In an official statement, the ministry said it issued an order on Monday to block 22 YouTube channels, three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account and one news website.
Khurram Parvez has worked extensively to document serious human rights violations, including enforced disappearances and unlawful killings, in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. In his search for accountability, Parvez has been the victim of a number of incidents of reprisals reportedly for sharing this information with the United Nations, as documented in various reports of the Secretary-General and communications from UN special procedures mandate holders.
On Friday March 4, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana introduced the Haryana Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religious Bill, 2022 in the Vidhan Sabha. This step by the Haryana government follows similar moves by Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka, all BJP run states. These have been later passed as laws.
As many as 135, or 22%, of the 623 candidates contesting in the third phase of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh have criminal cases against them, non-profit organisation the Association for Democratic Reforms said on Tuesday. It also said that 103, or 17%, have serious criminal cases like those of murder, kidnapping and rape registered against them.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday delivered a speech in Lok Sabha in which he criticised PM Modi and the government on various issues. Talking about Ashoka, Rahul Gandhi said nowhere in the history a rule by the stick which he claimed that the BJP is doing has worked. The stick has always been smashed, Rahul Gandhi said.
In the last couple of years, we are seeing continuous attacks on the very basic fabric of Indian democracy and its principles. The union government has failed in defending the communal ethos. Instead, the BJP government orchestrated the destruction of the democratic institution and has been curtailing the rights of its citizens.