Ejaz Majeed was torn between twin fears as he entered the local police station in his suburban Mumbai neighborhood of Kalyan on May 26, 2014. One day earlier, Majeed, a practitioner of traditional Indian medicine, had been preparing for work when his 22-year-old son, Areeb, called. Areeb had left home the previous evening saying he was visiting a friend. Now, he told his father he was in Abu Dhabi, en route to Baghdad for a pilgrimage. He wouldn’t say when he would return.
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To the American and European volunteers fighting for Republican Spain against General Francisco Franco’s fascist-backed troops 100 miles south of Barcelona in April 1938, the dark, scrawny man in their battalion was a bit of a mystery. They wondered whether he was Iraqi, or perhaps British. But 35-year-old Gopal Mukund Huddar was, in fact, Indian, hailing from the city of Nagpur, some 500 miles east of Mumbai.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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