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Article: Russia-Ukraine crisis brought international isolation for India

Farid Ullah Khan India’s decision to reject UN Security Council resolution and to abstain from voting on UNHCR resolution against Russia resulted in considerable worldwide criticism and isolation for India, which came at a time when she was attempting to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Following …

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Opinion: Unending ordeal of three Kashmiri students jailed for India-Pakistan cricket match post

Ubeer Naqushbandi Six months in jail, suspension from college, denial of surety bond, are some of the repercussions that the three Kashmiri boys—Showkat Ahmed Ganai, Inayat Altaf Sheikh and Arshid Yousuf—are facing, while their families are frantically trying to secure their release. Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): At Bandipora’s Shahgund village, …

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Post 2019, Indian unlawful actions & delimitation of IIOJK

Farid Ullah Khan Delimitation of constituencies by BJP-led government in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is giving more assembly seats to minority Hindu populace over Muslim majority populace. It has not only hurt the sentiments of people of Kashmir on both sides of the border but also united …

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Article: Jahangirpuri demolitions: Legal position, facts and data; A quick read

Maktoob Staff A brief note by Land Conflict Watch on the much-criticised move of BJP controlled North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s “demolition drive” in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. Land Conflict Watch is an independent network of researchers studying land conflicts, climate change and natural resource governance in India. On April 20, after letter …

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Feature: Hopes shattered, savings exhausted; Kashmiris jailed outside Kashmir

Zenaira Bakhsh Shaban Ganai, a labourer in his 60s, had to sell off his cattle and land in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district to arrange money to travel over a thousand kilometres to meet his son, 22-year-old Shaukat Ganai, in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra jail. “I had one kanal land, worth 10 …

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Feature: Tore our clothes, thrashed our father: Depositions from Khargone

Alfiya Khan and Meer Faisal In Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone, anti-Muslim violence that emanated from Ram Navami processions on 10 April left a trail of destruction for the Muslim community. One such distressed Muslim shared his trauma with Maktoob. Mohammad Nadeem Shaikh, a 36-year-old resident of Gulshan Nagar, was sleeping in …

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Opinion: Inspired by ‘Kashmir Files’, Hindutva workers threaten to remove Muslims from Roorkee village in UP

Sumedha Pal Roorkee (Uttarakhand), April 19 (KMS): Dada Jalalpur is a hamlet in Roorkee’s Bhagwanpur region. On April 16, violence broke out here after a Hanuman Jayanti ‘shobha yatra’ or procession. The lanes of the hamlet are narrow, but they clearly separate ‘Hindu’ areas from ‘Muslim’ ones. The former is …

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Feature: Aftermath of Khargone violence: Muslims bear brunt of anti-Muslim riot

Akansha Deshmukh Muslim community in Khargone after the communal violence is subjected to forced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, and torture in the hands of the administration and the local police. ‘Chutad par maaro, isko chutad par maaro’ which roughly translates to ‘hit on body part below the waist and above the …

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