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Arfa Khanum Sherwani

Arfa Khanum Sherwani


last contributed to D+C/E+Z in spring of 2022 as senior editor with the independent news website TheWire.  

All articles of Arfa Khanum Sherwani

Online news portals

Need for government advertising makes media vulnerable

Independent news websites have become indispensable in India

Totalitarian aspirations

Modi opponents are called anti-national

How Hindu supremacists are spreading hate and distorting public discourse in India

Useless suffering

Temples over hospitals

It took India only 20 days to progress from 1 million to 2 million Covid-19 infections

Recurring trauma

Feelings of aggravation

The history of anti-Muslim violence in India


Pandemic apartheid

In India, Hindu-supremacists are now blaming Muslims for Covid-19

Protest movement

Reciting the constitution

Muslim women are leading India’s nation-wide movement to protect the constitution

Right-wing politics

Muslims’ grievances in Modi’s India

How India’s government is targeting the country’s largest minority

Social media

Serious discrimination

Current frustration with Twitter in India shows why the big internet multinationals require global regulation

Identity politics

Increasingly aggressive

In spite of India’s constitution, Modi government is adopting aggressive anti-Muslim policies

Press freedom

Veiled threats and blatant harassment

Why online trolls could not tolerate my interview with a prominent Hindu guru

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