Tale of two pregnancies, A dying elephant & A caged Human Being

Where has the outrage and empathy we rightly felt at the death of the elephant in Kerala gone in the case of Safoora Zargar, the Jamia student held in an overcrowded jail at COVID time? By -Bedabrata Pain   I saw the report first on social media – WhatsApp, to be precise. A gut-wrenching story of a pregnant elephant dying a horrific death, standing in the middle of a river. The initial reports was that some people had deliberately fed her pineapple filled with firecrackers. On the basis of this narrative,…

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Jail for ‘Pregnant Lady’, Bail for ‘Gun Supplier’ in Delhi’s Communal Violence Case

Consider the case of two people arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the Delhi riots of February 2020. One is a pregnant Muslim woman, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia with no prior involvement in any criminal activity. She is taken into custody six weeks after the violence had ended. No arms and ammunition were recovered from her at the time of the arrest. The other is a Hindu man who the police claims has been supplying arms for the past two years, buying weapons and cartridges from Madhya…

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