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Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Closed minds: BLM and anti-CAA protests

On May 25, in Minneapolis, an African-American arrestee, George Floyd, was choked to death by a white police officer pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck. The whole of America erupted in prote...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Clean laws: Transforming Indian jurisprudence

Change happens invisibly, in unexpected directions. It was only in 2017 that the Centre said that criminalizing marital rape would destabilize the institution of marriage and hurt the husband. But now...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Lost ground: Modi's meticulously choreographed visit to Ladakh

Sir — Monsoon evenings spent at home were once unimaginable without a hot cup of tea along with an assortment of fritters like beguni, peyaji, phuluri, daler bora or at the very least piping hot...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

So kind: Safoora Zargar's bail

The ‘humanitarian’ impulse, apparently, comes and goes. Safoora Zargar, arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on April 10, was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Jun...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.20

A mischievous jibe

By bending his knee at the Black Lives Matter protest in Ottawa, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, beamed a healing message of unity at a time of racial tension. Amit Shah is trying to foment...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Don't sully image by flouting distancing norms: JNU to teachers

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Friday appealed to its teachers 'not to sully the image of the university by violating Covid-19 guidelines', two days after some of them held a protest on the campus ag...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.20

Human rights now in India

Who defends in India the rights of the defenders of human rights? Going by the incisively worded letter of the European Parliament’s subcommittee on human rights to the Indian home minister, no one....
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.20

Take note: Mr Modi writes to the Republic

An epistolary note need not be a testimony to bitter truths. In his letter to the nation, published — possibly — to coincide with the first anniversary of his second term in power, the prime minis...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.20

Again: Arrest of anti-CAA protesters

A global pandemic is no reason to stop arresting young people who protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens. The two latest arrests are of Devangana Kalit...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.20

Stories that have not been told

With the announcement of the lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, conversations in Assam shifted from the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to health and survival. Such a shift is understandable. Bu...
By Dixita Deka in


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