Newsclick Production, September 26,2013
Newsclick discusses the growing communal polarisation in UP and beyond, with Seema Mustafa, senior journalist. Mustafa says these riots resemble a mini Gujarat. Thousands of Muslims have been displaced in these riots, turning them into refugees with their houses burnt and plundered. They have been so terrified that they can't go back to whatever they left behind. Mustafa calls this as a huge crisis.
Courtesy: cpim.org, September 21,2013
A CPI(M) delegation comprising of Shri Saidul Haque, MP, Subhashini Ali, Member Central Committee, DP Singh, member UP State Secretariat, and district party leaders visited Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, 14th September. Since day curfew had been lifted, to visit the homes of Sachin and Gaurav who had been killed on the 27th August and Rajendra Varma, an IBN7 correspondent who was killed on the 7th September; meet hundreds of people in camps who had lost their family members, their homes, belongings and livestock; and visit the Dsst. Hospital. It was possible to come to some conclusions and formulate demands at the end of the visit.
Courtesy: Centre for Policy Analysis, September 18,2013
This fact-finding exercise was coordinated by the Centre for Policy Analysis. Team members were the human rights activist and former civil servant Harsh Mander, former Director-General of the Border Security Force, E N Rammohan, Professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy of Jawaharlal Nehru University, National Integration Council member John Dayal, senior journalist Sukumar Muralidharan and CPA Director and senior editor Seema Mustafa.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, September 14, 2013
The riots in Muzaffarnagar brings back memories when I was a young boy studying in Allahabad. A park opposite my house was the venue of a Jan Sangh meeting. I still remember the hate filled speech against Muslims, and incitement to mass riots over a local clash among Hindu and Muslim youth in Aligarh. There was the same twist to the tale, the allegation of women being harassed and the same hate filled appeal to save the honour of “our women”. Nothing has changed in the last 50 years, not the mindset, not the modus operandi of the RSS and its front organisations – the Jan Sangh then and the BJP now.
Newsclick Production, July 13, 2013
Narendra Modi's elevation as the Chairman of the BJP’s Election Campaign Committee for 2014 General Elections is seen as a gamble which will not pay the BJP. It poses a serious challenge to communal harmony and peace in the country. This elevation will make it difficult for the BJP to have electoral alliances with other political parties. The party has damaged its own prospects. D Raghunandan discusses with Anil Mishra, senior political analyst and commentator, the fallouts of Modi's elevation.
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, March 10, 2012