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Invoking UAPA against Kashmiri students for celebrating Pakistan’s cricket victory is an over-the-top response. Attaching criminality to cricket reactions is what nervous nations do. What began as a ‘Go to Pakistan’ abuse on social media has now escalated to authorities applying draconian, un-bailable laws. Mature societies need a nuanced response.

Bommai must crackdown on religious polarisation in Karnataka, not ignore or encourage

Killings over Hindu-Muslim relationships, a spurt in religious vigilantism, a government survey of churches over conversion – the rise in disturbing, communal headlines from Karnataka is worrying. New CM Bommai’s government should crack down on religious polarisation, not ignore or encourage it. Karnataka shouldn’t emulate the dangerous politics of heartland states.

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