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Articles by: Shamim Zakaria

India: Crack down on civil rights? Facebook Crusade Against Police Atrocity Lands Boy In Jail

India: Crack down on civil rights? Facebook Crusade Against Police Atrocity Lands Boy In Jail

At a time when streaming real time feeds through Facebook is setting new trends in mass communication; using the same for exposing police highhandedness resulted in incarceration for an Indian youth hailing from the northeastern state of Assam. Partha Protim Boruah, 24, had a miff with police personnel at one the city’s regular check points on February 12 after he[Read More…]

Journalist Rana Ayyub’s Talk In Doha Cancelled Allegedly Under Pressure From Government Of India

Journalist Rana Ayyub’s Talk In Doha Cancelled Allegedly Under Pressure From Government Of India

  Emminent Indian journalist and author, Ms. Rana Ayyub’s talk at the Indian Cultural Centre, Doha on October 22nd was allegedly cancelled by the Embassy of India, Doha, at the very last minute. Alleging stifle of freedom of expression at the behest of the Government of India, Rana took to social media to vent her irk and made the news[Read More…]