Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicBilkis Bano

Topic: Bilkis Bano

Xi didn’t start the fire & a newly discovered Himalayan peak, ‘Kem Cho’

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

Godhra a battle of ‘prestige’ for RSS-BJP. Bilkis Bano convicts, 2002, Ram Bhakts are key

Analysis of Godhra's past election data reveals seat has always seen neck-and-neck fierce battles between Congress & BJP & winning margin has never crossed 3000 votes since 2002.

Bilkis Bano moves SC against early release of 11 convicts who raped her, killed family in 2002

The apex court agreed to look into the plea after advocate Shobha Gupta mentioned the petition filed by Bilkis Bano before Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud.

Nirbhaya to Bilkis Bano—civil society stands demobilised. RSS ready to take space

The Indian civil society remains too pre-occupied with basic existential issues, proving their nationalism, to be able to speak truth to power.

From Tablighi Jamaat to Bilkis Bano—Majoritarianism growing in India, leftists not all wrong

To call leftists all wrong might be simple, even an utterly lucid argument. But coming from a doyen of the Hindu right in India, it is astonishing in its lack of nuance.

‘BJP trying to whip up hate before Gujarat polls’ says Urdu press on Bilkis convicts release row

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

India has travelled from ‘hang the rapists’ to ‘garland the rapists’. 2012 rape a distant memory

Welcoming convicted rapists with open arms doesn’t just blur the line that separates decent from foul; it frees the society of any shame or guilt to look within.

Our take on Kharge’s election, Liz Truss’ resignation, hunger findings—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Congress’s thumping victory on home turf & who’s the best ‘puppet’ of them all

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

Bilkis Bano rapists release isn’t just Hindu-Muslim issue. BJP leaders telling nobody’s safe

We know what will happen next. Even if the courts strike down the release of these rapists and murders, nothing will happen. They have already vanished.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.