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Opinion  /  Published 11.01.19

Refuge cannot be granted on a sectarian basis

Not all fires are natural; some are lit because of political imperatives. The unrest that was witnessed in Assam and some other parts of the Northeast after the passage of the citizenship (amendment) ...
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Opinion  /  Published 10.01.19

To force a shutdown is simply illegal

Protest is undoubtedly a democratic right. And collective protest is a means of communicating people’s objections and demands to the elected government. But democracy is for everybody. The right to ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.19

Kerala 'women's wall' could play formative role

Change may happen in spite of prejudice. Not that the taking over of the issue of temple entry by a political agenda in Kerala is a mark of change. Yet one memorable event, which could become a format...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Meghalaya miner rescue delays are criminal

Take too long to address a problem, and it inevitably spirals out of control. The Supreme Court of India seemed to acknowledge this when it admonished the government of Meghalaya for its marked lack o...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.19

Stray cows expose BJP's poor grasp of farming

Cows — not chickens — seem to have come home to roost for the Bharatiya Janata Party. So much so that there are murmurs within the party itself. A BJP parliamentarian has spoken up on stray cattle...
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Opinion  /  Published 02.01.19

Primary education suffers as ministries wrangle

The Centre has been levying an education cess for primary education to create a dedicated corpus for school education called the Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh under the human resource development ministry s...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

What witch hunt deaths say about India

Many citizens of New India are particularly fond of talking about the glories of Indian civilization. And yet, the hallmark of a civilized society is its freedom from superstition and regressive pract...
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Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

The system of bail is eroded considerably

An exception cannot be allowed to become the norm. An inviolable line must separate these two in the sphere of law. The Supreme Court alluded to this basic tenet of jurisprudence while upholding the b...
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Opinion  /  Published 04.12.19

Agarwal commission report: Truth at last

It is not just the delivery of justice that is delayed in India, but the pursuit of truth as well. Against this background, where the Liberhan commission took 17 years to submit its report on the Babr...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.18

A different roll call

The Year of Rechristening is coming to an end. Surely, none would disagree — is disagreement even conceivable in a world that loathes diverse opinions and people? — that 2018 would be best remembe...
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