After a seven-month military lockdown of Kashmir, Indian government officials released chief minister Farooq Abdullah, a leader of Kashmir’s most influential political party, yet many remain in detention. Journalism in Jammu and Kashmir is under a state of repression.
In the face of Joe Biden’s recent Democratic presidential primary victories and the COVID- 19 pandemic, progressives in Illinois provided three down-ballot surprise victories.
(“Despite Bernie’s Loss, Progressive Score 3 Major Wins in Illinois,” March 19, 2020; “Rep. Dan Lipinski’s Upset Has Symbolic Ramifications,” CNN, March 19, 2020)