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Journalist. Polls, politics, policies. Works @ThePrintIndia. Earlier @httweets, @Scroll_in, @PTI_News. Partner of @Aakori_Baakori. Papa of Bindi 🐩 & Biskoot 🐕
Jul 27, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
A short explainer on the #AssamMizoramBorderClash issue if that helps.

What is the origin of the conflict?

The origin of the disagreement lies in differing views on which border demarcation to follow -- both have their origin in the colonial era.

(1/n) Mizoram stresses on an 1875 notification from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873, which demarcated the hills from the plains and valleys in the North East. The hills were notified  “excluded areas” and it essentially restricted free travel. (2/n)
Feb 27, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
Among the many well-painted buildings in Ashok Nagar’s D-Block stood the lone testimony of violence and hatred. Its walls blackened by soot and its insides bearing marks of wanton destruction, the Badi Masjid stood scarred and a cynosure of all eyes. On its minaret, the people who had ransacked it had left a haphazard sign of their actions — a saffron flag with an image of Hindu deity Hanuman with texts “Jai Sri Ram”, replacing the Indian flag which could be seen struggling for space on the same spot on one of the minarets.
Feb 26, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
In Delhi's Brijpuri

Left: A home that was for the Kaushiks.
Right: A place that was for worship.

Both attacked by the same mob last night, locals said. A school that was set ablaze by a mob last night.
Feb 25, 2020 25 tweets 9 min read
Delhi // 12 noon // Gokulpuri market, next to the metro station // Arson // Fire in petrol pump suspected // Fire department said: They will attend tje distress call only if the police can assure security 12.30 pm // Armed mobs heading towards Maujpur from the Gokulpuri arson site.
Aug 29, 2018 32 tweets 16 min read
#activists arrested:
Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira and VV Rao produced at the Pune sessions court at 3.35 pm. @AarefaJohari @scroll_in (2/n) Prosecutor reads "resolutions" of groups referred to as "anti-fascist" front. Says intention was to overthrow government. @AarefaJohari @scroll_in