Friday, April 12, 2024

Editor's Pick

“They slaughtered us”: 41 years on, Nellie massacre survivors now say justice is not for them

“Sunen Bhai’o Musalmaan o bosiaya, ki korilam Borbori te asiya, ki korilam Borbori te asiya, Maa harailam, baap haraialm hai re hai, ki korilam Borbori te asiya” (Listen, my fellow...

India faces highest risk from misinformation, likely to cause societal unrest in upcoming elections: Report

India ranked highest on the list of countries that will be threatened by the rise of misinformation and...

Imperialist fence of hypocrisy on the eastern wall of struggle

Maryam Hassan and Zaina Shahid Khan During the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a video featuring...

Assam woman declared ‘foreigner’ 6 years ago gets reinstated as Indian citizen

On October 7, when Dulabjan Begum came out of a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) office in Assam’s Silchar town,...

Muharram: A period of mourning, not festivities

Each year on the arrival of Muharram, my phone gets flooded with messages congratulating me on its arrival....

Erasure of Muslim intellectuals in Indian academia

During a marathon 15-hour academic council meeting on May 27th this year, Delhi University decided to remove poet-philosopher Mohammad Iqbal from its Political Science syllabus, specifically from a chapter...

Expansion of national park in Assam uproots 3000 predominantly Muslim families

Ajiran, who goes by her first name, sat on the bank of the Dhansiri river near the confluence point with the Brahmaputra with her children oblivious about their future....
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Exploring the link between hijab ban, social anxiety disorder, persistent PTSD cases

The mental health of Indian Muslims is at risk due to systemic discrimination, which includes vilification, threats of citizenship loss, and a history of oppression. These factors contribute to...

“My fear has vanished,” says human rights defender Mohammad Shoaib interrogated by UP ATS

Mohammad Shoaib, a prominent human rights activist and lawyer associated with a legal aid organization Rihai Manch has been released on Sunday night after 16 hours of interrogation by...
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Photos: Forest dwellers displaced by Nagarhole Tiger Reserve fight for their ancestral land

For decades, evicted forest dwellers from India's Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, near the Karnataka-Kerala border, are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land. The Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, which was declared as...

2020 Delhi pogrom: Citizens’ chargesheet against hate-mongering

On February 26, 2020, the Delhi High Court asked the Delhi Police to take a “conscious decision” to register an FIR within 24 hours against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra,...
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One year on, Muslim girls in Karnataka grapple with hijab ban, anxious about future

As another end-term exams approach, 18-year-old Aliya Assadi is nervous about what may unfold in the coming days. Assadi, a final-year school girl from Karnataka’s coastal district of Udupi was...

The number game called elections: Paradigm from ‘real’ to ‘political’

Many talks of elections centre around arguments about the mandate of the ‘majority’ and the scale of the ‘minority’ (in terms of numbers, or shift). These elections are thought...
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From being called “terrorist” to “member-elect”; Nabeela Syed speaks

Nabeela Syed, A 23-year-old Indian-American Muslim woman, has made history and left people baffled after becoming a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, the youngest ever to run...

Policing, militancy, growing Hindutva violence; Why is anti-civilian violence rising in India?

The German military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz said “War is nothing but the continuation of policy by other means” in his famous work “On War” published around 1832. As...
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Make reparation for victims of communal violence constitutional right 

November brings memories of the gruesome pogrom that ensued in the country, particularly in the capital in 1984. An estimated three thousand Sikhs were killed in what is often...

“Heartbroken,” says Kashmiri photojournalist India stopped from travelling to receive Pulitzer

On 20 October, the 2022 class of Pulitzer Prize winners gathered at Columbia University's Low Library for a dinner ceremony celebrating their awards. 2021-2022 Pulitzer Prize Board Co-Chair John Daniszewski...
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