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Tarlabaşı, Turkey’s safe haven for migrants, which exemplifies social marginalisation

The Immigration Advice Service, in an email alert, has sent an article about the situation of migrants living in Tarlabaşı, which is often called Istanbul’s slum neighbourhood. The run-down area, according to this article by Katarzyna Rybarczyk , political correspondent for Immigration Advice, has become home to a community of Arabs, Afghans, Pakistanis, Gypsies and Africans.  According to Rybarczyk, for migrants who arrive in Turkey Tarlabaşı is often where they rent their first apartments as rent there is significantly cheaper than in other parts of Istanbul,   Tarlabaşı became a residential area for the low-income class in the second half of the 19th century and instead of flourishing over the years it has been becoming increasingly impoverished and turning into an inner-city ghetto. "I talk about the challenges to the integration of migrants who live in Tarlabaşı. I have recently visited the area so the article features my own photographs and first-hand insights into daily li

1984, when Congress became ‘identity of Hindus’, Sikhs were made biggest villains

In a conversation with human rights defender Vidya Bbushan Rawat, which took place about three years ago at his Delhi residence, “Indian Express” journalist Joseph Maliakan talks about the massive anti-Sikh pogrom which place in the aftermath of the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31. He also speaks about the caste bias in our media and how the media ignored the real facts and how the SC-ST officers faced the punishment instead of the real criminals.