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Hijab Scene #7 - Mohja Kahf

Statutory warning: All headlines used for today’s commentary are public. Choices are personal.

Today is republic day.

Kashmir: 2G internet ‘temporarily snapped’ hours after access allowed to 301 websites.

Happy republic day.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad detained in Hyderabad ahead of anti-CAA protest.

The Indian government has arrested three former chief ministers and 21 other leaders in Kashmir for six months for no valid reason.

Death threat received by Prakash Raj, Brinda Karat, HD Kumaraswamy and 12 other public figures

Republic - “a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens…”

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Around 5,000 Migrant Workers Lined up for ‘Document Verification’ in Karnataka’s Kodagu

5 Shot to Death During Anti-CAA Protests in Meerut

Happy Re-Public Day

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Annual Democratic Index: India Ranks 51, Worst Performance Ever

But also…

Kerala Chief Minister, Newly Weds In 620-Km Human Chain Against Citizenship Law

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Kerala Catholic churches, mosques hoist tricolour, read Preamble in CAA protest

Massive Crowd Gathers To Witness Flag Hoisting At Shaheen Bagh

Ahead of Republic Day, Poets Protest Against CAA, NRC in Hyderabad

Happy Republic day.

*Poet and scholar Mohja Kahf was born in Damascus, Syria. Her family moved to the United States in 1971, and Kahf grew up in the Midwest. She earned a PhD in comparative literature from Rutgers University and is the author of the poetry collections Hagar Poems (2016) and Emails from Scheherazad (2003) and the novel The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (2006)

*Headlines courtesy The Quint, NDTV, Scroll, The Wire, Newsclick

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