Hate crimes: Dakshina Kannada is number one district in India


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SHP)

Bengaluru, Jul 17: A constant rise in the cases associated with lynching has been observed in Uttar Pradesh. Unfortunately, in the same category, Karnataka has quietly emerged as the second-biggest state in India for hate crimes after Uttar Pradesh and Dakshina Kannada is top in the list of districts of India in hate crimes.

Harsh Mander, noted activist and director of the Centre for Equity Studies in New Delhi, pointed out this grave piece of information during a panel discussion in Bengaluru on Tuesday. He spoke about the growing intolerance in India. “The situation in Karnataka is much worse. Figures show Dakshina Kannada as the number one district in the country for hate crimes,” Mander added.

According to Sharib Ali of the Quill Foundation, which documented hate crimes in the country for over a five years stated that since 2014, 948 incidents of hate crimes were reported including 117 cases of lynching, 258 physical assaults, couple cases of communal tension, few cases of harassment and several other mosque and church related attacks have been taking place. The nationwide number of victims stands at 11,722, with 108 people getting killed. Karnataka saw 111 incidents and 553 victims.

Mander referred it to as a ‘dangerous trend’, and explicitly linked the spike in violence to the far-right rhetoric of the Modi regime. “They are legitimizing hatred for minorities that we did not know existed,” he said and classified the choice of voters in 2019 elections to be catastrophic for the country’s social fabric. “India could have voted for progress, salvaging an economy in shambles and confronting the rising farm distress. Instead, it chose to vote in favour of masculine Hindutva,” he added.

While Ali pointed that under the Modi regime a climate was being created where violence was glamorized and the people responsible for it were lauded. “But at the core, lynching is an act of reconstructing social order to show minorities their place,” he added. Meanwhile, Mander compared the current situation of India to Germany during the Nazi rule. “After the war ended, young Germans asked their parents why they did not stop the Nazis from persecuting the Jews and trying to conquer Europe. Their answer then was ‘we did not know'. “We in India do not have the luxury of such ignorance,” he said. 

Mander brought forward an incident from 1947, one where Gandhi was invited to visit Pakistan. It was the time when Gandhi turned down the offer claiming he would not leave Delhi until every Muslim child living in India could walk the streets without fear.

Mander spoke about the lynching of the 16-year-old son of an Imam at Asansol, which reportedly prompted the local Muslim community to protect Hindu homes and shops so as to contain the inflammatory situation was a tear-jerker for all. The violence asserted by mob that carry out crimes such as lynching are reflective of the fact that Mahatma Gandhi’s work is still incomplete, Mander regretted.

  

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  • Roy, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    The settlers from North Kerala should assimilate to mangalorean culture. Kerala settlers can reduce tensions by respecting local customs and traditions.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    matter of pride for all of us...district can be referred to as Haters District....

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Welcome to Cow belt of south Indian.

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  • J L Mangalore, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Finally something to be proud of for our beloved NO 1 MP...
    Finally he made our district also NO 1 in something...
    Jai Nalin...

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  • Namith, Kottara

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    one more feather for Congress ruled state.

    Where r the UP haters in this group??.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    literacy exposed today and proving education is not only the factors which could change the system in the society. We should be ashamed despite we are rated among tops in literacy rate. All credit goes to Nagpur ideologists.

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    offcource as i see some year here we have crime for funny things like some one transport the cow and some one talk to girl belong to other eligion. So we need to change our mind and for youth we should educate them in this case ..
    we cant force anyone to stop eating food which is religion sentimental for other religion thats not a right way if we change in indian law stop eating beef then its fine...

    right india is no,1 beef exporter in the world and one more things is all expoter owner belong to same religion that who says cow is thier matha

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    what a dubious distinction for a district that was at the forefront of intellectual thought and amity earlier. Perhaps DK is showing the way this country will take over the next few decades, if left unchecked.

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  • JP, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    The biggest Achievement of our Fire Brand MP!

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Only small section of the society damage the image of the society. Bit in total society is still inits oldage days and lack leader ship to continue it's under current Spirit. The money and musscle power expose it's character but the entire society is not deviated from it's principle s and value.the same quality of love affection and harmony exist. In the entire society there is no communal feelings. If politician and religious head take back seat everything will be fine. The report is far from truth.

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  • Pokri Dhooma, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Congratulations!!!! We did it!!!

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  • Mr India, Kudla

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Reasons
    1)No proper 9 to 5 jobs.
    2)Too much inclined towards culture.
    3)Can sell anything in the name of religion.
    4)Highly egoistic that it's budiwantara jille and secures a 1st place in some state exam.
    5) Sleep on Sunday & Take Monday as an extended weekend.
    Unfortunately, DK in some years will only be known for what it was in the future and will have nothing to look for KL filled Hospitals & Colleges.

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  • clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    What a great achievement fellow mangagala uru people. We are very proud of our achievement. Whole world is admiring you .

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Credit goes to Nagpur university.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Hello there guys ! Good News for all and one more achievement is on the way that is RAPE ! we really giving tough competition to NORTH INDIA ! that too not Karnataka state its one only from DK the great buddivanthara JILLE thanks to our politicians who made the district heaven to hell !

    If you BUDDIJEEVI you should know who are these people !!

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  • Ashwitha, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Wow super Dakshina kannada is in competition with uttar pradesh. Very soon Dk wil be the topper and Rs wil turn as Dollars too

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  • Chetan, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Waw...what an achievement of those who won elections in Someone else's name. At this rate DK will be number one in the world.

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Stone pelting... Cow smuggling.. Behind these attacks..

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  • Amit Rao, mumbai.

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Cow is just a reason to commit crime againt minority. I am 100 percent sure ruling BJP govt. is interested to save.cows. Hypocracy at the peak. For the information of cow worshiper, India is highest exporter of Beef and cow meat in the world.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    wow good news for people are D.K and hindutva people ......
    specially modi supporters and sang people......
    you people made our city proud .......
    what congress not did in 70 years bjp people made in 5 years...........

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Dakshin Kannada district, inhabitants are conservative, yet they lived in relative tranquillity, peace and harmony....... An in depth analysis, will reveal that alienation, mistrust, occurred due to rampant Demographic upheavals !!!!! Mangaluru city, lies in close proximity, to North Kerala.......This in flux and influence, of culture, religion, disturbed the delicate, calm, equilibrium and ambience, of the entire disrtict !!!!! Rampant pilfering of cattle, furthur added to the mistrust and hatred between communities !!!!!!!!

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Time to call for a celebration on this remarkable achievement of most educated district. Whom to blame now.....

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Who would want to venture into such a place for setting up business or settling down??

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  • Nitin B, Karkala

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    What to do, we have to deal with love jihad, cow jihad, and what not, all by ourselves 😩

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Electronic Vomiting Machine to be blamed.

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    OMG..!!!
    From do these survey activists blossom out every amavasya bringing some hate topic about Mangalore/Dakshina kannada

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  • Babanna, Jeppu, Kudla

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    For few days no more Rafael,.......... no more chowkidar chor..............etc ...etc... looks this will start again by Ganji Giraakis and Tukde Gang.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    And the award goes to .....................

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Cow snugglers

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  • James, Belman

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    This is what happens when educated select uneducated looking only at the cast and religion

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Seriously Topper?

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Hate virus transmitted in DK due to Cow/Beef politics..

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  • raj, Mglr

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    See This is what we have achieved in the name of Religion... and Animal.


    We are least Bothered about our basic needs like.
    Employment,
    Education,
    Commodity Pricing,
    Standard of Living
    Infrastructure,
    Water
    Proper Roads,
    Electricity
    Environment. etc

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  • SB, Mlore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Karnataka may face Mid terms polls now. Ganji Giraakis thukde gang started getting active .

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    For you only visible elections and BJP winning. My dear any party win we need peace and good governance without hating each other communities. Polls,elections come and go but we as residents of the city be careful and act wisely

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    It is unfortunate that time and again we, the general public get cheated by politicians or simply we prefer to remain so? Some of us think being loyal to some party is patriotic, but politicians make their money and laugh at our ignorance..Our focus should be on real issues like pollution, unemployment, water scarcity ,lack of speedy and just judicial system, corruption in public offices etc

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