Rana Ayyub's Newsletter

Rana Ayyub
Resilient journalism undeterred in the face of autocratic power; independent, humane, accessible and radically empathetic.
Created 04 Jul 2021
  • Kashmir’s human rights crusader was arrested on trumped-up charges. Where is he?
    12 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 2 1
    Khurram Parvez, via Twitter A bulwark against the atrocities of the Indian state in Kashmir, Khurram Parvez is the conscience-keeper of a country where ‘human rights’ is no longer a phrase you can use...
  • You cannot shame us into silence
    04 Jan 2022 • 9 min read • 64 23
    Muslim women protest the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens on March 7, 2020 in Mumbai. Satish Bate, via Getty On the first of January, as the rest of India awoke to a fre...
  • When worship is forbidden
    24 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 62 13
    Muslims offer prayers outside New Delhi after authorities closed prayer sites in response to right-wing Hindu groups. Amarjeet Kumar Singh, via Getty Hindu nationalists turned out in droves to attend ...
  • The Indian Hindu must speak up against the terrorism unleashed in their name
    20 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 57 1
    The walled city, seen from a tower of the Jama Masjid mosque in the old quarters of Delhi on December 5. Sajjad Hussain, via Getty On the 12th of December, a young Muslim, Rahul Khan was murdered by a...
  • The Atlantic covers the campaign against me
    11 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 33 4
    Within a week of my appearance on the BBC’s Hard Talk, a central investigating agency sent me a summons. On the show itself, I had spoken of a possible backlash, but just before recording the intervie...
  • A Beautiful Isolation
    01 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 50 12
    I have been overwhelmed with love and support since my interview with Stephen Sackur on his iconic BBC show, Hard Talk. Journalists, activists, and intellectuals all over this country have been writin...
  • Munawwar Faaroqui, in his own words
    29 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 43 31
    On the 27th of November, Indian stand-up comedian Munawwar Faruqi posted a note on Instagram saying that he was done. Faaroqui was jailed for 37 days in January 2021 for a joke he did not tell; he was...
  • In Kashmir, police slaughter ‘suspects’ and bury the bodies to prevent families from holding funerals
    18 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 26 15
    Protesters at the site of the deaths of four people in Kashmir on Monday. Via Aakash Hassan. The mainstream media in India has obliterated the truth about human rights violations in Kashmir, the world...
  • Discussion Thread With Rana
    17 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 23 67
    On November 16, the Washington Post published my newest piece on Islamophobia enabled by the popular culture in India, especially the Indian film industry, in the wake of the release of Sooryavanshi, ...
  • Tripura is burning with hate
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 55 1
    Indian Security personnel detain activists during a protest in New Delhi against Anti-Muslim violence in Tripura on October 29. Imtiyaz Khan, via Getty On November 6, the northeastern Indian state of ...
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