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Sajith Kumar satirises the central government’s decision to put the onus of importing Covid vaccines on states to fight a national crisis.
Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on the arbitrary definition of ‘national security’ in the new IT rules that allow the government to trace social media posts.
Irshad Kaptan refers to the 20 villagers in Uttar Pradesh, who received Covaxin as a second dose after having the first dose of Covishield, prompting the government to clarify its stance on the mixing of vaccines.
Nala Ponnappa takes a swipe at the Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khola Patel and his ‘reforms’ aimed at changing the cultural landscape of the islands.