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In Kashmir, ‘conscious music’ tests India’s limits on speech

HEIKH SAALIQ and AIJAZ HUSSAIN Srinagar (KMS): Sarfaraz Javaid thumps his chest rhythmically in the music video, swaying to the guitar and letting his throaty voice ring out through the forest: “What kind of soot has shrouded the sky? It has turned my world dark. … Why has the home …

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Feature: “Our daughter keeps asking where her baba is”: Aasif Sultan’s wife on her husband’s incarceration

Aliza Noor “Areeba keeps asking us where her ‘Baba’ is. What all to explain to a 4-year-old?” says Sabina Akhter, wife of Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan who has been in jail for over 1,400 days now. Aasif, who in 2019 was given the John Aubuchon Press Freedom award, has been …

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Article: Amplifying Amartya Sen’s “collapse of the nation” theory

Syed Ali Mujtaba Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen  says India has entered into a dangerous phase that can best be described as the “Collapse of the Nation.” His idea needs to be amplified because Professor Sen is India’s one of the most distinguished citizens. Let’s put on the table what Professor …

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Feature: Prophet row: Muslims suffer in UP’s Saharanpur as kins languish in jail

Zenaira Bakhsh Since his arrest, Mohammad Bilal’s family has been unable to meet him in jail due to the fear of being detained like the family members of many others who dared to visit their kins in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur jail. Local police arrested 85 Muslim men of different age …

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Article: Teesta Setalvad Case – ‘Asatyameva Jayate’ has triumphed  

Syed Ali Mujtaba There are many instances where untruth has triumphed. The latest case of “Asatyameva Jayate“ is Supreme Court’s judgment on Teesta Setalvad, R B Sreekumar, and Sanjiv Bhatt. The judgment was pronounced on a simple case of an appeal against an order of the Gujarat High Court which …

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Article: Teesta Setalvad Arrest: Zakia Jafri’s Case is reminder of how the guilty of Gujarat subverted law

(The Wire) Twenty years after an estimated 300 incidents racked Gujarat, Zakia Jafri's case was again heard before the Supreme Court on June 24. However, this time there were consequences leading to the arrest of Teesta Setalvad.

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