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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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Article: Hindu nationalists write school textbooks; Increasing presence of RSS at curriculum committee

Farha Shareef V and Hiba V The Indian Express led investigation revealed that individuals involved in the restructuring of the National Curriculum Framework for schools have direct links with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the paramilitary volunteer organisation of Hindu nationalists. At least 24 members are with RSS links and some of …

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Article: Barrister Sultan successfully exposed to world India’s true face in IIOJK

Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, AJK India is vehemently trying to convince international community regarding normalcy in IIOJK while situation in disputed region is quite far from being normal. Incessant Indian illegitimate episode of terror and plunder in the only law prevailing in the valley; with political movement of politicians being restricted, …

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Feature: Ineligible for job, higher education; Indian students enrolled in Pakistan upset by UGC notice

MALIK NISAR It is 11 am in the morning and Sajad, instead of attending conferences, is busy fencing the apple garden on the outskirts of his village. This may become a routine as India’s education body, University Grants Commission is likely to put a brake on his studies. Sajad completed …

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Article: Dalit majority village in Uttarakhand plagued by untouchability

A few upper-caste families dominate Kumaon’s Bajeti village due to the lack of Dalit unity. Kushal Choudhary, Govind Sharma Dehradun, June 24 (KMS): Uttarakhand’s Bajeti village is a paradox. Despite Dalits constituting the majority of the population, untouchability is widely prevalent in this Kumaon village – the paradox is starker …

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Article: Bulldozing the idea of India

Mushtaque Rahamat Watching the demolition of houses of the riot accused in Prayagraj, formerly Allahabad, was gut-wrenching. Last month similar scene was played out in Delhi’s Jehangirpuri. In this impoverished locality,homes and businesses of poor Muslims were demolished by MCD officials apparently on the pretext of illegal encroachment despite the …

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Article: Divide and rule, BJP style

(The Wire) Whether it is CAA-NRC, the farm laws or the Agnipath scheme, it appears that the Modi government has two strategies: disruption of normal life and creating dissonance among the people.

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Article: Hindu – Muslim relation has reached the tipping point

Syed Ali Mujtaba Hindu – Muslim relations have reached a tipping point in India. This has happened under the BJP rule where a series of anti-Muslim events is witnessed to convert the Indian political scene into an 80 vs 20 format to consolidate the Hindu majority by vilification of Muslim …

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Feature: Jahangirpuri violence: In absence of men, Muslim women struggle to put food on table

Shaheen Abdulla Nargis,20, is anxious about how to feed her eight-month-old infant. The tragedy of losing her first child two years ago haunts her. But her husband is absconding since police began raiding Muslim houses after communal violence broke out in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Hanuman Jayanti, 16 April this year. …

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