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When you finally hear from a friend who's been silenced by the #Kashmir lockdown for the last 68 days.
Shirin Neshat: "“They don’t know what their tomorrow looks like, and that immediacy of vulnerability plays a major part in the work that they’re making."
Next time you watch the news, remember this: "The Modi govt created a 200-member monitoring team...150 members were involved only in monitoring the channels; 25 members gave it the shape the govt wanted; and the remaining 25 reviewed the final content."
New records created every day. 👏 "An official in the I&B ministry said it is possibly a first in the history of broadcasting in India that a channel had gone on air without any permission from the government or even applying for it."
It's become so rare to hear a leader who doesn't gloat or trash-talk his political rivals, and has a sense of humour. A happy first year anniversary as Congress President for :
Speak up against the hate-filled attacks on Kashmiris. No way to mourn our dead, and shame on media houses and channels who've whipped up this hatred and profited from it.
"We did not get democracy as a boon and for free. We paid a price for it. For years, thousands of people were put in prison. Hundreds of thousands fought for democracy and freedom. Can we let 600 to 700 TV channels destroy everything?" - @ravishndtv :