Furquan Ameen Siddiqui
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Furquan Ameen Siddiqui

Journalist Fellow at Reuters Institute, University of Oxford | Senior Correspondent at Hindustan Times, New Delhi | furquan.sid@gmail.com | twitter.com/furquansid | instagram.com/furquanameen


Reporting under duress

Is India Asia’s deadliest country for journalists? From legal harassment and state repression to murder, scribes now work amid increasing danger.

Hindustan Times / July 2016

Assam elections: Politics of identity

Politics over identity has plagued Assam for over three-decades and is exploited every election. D-voters are people who can’t prove Indian citizenship and are barred from voting.

Hindustan Times / April 2016

The confinement of Gaza: Of Hopelessness and worst-case scenario

The picture presented by American activist and Vice columnist Molly Crabapple at the session entitled Eyeless in Gaza at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Monday gave the audience a fair idea of the situation in Gaza, which has only got worse af

Hindustan Times / January 2016

Where dead keep a protest alive

In Manipur locals refuse to bury nine killed 147 days ago in protests that sought laws to protect tribal interests

Hindustan Times / January 2016

Caught between a rock and a hard place

The arrest of two journalists which their supporters see as unlawful and an act of intimidation, is snowballing into a face off between journalists and the administration

Hindustan Times / December 2015

What's left behind

Six months after the earthquake that devastated Nepal, HT finds out how people are dealing with disaster and displacement amid the changing climate

Hindustan Times / October 2015

Chasing stories to death

Recent attacks on journalists in mofussil towns are indicative of the dangers they face on the job. A look at the challenges they face and the temptations they fight

Hindustan Times / July 2015

The day I got a nation

Nearly 70 years after Partition, the people of the enclaves along the Indo-Bangladesh border, can finally access schools, healthcare, have an identity and a country

Hindustan Times / June 2015

Damned Lies and Red Tape

Tribal and Dalit villagers protesting against the loss of their lands by the revival of the 40-year-old Kanhar dam project in UP's Sonbhadra district have been silenced by brute force

Hindustan Times / May 2015

Crossing Lines of Control

There is an end-of-the-world feel as one takes the road to Turtuk that snakes through the Nubra valley along the turquoise-blue Shyok river and majestic Karakoram range on the side. A visit to a Baltistani hamlet on the India Pakistan border

Roads & Kingdoms / May 2015

Curse of the black gold

Unscientific coal mining has destroyed parts of Meghalaya. Despite this locals still root for the industry. A visit to the coal belt reveals both dependence and devastation

Hindustan Times / March 2015

Sowing Saffron in the North East

The Seven Sister states of the north east have always attracted proselytizers but the battle seems to intensify with the growing presence of the RSS in the region, who are working to further their Hindutva agenda and converting animist tribals

Hindustan Times / December 2014

A grave matter

As if finding a piece of land to live on wasn't difficult enough, the search for an eternal resting place is making many Muslims lose their sleep. How illegal land deals have made Muslim burial a costly affair

Hindustan Times / November 2014

Between Greed and Poverty

For eight years, some Kerala orphanages have been raising funding by enrolling children from impoverished states. Few are actually orphans though all are poor. A trail from destitution to profiteering, from Jharkhand to Kerala.

Hindustan Times / June 2014 / [Pdf , 7.76 MB]

Unholy mess: Cleaning up the Ganga

India under PM Narendra Modi is set to clean up the Ganga. A look at the challenges that the government will have to tackle if it is serious about saving the holy river.

Hindustan Times / June 2014

Pushed to the boundaries

A recent kidnapping puts the spotlight on the festering conflict between the Mizos and the Brus that has displaced thousands.

Hindustan Times / February 2014

Death and despair in the hills

The ethnic conflict between the Rengmas and the Karbis in the remote forests of Assam has displaced many, caused suffering and turned the region into a political tinderbox.

Hindustan Times / January 2014

Part II: Victims wed for protection, money

Over 700 weddings took place in the relief camps of Muzaffarnagar. Underage girls were married away in a desperate attempt to fetch an extra ‘compensation’ or as protection against sexual harassment and assault in the relief camps.

Hindustan Times / December 2013

News vs Noise

Our television news networks have often been criticised for sensationalism, frenzied debates and biased reportage. Their policies of self-regulation don’t seem to be working either. A close look at India’s TV news industry.

Hindustan Times / May 2013

In search of shelter

We hit the streets at night to see how things pan out for the homeless in the capital and how adequate are the night shelters put up by the government.

Hindustan Times / December 2012

Aerial Aperture

Forty years on, a pilot recalls how he captured images of the Bangladesh Liberation War

The Caravan / December 2011

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