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Feature: Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi For nearly three centuries, Muslims and Hindus in India’s northern Varanasi city have prayed to their gods in a mosque and a temple that are separated by one wall. Many see it as an example of religious coexistence in a country where bouts of deadly …

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Feature: Demolition, resettlement: Tale of two colonies in Delhi

Aisha Siddiqui “In the 60 years we have lived here, we arranged a house for ourselves, water and electricity, they ask us to raze our home to the ground and take the land, where will we go?” asks Pushpa, a resident of Pant Nagar South Indian Camp. In Madanpur-Khadar, a …

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Feature: Marriage with Hindu woman leaves a Muslim family miserable in Madhya Pradesh

Zenaira Bakhsh In Madhya Pradesh‘s Dindori village, on 5 April, 24-year-old Asif received a phone call from 22-year-old Sahu, she told him that her parents were sending her to a relative’s home to keep her away from Asif and to avoid communal violence. The couple met in a nearby village …

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Feature: Court ordered Gyanvapi survey emboldening Hindutva brigade

Team Clarion New Delhi — The claims of Shivling having been found inside Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque following a survey the mosque on the directions of a local court has sparked concerns among Muslims with community leaders worrying that the ground is being prepared for a repeat of the Babri Masjid …

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Feature: A short film and protest song to bring out the everyday violence in Kashmir

Jahnavi Sen New Delhi: There is no point in happy endings just for the sake of them, documentary filmmaker Sandeep Ravindranath believes. And this belief comes out starkly in his latest short on Kashmir, which also serves as a music video for a Tamil protest rock song. “The only line …

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Feature: Hasty deportation of Rohingya refugee from Jammu triggers panic

Zenaira Bakhsh On May 5, the news about the deportation of Jafar Alam, one of the refugees living in Jammu, spread across the community living in Jammu. Earlier, on April 17, Alam had been detained in Hiranagar sub-jail of Jammu. “His family was told that there was some technical issue …

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