A Dharam Sansad in Haridwar by Hindu religious leaders where calls to ‘kill Muslims’ were made has become more frightening because it was followed by inexplicable silence, no official condemnation, and no police action. Such incidents can no longer be dismissed as fringe – not in the age of viralling videos.
Yes to Aadhaar linkage and no to disclosing electoral bonds donor identity is govt’s double standard
Modi government’s argument that linking voters’ list with Aadhaar will solve the problem of multiple enrolments of same voter has strong merit. But electoral reforms cannot be selective. There’s an equally strong argument to disclose identities of donors of electoral bonds, which government has rejected. This is just double standards.
Punjab is fertile ground for an evil plot. Ludhiana blast calls for caution, strength to counter
The Ludhiana bomb blast signals, once again, an ill wind blowing over Punjab. The cocktail of a weak state government, election season, and growing politics over religiosity is fertile ground for somebody’s evil plot to set the marvelous state on fire. This calls for maturity, caution and strength to counter.