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Tarushi Aswani

Tarushi Aswani

Tarushi Aswani is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. She covers stories on human rights, governance, refugee rights, communalism, religion and politics in India.

Tarushi Aswani is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India and has written for a range of publications both national and international. She covers stories on human rights, governance, refugee rights, communalism, religion and politics. Academically, she is trained in Journalism, Conflict Transformation and Peace-building, International Humanitarian Law and Global Studies. She writes for The Wire, The Hindu, Khaleej Times,, Daily Times, etc. Follow her on Twitter at @tarushi_aswani .

Posts by Tarushi Aswani
September 19, 2023

In India, Hindutva Schools Are Indoctrinating Poor Children

By Tarushi Aswani
In rural India, private schools run by the Ekal Foundation provide access to education – but force children to imbibe divisive teachings that preach Hindu superiority.

March 28, 2023

In India, the State Challenges Independent Media

By Tarushi Aswani
India’s media crackdown goes far beyond the BBC – and it is the country's independent journalists and news houses that are most vulnerable to attack.
January 14, 2023

How Gujarat’s Khambhat Became a Hotspot for Anti-Muslim Hate

By Tarushi Aswani
The communal violence of April 2022 was more the norm than the exception in the city of Khambhat.

September 21, 2022

Afghan Students Are Unable to Resume Studies in Indian Universities

By Tarushi Aswani
Many students who returned to Afghanistan during the pandemic lockdowns have been denied Indian visas.

September 05, 2022

New Party’s Entry Could End 3-Year Impasse in Kashmir’s Politics

By Tarushi Aswani
The party, which is led by former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, is expected to divide the anti-BJP vote in Jammu and Kashmir.

August 26, 2022

In Bilkis Bano’s Fate, Lies the Future of Indian Muslims

By Tarushi Aswani
She was gang raped in 2002. But her assailants, who were convicted and awarded life imprisonment, now walk free.
August 22, 2022

Dark Comedy ‘Darlings’ Rattles India’s Patriarchs

By Tarushi Aswani
The movie, which shows a woman exercising agency in response to spousal violence, has outraged many in India.

July 26, 2022

Despite Disaster, 35 Deaths, Hindu Religious Pilgrimage in Kashmir Continues

By Tarushi Aswani
Assiduously promoting the Amarnath yatra as religious tourism, the government has recklessly raised the number of pilgrims stomping through this fragile environment.

July 26, 2022

‘We Live With Our Losses’: What the Indo-Pak Ceasefire Means to Locals Along the LoC

By Tarushi Aswani
Over a year since the ceasefire took effect, locals say they continue to live under the shadow of trauma caused by the Kashmir conflict.

July 05, 2022

Islamophobia Exists in India’s Private Sector

By Tarushi Aswani
A recent study reveals that there is significant discrimination against Muslim women across industries in entry-level jobs.

June 24, 2022

India Prepares to Elect Its 15th President

By Tarushi Aswani
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate, Draupadi Murmu, who is a tribal woman, is poised to win.
June 07, 2022

Targeted Killings of Hindus in Kashmir Trigger Panic

By Tarushi Aswani
The BJP government’s abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy has made Hindus there vulnerable to terrorism.

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