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Reporters Without Orders Ep 262: Caste bias in Delhi, communal prejudice in Haryana

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

ByNL Team
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This week, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel as Basant Kumar is joined by Avdhesh Kumar and Anmol Pritam.  

The discussion begins with Avdhesh’s report on a cobbler from Delhi’s Mayur Vihar who has been allegedly pressured by a lawyer to change his surname to a word decreed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Avdhesh points to caste discrimination and how the “emotional as well as financial trauma faced by this person is huge”. 

The conversation moves to Anmol’s report about two residents of Mewat who were allegedly set afire by cow vigilantes. He talks about how these vigilantes were working in collaboration with the local police and how such activities are illegal according to court observations. He says there is a nexus between the Gau Raksha Dal and the Haryana Police, and the police work with bias against a particular community.

Tune in.

Watch the conversation here.


00:00:00 - Introduction

00:06:52 - Cow vigilantism 

00:24:02 - Caste-based discrimination  

00:42:17 - Recommendations



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Produced by Tehreem Roshan, recorded by Anil Kumar, and edited by Umrav Singh. 

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