Kunal Merchant Indian designer refused to make a table for the PM citing GoI’s silence over ‘Atrocities Against Muslims’

Kunal Merchant Indian designer refused to make a table for the PM citing GoI’s silence over 'Atrocities Against Muslims'

Citing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government of India’s silence over the rising violence against Muslims in the country, designer Kunal Merchant has refused to make a table for the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Merchant has emerged as one of those rare voices of dissent against Modi and his government’s “prejudiced, racist, and hateful” India, a Hyderabad-based daily Siasat reported. As per the report, screenshots that Kunal Merchant shared on his Instagram stories (which disappear after 24 hours) on Friday showed that he received an email from Vivek Kumar,…

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Sarpanch Manzoor Ahmed Bangroo shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pattan

Suspected militants shot dead a sarpanch in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, police said, the fourth such attack on grassroots representatives in the Valley this year. Political parties have condemned the killing, which comes less than two weeks ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu, where he is expected to address members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions. Police said Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo, who was the sarpanch of Goshbugh village, was not associated with any political party. “In this terror crime, he received critical gunshot…

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