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Feature: To rubbish WHO’s 2020 COVID death estimates, India used flawed data, analysis

SHREEGIREESH JALIHAL AND TAPASYA   On May 5, 2022, the WHO estimated that 100.51 lakh people died in India in 2020. Of this, it estimated 8.30 lakh were COVID-linked deaths. In its May 5 press release rejecting the WHO figures, the Union health ministry claimed that 81.20 lakh people died …

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Feature: “You will be killed for being Muslim”: JNU activist Afreen Fatima’s sister shares ordeal during detention

Zenaira Bakhsh On the night of June 11, when 19-year-old Sumaiya Fatima told the police that her sister, Afreen Fatima was an activist and a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the police changed their tone. What followed was a long night of questioning and harassment against the alleged involvement …

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Feature: Kanpur Violence: ‘Muslims Being Picked Up Indiscriminately,’ Say Families of Those Arrested

(The Wire) From the 'key conspirator' named by police to those arrested, respective families have alleged that those who had little to do with the violence have been picked up simply because they were Muslim. Police said, 'Those who are innocent will be let off.'

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Feature: Fear for life: Pandits want to flee from Kashmir to “safer places”

Malik Nisar and Sajad Hameed “We wish to stay back in our homeland but the situation is not conducive. Our people are getting killed regularly. We were kept confined to one place and in such a choked environment it’s difficult to survive,” says 33-year-old Amit Bandoo, exhausted with the situation. …

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