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"For 24 hours #Bilkis has been sad, silent" -husband Yakub Rasul on @themojostory says "I will support my wife for as long as I live; today we fear for our safety"- as 11 men who raped her, her mother & killed their child with a stone walk free. Full intvw youtube.com/watch?v=1lSsZC…
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Where is the outrage India saw during #Nirbhaya asks @vrindagrover speaking on #BilkisBano & the decision by Gujarat to release 11 men who gang raped her, her mother & killed her child; a decision she says "by law needed the Centre's approval". Full intvw youtube.com/watch?v=T0MZYX…
The always terrific and articulate @vrindagrover on the shocking decision of Gujarat government to release the 11 men who gang-raped Bilkis Bano. #BilkisBanoCase @themojostory @BDUTT Please watch and understand what's happening here. A terrible day for all Indian women. twitter.com/themojostory/s…
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How India’s football was cannibalised by the very officials and politicians it made famous - as ever the brilliant Sharda Ugra not holding back the kicks - as #FIFA bans India and #prafulpatel makes the headlines for an own goal - up now on @themojostory mojostory.com/pov/whose-foot…
"Bilkis feels alone"- Yakub, husband of #BilkisBano on @themojostory,his voice choking, "For years we trusted India's courts; we had just started living again & now..." as the 11 men who killed his daughter, raped his pregnant wife walk free. Full intvw youtube.com/watch?v=1lSsZC…
"Government has betrayed the women of India"- @vrindagrover says while the Centre's new guidelines on prisoner release exclude Rape, Gujarat is mandated by law to "Consult Centre; #Bilkis Rapists could not be freed without Centre's approval". Full intvw youtube.com/watch?v=T0MZYX…
The Centre's own guidelines on prisoner release clearly stipulates that those convicted for rape (among other heinous crimes) are NOT eligible for special remission. So how did Gujarat flout these guidelines when it comes to #Bilkis timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/amrit-ma…
The Forgotten Headline- Kashmiri Pandits - remembered only on tragic days like today when another terror strike targets two Pandit Brothers in Shopian- With @atahasnain53 @spvaid @Dhruv_CK Sushant Dhar Rubon Saproo- youtube.com/watch?v=1nsxY9…
Mother & daughter were gang raped in front of the other & lay bleeding, Bilkis pregnant, as 3 year old Saleha was murdered. In a country where so many justify encounter killings as a means to justice, was life imprisonment really too little for the men who did this #BilkisBano
I cant forget the night I met #BilkisBano in a relief camp, her arm in a cast, broken by the marauders who first raped her mother, her two sisters, killed her 3 year old daughter & took turns assaulting a pregnant Bilkis. Bilkis & Yaqub named their newborn after their dead child
When I met Bilkis Bano 15 yrs ago & she spoke of the gangrape, watching her mother being raped & her baby's murder ndtv.com/video/shows/re…
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"Many prominent Indian TV journalists have displayed an ugly doublespeak when it comes to whose liberties they are prepared to protect," @BDUTT writes. wapo.st/3SRf3eS
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'75 years of India's independence... there are many reasons to celebrate the achievements, but also for reflection about the price that was paid.' Watch @navdeepsuri talk to @BDUTT about translating #NanakSingh's Partition novel, #HymnsInBlood. #IndiaAt75 youtu.be/5gofOmpEflM
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The #COVID conversation we need to have is whether vaccines should be given annually since protection is 8 months or so - instead I find harassment of ordinary citizens in the name of Covid has resumed, in particular bullying by Civil Defence volunteers. Havent we leant better?
Imran Khan plays clip of @DrSJaishankar at his Jalsa- Pakistan's Political Saga continues to throw up what might be called - ahem- unexpected moments ! youtube.com/watch?v=-kwL1Z…
The Story of the #Tiranga- and how Gandhi and Nehru once had different ideas for what the flag should look like- a fascinating historical account with @quizzicalguy - on @themojostory #IndiaAt75 youtube.com/watch?v=mxcAmx…
The (mostly) staggering silence of India's Political Right, Left and Centre on @SalmanRushdie - the exception is @ShashiTharoor - but here he takes some tough questions on historicity- the Congress ban on Satanic Verses, Absolutism of free speech & more youtube.com/watch?v=WVJcGg…
There's something joyous about seeing the Tiranga everywhere- participative, gentle, happy- on @themojostory - The Country, The Flag & Her People - youtube.com/watch?v=n32NvN…
A patrol of #IndianArmy recovered the mortal remains of LNk (Late) Chander Shekhar who was missing since 29 May 1984 while deployed at #Glacier due to an #Avalanche. @adgpi @DefenceMinIndia @IAF_MCC @easterncomd @westerncomd_IA @IaSouthern @SWComd_IA @artrac_ia
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A very moving conversation with @navdeepsuri as he revisits his grandfather's works in Punjabi- Khoon De Sohile to publish Hymns in Blood. We speak of the carnage before the birth of a free nation, undivided Punjab & what India of 2022 can learn from 1947 youtube.com/watch?v=5gofOm…
@BDUTT @washingtonpost Bold: “democracy is under constant assault every night at 9 p.m., under the lights of a TV studio”. The medium I once loved has thankfully birthed another - #digital ! Right thinking minds providing oxygen for a sane discourse!! @themojostory
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Honestly @zomato has become the pits and food delivery a nightmare.
My heart is full - so many beyond beautiful moments today #IndiaAt75 twitter.com/hvgoenka/statu…
#IndiaAt75 - Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar- the evolution of the Indian State and the relationship between Citizen, Government and Markets- with the ever-thoughtful Rohini Nilekani @RNP_Foundation - on @themojostory youtube.com/watch?v=xzioef…
#75IncredibleIndians 5. @BDUTT ji for being the relentless, authoritative commentator and conversation striking powerhouse across the widest range of issues confronting #IndiaAt75. You may agree or disagree with her treatment, but you just cannot ignore her invocations.
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@BDUTT @washingtonpost Spot on. No one calls a spade, a spade, better than Barkha. Way to go.
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"Far from being bulwarks against political attacks on free speech, India’s news channels have become factories of hate. As India marks her 75th birthday, the country’s TV networks are presiding over the death of journalism." @BDUTT's clear-headed essay. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
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As India marks a milestone birthday, TV news channels are presiding over the death of journalism. The @washingtonpost masthead says “Democracy dies in darkness”; but in India it dies in prime time, bit by bit, under the bright lights of a studio. I write washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
India, where everything & it’s opposite is true Happy 75 to you Where the Tiranga protects whats right This freedom was won after a fight The country that contains multitudes And always shows fortitude A rainbow riot of language, faiths & clans Never an also-ran #IndiaAt75
Truly Brilliant- 75 artistes, One Song - Jaya Hey - will make you swell with pride and tears -#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #IndiaAt75 youtu.be/79Y8wvwk28A
The murderous attack on #SalmanRushdie and the free speech debate- Has the India born author also been failed by the equivocation of liberals and the cowardice of politics? With @saliltripathi @amitavakumar @AatishTaseer @dhume- on @themojostory youtube.com/watch?v=2gpoHx…
In India, 75 years after independence, democracy dies in prime time, @BDUTT writes. wapo.st/3bXsLws
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"Far from being bulwarks against political attacks on free speech, India’s news channels have become factories of hate. As India marks her 75th birthday, the country’s TV networks are presiding over the death of journalism." Good piece @BDUTT #IndiaAt75 twitter.com/BDUTT/status/1…
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Thank you, as always, for your courage, @BDUTT. Opinion | In India, 75 years after independence, democracy dies in prime time washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
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I wrote this before the murderous attack on #Rushdie but the idea of prime time hate has a whole new resonance now- that and the irony of TV anchors who actually call for the vilification and prosecution of other journalists. #PrimetimeHate
As India marks a 75th birthday, TV News Channels are presiding over the death of journalism. The @washingtonpost masthead says “Democracy dies in darkness”; in India however it is assaulted nightly, bit by bit, under the bright lights of a studio. My piece washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
Watch | As PM #Modi announced the ‘#HarGharTiranga’ campaign, Abdul Gaffar and his team is working tirelessly to fulfil the growing demands of the national flag. He has been serving this country by sewing national flags for the past 60 years. @prabhat_tiwarii @anoopkr75
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Why are we in India, the land of @SalmanRushdie birth not willing to own the author of Midnight's Children, I ask @ShashiTharoor along with questions on Congress ban of #SatanicVerses & failure of the state to protect free speech against mobs. Full intvw youtube.com/watch?v=WVJcGg…
I enjoyed this conversation about the murderous attack on Salman Rushdie and the questions it raises for Indian liberalism. [Video, 53m] v @BDUTT twitter.com/bdutt/status/1…
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Please everyone, put aside your for & against and Left Wing & Right Wing and listen to @AatishTaseer read from Joseph Anton & feel goosebumps at the thought of how #Rushdie felt he was now in the land of the free , except... Full show @themojostory here: youtube.com/watch?v=2gpoHx…
Questions on Religious Extremism after the bid on Salman Rushdie's life will define the Free Speech Debate. Is there doublespeak? Did secularists also fail Rushdie ? Tackling tough questions with @AatishTaseer @dhume @saliltripathi @amitavakumar. Full show youtube.com/watch?v=2gpoHx…
I ask @ShashiTharoor- one of the rare Indian politicians to have called out the horror of the assault on @SalmanRushdie - about the ban by Congress on #SatanicVerses & later failures to provide him a free & safe space in India. Full interview @themojostory youtube.com/watch?v=WVJcGg…
India,the first country in the world to ban Satanic Verses, did so under a Congress regime. Our nation has always had a spotty record on protecting free speech. Why doesn’t the BJP reverse Congress cowardice on this & move to lift the ban ? Now would be perfect #StandWithRushdie
just to be clear it was not the organisers of the JLF who chose to cancel this address - but the failure of the Indian state to protect him and to stop mobs - that led to this- making it a nightmare scenario
And this is what #Rushdie said to me in that interview about free speech and India - at least now, the land of his birth, tragically among first countries to ban his book, must unequivocally stand with his rights to expression telegraphindia.com/india/if-this-…
In 2012 - when @SalmanRushdie scheduled address at JLF was cancelled - a reminder of our own dodgy record on standing in solidarity with him- we managed an under cover interview then - but why was he cancelled at all ? These questions must haunt us all in 2022 twitter.com/bdutt/status/1…
#SalmanRushdie is on ventilator and is unable to speak. His agent has reportedly stated that the author’s arm and liver are injured in the attack, and he may lose an eye.
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