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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
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May 05, 2022

Government Gives Assent to Coal Mining in Hasdeo Forests in Central India

By Tarushi Aswani
Local tribal women are determined to continue their decade-long resistance against destruction of their forests.
April 26, 2022

Modi Flaunts India’s Grassroots Democracy on Visit to Jammu and Kashmir

By Tarushi Aswani
His lofty claims ring hollow in the restive region as the Union Territory is being ruled directly from New Delhi.

April 22, 2022

Modi’s India Has No Space For Muslims

By Tarushi Aswani
Hindutva activists are implementing a planned strategy to destroy Muslims, their homes, shops, and way of life.

April 21, 2022

‘They Burnt My Parents Alive’: Gujarat Riots Still Haunt Victims

By Tarushi Aswani
20 years after anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat, the victims are still haunted by their memories – and the parallels they see today.

March 18, 2022

Noted Kashmiri Journalist Jailed Again Despite Being Granted Bail Twice

By Tarushi Aswani
Fahad Shah’s arrest under the Public Safety Act will enable authorities to detain him for up to two years without a trial.
March 06, 2022

Preoccupation with Drawing Political Mileage Mars India’s Evacuation from Ukraine

By Tarushi Aswani
Evacuation of 20,000 of its nationals from a war zone is not easy. But India has evacuated far larger numbers more efficiently in the past.

February 17, 2022

Parties Vie for Votes With Promises of Jobs in Punjab Assembly Elections

By Tarushi Aswani
This is an old promise that parties and politicians repeat every election. Will voters be impressed?
February 04, 2022

Who Will Muslim Voters Support in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election?

By Tarushi Aswani
The state's Muslim voters are expected to back the party in the strongest position to defeat the BJP.

January 16, 2022

China’s Bridge Over the Pangong Tso in Ladakh

By Tarushi Aswani
In general, bridges bring people together and facilitate trade. But for India’s Ladakhis, the bridge across the Pangong Tso brings uncertainty and apprehension.

January 06, 2022

Questions of Security, Religion and Laws Emerge in Poll-Bound Punjab

By Tarushi Aswani
Recent incidents of alleged ‘sacrilege’ in Sikh temples have stirred communal anger in the state.

December 28, 2021

India Proposes to Raise Legal Marriage Age for Women

By Tarushi Aswani
The communal motivation underlying the Narendra Modi government’s decision is hard to ignore.
December 14, 2021

Aam Aadmi Party’s Right-Turn

By Tarushi Aswani
Its "soft Hindutva" rhetoric is aimed at drawing Hindu votes.

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