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Feature: 200 years of Urdu journalism  — Once a crusader of freedom, now, a victim of bigotry

Waquar Hasan On its 200th anniversary on 27 March, journalists associated with Urdu media commemorated Urdu journalism’s contribution to the nation in particular. They lamented that the language, which played a crucial role in India’s freedom struggle, has not got its due in the independent India as it has become …

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Article: Indian Muslims are now a ‘memory of a nation falling apart in its amnesia’

Sara Ather                           To be Muslim in India today is to suffer from a crisis of belonging. But amid the alienation, an awakening has blossomed too. 2019 was the year when a major historical event unfolded in the US. Footage of the brutal killing of a black man, George Floyd, by …

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Article: OIC must take a clear position on Kashmir & Palestine

Dr Muhammad Khan The two-day meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad on 22-23 March 2022 was a great event. Under the theme of ‘Partnering for Unity, Justice and Development’ the 48th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers OIC Council of Foreign Ministers …

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Article: Kashmir Files

Maida Farid India always does a tremendous job when it comes to agenda-setting, framing, and disseminating fake news. The Kashmir Files a movie released on 11 March 2022 is one such story. A movie directed by Vivek Agnihotri, starring Anupam Kher among others, is based on the 1990 Hindu-Pandit exodus …

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Article: 26 years later: Getting away with extrajudicial execution of Jalil Andrabi

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai One of the darkest chapters of Indian judicial partiality was left hanging half closed and banging in the wind when Major Avtar Singh, the killer of internationally known human rights activist and Chairman of Kashmir Commission of Jurists, Advocate Jalil Andrabi, was found dead after he …

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The Many Unanswered Questions About India’s Missile Accident

RAJESWARI PILLAI RAJAGOPALAN On March 9, an Indian missile, reportedly a BrahMos, crossed into Pakistani territory and flew for over 120 kilometers before landing in Mian Channu. About 24 hours later, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar said that “a high speed flying object” came …

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