articles by Tarique Anwar

India

World Culture Festival: After the extravagance come piles of garbage on the Yamuna floodplains

Heaps of garbage are a common sight at the Yamuna floodplains, where the controversial World Culture Festival was organised by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living (AOL) Foundation this past weekend

India

Terror threat? On eve of mega event, Yamuna floodplain turns into a security fortress

With terror threat looming large, there has been a heightened level of security preparedness at Yamuna floodplains where the World Culture Festival 2016, being organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living, is due to kick off from 11 March.

India

We will fight govt to ensure justice for Rohith Vemula, promises Kanhaiya Kumar

Afzal Guru is not my icon, Rohith Vemula is, says JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

India

You will not teach us 'deshbhakti' or 'deshdroh': Kanhaiya Kumar takes on the system in his speech at JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday night said they never demanded freedom from India — “We demanded freedom within India,” he said while addressing a gathering of thousands of students on the campus after spending days in Tihar jail on sedition charges.

India

Dwindling hopes, dissipating energy: Protest continues but will JNU remain JNU any more?

For the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who are fighting a battle with their own state, truce would come only after the battle is won.

India

‘You are brave, don’t worry about anything’, says mother as Kanhaiya awaits Wednesday hearing on bail plea

Five members of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya’s family are currently serving in the defence forces and one, a CRFF jawan, laid down his life while fighting insurgents. This brief backdrop should be a sober reminder to those in the media and elsewhere trying to paint him ‘anti-national’ by contrasting the sacrifices made by the armed forces on the border and the slogan-shouting episode in JNU.

India

Firstpost journalist Tarique Anwar recounts assault: ‘Cops refused to step in as I was being beaten up’

Who are you? You are not a journalist but a traitor. These were the words of the goons in black coats before they assaulted me at Patiala House court today

India

JNU row: Forget the #SeditionDebate, here’s why the charge isn't worth the paper on which it is written

The sedition charge slapped against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar is not worth the paper it is written on. According to legal experts, it is “not tenable” and will “not stand scrutiny of the law”

Politics

One year on: Muslim voters disillusioned with AAP, feel they were trashed like 'used tissue paper'

One year on, the Muslim community that voted overwhelmingly for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party in the Assembly polls, appears disillusioned. The AAP, they feel, is no different from other parties; it used Muslims as a vote bank and then “trashed them like used tissue paper”

India

'For God's sake, revive the jawan': Ex-CISF constable, housewife offer to donate organs to Siachen soldier

A housewife on Wednesday offered to donate a kidney to Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who is battling for life after being rescued from Siachen glacier.

India

Don’t make Islamic State a pretext to arrest Muslim youth, community leaders ask govt

The recent series of detentions and arrests of Muslim youths and clerics from across the country for being “IS sympathisers” is an “organised conspiracy to malign Muslims, feel Muslim leaders.

Politics

Congress youth wing takes charge to bridge voter-party gap in Punjab

Youth Congress spokesman Amrish Ranjan Pandey admitted to trust deficit between the people and the party and said the campaign was aimed at bridging that.

India

Political grandstanding, official disengagement have made MCD mess ugly: Former Delhi Chief Secy

Amid the blame game and confrontation between the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led municipal corporations, the indefinite strike of the civic body employees entered its tenth day.

India

MCD strike leaves Delhi govt hospitals overburdened and crippled

The strike of municipal corporation employees in Delhi over salaries has left health services in the civic body-run hospitals crippled.

India

Trapped between the govt and a hard place: Here’s why Delhi’s corporations are in the red

While the Arvind Kejriwal-led government maintains that it has already given Rs 892.92 crore, Rs 465.53 crore and Rs 668 crore to North, East and South MCDs respectively under the head of non-planned expenditure in the current financial year, the civic bodies say they still need Rs 2,400 crore for the payment of salaries and pensions.

India

Civic body protest: Why trifurcation of MCD is the source of all troubles

The BJP-ruled corporations say that the money released by the Delhi government is not sufficient to clear salaries of all the employees.

India

Republic Day: Behind the grand spectacle lies a grueling nine-month preparation, meticulous detailing

With the help of radio mobile and Army communications set up by the signal core, a special team keeps an eye on each contingent’s actions. The marching of each contingent is synchronised with their respective band's beats.

India

Republic Day: French soldiers, marching band 'proud' to represent their country at Rajpath

With French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest at the Republic Day parade, French soldiers will get a prime slot to showcase their marching skills.

World

Bacha Khan attack: Is Pakistan turning a blind eye to the real source of terror on home turf?

The terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University, in which 21 persons were gunned down and several others suffered injuries, has again revived the debate on terror groups