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‘You Are A Dalit, Should Behave Like One’, Cops Shouted As They Tortured Me: Nodeep Kaur

During a protest last month, Haryana police arrested the 24-year-old under charges including murder and extortion among others. Preetha Nair  Days after being granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Dalit labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur spoke to Outlook about… Continue Reading →

Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed dies in jail; cartoonist Kabir Kishore allegedly abused in custody

February 25, 2021 4:21 PM EST New York, February 25, 2021 — Bangladeshi authorities should conduct a swift, transparent, and independent investigation into the death of writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed in custody, and should release jailed political cartoonist Kabir… Continue Reading →

Inside India’s War To Silence The Free Press

In 2015-16, the government called journalists names, pressured owners, had editors fired and established taboo areas. Since 2020, attacks on independent media have surged, with arrests, terror and sedition cases, even as a right-wing ecosystem issues rape and death threats… Continue Reading →

Naseeruddin Shah on #FarmersProtest – Remain silent, favor the oppressor

Post published:February 6, 2021 Farmers have been agitating against agricultural laws on Delhi’s borders for quite some time. Now when international celebrities are giving their reaction to this movement, Bollywood artists are also giving their views about it. Meanwhile, an… Continue Reading →

Welcome Jammu and Kashmir – long overdue 4G mobile internet restoration iafter 550 days #KeepItOn #LetTheNetWork

Statement on Yesterday i.e. 05 February 2021, the Jammu & Kashmir Government announced that it would be restoring 4G mobile internet services in all districts of Jammu & Kashmir. Till then, 4G mobile internet connectivity was only available in 2 out of… Continue Reading →

Today’s India may have targeted even Adi Shankaracharya and Mirza Ghalib for ‘hurting religious sentiments’

No country for humour: February 3, 2021,  Pavan K Varma  The writer is an author and former diplomat My first posting as a diplomat was in Bulgaria in the late 1970s, when East Europe was under a dictatorial and failing… Continue Reading →

Join the Campaign- Stop Internet Shutdowns to suppress Farmers Protests in India

We,the undersigned organizations and individuals, strongly condemn the internet shutdowns imposed by central and state government authorities to suppress the farmers’ protests at the borders of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. At present, there are lakhs of farmers who are… Continue Reading →

Centre asks Twitter to block 250 accounts including @Kisanektamorcha @Bkuektaugrahan @Tractor2twitr

Among the accounts withheld are Kisan Ekta Morcha (@Kisanektamorcha) and BKU Ekta Urgahan (@Bkuektaugrahan), Tractor 2 Tiwtter both having followers in thousands. Representational Image Twitter on Monday “withheld” multiple accounts on its social media platform including those linked with the… Continue Reading →

UP Police Register FIR Against The Wire’s Siddharth Varadarajan for Tweet

New Delhi: In the latest of a series of cases being registered against journalists, police in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district have registered a first information report (FIR) against The Wire‘s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan for tweeting a story on the claims made… Continue Reading →

Censor Board Denies Nod For Malayalam Movie Varthamanam On students’ protest

POSTED ON DECEMBER 30, 2020 The Kerala regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification has withheld clearance to a Malayalam film on a students’ protest, apparently after at least one pro-BJP board member linked the movie to JNU… Continue Reading →

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