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Feature: “Tortured our child,” says kin of 8-year-old Rizwan Qureshi

Saher Hiba Khan On 8 September, a large group from the Hindu community was taking out the yearly Mahavir Akhara rally through Barharia’s Purani Bazaar— a Muslim dominated locality in Bihar’s Siwan district. At around 4 pm that evening, the mob started pelting stones, shouting Islamophobic slogans and playing obscene …

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Feature: Student leader Atiq-ur-Rehman swinging between life & death inside jail, laments wife

(Clarion India) “On 29th August, he was being taken to the doctor for check-up. On the way, his condition deteriorated to such an extent that he fell unconscious. Till now, he is unable to recognise people and does not understand what he is saying,” said Sanjida Rahman, wife of the UAPA accused

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Feature: Kin, neighbours refute allegations against Delhi man arrested for terror funding

Muhammad Tahir On August 18, Mohammad Yaseen, a resident of Delhi’s Turkman Gate, was arrested in a joint operation by police from Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, along with central agencies. The 48-year-old was arrested from Old Delhi’s Meena Bazaar area. Police said that yaseen allegedly working as an agent …

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Feature: Jamia Millia threatens to cancel admission of MPhil Scholar Safoora Zargar

Shaheen Abdulla Student activist and research scholar Safoora Zargar says that the Department of Sociology in Jamia Millia Islamia is threatening to cancel her Mphil admission in a “discriminatory” move. The 29-year-old Muslim activist claims that her application for an extension of Mphil thesis submission has been put on hold …

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Feature: “Killed for Muslim identity”: Weeks after custodial deaths of 4 men case makes no progress

Zenaira Bakhsh About two weeks after the mysterious deaths of four Muslim men in judicial custody at the Baruipur Central Correctional Home, South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, their families still await answers to what actually happened in those ten days. All these days later, the postmortem reports of Abdul …

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Feature: Eyewitness accounts of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat on Ram Navami

Neha Dabhade & Hozefa Ujjaini Against the backdrop of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat’s Himmatnagar and Khambhat in April this year, a fact-finding team consisting of Neha Dabhade, Deputy Director at Centre for Study of Society and Secularism and Hozefa Ujjaini, social activist and Director of Buniyaad visited Khambhat and Himmatnagar …

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