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Hafta 383: Gang violence in Punjab, RS polls, Kashmir attacks

The podcast where we discuss the news of the week.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Jayashree Arunachalam, Mehraj D Lone and Raman Kirpal are joined by journalist and author Aarish Chhabra.

They discuss Sidhu Moosewala's murder in the context of gun control in Punjab, the possible reasons behind a rise in shootings in the state, and whether these are linked to a change in government.

"The killings (caused by gang rivalry) have been through the Akali times, through the Congress times," says Aarish on the question about governance, adding that "Mann is seen as not doing his own bidding but working on Kejriwal's behest".

The panellists also look at the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, and point to the change in allegiance of several leaders.

The conversation then moves to militant attacks in Kashmir. “Kashmiri Pandits are shouting that this is the worst terrorism has been in the last decade,” Abhinandan says.

This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.

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