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Recent articles by Betwa:

Meet The Lawyer Fighting 50 Delhi Riot Cases, Almost Half For Free

For Abdul Gaffar, who is fighting dozens of Delhi riot cases for free, the Delhi Police’s investigation into the February riots marks a line in the sand. → Read More

What Is My Crime? Asks Doctor Who Saved Lives And Is Now Named In Delhi Riots Murder Case

The Al Hind hospital emerged as an unlikely oasis for the injured during the Delhi Riots in February. → Read More

The Week That Safoora Zargar Made Bail, Gulfisha Fatima's Petition For Freedom Was Dismissed

Gulfisha Fatima, an MBA graduate, was arrested on 9 April in connection with the Delhi Riots. → Read More

Four FIRs, 20 Crimes: The Price Of Protesting The CAA For Sadaf Jafar

Political activist Sadaf Jafar says she knew about two FIRs in connection with the anti-CAA protests, but recently found out about two more. → Read More

Move Over James Bond; India Returns Alleged Bird Spy To Pakistan

The Pakistani owner of the pigeon had urged India to return his bird, which Indian villagers turned over to police after discovering it. → Read More

Delhi May Be Opening Up But Fleeing Workers Say You Can’t Switch The Economy Back On

Migrant workers, struggling to make their way home, fear months of destitution. → Read More

Gujarat: 'What Happened To My Father?' Ask Kin Of COVID 19 Patient Found Dead At Bus Stop

The shocking circumstances of Ganpatbhai Varubhai Makwana’s death raise questions about the treatment of the elderly Covid-19 patient in Gujarat. → Read More

‘Our Dreams Are Dead’: India’s Migrant Workers Just Want A Shot At Survival Now

Hindustan Times via Getty ImagesA migrant worker from Uttar Pradesh boards a train at Pune railway station on May 9, 2020. NEW DELHI — Debasis Parida, an embroiderer in a garment factory, counts the day he stood for 14 hours to get three kilograms of rations and a packet of salt as one of the hardest and most humiliating of his life. The 28-year-old fell so sick that he had to go to a hospital… → Read More

UP Govt’s Suspension Of Labour Laws Could Greenlight Bonded Labour. Here’s Why

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s move will lead to a dangerous situation, said Gunjan Singh, head of litigation at the Human Rights Law Network. → Read More

Battling COVID And Islamophobia When You're A Tablighi Married To A Hindu

A Tablighi Jamaat member on surviving coronavirus, donating his plasma, and living with Islamophobia. → Read More

Siddharth Varadarajan On Police Summons: Coronavirus Has Deepened The Worst Tendencies Of Indian Governance

"The Covid crisis has become an excuse to double down on prejudices, authoritarian tendencies, secrecy, lack of transparency, and the use of communal politics to divide people." → Read More

Coronavirus Cases Rise To 283 In India: Health Ministry

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Coronavirus: All Restaurants, Pubs, Bars To Remain Shut Across Bengal Till March 31

Three persons, with travel history to the UK, have tested positive for the coronavirus in West Bengal. → Read More

No Lockdown For Now, But Will Have To Do It If Needed: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said restrictions due to COVID-19 were causing terrible financial stress to the poor. → Read More

No Flights, No Evac, India Abandons Hundreds To Coronavirus In Iran

At least 800 Indians are stranded after the Modi government barred all commercial flights from Iran, and the corona-positive and negative — are living in the same hotels. → Read More

India's Low Number Of Coronavirus Cases Could Be Result Of Low Testing

Public health expert T. Sundararaman , former director of the National Health Systems Resource Centre, explains why the Government of India needs to be testing for the coronavirus far more widely and soon. → Read More

Anti-CAA Protesters Exposed In UP Police Hoardings Terrified About Their Safety

Activists whose names, photos and address have been displayed say they now fear a mob attack at their own houses. → Read More

Delhi Riot Survivors Confront Charred Wasteland Of Former Lives In Shiv Vihar

Traumatised Muslims who briefly visited their destroyed homes in the riot-hit neighbourhood say there is nothing left to come back to. → Read More

Delhi Riots: How A Sikh Hero Transported Dozens Of Muslim Neighbours To Safety

Mohinder Singh took exceptional steps to ensure the safety of Muslim residents in one of the worst-hit neighbourhoods in the Delhi Riots. → Read More

4 Burnt Mosques In 48 Hours Show Delhi Riots Are About Religion, Not CAA

The attacks on the mosques make clear that the violence in New Delhi has nothing to do with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and everything to do with religious polarisation. → Read More