Features

Feature: ‘While I’m Alive, I’ll Keep Speaking.’ Journalist Rana Ayyub’s fight to expose the truth in India

(Time) Although India is often called the world’s largest democracy, U.S.-based nonprofit Freedom House downgraded India from “free” to “partly free” in March 2021, citing a decline in civil liberties since Modi came to power in 2014, including the intimidation of journalists and activists.

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Feature: ‘Nobody forced us to leave’

(The Kashmiriyat) Amid chaos, non-locals narrate stories of love they received from Kashmiris and they dismiss the narratives created by the mainstream media in India

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Suicides, fratricides rising among soliders in Kashmir

On Thursday, Sepoy Deeraj Kumar of the Engineering Unit posted at Kralpora pointed the barrel of his service rifle towards him and died by suicide by fired himself with his service rifle in Kupwara – frontier district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Feature: As violence against Muslims escalates, Online Hindutva propaganda pushes economic boycott

(The Wire) Social media propaganda, complete with hashtags, trends and concocted videos, seems to have one single aim: to boycott Muslim-owned and run businesses. Hindutva supporters on Facebook and Twitter have been exhorting social media users of the Hindu faith to destabilise what they call the ‘halal economy’ of Indian Muslims by transferring their business to Hindu-owned and run businesses instead.

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