Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Anti-national

NCRB stopped collecting data on lynching, hate crime as it was ‘unreliable’, govt tells LS

The National Crime Records Bureau discontinued collecting hate crime data after 2017, and the term ‘anti-national’ is not defined in law, the government told Parliament Tuesday.

The ‘(Anti) National Gallery of Modern Art’, India’s sedition legacy, & ‘caged’ social media

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

19 PDP leaders refuse to sign bonds asking them not to take part in ‘anti-national activity’

The 19 PDP leaders were detained last week for trying to protest against the new land laws of J&K.

NCRB adds new category of ‘jihadi terrorists’, blames them for 85 deaths

‘Jihadi terrorists’, Naxals were added under a new section that also details instances of violence by ‘north-east insurgents’, ‘anti-national elements’ and ‘other terrorists'.

Trolled by Giriraj Singh, Shabana Azmi says her activism spares none

BJP leaders have been criticising Shabana Azmi for her remarks against trolls who go after critics of the Modi government.

Yogi’s anti-national clause for varsities: Curbing freedom or ‘cleansing’ student politics?

Yogi govt approved a draft Private Universities Ordinance that vows action against those found indulging in “anti-national activities” on campus.

Shah Faesal called out on social media: Kashmir students jailed in Karnataka have legal aid

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal had claimed that three Kashmiris jailed for an ‘anti-national’ post after the Pulwama attack had no legal aid.

ABVP forces Karnataka college lecturer to kneel & apologise for ‘anti-national’ FB post

ABVP members demand suspension, resignation and police action. They also question Karnataka home minister, Congress’ M.B. Patil, who owns the college.

How about calling Hadiya’s case ‘Kerala Hindutva case’ instead of ‘Kerala Love Jihad case’?

The media continues normalise a right-wing coinage and turn identities of marginalised people into click-bait commodities.

On Camera


Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.