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The Suno India Show’ is a weekly news show by Suno India combining slow journalism with under-represented and under-reported stories. Covering the diverse range of topics like politics, technology, education and society, the host brings in informative interviews and engaging discussions with experts. The show not only shines a spotlight on stories that matter but keeps the listeners up to date with the latest national news.

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The Suno India Show’ is a weekly news show by Suno India combining slow journalism with under-represented and under-reported stories. Covering the diverse range of topics like politics, technology, education and society, the host brings in informative interviews and engaging discussions with experts. The show not only shines a spotlight on stories that matter but keeps the listeners up to date with the latest national news.

    Rare Lives - The People Beyond Rare Illnesses

    Rare Lives - The People Beyond Rare Illnesses

    There are more than 8,000 documented rare diseases in the world. An estimated 70-90 million Indians are said to be rare individuals. Most rare diseases are incurable, and where there are cures, the costs are prohibitive for patients and families. Rare diseases can also lead to disabilities. Yet why is that there is little public awareness of rare diseases?

    This #RareDiseaseDay2021, hear the stories of people who have been part of the 1 in 20,000 podcast series. Launched in 2019, the series offers a window into the lives of rare individuals, their search for proper medical diagnosis, treatment, and well-being. Rare Lives is the second season of the 1 in 20,000 podcast series.

    This series has sought to go beyond the stereotypes associated with rare individuals, who often end up being statistics in public conversation. For instance, it is said that the prevalence of a rare illness – FSHD – is 1 in 20,000 children. The series, however, dives into the perspectives, joys, challenges and motivations of rare individuals and their support systems. The upcoming session is a rare chance to see the human face behind the podcast episodes. They represent countless patients, families, caregivers, doctors, activists, and geneticists working to improve the life of every person who is living with a rare disease in India.

    For this episode of The Suno India show, Avantika Shrivastava spoke with Vipul Goyal, Shambhavi Ravishankar, Iftikhar Zia and Dr. Priyanshu Mathur.

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    What Nodeep Kaur’s arrest says about plight of landless farmers

    What Nodeep Kaur’s arrest says about plight of landless farmers

    On 12th January, the Haryana police arrested Nodeep Kaur, a Dalit labour activist while she was protesting against the non-payment of wages at Kundali industrial area (KIA) at Sonipat, Haryana. Kaur is from Punjab and the leader of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, who is supporting ongoing farmer’s protests at the Haryana and UP border. US Vice President's niece Meena Harris tweeted her picture asking her to release brought her to notice. Farmer’s uprising circling National Capital got momentum and support across the globe, which asked the Central government to repeal three farms laws, which was passed through ordinance last year. United farmers organizations had 11 rounds of talks with the government and submitted 8 point charter. That demand includes the law on Minimum Support Price or MSP and repeals those three laws, which are related to open market trading, contractual farming, and excluding many products from the essential commodity list. The one issue, which is still missing from the farmer’s protest and on their agenda is Landless farmers or farm laborers issues. The 2011 census data shows that 71% of Dalits are landless laborers. In rural areas, 58.4% of Dalit households do not own land at all. Landless farmers belong to Dalit and Backward community with depressed wages and vulnerable to caste atrocity on daily basis.

    The host of this episode of The Suno India Show, Prashant Kanojia spoke to Nodeep Kaur’s sister, Rajvir Kaur and her mother, Swarnjit Kaur. We also spoke to farmer leaders and protestors from the protest site and a journalist from Bihar. While explaining how the farm laws would affect landless farmers, they also highlighted the issues related to landless farmers and labourers, which has been undermined and is not on the agenda of the ongoing protest. They explain how these farmers are not recognized as farmers and how they could widen the protest across India. 



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    In Kashmir is 4G internet really 4G?

    In Kashmir is 4G internet really 4G?

    On February 5, Jammu & Kashmir government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted that  4G mobile internet services have been restored in the entire Jammu and Kashmir area. The high-speed internet service was snapped by the government in August 2019 after the BJP led central government revoked Article 370 & downgraded the erstwhile state into two union territories. The low-speed or 2G Internet service on mobile phones was restored on January 25th, 2020.

    The host of this episode of The Suno India Show, Irfan Amin Malik spoke to YouTubers, employees, students, journalists and others from different areas of Kashmir valley, who said that the high-speed internet that they recall has not been restored yet.  The people also recalled how  their daily life was hit back during the world’s longest internet shutdowns.

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    What are your legal and constitutional rights as a peaceful protestor?

    What are your legal and constitutional rights as a peaceful protestor?

    The arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi has raised a number of questions. She has been charged with conspiracy and sedition for editing a google document, a toolkit supporting the farmers’ protests. The Delhi Police arrested Ravi from Bengaluru without a transit remand order. The police did not inform her chosen lawyers of her remand hearing and provided her with a legal aid lawyer instead. Then the magistrate ordered five days of police custody. 

    On this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Colin Gonsalves, a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court and the founder of Human Rights Law Network. Gonsalves says that even people protesting peacefully and legally can be arrested by the police illegally. However, he gives legal advice on how those arrested can speak up for their rights before the police and the court. Legal precedents and guidelines cited by him are linked below. 

    DK Basu guidelines
    Arnesh Kumar vs State Of Bihar
    MHA advisory on arresting an accused outside State/UT jurisdiction 



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    Why 'love jihad' is a campaign issue in crucial West Bengal polls

    Why 'love jihad' is a campaign issue in crucial West Bengal polls

    Recently several states including Uttar Pradesh introduced anti-conversion laws making religious conversion for the sake of marriage illegal. These laws were based on the conspiracy theory of ‘love jihad’ which posits that Muslim men marry Hindu women only to convert them to Islam. We bring a three-part series on how these laws have affected the lives of young people.

    With a growing narrative of ‘Love Jihad’ across India, we look at this phenomenon in West Bengal and its ties to Hindutva politics. Devdutta Maji is the founder of Singha Bahini, a Hindutva outfit that claims to ‘rescue’ Hindu women trapped by Muslim men across the state. He has also joined BJP and hopes to help the party win in the upcoming state polls.

    TMC MLA Rukbanur Rahman has personally experienced the opposition to interfaith marriages in the state. His brother Rizwanur Rahman had wed Priyanka Todi, the daughter of industrialist Ashok Todi, and died a month later. He says that not only is ‘Love Jihad’ a misnomer, the idea will not be accepted by the people of Bengal.

    In this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Rahman, Majhi and a minor girl who Majhi says he rescued.

    Also listen:
    How ‘love jihad’ laws clash with The Special Marriage Act
    How ‘love jihad’ affects women’s choice

    Important links:
    Living Reality of Muslims in West Bengal – Appeasement or Exclusion? 
    The Special Marriage Act, 1954

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    How 'love jihad' affects women's choice

    How 'love jihad' affects women's choice

    Recently several states including Uttar Pradesh introduced anti-conversion laws making religious conversion for the sake of marriage illegal. These laws were based on the conspiracy theory of ‘love jihad’ which posits that Muslim men marry Hindu women only to convert them to Islam. We bring a three-part series on how these laws have affected the lives of young people.

    The narrative of ‘love jihad’ that emerges from the Hindutva ideology imagines a woman to be innocent, ignorant people who cannot take their own decisions. In this formulation, the ideal woman is the one who follows the social norms and listens to her family.

    In this episode, we speak to three women who choose their own partners and tell us why they refused to obey social norms. Their choice is not just related to love, but also to their identity as independent women.

    Also listen How ‘love jihad’ laws clash with The Special Marriage Act

    Important links

    “Articulating Hindu Masculinity and Femininity-Shuddhi and Sangathan Movements in United Provinces in the 1920s” by historian Charu Gupta in the Economic and Political Weekly.
    The Special Marriage Act, 1954
    UP Unlawful Religious Conversion Prohibition Ordinance, 2020

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