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Journalist I Reports from Rajasthan on politics, gender, human rights, marginalised communities I Hometown Kashmir I Conducts Visual Storytelling Workshops 📷📝
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27 May
I write about the struggles of Pakistani Hindu refugees living in #Rajasthan

Thousands of refugees living in desert stste are unable to get vaccinated because of no Aadhar card

They are losing family members to #Covid19

They now move to High Court
"We could have saved him, had he received the vaccine shot. He visited the nearest vaccination centre twice but he was returned as he couldn’t produce an Aadhaar card”, Koli, who lives at Anganva Basti in the Jodhpur district, a settlement of Pakistani refugees in Jodhpur said
“We migrated to India to find a safe shelter but even after 6 years, we are treated as outsiders and second-grade citizens. For instance, for refugees like us there is no provision of vaccination, a lifesaving drug”, a Pakistani Hindu refugee living in Jodhpur told @Outlookindia
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7 Oct 20

#Rajasthan police lodges FIR against Jaipur based senior journalist & media manager of former Dy CM Sachin Pilot for reporting 'phone tapping of Congress MLAs' during their stay in a hotel in Jaisalmer & for dissemination of info

My report 👇…
FIR lodged against Lokendra Singh (media manager Sachin Pilot) & Sr. Journalist Sharat Kumar (Aaj Tak) under sections, 505 (1) 505 (2), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC & section 76 of IT Act (which allows police to confiscate any kind of gadget related to information sharing)
@sharatjpr senior journalist who has been named in the FIR told Outlook 👇

"I was the last one to report the 'phone tapping story'. Most of my colleagues had reported the same story. I fail to understand that why the government has singled out one media house in particular",

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6 Oct 20

Alwar Gang-rape verdict👇

1.5 years of long wait for the19-year-old Dalit victim & her family ends after a Special court in Alwar awarded lifetime imprisonment to four accused & 5 yrs of jail to the fifth accused under IT Act on Tues

My report…
The Alwar Gang-rape victim's father told Outlook, "We are thankful to the court but unhappy with the judgment. Instead of life imprisonment the court should have sentenced them death penalty. This would have boosted the morale of my daughter who is presently a constable '
The incident dates back to April 26, 2019 when 19 year old woman was gang raped by 5 men in front of her husband

The couple was travelling on a motorcycle. The husband was beaten by the men

One of the accused filmed the whole incident on his mobile phone
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3 Sep 20

Two days after his release @DrKafeel_Khan who was charged under NSA for his alleged anti-CAA speech at AMU said at a presser in Jaipur👇

I was harassed and tortured in the Jail

In first 03 days in jail I was offered no water & food

They served me one roti in two days
" I would write to UP CM @myogiadityanath to reinstate me in the medical service. I have been suspended since 2017 & falsely implicated by UP govt as I had exposed the system following the death of children at Gorakhpur's BRD Med College", says #KafeelKhan at a preser in Jaipur
'The harsh punishment govt had given me is to keep me away from my two children and family. Being a paediatrician I used to tell my patients that every step in babies life is a landmark but when I became father I spent most of my time in jail for the crime I never committed '
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22 Mar 20
Visuals from #Rajasthan

Men, women , children come out on streets of Jaipur to support unsung heroes of our society

In the backdrop of iconic hawa mahal chant slogans #CoronaBhagao

#JantaCurfew #JantaCurfewChallenge

#Covid_19india #CoronavirusPandemic
Visuals from walled city of #Jaipur

While a woman beats thali from the jharokha (lattice window) of her house, daughter and pet joins in .

#Covid_19india #COVID19outbreak
#ThaliBajao #JantaCurfew
In #Jaiour #JantaCurfew brings joint families together .

Entire family comes out together on their doorsteps to beat the thali.

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7 Feb 20

Basit Ahmed Khan, 17 yr old youth from Kupwara #Kashmir who was working as a waiter in #Jaipur was allegedly beaten to death after a fight broke out with his co worker.

Rajasthan police has arrested one accused under section 302 & 307 of IPC and detained two others
Sufiyan, who was accompanying Basit at the time of attack on Feb 05 night tells DH, "There were 8 other waiters in the car who hit him on his head over a small argument of opening the car gate".

Sufiyan had lodged FIR at Harmada police station in #Rajasthan

"Basit, 17 yr old, had recently cleared his 11 grade exams with a strong desire to join army just like his father Late Khursheed Ahmed Khan", his uncle tells DH outside the mortuary at SMS hospital.

The body has been sent to Kupwara his hometown in an ambulance @DeccanHerald
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14 Aug 19
After spending a week in the curfewed #Kashmir with my parents, I just got back to Jaipur

In this thread I discuss how restrictions on communication is affecting #Kashmiris living in or outside the valley

The communication ban & Curfew enters 10th day - Aug 14, 2019
With no landlines , mobiles, internet working in the valley , this is the second longest communication blockade witnessed since 2016.
And what makes it worst is that not even a single post office is operational from last 10 data since the valley is under curfew #KashmirUnreported
Administration has arranged telephone lines in the district HQs & police stations for parents who want to speak to their children.

BUT how do people reach those spots under curfew?

Is one telephone line sufficient for the population of lakhs ?

@HMOIndia #Kashmir
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9 Aug 19
First report: 36 hours after I landed in #Kashmir (fifth day of curfew)
I could manage internet connection from a relatives place who lives very close to airport (the only place where internet works)
No communication. Medicines especially insulin is needed in valley
#Kashmir is under complete shut down. Very rare movement of people. The videos of Normal Kashmir being shows by some journalists are of Raj Bagh and area close to press enclave where some movement and please don't mistook it as the picture of entire Kashmir.
URGENT: An urgent ticket counter is needed outside Srinagar airport , so that patients who need urgent medication or parents who need to go out to meet their children would be able to get tickets and could be airlifted. @HMOIndia @PMOIndia

@DeccanHerald #Kashmir
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8 Aug 19
I have just boarded the flight to #Srinagar. The only way I could find to reach my parents. I haven't been able to contact them since past 4 days. This is the story of every #Kashmiri living away from the valley --a valley writhing under the weight of brute force #Kashmir
Once I reach there, I'll be incommunicado. No phones, no internet, not even landlines. This air journey feels like one down an abyss. I'll give an update when it's possible to. I don't have the faintest idea when that will be possible. I am surrounded by numb Kashmiris #Kashmir
There is so little I know about my people there. Yet I know so much. My mother's eyes would be red by now -- from hours of crying and lack of sleep. My father would be weaker than before. They'll hug me and cry, I know, even when I don't know how I'll reach home. #Kashmir
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11 Jun 19
#JhelumFables , a 5 day visual storytelling workshop which I am conducting with youth in #Kashmir kicked off today. There couldn't have been a better classroom than the picturesque houseboat ROOTS situated on river Jhelum.

P.S: The best way to spend holidays in company of ✏️📸
On day two of the visual storytelling workshop I interacted with each participant. We did small excercises to enhance imagination. Later they chose quaint corners of Roots houseboat situated on river #Jhelum & scribbled stories in company of wood & water. #Kashmir
Light experiments inside classroom on day 3 of #JhelumFables
A chair placed on the wooden Verandah of the houseboat facing west became a prop for portrait shooting- as participants tried side lighting & back lighting before venturing out on the river banks with their camera & pen
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29 Apr 19
#Phase4 #LokSabhaElections2019

#Rajasthan CM @ashokgehlot51 along with his family casts his vote at Jain Mahamandir in Jodhpur.

His son @VaibhavGehlot80 , also visible in the photo, Congress party's MP candidate from Jodhpur is making his electoral debut @DeccanHerald

MoS Agriculture , @gssjodhpur casts his vote along with his family (parents , wife and daughter) at New Government Senior Secondary School in Jodhpur.

He is the sitting MP from Jodhpur who is eyeing at the consecutive second term @DeccanHerald
In #Phase4 the two hot seats going to polls today in #Rajasthan .In #Jodhpur there is a tough fight between CM Gehlot's son @VaibhavGehlot80 and MoS @gssjodhpur .In Barmer again it's a tough fight between @ManvendraJasol and BJP's Kailash Choudhry. Infographics via @DeccanHerald
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22 Apr 19
Ground report from last village before Indo-Pak border in #Rajasthan

Women stand in the queues, day and night, walk kms everyday for each drop of water.

Raji (26) and her friends celebrate after spotting a water tanker for the first time @DeccanHerald
Children of this village skip their school to help their mothers in carrying water from tanker to home.
Since tanker had arrived for the first time, most of the households here wanted to lift utmost water for their house hold chores #Barmer #Watercrisis #rajasthan @DeccanHerald
72 years after Independence, for sizeable population in #Rajasthan, #Water is a dream!

Women in border villages end up spending 4-6 hrs a day, to carry water pitchers to their homes.

Most of them suffer with, back pain miscarriage & low BP
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19 Feb 19

Reactions across #Rajasthan in wake of the #PulwamaAttack

Art & culture centre of #Jaipur @JKK_Jaipur cancels theatre/ play 'Eidgah Ke Jinnat', based on stone pelting incidents in #Kashmir . It was a part of JKK's ongoing #theatre festival #Navras @DeccanHerald
According to the Jaipur police the scheduled play 'Eidgah ke Jinnat' has been cancelled in the wake of sentiments of citizens after #PulwamaAttack . The play is directed by Abhishek Majumdar . @DeccanHerald @ashokgehlot51 @SachinPilot
The district collector of Bikaner has asked Pakistani nationals staying in Bikaner to leave the city within 48 hours. Also prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 have been issues.

The order has created fear among 5000 Pakistani immigrants in Rajasthan @DeccanHerald
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12 Feb 19

Voices from the railway tracks #Gujjarprotest #GujjarReservation

Hear 27 year old Brijesh Singh, preparing for a competitive exams who is protesting. While his 3 yr old son Dewan is playing with stones on the track clueless about the mood around @DeccanHerald #Rajasthan
"We will vacate the tracks after govt assures us 5 percent reservation", Gujjar protesters at Malarna Dungar Dungar railway tracks . The community is protesting from last five days in demand of 5% quota in jobs and educational institutes @DeccanHerald #GurjarReservationOnTrack
"Our Chief Minister is @ashokgehlot51 and we brought him to power. We have hopes and expectations from him. Why is he shifting the ball in the PM Modi's court ??? ", protestors from Gujjar community reaction on Gehlot's statement @DeccanHerald #GujjarReservation
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