीएमसी सांसद आंख में काली पट्टी बांधकर विरोध जता रहे हैं #Parliament Image
"बीजेपी दंगा की मास्टर है। सबसे बड़े गुंडे अमित शाह हैं। रामायण में रावण था, भारतवर्ष में रावण हैं अमित शाह :" कल्याण बनर्जी, टीएमसी सांसद #Parliament #DelhiViolence
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முளையிலேயே விளையும் விதம் காட்டிய உண்மையான மாண்புமிகு நீதிபதி எஸ்.முரளிதர்.

அநேகமாக அது 90களின் ஆரம்பம். அப்போது நான் ஸ்பிக்கில் பணிபுரிந்து கொண்டிருந்தேன். திருச்செந்தூர் அருகே உள்ள நடுநாலு மூலை கிணறு என்கிற கிராமத்தில் இருதரப்புக்கு இடையே ஏற்பட்ட மோதலை பயன்படுத்திக் கொண்டு
காவல்துறை தலித் மக்கள் மீது கடுமையான வன்முறை வெறியாட்டத்தை ஏவிவிட்டது.

இதன் மீது செய்யப்பட்ட எந்த முறையீடுகளையும் அப்போது ஆட்சிப் பொறுப்பிலிருந்த செல்வி ஜெயலலிதா தலைமையிலான அரசாங்கம் செவி சாய்க்க மறுத்துவிட்டது. வேறு வழியின்றி அந்த மக்கள் அந்த ஊருக்கு அருகே பரமன்குறிச்சி என்கிற
கிராமத்தில் இருந்து சென்னை உயர்நீதிமன்றத்தில் வழக்கறிஞராக பணியாற்றிக் கொண்டிருந்த தோழர் பாலகிருஷ்ணன் அவர்களை சந்தித்து இருக்கிறார்கள்.

அவர் இந்தப் பிரச்சினையில் மார்க்சிஸ்ட் கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி தலையிட்டால்தான் நியாயம் கிடைக்கும். எனவே அவர்களை சென்று பாருங்கள் என்று
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PBNS Breaking:
Police complaints filed against The Wall Street Journal @WSJ with @DelhiPolice & Maharashtra Police for "defaming particular religion & spreading communal tension" with respect to alleged misreporting on #DelhiViolence & murder of IB official Ankit Sharma.
@WSJ @DelhiPolice .@WSJ had quoted Ankit's brother Ankur as having said that Ankit was killed by amob chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'.
@WSJ @DelhiPolice In conversation with PBNS, Ankur Sharma, Brother of killed IB official discredited @WSJ report, "I never gave such a statement to Wall Street Journal. This is a ploy to defame my brother and my family. Wall Street Journal is lying."
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‘A policeman was killed, an intelligence officer was murdered & dumped in a drain. At least 38 people have died: shot, beaten, burned. At the Trump banquet, the Navy band played “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”’

The ‘Titanic-like’ detail in this hard-hitting piece by @Samanth_S.
Have I read this right? Delhi High Court now entertains petition against those calling out hate speech?

“The plan of this Urban Naxal group was to defame India, to paint India as Failed State & thus to bleed my Mother India internationally, economically..”…
An important comment from @PriyamvadaGopal for those reporting on the situation in Delhi. This isn’t an equal conflict but deeply rooted in the Indian government’s systematic approach towards its Muslim minority population that has triggered this.
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Delhi High Court issues notice in the Hindu Sena President's application for registration of FIR against @aimim_national leaders Akbaruddin Owaisi, Asaduddin Owaisi and Waris Pathan for hate speech.

@asadowaisi @aimim_national @imAkbarOwaisi @warispathan
@aimim_national @asadowaisi @imAkbarOwaisi @warispathan Delhi HC issues notice in application seeking registration of FIRs against RJ Sayema, actor Swara Bhaskar, MLA Amanatullah Khan and Harsh Mander. @MirchiSayema @ReallySwara @KhanAmanatullah @AamAadmiParty
@aimim_national @asadowaisi @imAkbarOwaisi @warispathan @MirchiSayema @ReallySwara @KhanAmanatullah @AamAadmiParty Delhi HC issues notice in Petition for registration of FIR against Sonia & Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Waris Pathan, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Mehmood Pracha for hate speech.

@RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @msisodia #DelhiRiot2020
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Breaking: Delhi Police forms two SITs in Crime Branch to probe north east Delhi riots. #DelhiViolence
The two teams have been formed under two DCPs - Joy Tirkey and Rajesh Deo with four ACPs each in the two SITs.
Additional CP Crime - B K Singh will oversee the work of above two SITs.
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As the death toll in #DelhiRiots2020 rises, families wait at a mortuary in North East Delhi for the bodies of their loved ones. There’s an uneasy calm today, but for these relatives the horror continues. #DelhiViolence.
Everyone here has a story of loss. People here are crying. Others are also angry. #DelhiRiots2020. #DelhiRiots.
This lady says her brother in law was brutally beaten with iron rods. His name was Methab. He was just 22. #DelhiRiots2020.
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"Mulle media banke aaye hai. Maaron salon ko. Media waale hai [Muslims have come here disguised as journalists. Beat them up!]"

@sighyush walked from Jaffrabad towards UP border last night & witnessed the madness that's taken over Delhi.
@sighyush At the Maujpur-Babarpur metro station, Hanuman Chalisa blared from speakers as men armed with sticks and rods stood by and chanted religious slogans. A senior CAPF officer, learning that we were from the media, told us to not meddle with this crowd. “Take the opposite road."
@sighyush In Babarpur, men of all ages congregated confidently outside bylanes, brandishing sticks and rods. Boys as young as 10, wielding rods, accompanied them. There were very few women.
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