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Thursday, October 15 2020


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None of us can ever forget the dacoity and humiliation we were subjected to that black day. We all have to pledge that we will take back what the Dilli Darbar snatched illegally, undemocratically and unconstitutionally from us on August 5 last year.

Those were former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s first words on being released from detention after 14 months. She was first put in preventive custody and then booked under the Public Safety Act—and most recently moved from jail to her own home in April. Leading Kashmiri politicians—including Omar and Farooq Abdullah—paid her a visit soon after. The next step: the original signatories of the Gupkar Declaration—who resolved to stay united to protect to “defend the identity, autonomy and special status of Jammu and Kashmir”—are planning to reconvene asap.

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The great confusion over Tanishq’s interfaith ad

The TLDR: On Monday, the company withdrew a 45-second ad that featured a Muslim mother-in-law hosting a traditional Hindu ceremony for her pregnant daughter-in-law. On Wednesday, social media was rife with reports of an attack on its store in Gujarat—but no one can agree on what exactly happened in Gandhidham. Raising more questions: a leaked account of the ‘real reason’ why the ad was pulled—which was supposedly triggered by the targeting of a Muslim employee.

 

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