Asad Ashraf

Asad Ashraf

Journalist

Asad Ashraf is a web reporter with WION. He has a penchant for writing poems, friends often refer to him as an occasional poet. He is passionate about reporting on human rights abuses and also Indian and International politics.

The case for, against making national anthem in India's cinema halls compulsory

Some claim it will strengthen national integrity, others are of the view that it is a violation of their fundamental right Read Article

Exclusive: Touts, bank managers beat the system to convert black money into white

Agents explain how bank managers and chartered accountants are exploiting loopholes to help those with unaccounted wealth Read Article

India:Transgenders hit hard by demonetisation move

Without an official identity card and no bank accounts, most of the money the community owns is in cash Read Article

Demonetisation: BJP says good for economy now, but had opposed in 2014

The party had opposed the very same move in January 2014 when a Congress-led government was in power Read Article

Nandini Sundar case: Chhattisgarh police accuse DU professor of involvement in villager's murder

The activist, backed by the University's association, said the charges reek of 'police vendetta' for highlighting the lawlessness in Bastar Read Article

In exile in India, Pakistan couple dream of independent Sindh

When in despair, they console each other that one day their dream of going home will come true Read Article

Indian start-up lets you power your home for life for the price of a high-end smartphone

A sibling duo from southern Kerala state aims to revolutionise India's energy sector with 'low-cost' wind turbines Read Article

Uniform Civil Code row: Social, religious groups voice concerns about 'homogenisation' of India's plural society

It's not only the Muslim community which opposes the code's implementation but also other religious and social groups Read Article

India: Muslim student missing after 'thrashing' from right-wing activists, university on boil

Najeeb Ahmed of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University last spoke to his mother on October 15, a day after he was reportedly beaten up Read Article

Public vote on triple talaq: Muslim religious law body attacks Modi government, women's body welcomes move?

Law Commission of India has been seeking a public vote on the implementation of uniform civil code with an aim to 'address social injustice… Read Article

India: More than 200 Dalits embrace Buddhism in western Gujarat?

In the recent past, a large number of Dalits in different parts of the country have embraced other religions to 'escape harassment' Read Article

Republican Hindu Council beats the drum for Donald Trump in Delhi

The group of Indian-Americans termed a New Jersey event slated for Oct 15 as 'historic', when Trump will be addressing Hindu-Americans Read Article

Innocent lives matter: Justice for those jailed on false terror charges

Inspired by Black Lives Matter movement, Innocence Network is an all-India initiave to help people falsely implicated under terror charges Read Article

Dadri mob lynching: Bisada village in India's UP tense after accused's death?

A year after a man was killed over rumours he had eaten beef, the death in custody of one of the accused makes the village tense again Read Article

Did you know BJP MP Kirron Kher is among ten Indians who have worked in the Pakistani film industry?

It's not only artists from Pakistan who work in India. Here are 10 prominent Indian actors who have worked in Pakistan Read Article