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Journalist @htTweets, former @the_hindu @IndianExpress, ACJ'14, DU'13. Tips/leads at hemani25@gmail.com
Apr 17 8 tweets 3 min read
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#Delhi As communal clashes broke out in Jahangirpuri on Sat evening, this mosque in C-Block was at the middle.
Sajid Saifi who runs an electrical shop here said those carrying Shobha Yatra procession entered this mosque&tried to hoist saffron flags after which clash began. "Two processions went peacefully but around 5:30, people started raising slogans saying we have to chant Ram Ram if we have to stay in India. We ignored but we lost cool when they entered the mosque to put saffron flags," Saifi said.
Oct 11, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
#DelhiRiots Salim Khan is accused of UAPA charges as #UmarKhalid&others in FIR59. Recently,he told court that all he thinks about in jail is dying&urged them to hear his case.@the_hindu met his family in Yamuna Nagar-wife,2daughters,son.Elder kids have stopped higher edu.(1/n) Two years ago, in a photograph with his wife, standing near the fridge in his house, Mohammed Salim Khan wore a blazer and had black hair. In a photograph from the jail a few days ago, he has grown bald and his beard has turned grey.
Oct 10, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
#Delhi After recent anti-Muslim incidents by fringe groups,@the_hindu profiles 3 such groups to understand how they're growing.
Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta gives a Bhagwat Gita&a sword to everyone who joins the org, he says. "Only take people who are trained by RSS".
In TH - All these organizations are growing using social media. The crowd that gathers in their events is common for all groups. Personally, they don't seem to appreciate each other but pose as one when it comes to standing against one community.