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Prem Panicker @prempanicker ÜT: 12.979221,77.6626

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@zigzackly @nilanjanaroy @sidin @surekhapillai @krishashok @npueu I don't recall reading for the pure pleasure of a… https://t.co/5s2tQTkn71 @QutqutG Which was mypoint. Remember the hashtag 'StopProvokingUs'?Thread 👇 https://t.co/xuCkeOilIiThe BJP in Bihar voted FOR a resolution against CAA/NPR/NRC. These crowds are a good part of the reason why. https://t.co/FdVdLHoQRdSo much to be done. Relief camps and collection centres will soon be up. Homes, schools, mosques need to be rebuilt… https://t.co/9cUJR88fyi
Retweeted by Prem PanickerWorth reading the history of the media's role in fomenting unrest, and learning from it. Now read the @suchitrav p… https://t.co/1jFeLXDgROAlso worth pointing out that RTLM ended each of its broadcasts with a signature line: GO TO WORK. The defense argu… https://t.co/fAhIMDy7o4Worth pointing out that later, composer and singer Simon Bikindi was tried for using his music to drum up support f… https://t.co/EsDByosp1ZThe verdict, delivered by a 3-judge bench in December 2003, found Ngeze, Nahimana, and Barayagwiza guilty of direct… https://t.co/LVSLlMhV4aThe trial began on October 23, 2000 and the key issue was the extent to which free speech can and should be protect… https://t.co/xxfkE8CrcXThe two others indicted were Ferdinand Nahimana and Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, founders of Radio Télévision Libre des… https://t.co/KMcxPE24FtNgeze's Kangura published articles dehumanizing the Tutsi as inyenzi (cockroaches). (Remember "termites"?) +In 1997, the UNInternational Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) indicted three Rwandans for “incitement to genocid… https://t.co/sMrrBYNUk6The Convention held that “incitement” means encouraging or persuading another to commit an offense by way of any an… https://t.co/FmzPJdRYypPolish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin first coined the word "genocide" in 1944. On December 9, 1948, the UNGA adopt… https://t.co/jAoU7L4ddDRead this piece, now: 👇 (Some context follows) https://t.co/ZtIRQ4AYoehttps://t.co/tIGpFtoH5G I'm reading this book now and if I wasn't angry and upset about the direction our media is… https://t.co/nB5axIqf2kI hope the young journalists working in the Times Now category of channels manage to find jobs in whatever's left o… https://t.co/FeVWkaptvz
Retweeted by Prem PanickerI am feeling the need to #restore degraded lands & #wetlands endangered & ravaged by development. To rescue+rehabil… https://t.co/jVbw1Q1Gmc
Retweeted by Prem PanickerNow ask the important question: WHY was he not arrested?The same police who said Shahrukh was arrested: https://t.co/EbjoqDHGpS See why you can't trust a single thing th… https://t.co/vcfNaV559N @ERRamachandran Their "balance" is what I wrote of in my next post. Equally contemptible. @_GoneNative Oh that is the easily understood bit. He knows what comes out of his mouth, reflexively, if he opens it.You've got to be fucking kidding me! https://t.co/yjuMSRcNkfYoung reporters risked their lives to report on the horrific riots in Delhi. Several got injured & manhandled by mo… https://t.co/1R36VLkA2N
Retweeted by Prem PanickerWhen Doval says there is normalcy is when you begin to seriously worry. https://t.co/qUB10PC2wDViolence continues at North east Delhi. 15-year-old Sakib who was beaten up just now at krawal nagar being brought… https://t.co/PFXRvRxfxr
Retweeted by Prem PanickerEqually the "liberal" anchors who "speak to the supporters and opponents of Kapil Mishra" in the name of "balance".… https://t.co/OOAzbbBTJ6I sympathise with Pravina, and all young journos out in the field reporting from high-risk zones. AND I condemn th… https://t.co/5imZKhqd9v"Failure is an insufficient word to assign to the two dispensations that govern the national capital; criminal dere… https://t.co/j4b0Xu87BK @ajay43 You have hair left? Wow!! Remarkable restraint.👇👇🤷‍♂️ https://t.co/ipIQokqm2B+ sorry... doesn't follow that the triggers, the instigators, don't matter any more.+ Whoever indulged in rioting needs to be punished. But it does not follow that the triggerStep 1: "No point asking who started it". Check your timeline - this is being repeatedly trotted out. The intent he… https://t.co/UBkP5GN0By*sigh* Judging by the signs, the next few days are going to be a minefield of manufactured narratives, a concerted… https://t.co/mzZfpruxczPrecisely why I said this: https://t.co/vzpEMANjiV https://t.co/vdJquqmGZgWTF?!!!! "The police, who detained him, said his name is Shahrukh. He has been formally arrested after the legal p… https://t.co/23TDj6Aj9gWhy no FIRs? SG: These speeches were made months ago. Court: Oh, well, in that case let's postpone the hearing so… https://t.co/Aesdco96NcSame case, yesterday: Justice Muralidhar asked Union Government and police  "'What's the appropriate time to file a… https://t.co/m7dhhHp28j
Retweeted by Prem Panicker @saylitweets Kudos to him for making those points. My limited point was that there is a great process story there -… https://t.co/tTZEUuaaAOThere are many adjectives to describe building a wall to hide poverty, Ivanka, but "creativity" is not one of them. https://t.co/uMwrsFPYMnPSA media: Here you go, a story falling into your lap. It's called a process story, btw. And everyone loves a good… https://t.co/ALpAkkRadSI mean, it's a lot easier than endlessly going "He said..." "But then this other guy said...", no? Just find out th… https://t.co/SDRnW58n5OYo, media -- it is now close to 24 hours since this whole merry go round started. Anyone want to call DCP (North Ea… https://t.co/J3BiACd6YNI have serious objection to this malicious reference to #ShaheenBagh by Rahul Mehra. https://t.co/zW1F7IKg6K
Retweeted by Prem PanickerToday I learned that hate speech that causes violence to break out in the Capital is not an urgent matter. Please… https://t.co/YRdTiRgkGb
Retweeted by Prem PanickerAaaand, we are back to business as usual. Oh, people are dying, huh? And some people are asking other people to go… https://t.co/F4tVBp5jak"Most voters don't think like pundits". The political wisdom of the ages, in those six words 👇👇 https://t.co/a7258Xum2zbedsheets needed urgently for relief work. while other small items are easy to buy and get, items like bedsheets (b… https://t.co/LJ1BotNH0A
Retweeted by Prem PanickerOh! The Delhi police did not file an FIR when said hate speeches were made, why? Kapil Mishra's speech threatenin… https://t.co/q0DslgLtb6"The situation is not conducive" for filing FIRs against hate speech. Because, see, people are hating. And acting o… https://t.co/u64HHvwH66The same BJP loudmouth features in this: https://t.co/ai6QFeLfOZ The tweet threatening Sanders has now been deleted."Provoked". "Compelled". Words used as anticipatory bail for the trouble that they intend to create. https://t.co/SYXzzRuFLrJanuary 1898. The wrongful arrest of Richard Dreyfuss was the prompt for Emile Zola's J'Accuse -- an "open letter"… https://t.co/Fs6wl58Srm"You write ‘injustice’ on the earth; We will write ‘revolution’ in the sky. Everything will be remembered; Everythi… https://t.co/MBcRlzMkvU
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2/27
2020
We will need Rs 1 lakh to provide packed food to 2000 people in NorthEast Delhi by tomorrow (27 Feb) morning. Those… https://t.co/eHyB0OA7Dp
Retweeted by Prem Panicker @vanish_forever Yes. And I forgot a compromised, compliant media, 240 characters don't suffice to list the horrors of our everyday.This is the future. A bigoted, incompetent government. A crazed bunch of supporters. A suborned and/or radicalised… https://t.co/KDCHmwQKJ3They don't even need to pretend any more, do they?Well, that didn't take long. Now for the delays, the obstructions, the obfuscations till collective amnesia sets i… https://t.co/1vgpxFHuFfNow waiting for the agriculture minister - quick, what's his name, no googling - to chair an internal security meet… https://t.co/Ihasv9M2blStart the fire. Fan it into an all-consuming blaze. Then leave it to others to pick up the pieces. Chair a no-accou… https://t.co/gKzR6Wzq4bhttps://t.co/7uRguy4Vve
Retweeted by Prem PanickerHow deeply heartbreaking to have found his body they way they did. Prayers with the family who have to suffer this… https://t.co/1cLCkpbJuw
Retweeted by Prem Panicker👇👇👇 https://t.co/ljXkJEebg125 muslim families who were hiding in hindu family houses in shyam vihar since yesterday were escorted by police &… https://t.co/aru0rvq5H8
Retweeted by Prem PanickerSuperb. 49”. Muslim man speaks a few home truths to uncomfortable Doval re RSS and Amit. Doval flees. Crowd shouts… https://t.co/9QyPbWN524
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Retweeted by Prem PanickerWe are organising once again. Kindly spread the word. Join in large numbers. It does not matter to which country, r… https://t.co/fTWHhpSFne
Retweeted by Prem PanickerAlso If any journalist can connect me to anyone whose property has been destroyed I will ensure money for 100% repa… https://t.co/IXS2kaRJFm
Retweeted by Prem PanickerIf you teach about South Asia and aren’t talking with your classes about what’s going on in India right now, you’re… https://t.co/fEUbErpyIQ
Retweeted by Prem Panicker @iconohclast yeah, been following it on LiveLaw. Every other intervention of his makes you want to, um, explode.Tushar Mehta, ladies and gentlemen. Solicitor General of India. Arguing that when someone makes a hate speech that… https://t.co/ts8Xq2lASrBrilliant!! First destroy their homes, shops, property. Then lock them down. Kashmir, redux. https://t.co/dFpZ4LzSGtLiving in what and WHAT?!!!!! https://t.co/D6LB5hLdjF @anaggh Yeah, I know exactly what you meanBIG BIG #BREAKING 👉Delhi High Court directs Delhi Police commissioner to look into hate speeches by following indi… https://t.co/NjjbLCLlJ4
Retweeted by Prem PanickerThe replies are so satisfying. https://t.co/jSVA0g8Sc3
Retweeted by Prem PanickerWhat planet does this person come from? https://t.co/csp7eVpJukThrilled by this level of practicality! https://t.co/my1ELe8Xjq
Retweeted by Prem Panicker @anaggh I'll refrain from comment. I mean, there is contempt of court and then there are the words that immediately… https://t.co/R7IgN9YCbgAt a time when even the faintest ray of light comes as a relief, Justice Muralidhar merits high praise. Oh, and So… https://t.co/ONMnT9Lu9P @sritara Yeah. The judge has been awesome, not least when he sat the cops and the SG down, said watch the video, an… https://t.co/WOZmyYDUtd @haseenrahman Yes but unfortunately, the SB issue is now with the SC, so no role left for the HC. Agree, though - J… https://t.co/r8WXE1V5mrOrganisations, NGOs and charities collecting donations/ supplies for relief work in the #DelhiRiots, please add you… https://t.co/88sgLAgxoj
Retweeted by Prem Panicker🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️ The Supine Court of India. https://t.co/tPdg9RDIcASetting fire to entire neighbourhoods does generate "immense warmth". https://t.co/DugSqQA6NE @lecercle Modi's, AFAIK.👇👇👇 https://t.co/CkOdPxFz4I @lecercle Sure. Saw the first signs yesterday. But it is not as if Shah is a novice at either manufacturing evidenc… https://t.co/ro3LOs3AQh"Allegedly"? There is video of the actual speeches. Meanwhile in Kashmir, there are politicians in "preventive det… https://t.co/K6LCMcKm9jThere is every need to document and archive what is happening in Delhi (and other parts of the country) in these tu… https://t.co/4wxGtveLOi
Retweeted by Prem PanickerCurioser and curioser. The NSA, reporting to the PMO, tasked with restoring peace, which by rights is the remit of… https://t.co/oARmdlSavaListen to @Samanth_S's chilling podcast on the "broken republic" of India under BJP-RSS/Modi-Shah rule in the conte… https://t.co/ST1vWefLX6
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2/26
2020
For corroboration you can check with @NikhilCariappa1 @sighyush - we met there and moved together for safety - or… https://t.co/jSt4UDNE7Q
Retweeted by Prem Panicker"We have no shortage of police personnel":- Amulya Patnaik. Indeed. This by the way is to to forestall calls for… https://t.co/Jja48rOehyProtest tomorrow against the despicable violence and inaction in Delhi. Town Hall 26 February, 4 to 6 pm.… https://t.co/kDJwqnzCte
Retweeted by Prem Panicker4.2 million views for John Oliver's show on Modi on YouTube, even if HotStar has chosen to not upload the episode i… https://t.co/PBJYXcXNVU
Retweeted by Prem PanickerScrew Hotstar. Here: https://t.co/I4Bw6peWVk "India, which produced this enduring symbol of love (the Taj Mahal)… https://t.co/D0tLkFy7cn
2/25
2020

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