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Zeba Siddiqui

India's use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir

17 Feb 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, India When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software.

Crowdfunding, pro bono lawyers aid Indian protesters as government cracks down

12 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU Days after Anas Hussain was killed in his hometown of Nehtaur in northern India during an anti-government protest last month, an online crowdfunding campaign raised 1 million rupees (nearly $14,000) to help his family.

From housewives to hijab-clad students, women take centre stage in Indian protests

07 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI As a crowd of protesters swelled around them under the watchful eyes of dozens of policemen in riot gear, a cluster of young female students in burqas stood outside their university in New Delhi shouting anti-government slogans.

India celebrates New Year's Eve with protests against citizenship law

01 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Thousands of Indians ushered in the New Year by demonstrating against a citizenship law despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to dampen protests that have run for nearly three weeks.

In an Indian village, a woman's killing and alleged rape opens caste divides

27 Dec 2019

HINDU NAGAR, India When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.

Fury grows after protest deaths in Meerut

27 Dec 2019

MEERUT, India Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in Meerut last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch. | Video

Backstory: 'You will do your reporting and leave, but I have to live here'

23 Dec 2019

HINDU NAGAR, India When we got to the village, I was surprised to see how many women came out to defend men accused of rape.

Supreme Court dismisses appeal against death penalty in grisly 2012 gang-rape and murder

18 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI THe Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against the death penalty by one of four men convicted of the gang-rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and her murder, saying it found no reason to review the sentence.

President Ram Nath Kovind disregards protests, signs citizenship bill into law

13 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI A divisive citizenship bill has been signed into law in India, a move that comes amid widespread protests in the country's northeast that could force the cancellation of a visit by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

INSIGHT-In an Indian village, a woman's killing and alleged rape opens caste divides

13 Dec 2019

HINDU NAGAR, India Dec 13 When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.

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