Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Anti-Muslim

‘Threats, accusations of bias’ — why UK paper withdrew Hindu woman’s piece on anti-Muslim bigotry

The Independent pulled down the opinion piece Sunday after the author and her family allegedly received a slew of threats online.

IAS couple transferred for walking dog in a Delhi stadium went on ‘long leave’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

To the right of Yogi, there’s only an abyss. Modi should rein in BJP’s bigots

When religious issues such as Ayodhya were discussed in the past, there was at least a veneer of civility. Now, the naked hatred is on full display.

UP Police’s brutality shows Indian law enforcement remains true to its colonial heritage

The 1923 Goondas Act, which laid the foundation for legislation like the UP Gangsters Act, established a principle: No crime needs to be committed for punishment.

Pooja Pandey’s transformation into hate-spewing Sadhvi at forefront of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ mission

Sadhvi Annapurna gave up her married life, kids and job to don the saffron robe. Ten years later, she is on a mission to make India a Hindu Rashtra and 'cleanse' it of Muslims.

‘Communal slurs, people beaten’ at Delhi Hindu Mahapanchayat, police say they gave no permission

At the Mahapanchayat in Burari, Haridwar hate speech accused Yati Narsinghanand tells Hindus to ‘pick up arms’ and prevent India from getting a Muslim PM.

Police probe video of Chhattisgarh villagers’ ‘oath’ to boycott Muslims, say ‘they accept mistake’

Surguja IG and SP say viral video related to clash between Hindu, Muslim boys in Kundikala village earlier this month, investigation is in its ‘concluding stage’.

SIT to probe Dharma Sansad ‘hate speeches’; action against booked seers to be based on ‘findings’

Uttarakhand DGP says investigators ‘are examining whether charges made in the FIRs are arrestable or not, but accused will definitely be chargesheeted in court’.

Fabindia and Shami show how India is trapped between Hindutva and soft-Hindutva

Solidarity for Mohammed Shami or Fabindia won't hide the fact that, along with BJP, the opposition also has helped create the toxic atmosphere we see in India today.

Muslims must bow to Indian culture as Ram, Krishna, Shiva were their ancestors: UP minister

Anand Swaroop Shukla said that PM Modi & CM Adityanath have defeated the mindset intended to create an Islamic State by raising the 'flag of Hindutva & Indian culture'.

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Australia’s 1956 Test series win in India was a one-man genius—Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud played 8 Tests in India picking up 52 wickets. Among these were some of India’s finest batsman like Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar and Pankaj Roy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.