Siddharth

Siddharth


Founding Editor of The Wire.

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As a Pakistani, I Grew Up Watching a Very Different India in Bollywood @mahwashajaz_  writes via @livewire 

Journalist Supriya Sharma Gets Protection From Arrest via @thewire_in 

Prem Shankar Jha revisits a case that has haunted the BJP since 2003, Haren Pandya. Last year, in a judgment that made a mockery of ballistics, common sense and photo evidence, Justice Arun Mishra upheld the CBI's cock-and-bull theory about his murder.

Wokeness is the new American cultural imperialism, writes @tunkuv . Just ask Adele. via @WSJ 

First, @DelhiPolice  arrest students. Then fabricate confessions. But duffers that they are, don't realise 'confessions' separately made shouldn't use identical language! These 'confessions' then used to drag in @SitaramYechury  @Jayati1609 , @Apoorvanand__ 

For Hindutva Gang, and Now UP Police, Each Hindu-Muslim Marriage Must Be Probed for ‘Love Jihad’ Sharat Pradhan reports from Lucknow via @thewire_in 

Ladakh, and the Curious Incident of Rajnath Singh's Silence Over Depsang | @SushantSin  on the strategic significance of the de facto loss of control over some 900 sq km of territory at the northernmost corner of India and the RM’s failure to talk about it.

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So freelance journalist @PJKanojia , who has already spent a month in jail for a tweet, will now spend another month, because the UP government told the high court it needs 4 weeks to respond to his bail plea and the court agreed to this. Via @thewire_in 

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Delhi Police arrest two people for Communal Violence. Safoora, a student, is pregnant. No arms recovered. Manish is caught with guns during the violence. Who gets charged with terrorism & is still in jail? Who gets (the milder) Arms Act and is out on bail?

Madhya Pradesh Police Apologise for Beating Lawyer, 'We Thought You Were Muslim,' They Say | @AjoyAshirwad  reports via @thewire_in 

Q—Who banned J&K 4G? A—J&K govt Q—Who controls J&K govt? A—MHA Q—What did SC decide on J&K 4G? A—It set up committee to decide Q—Who will head it? A—Secy, MHA+J&K CS Q—But who banned 4G? A—Secy, MHA+J&K CS Q—So do we need SC? A—Beware of contempt!

Why No Outcry from BJP or TV Anchors When I Was Attacked, Asks This Hindu Sadhu via @thewire_in 

The Wire team outside the Ahmedabad courts today where Jay Shah did a no show, citing "social work", in his bogus criminal defamation case. First matter I've seen where the complainant is scared to show his face, while the "accused" are happy to smile for the cameras.

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UP Police FIR Against The Wire an 'Attack on Freedom of the Press' via @thewire_in 

I love the way bhakts are tying themselves in knots over this. They don’t know whether to defend the Modi govt, as they usually do, or the Tejasvi chap and his atrocious tweet which accurately reflects the garbage they teach in RSS shakhas! via @thewire_in 

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