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Hafta 411: Indian and Chinese troops clash, Maharashtra tracks interfaith marriages

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WrittenBy:NL Team
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This week, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Mehraj D Lone are joined by Nirupama Subramanian,  national editor for strategic affairs at the Indian Express.

The discussion focuses mainly on the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Nirupama explains the situation and the possible reasons for the escalation. “The reason can be anything. It’s nearly impossible to go on the ground and confirm, so we need to wait for the truth to come out through different means,” she says. 

Commenting on the responsibility that journalists have when reporting on such delicate subjects, she says, “You can’t rely on sources for this, you have to wait for solid proof or you hold the story." 

The team also discuss the Maharashtra government setting up a committee to track interfaith marriages. Manisha says it violates people's fundamental rights while Mehraj notes that the purpose is to keep a section of the society in constant fear. 

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