Akash Bisht

Akash Bisht

India

Indian police accused of targeting Muslims over anti-CAA protests

Activists arrested, others charged under anti-terror law for protesting against citizenship law amid COVID-19 lockdown.

Indian police accused of targeting Muslims over anti-CAA protests

Coronavirus pandemic

How an anti-malarial drug has become a tool of India's diplomacy

India, one of the largest producers of HCQ now used in coronavirus treatment, is exporting the drug to many countries.

How an anti-malarial drug has become a tool of India's diplomacy

Coronavirus pandemic

India lifts drug export ban after Trump's 'retaliation' threat

Trump urges Modi to allow shipment of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is being used to treat US patients.

India lifts drug export ban after Trump's 'retaliation' threat

Coronavirus pandemic

How Tablighi Jamaat event became India's worst coronavirus vector

With nearly a third of cases linked to its New Delhi gathering, Muslim missionary movement comes under intense scrutiny.

How Tablighi Jamaat event became India's worst coronavirus vector

Coronavirus pandemic

Chaos and hunger amid India coronavirus lockdown

India's strict lockdown of 1.3 billion people disrupts lives with migrant workers facing hunger and forced to walk home.

Chaos and hunger amid India coronavirus lockdown

India

'What do we do now?': Delhi carnage survivors recount horror

People point finger of blame at police and governing party leader for worst violence in decades that has left 42 dead.

'What do we do now?': Delhi carnage survivors recount horror

India

Fear in Kashmir as top general talks of 'deradicalisation' camps

Indian general speaks of 'radicalisation' of Kashmiri youth, drawing comparison with internment of Uighurs in China.

Fear in Kashmir as top general talks of 'deradicalisation' camps

Kashmir

'Farcical exercise': Foreign envoys in Kashmir on India invite

New Delhi accused of organising yet another 'guided tour' of region that has been under lockdown since August 5.

'Farcical exercise': Foreign envoys in Kashmir on India invite

Poverty & Development

New Delhi factory fire: Relatives speak of sorrow and pain

As they wait outside mortuary, relatives share stories of poor, young men trying to provide for their families.

New Delhi factory fire: Relatives speak of sorrow and pain

India

Fearing eviction, thousands of forest dwellers protest in India

Over 2,000 indigenous people rally in New Delhi against possible amendment to a law that protects their land rights.

Fearing eviction, thousands of forest dwellers protest in India

India

As Hindus rejoice, Muslim reaction mixed over Ayodhya verdict

India's top court allows Hindus to build temple on disputed holy site while promising Muslims land elsewhere for mosque.

As Hindus rejoice, Muslim reaction mixed over Ayodhya verdict

Kashmir

Kashmir lockdown: Stories of torture and arbitrary arrests

Thousands have been detained and many of them tortured since India revoked Kashmir's autonomy a month ago.

Kashmir lockdown: Stories of torture and arbitrary arrests