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College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Dehing Patkai, CAA, ‘Joi Aai Axom’ — It’s the students of Assam who have always led the state

Political activism and education have never been in opposition in Assam—what classrooms and textbooks teach, spill on to the streets.
A man holds a placard 'No CAB, No NRC' at a protest against the amended citizenship law in old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Photo

States going against NRC-NPR should know two wrongs don’t make a right

In attempting to uphold the Constitution of India, state governments such as Kerala, Telengana and Rajasthan must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

States can checkmate Modi govt on NRC in 3 easy steps: delink, defer, diffuse

States need not refuse NPR updating. They can insist on certain precautions to ensure Census’ sanctity and their own legal obligations are not violated.
A session of the Lok Sabha in progress. | PTI File Photo

India’s anti-defection law needs changes to promote party-level dissent on issues like CAA

The Anti-Defection Law has created a democracy of parties and numbers in India, rather than a democracy of debate and discussion.
People from northeastern states display placards during their protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. | PTI

CAA is a ‘benign’ law, scope for judicial review is limited, Modi govt tells SC

Home ministry’s counter-affidavit in Supreme Court says citizenship falls squarely within the domain of Parliament, and cannot be challenged through PILs.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

From CAA to NRC, India’s high courts are setting higher benchmarks than the Supreme Court

Supreme Court's silence on important matters echoes its Emergency-era behaviour when it crumbled and conformed to the ruling party's diktats.
RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi at the press conference Monday

RSS says westernisation biggest challenge, will make young recruits aware of family values

RSS general secretary Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi says 1 lakh young people have been identified and they will be trained to strengthen RSS footprint in the country.
A wave of panic gripped Yes Bank depositors Thursday as it was placed under a moratorium for 30 days

Puja Mehra slams RBI in Yes Bank crisis, Prabhat Patnaik sees nothing different in AAP

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Puja Mehra, Prabhat Patnaik, Kenneth Rogoff and others. Plus the day’s top editorials.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

S Jaishankar’s remark on India’s friends: Sign of new confidence or misplaced arrogance?

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar has said India is "maybe getting to know" who its "friends really are" over criticisms on CAA, Kashmir and Delhi riots.
A file photo of the Allahabad High Court | Commons

UP hoardings targeting anti-CAA protesters under Allahabad HC scanner, hearing at 3pm today

The HC had Saturday issued notices to the Lucknow administration seeking an explanation on under which law the hoardings were put up on the streets.

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Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".


Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.