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Article: After three years of central rule in Kashmir, the ground situation is no better

Since the days of the Raj, Srinagar’s Church Lane has been a “VIP area”. It houses top civil and police officers, the Circuit House, and ministerial bungalows. As may be expected, it has maximum security. Right opposite it, on the other side of the Residency Road, is the office of …

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Analysis: Indian consulate’s scandalous interference in Ontario education curriculum

Crescent International   Canadians of Indian origin protesting outside the Indian Consulate in Toronto against the new agricultural laws that farmers say will undermine their livelihood ———————————— The Modi regime’s stifling of criticism of its brutal policies in India has found its way into Canada as well. The latest example …

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Feature: India’s paradise islands in turmoil over new plans

(BBC) Geeta Pandey     The Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep is in ferment. The collection of 36 islands – of which only 10 are inhabited – lies about 200 miles off the south-western coast of India in the Arabian Sea and depends on the southern state of Kerala for all …

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Feature: ‘This is BJP’s Patent Style’: Why Lakshadweep is being compared with Kashmir

(The Wire) Tarushi Aswani In the six months since the appointment of Praful Khoda Patel as the administrator of the Lakshadweep islands, the idyllic archipelago has been introduced to draft bills and orders that the locals label as “draconian” and “arbitrary”. These orders and draft bills are just the beginning …

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Feature: Kashmir’s first pellet-blind is haunted by dreams

Shefali Rafiq Srinagar, June 18 (KMS): Amir Kabir Beigh was holding his 5-year-old son in hands, tossing him up and down in the air. The face of his son was blurred. Beigh was sure, though, it would be a reflection of his own childhood. Next moment, he opened his eyes …

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Article: The Ganga is returning the dead. It does not lie

Rains in early May swelled the Ganga, tossing up corpses to the river’s surface and onto its shores (Deccan Herald) Om Gaur The Ganges, or Ganga, is the holiest of India’s rivers, and most Hindus believe that dipping their body in it will purify their soul. But when the second …

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The Kashmiri man who is India’s biggest donor

(The Guardian) Shoaib Shafi  Shabir Hussain Khan was taking an afternoon nap when he heard a commotion outside his house. A friend had been injured playing football and had lost a lot of blood. Khan, without any transport, rushed to the hospital by foot to donate some. It was 4 …

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