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Article: With Delimitation Now Complete, J&K Politicians Allege Further Disempowerment of Kashmir

(The Wire) In the revised electoral map drawn by the delimitation panel, the average population of an assembly constituency in the Muslim-majority Kashmir will be 1.4 lakh, while it will be only 1.2 lakh in Jammu, which is the bastion of the saffron party.

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Feature: “Why so barbarous?” asks Muslim man assaulted in viral video from Khargone

Saher Hiba Khan A recent video from Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone, following anti-Muslim violence on Ram Navami, had gone viral where five police personnel can be seen brutally assaulting two Muslim men. Maktoob contacted one of the survivors, Hafeez Mohammad Sayeed, a scrap businessman and the sole bread earner of his …

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Feature: Violent raids by cow vigilantes grip Haryana’s Muslim villages

Vipul Kumar Last week, videos of cow vigilantes open firing and forcefully abducting Muslims in Haryana’s Nuh were viral on social media. In one of the videos, a vigilante group can be seen assaulting and dragging Rahish, a daily wage worker from Rawli, out of his home while his neighbours …

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Article: The Kashmir Files: Myth or reality

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai Washington, May 05 (KMS): Tobeya Ibitayo, writer and columnist of St. Louis Magazine’s Culture newsletter, US, asked internationally known Indian scholar, Arundhati Roy on April 22, 2022, about ‘The Kashmir files.’ Arundhati Roy responded in these words, “The film is not about Kashmiri pundits in the …

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Article: Saffronization: A threat to regional peace and stability

Saima Afzal India declares itself a democratic and secular state that claims to promote religious harmony within it. However, the reality is opposite, and the Indian constitution has failed to transform the Indian society into a secular state because of the biased and bigoted attitude of the BJP-led Modi government’s …

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Article: Long power cuts cause health issues, water shortages in IIOJK

Jehangir Ali Srinagar, April 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, tensions are simmering against the long and unscheduled power outages, which have thrown normal life out of gear. With temperatures rising across the territory, the local administration, which is run directly by New Delhi, is able to …

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Feature: Ban for special Ramadan prayers at Srinagar Jamia Masjid hurts believers

Zenaira Bakhsh On the last Friday of Ramadan, women desperately offered afternoon prayer outside the locked gates of Jamia Masjid. On the previous evening, the doors of Kashmir’s historic Jamia Masjid were once again closed after the Jammu and Kashmir administration disallowed congregational prayers on Shab-e-Qadr and Jumatul-Vida. “The doors …

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Article: Uniform Civil Code back at centre-stage; genuine national issues bypassed

Humra Quraishi Instead of focusing on the rising prices touching frightful highs, the spread of the un-controlled fires and also viruses, together with hate cries and crimes, the latest provocation from the Right Wing rulers is: Uniform Civil Code. Does the minority Muslim community want it …asking for it? Does …

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Feature: Long Power Cuts Cause Health Issues, Water Shortages in Jammu and Kashmir

Jehangir Ali Tensions are simmering against the long and unscheduled power outages which have thrown normal life out of gear across Jammu and Kashmir. In some areas, anguished people, including women and farmers, have hit the streets. With temperatures rising across the union territory, the local administration, which is run …

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