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Citizenship
Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

A citizen objects: Politics sans ethics is empty

My father was a brilliant metallurgist who worked for the Tatas. We lived in Jamshedpur and would go for long walks. He loved the forests around the city. I remember one evening as we walked, the Tata...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Army veterans from Nepal face citizenship poser

Born in Nepal, a retired subedar (name withheld on request) who served in the Gorkha regiment of the Indian Army for 28 years is increasingly feeling “stateless”. “I was born in a v...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.20

Better safe than sorry

Sir — While the Supreme Court accepted the right to peacefully protest against a legislation, it also made it absolutely clear that protests in public places for an indefinite period of time are...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 07.10.20

Shaheen Bagh: Not meant to be ‘indefinite’

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By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.20

Let go: The law against sedition

Indian politicians love to hang on to laws from the colonial era — the law against sedition is an example. Inscribed as Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, sedition is the incitement through ...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 02.10.20

Women march for justice

More than 50 women, who were part of the sit-in at Park Circus Maidan against the new citizenship matrix, took to the streets again on Friday to demand justice for the Hathras victim and protest the &...
By Snehal Sengupta in Park Circus

West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.20

Bengal: BJP on backfoot on CAA

The BJP is forced to press a pause button on its strategy of using the coming festive season to build its divisive narrative using the Citizenship Amendment Act and plan a slew of programmes over the ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.20

Secure law: The National Security Act

The value of a law depends on its application. The National Security Act, 1980 permits preventive detention — up to a maximum of 12 months — “in certain cases and for matters connect...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.20

The root of the poison

India has witnessed growing violence against Muslims under the current regime, including mob-lynchings and the recent attempt of exclusion through the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Much of this is bein...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.20

Fatal fashion

Sir — Sankarshan Thakur must be lauded for speaking the hard truth in his article, “Compliant and complicit” (Sep 2). Indeed the series of brutal and heartless incidents taking place...
By The Telegraph in


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