Opinion  /  Published 23.01.19

A broken republic where minorities live in fear

Irony proliferates in the India that the Bharatiya Janata Party is striving to build earnestly. In 1950, this young republic had adopted a Constitution — the sacred foundation of the democracy — w...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

On minority rights, can India fault Pakistan?

Throwing stones can be risky while dwelling in a mansion made of glass. The wisdom of this adage seems to have eluded the Bharatiya Janata Party when the foreign minister tweeted — this, after all, ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 11.03.19

Church to BJP: No one needs to prove one’s nationalism

All Indian citizens are equal stakeholders and none should be made to prove their nationalist credentials, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has told the BJP.It has asked the party to...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.19

What the branding of a prisoner says about us

Power is a double-edged sword, and the depths to which humanity can descend when the wrong edge is used are often unfathomable. This was evident recently when an inmate of Delhi’s Tihar jail who bel...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.20

‘Minorities quite secure in Bangladesh’

A Bangladeshi economist said on Saturday that the narrative that minorities in his country faced religious persecution was “not the real case” and “they are quite secure” in India’s eastern ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.19

Murshidabad Kali puja is amity beacon

Like every year, Mahendrapur is preparing for an elaborate Kali puja and the build-up in the village of over 10,000 in Murshidabad’s Suti could have been commonplace. It isn’t so because the entir...
By Alamgir Hossain in Suti(Murshidabad)

India  /  Published 23.12.19

'We will not submit'

Around 1 lakh people from different faiths crammed into an idgah in Bangalore on Monday while nearly another two lakh thronged the streets and lanes outside, all pledging not to furnish any documents ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 29.10.19

Assam Public Works (APW) gives list to Clause 6 panel

Assam Public Works (APW) on Tuesday submitted a list of 48 communities of the state to the high-powered committee on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. It said these communities are “indigenous Assamese...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

India  /  Published 17.12.19

Supreme Court bins minority plea for Hindus

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest plea that wanted Hindus to be declared minorities in eight states, the bench making it clear that state boundaries were based on language and n...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.19

Triple talaq: India must uphold legal pluralism

The Union law minister justified the criminalisation of instant triple talaq and said that 477 such divorces had taken place in 2018. He gave figures of the complaints that have been made under the re...
By Faizan Mustafa in


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