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Alishan Jafri

Mahant Bajrang Muni Udasin, Who Repeatedly Called for Rape of Muslim Women, Is a Serial Offender

By Kaushik Raj and Alishan Jafri / The Wire New Delhi: On April 2, 2022, Mahant Bajrang Muni Udasin, priest of the Badi Sangat Ashram in Uttar...

Opinion: Kashmir Files weaponizes grief for propaganda

By Alishan Jafri / Two Circles After a friend shared Chetan Bhagat’s recent op-ed in the Times of India bashing the outrage against the Kashmir Files, I felt compelled to...

We ID’d Anti-Muslim Sloganeers at ‘The Kashmir Files’ Screenings. What We Found Won’t Surprise You.

By Alishan Jafri and Kaushik Raj / The Wire New Delhi: Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the list of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders who have endorsed...

Yati Narsinghanand and the Mysterious Case of the Missing UAPA Charge

By Alishan Jafri / The Wire After being granted bail in the two cases for which he was arrested – making offensive and derogatory remarks against women,...

Sadhvi Vibhanand’s Call to ‘Rape’ Muslim Women With Impunity Shows Hindutva’s Politics of Fear

By N.C. Asthana The National Commission of Women (NCW) took cognizance of a video inciting sexual violence against Muslim women. The said video was brought to their...

Thook Jihad? No, India is Drowning in the Cesspool Our Reigning Spit Experts Have Created

By Alishan Jafri Spreading fake videos of Muslims and calling it “thook (or spit) jihad” has become the latest right-wing trend. It could be a rotiwala blowing into a hot...

Explained: ‘Trads’ vs ‘Raitas’ and the Inner Workings of India’s Alt-Right

By Alishan Jafri , Naomi Barton New Delhi: On January 4, the Mumbai police booked the alleged perpetrators of the ‘Bulli Bai’ app. The two persons...

‘Trads’ Beyond Bulli Bai Case: ‘Hate, Genocide & Mass Rapes are Humour for Them’

By ADITYA MENON The Bulli Bai case, in which pictures of politically articulate Muslim women activists, journalists and other professionals were put up on Github for a...

Genocide as Pop Culture: Inside the Hindutva World of ‘Trads’ and ‘Raitas’

By Alishan Jafri and Naomi Barton New Delhi: On January 4, the Mumbai police booked the alleged perpetrators of the ‘Bulli Bai’ app. The two persons...