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UP must stop enforcement of ‘love jihad’ law. Criminalising such marriages is unacceptable

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UP Police’s high-handed enforcement of the ‘love jihad’ law must stop. Criminalising inter-faith marriages between consenting adults is constitutionally unacceptable and damages communal harmony. Judiciary will review it in the course of time. For now, it’s the UP government and the Union Home Ministry which need to impose a restraint.

J&K’s Roshni Act U-turn shows govt placed political expediency ahead of administrative welfare

J&K administration’s U-turn to seek modification of the high court’s order declaring Roshni Act null and void is another instance of the Centre acting first and thinking later. Concerns about the court ruling adversely affecting common people are genuine. But political expediency must not be the criterion for administrative decisions.

Bajrang Dal Christmas threat risky in NRC-affected Assam. It’s a spark that can light fires in NE

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