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My dress trolled because I’m a woman, says Shehla Rashid after Twitter slams hijab look

JNU student Shehla Rashid was criticised for covering her head during the launch of former IAS officer Shah Faesal's party in Srinagar Sunday.

Shehla Rashid to join ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal’s party, contest state or Lok Sabha polls

Shehla Rashid, 31, former vice-president of the JNU Student Union, is currently pursuing a PhD in Technology and Citizen-State Relations.

Congress unit drops Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid from event over sedition charge

The minority department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) faced criticism for inviting Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid, who face sedition charges, to an event in an election year.
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What Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid & Umar Khalid plan to do with their JNU PhDs

The trio, who became face of 2016 JNU protests, rule out joining active politics, claim they will stick to academics and research.
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Lesson from Shehla Rashid’s Twitter departure: Log off women, you’re allowed to

Despite how important Twitter is, the cost-benefit analysis of being an Indian woman on the platform just does not add up. 
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How Shehla Rashid’s tweet on Sinead O’Connor sparked an ideological debate

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Shehla Rashid: The Marxist who was unaware of her Muslim identity till Modi came to power

Shehla Rashid claims she’s no votary of identity politics but many feel her Sinead O’Connor tweet reveals her true political ambitions.  
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Why can’t Shehla Rashid celebrate Sinead O’Connor’s embrace of Islam?

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor’s conversion to Islam did not perturb Indians till Shehla Rashid tweeted about it.
Shehla Rashid, Kanhaiya kumar and Jignesh Mevani at yuva hunkar rally

Tukde Tukde Gang is the ultimate fake news of the North Korean media

In our polarised times, #TukdeTukdeGang is at war with #NorthKoreanMedia. Where’s the pop-corn?

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.


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Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.