Akhlaq, Junaid, I kept quiet and then...Then they came for him.
BY: SEEMA MUSTAFA Dr Kafeel Khan the doctor from Gorakhpur jailed by the Adityanath government for eight months without bail, has become a household name in India. The Citizen’s Seema Mustafa spoke to the doctor at some length after his release from jail to find him more confident, less fearful, more determined and pieced together […]
One of the several protests in Kashmir over past 3 months
It is not a good day for a country when its Prime Minister dismisses two heinous incidents of rape and murder as casual “incidents” being “discussed since the past two days.” The two incidents that he did not describe or directly refer to can be presumed to be that of little Asifa, abducted, raped […]
What Does it Mean for Indian Democracy When the Police Has to Appoint Investigating Officers From a ‘Third’ Religion
What does it mean for a democratic nation when rape is justified? And rapists protected, first by mobs that march in their support, and then by the administration that refuses or unable to take action? And then to cut through the absence of trust and communalisation a state police has to bring in officers […]
In response to Ramachandra Guha and the response to him
My grandmother (Nani) Anis Kidwai was widowed in her early 30’s. My grandfather was killed in Dehradun while trying to ensure peace in the violence of partition. She was wearing the burka then, mother to three children. Bereaved and in deep distress, she went to Gandhi for direction, for something to do. She started weeping […]