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Article – 20 years of Godhra riots: How hate went mainstream in India

When we remember 2002, we must keep in mind that the anti-Muslim pogrom, which was genocidal in nature, was not a work of a day or weeks. Observers were left stunned by the expanse of the violence and the sheer number of people who got actively involved in it. This, apart from those who silently watched it, lent a hand here and there without soiling their hands, and those who later rationalised it. What made them participate in the violence of this nature?

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Article: Kashmir Files: Another machiavellian film to be out this month

Asif Khan and Arbeena Shah In our childhood days, Bollywood was something that brought the entire family together as people remained glued to the screens waiting for the protagonist to beat the villains. But growing up witnessing different shades of Bollywood made us realize and challenge the notion that everything …

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Article: In Islam doing an entire purdah by Muslim women is an act of worship

Farooq Ahmad Bakloo Since a month after the episode of Karnataka where some Muslim girls were not allowed to enter the school because of a violation of the school dress code. After that, the issue has become a national sensation and nourishment to those Media channels that repeatedly are a …

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Feature: Saleem Khan – a father who languishes in jail under UAPA

Arshi Qureshi “Each day feels like a year; I wonder what sin I committed that I have to go through this agony,” Saleem Khan wrote in one of his letters to his family. So far, Saleem had written approximately 200-300 pages of letters from the Mandoli jail. It has been …

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Article: Why Gujarat 2002 is so easy to forget

(The Wire) After the 2002 anti-Muslim pogrom in Gujarat, Modi’s image builders milked the occasion to anoint him as the strongman saviour that India’s majority religion needed to put Muslims in their place.

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Feature: Delhi riots anniversary: Amit Shah’s cheering for Delhi Police rubs salt into wounds of riot victims

Zafar Aafaq Addressing the 75th Raising Day parade of the Delhi Police on February 16, Amit Shah applauded the force for what he called as “strict” and “fair” investigation into the cases related to 2020 Delhi riots. “The Delhi Police,” he had said, “has worked hard during the northeast Delhi …

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Article: Mockery of justice: 38 Muslims on death row while convict Pragya Thakur in Indian parliament

Zakir Hussain A Gujarat court’s decision to award capital punishment to 38 Muslims have sent shockwaves in the Muslim community. Six of them are from Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district. People like me believe that they are common young men, struggling for their bright future but one fine day, they were …

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