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As Rahul Gandhi’s #BharatJodoYatra passes through its first BJP-governed state, the focus has been on communal hate. The Congress leader had a series of meetings with artists, writers and activists who have been fighting hate, writes @PoojaPrasanna4. Image
Slain journalist #GauriLankesh’s sister Kavitha and mother Indira Lankesh met Rahul Gandhi and walked with him for a few minutes. Kavitha told TNM that Rahul shared his experience of losing a family member to hate and violence. Image
In Karnataka's Mandya, a group of 12 educationalists and activists met Rahul Gandhi for almost an hour and spoke of issues plaguing the education field in the state. Many issues from NEP to the saffronisation of textbooks featured in the discussions. Image
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JOIN US as we mark 31 days of continuous People’s Protest, at Kohuwela junction on Thurs March 31st!💪🏾

It’s heartening to see so many people’s protests not affiliated to political parties over the weekend! It’s time the people realised their power!

#takebackourpower✊🏾 #lka ImageImageImage
Some captures from the Kandy People’s Protest yesterday (Wed)!

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Kollupitiya Peoples Protest continues - some captures from yesterday💪🏾

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On the 4th anniv of the assassination of #GauriLankesh: a thread to remind us of the Hindu-supremacist terrorists who trained, armed & instigated her killers - and the fact that the same terrorists are targeting many of us today. Read where the case stands…
Hindu-supremacist outfit @SanatanSanstha is named by SIT as responsible for the assassination of not only Gauri but activists and writers Dabholkar and Pansare, & academic Prof Kalburgi. All were targeted for writing against “Hindutva” - Hindu-supremacist ideology & politics.
Sanatan Sanstha, linked with a 2009 blast in Goa, shares its Goa HQ with @HinduJagrutiOrg . Both together organise a yearly All India Hindu Convention explicitly calling to turn secular India into a Hindu Nation in which minorities will be 2nd class citizens.
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#SupremeCourt to hear the plea filed by Kavitha Lankesh, sister of slain journalist, Gauri Lankesh, seeking to stay the Karnataka HC order which had quashed the charges under KCOCA against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused men on trial for Gauri Lankesh’s murder Image
KCOCA is a law enacted by Karnataka in India since 2000 to combat organised crime and terrorism. The Act was modelled on the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA)
#supremecourtofindia #gaurilankesh
#SupremeCourt had issued notice on the plea in early July…
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Three years ago this day, Sept 5, around this hour, Bangalore-based journalist and human rights activist GAURI LANKESH was assassinated.
Any squeak in the mainstream media today?
The Hindu, Bangalore edition, today carries a full page, repeat full page, Oped about a Bombay film industry actor who died two months ago and who a lot of us had never heard of earlier.
Deccan Herald, Bangalore's own newspaper, also has acres of stuff on local and Bombay film industry personalities.
Zilch on Gauri.
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Three years ago, this day, #GauriLankesh was assassinated. An independent journalist who spoke truth to power, she was one of the fiercest critics of Hindutva politics.

An unparalleled hero amongst us. Rest in Power, Gauri Lankesh.

#IfWeDoNotRise, all will be lost. Image
A beautiful picture shared by @kavithalankesh on Facebook. Image
#IfWeDoNotRise, all will be lost. Image
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At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria.
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Today marked five years since #NarendraDabholkar was assassinated while on his morning walk in Pune (thread)

That act robbed Maharashtra and the rest of the country of one of the finest rationalist minds and dogged anti-superstition activists.

#NarendraDabholkar was 67 yrs old
For 18 long years, #NarendraDabholkar and his compatriots had campaigned for an anti-superstition anti-black magic law.
They were convinced that poorest/weakest people were being exploited under the rubric of religious practices though these had little or no religious sanction
On Aug 26, 2013, less than a week after #NarendraDabholkar was shot dead, the Maharashtra govt promulgated an ordinance. And formalised the law in December that year.

Since then, the law has seen amendments which diluted it, the list of banned activities has been reducing.
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Post-2014 elections, India hasn’t stopped debating the surge in nationalism, religious hatred and widespread intolerance. In this @risj_oxford paper, I explore how journalists in India were targeted in this age of intolerance and rising nationalism (Thread)
Journalists are killed and threatened in India despite being perceived as a "country at peace". Threats increase during severe personal integrity rights violation by the state or when the quality of governance goes down, wrote Victor Asal et al
"Nothing protects a journalist so much as public outrage and public support," Woodhull and Snyder wrote. What happens if the public outrage is against journalists themselves? The incident at the Patiala High Court in the heart of New Delhi was unprecedented
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