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The gruesome killing of a Dalit Sikh at the farmers’ protest site in Singhu underlines how passions are always dangerously on the edge in this crisis. This can only get worse and light bigger fires if not nipped now. Time to set politics aside and address the basic issue urgently.

Bhagwat’s NRC call is unnecessary provocation. It’s time to put a lid on this ludicrous idea

Mohan Bhagwat’s call for NRC — despite Prime Minister Modi clarifying there was no discussion for a pan-India version — is unnecessary provocation and needless invoking of an inflammatory issue. NRC in Assam was bad enough, a nationwide one would be disastrous. It’s time to put a lid on this ludicrous idea.

People on drugs belong in de-addiction centres, not jails. No bail to Aryan Khan a travesty

Aryan Khan’s continued custody and jail, and deferring bail decision till the 20th is a travesty. The courts’ tendency to routinely send people to judicial custody must be critically examined. Addicts and young people consuming drugs belong in de-addiction centres, not jail. NDPS should be applied to smugglers not users.

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