Love Jihad
Opinion  /  Published 31.01.19

The cow: a weapon of polarisation and murder

It is not clear what happened in Bulandshahr. It seems from reports that some villagers in the district found either carcasses of 25 cows or segments of them in a forested area close by their locality...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.18

After the election results, a sense of relief

Much has been written and spoken about the implications of the recent assembly election results on the electoral landscape of the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in its strongholds of C...
By Manini Chatterjee

India  /  Published 06.10.18

Pair thrashed for inter-community motorcycle ride

A village panchayat chief in western Uttar Pradesh forced a Hindu woman to beat her male Muslim friend with her shoe and tie a rakhi on his wrist after catching her riding pillion on his motorcycle.Vi...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 13.03.19

Harmony ad makes trolls ‘Excel’ themselves

A barrage of invective-laced tweets that targeted Hindustan Unilever Ltd for its Holi-themed Surf Excel detergent ad has found an unlikely target — the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet mobile app.The bul...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

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


India  /  Published 04.02.20

'Love Jihad' not defined by law: government

The Centre on Tuesday said the term 'Love Jihad' is not defined under the extant of laws and no case related to it has been reported by any of the central agencies.Union minister of state for home G. ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.12.18

Law exam reflects culture of insult and murder

When sectarianism becomes the covert basis of policy and administration, it corrodes all spheres of life. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s enforcement of bans on cow slaughter, sales in cattle markets a...
By The Editorial Board

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

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.20

Love, not war

Thinking up smart labels for non-existent evils is a game that the Bharatiya Janata Party and its right-wing siblings are very good at. They are great believers in negative propaganda through catchy n...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 04.02.20

Love jihad? No such case: Govt

The Union home ministry on Tuesday told Parliament that “no such case of ‘love jihad’ has been reported by any of the central agencies” and that the term was not defined in current laws.The ac...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi


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