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Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov’t? † Press Freedom News

New Delhi, India – The police in the Indian capital New Delhi has arrested a Muslim journalist for allegedly hurting religious feelings in what critics say is the latest example of declining press freedom in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of India’s leading fact-checking website, Alt News, has long …

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Mohammed Zubair: Indian Police Arrest Muslim Journalist Accused of Insulting Hindus

Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, which exposes misinformation in Indian media, was arrested Monday and placed in police custody overnight, said KPS Malhotra, a deputy commissioner in Delhi’s Cyber ​​Crime Unit. Malhotra said Zubair was arrested under two sections of the Indian Penal Code related to maintaining religious harmony. Zubair often tweets …

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Teesta Setalvad who fought for the 2002 Gujarat victims arrested | News

New Delhi, India – A United Nations expert has joined global human rights groups to express concern over the arrest of Indian rights defender Teesta Setalvad, a day after the country’s Supreme Court confirmed the findings of a special investigative team (SIT) that Prime Minister Narendra Modi acquitted of complicity in 2002 anti-Muslim riots† Setalvad …

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Indian journalist Mohammed Zubair arrested for 2018 Twitter post | Press Freedom News

New Delhi, India – Police in the Indian capital have arrested journalist Mohammed Zubair on charges of hurting religious feelings over a tweet he posted in 2018. Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, was arrested Monday night in New Delhi and placed in police custody for a day, officials and media reports said. Zubair …

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‘Bullet of hate took him away’: Teen’s father shot by Indian police | Islamophobia News

Ranchi, India – As tens of thousands of parents in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand celebrated their children’s high school graduation, a deafening silence fell at the home of Parwez Alam and Nikhat Perween. Their only son, Mudassir Alam, passed the state council exams with flying colors, achieving a score of 67 percent in …

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Floods in South Asia: Millions in India and Bangladesh affected by heavy rainfall in region

The South Asian countries, home to more than 1.3 billion people, have been particularly hard hit by the rain, leading to some of the region’s worst flooding in years, such as extreme weather conditions are becoming increasingly common due to the climate crisis. At least 48 people have died in India since June 14, after …

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Indian BJP nominates female tribal politician for president | Election news

If elected, Droupadi Murmu, 64, will become the country’s first tribe and second-ever female president. A female Indian politician from a tribal community has been nominated as presidential candidate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling nationalist party. Droupadi Murmu, 64, a veteran politician who has held senior positions in the eastern state of Odisha, will …

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Muslim teenager Mudassir Alam was killed in a protest in India. His family wants to answer

Social media of the June 10 protest shows 15-year-old Mudassir Alam raising his fist as the crowd chants “Long live Islam”. More shots are heard and Mudassir falls to the ground. “He is dead!” shouts a bystander as people try to stop blood from a wound from flowing to the teen’s head. Mudassir later died …

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