Reportage

December 27, 2019

“Those living in villages have no idea about the internet shutdown. It gets difficult for us”

Internet services were suspended in around 50 districts in seven states after protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill turned violent. Those living in rural India have suffered the most

englishteam
December 27, 2019

Understanding mob psychology: Why couldn’t the police stop mobs from turning violent

Rural Connection spoke to former DGPs and a psychologist. They believe that one can’t reason with a mob because it’s irrational. The need is to identify people having a violent streak

englishteam
December 27, 2019

I was photographed like a criminal. They called me a mastermind: Journalist

On December 20, a Lucknow-based journalist was picked up, threatened and abused by cops. He was released after two hours. Here’s a first-person account of his ordeal

englishteam
December 27, 2019

In UP, family members of the arrested activists allege they weren’t even at the protests

Among those who have been arrested, there are many activists and social workers. Some of them are senior citizens aged above 70. Their arrest by the police seems questionable

englishteam
December 27, 2019

These weavers of Jammu want to revive the culture of age-old textile art

The villages in Jammu have been home to families engaged in making blankets and shawls for generations. They are now doing other jobs due to the low profitability of the business

Deepak Khajuria
December 27, 2019

Mr Thackeray, please listen to the farmers

The political drama is over and Maharashtra has a new chief minister. Devendra Fadnavis, in his 80-hour second term, cleared ₹5,380 crore from the Maharashtra Contingency Fund as a relief for farmers affected by the unseasonal rain, but is that enough?

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