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Cow Vigilantism
India  /  Published 17.05.19

‘Cow vigilante’ murder turmoil in Jammu

Alleged cow vigilantes shot a man dead in Jammu’s Bhaderwah valley on Wednesday night, triggering clashes between protesters and security forces and prompting the authorities to clamp a curfew and c...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

A republic of anger has no future

A man, a stepfather, goes out in the morning for a walk with his ‘wife’. When they return, he notices that the younger of his two stepsons — a child of four — has wet his bed. He flies into a ...
By Swami Agnivesh and Valson Thampu in

India  /  Published 15.04.19

'Intolerance is sweeping, no room for questions'

Economist, historian and social scientist Amiya Kumar Bagchi, a former Reserve Bank of India professor at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and founder-director, Institute...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 12.04.19

Jharkhand tribal beaten to death over dead bull

A tribal person has been beaten to death in Jharkhand after a group objected to flesh being sliced from a dead bull, police said on Thursday.Three persons were injured when a clash broke out over the ...
By Our Correspondent and PTI in Ranchi

India  /  Published 30.03.19

'There has been a distinct political articulation of Moditva, a Right-wing populsim'

Q: In your new book, you have crunched data to show that economic deprivation and social marginalisation of Muslims in India is getting worse.A: The situation of Muslims, as far as socio-political mar...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 24.03.19

Where is the Chow? Kidar hai?

I am having to speak. I am. Not that I imagined I would have to. Not that I wished to. But these are not times of one’s wishing or whim. These are not times that afford the luxury of the uncertainti...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.19

Animal protection groups must disavow hate

The past few years have seen a significant rise in Hindutva, the intolerant ideology that promotes ‘Hindu’ values as the sole basis of Indian culture. In the name of animal welfare, a Hindutva mov...
By Lakshmi Venkataraman in

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

Attacks on Kashmiris: Again Modi says too little too late

Timing is crucial in matters of governance. For instance, an elected government is expected to act quickly and firmly against those up to mischief. But even in a changed India, Narendra Modi and his a...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.19

BJP's cow contagion spreads to Congress

Certain obsessions seem to be contagious. The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, in the very short time since it has come to power, has managed to book alleged cow slaughterers and transporters no...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Defining the secular out of the conversation

In about three months, in the middle of May, Indians will find out if Narendra Modi’s first term was a fevered interregnum or the foundation of a Second Republic. If the BJP wins a stable majority e...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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