After a period of relative peace, Shopian district is again turning into a hotbed of militancy in the strife-torn Kashmir valley. A quarter of the 134 militants killed in the region this year died within the district.
Despite a Lockdown, India is Cracking Down on Student Activists Who Were a Part of Anti-CAA Protests
“This government can go to any extent to stifle our voices. Everyone feels they will be the next in line to be arrested."
Doctors are unable to download guidelines, news updates are slow to load, and some students have had to stay away from home because of the lack of connectivity.
As the death toll reaches 20, with over 250 seriously injured, a representative from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party insists "everything will be fine".
VICE spoke with those present at the scene where the attacker went live on Facebook several times and then shouted "take your freedom" before firing at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest gathering.
"Everyone is using it. The government officials themselves are uploading Facebook display pictures using VPN!"
Islamic Schools Can Rarely Prep Students to Get Into Mainstream Universities but One Initiative Is Changing That
While madrassas have played a pioneering role in educating young Muslims in India, their failure to evolve has led to ‘bridge courses’ popping up to get these kids into college.
A masked mob beat up students and teachers at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University last evening. One student recounts the brutal attack.
“I am here for humanity.”
The ugly outbreak of violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi left several incapacitated. We speak with one of them whose life changed that day.
“Is this Eid or Ashura, the day of mourning?”
“One of my friends went to the office washroom and wept. ‘We will be guests in our own homes now,’ he cried.”