Access to conflict zones is controlled by the armed forces, meaning journalists are dependent on the army and need to maintain their goodwill. Photo: AP

Indian media: in love with the military, blind to the truth of Pakistan conflict?

  • The Indian army’s claims that up to 300 terrorists had been killed in Pakistan were breathlessly reported by local media – then refuted by the foreign press
  • The media has long been reluctant to criticise the armed forces, even after reports of serious human rights violations such as rape and murder
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Access to conflict zones is controlled by the armed forces, meaning journalists are dependent on the army and need to maintain their goodwill. Photo: AP
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In November 2018, tens of thousands of farmers and labourers marched to Delhi, demanding better crop prices. Similarly, in March that year, protesting farmers from Maharashtra walked 160km to Mumbai. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
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Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Forget nuclear war with Pakistan. Here’s the real threat to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • As the world obsesses over the New Delhi-Islamabad showdown, the real ticking time bomb facing the Indian leader is best represented by the shrunken figure of widow Shantabai Teral

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In November 2018, tens of thousands of farmers and labourers marched to Delhi, demanding better crop prices. Similarly, in March that year, protesting farmers from Maharashtra walked 160km to Mumbai. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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