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Activists protest against the arrests of activists and alleged state repression, in New Delhi | Kamal Kishore/PTI

My mother was wrongly jailed for ‘waging war’ on India. A professor with bad knees, no bed

Our Supreme Court sings paeans to the supremacy of ‘human liberty’. What good is ‘liberty’ if you have drained a human’s life even before a trial has begun?
Representational image | Adeel Halim/Bloomberg News

India’s Muslim community under a churn: 85% backward Pasmandas up against 15% Ashrafs

Pasmandas’ slogan of 85% vs 15% against Syedwad is making backward Muslims talk about rights instead of virtue, dawa instead of dua.
Jagmohan Singh Raju | YouTube

Dalit IAS officer accuses top PMO official of caste bias, says he fears for his life

IAS officer Jagmohan Singh Raju alleges he’s still two ranks below his 1985 batchmates due to discrimination from P.K. Mishra, addl principal secy to the PM.
Jagmohan Singh Raju

Dalit IAS officer used to think caste bias was a myth. Now he’s fighting it

Jagmohan Singh Raju, a Dalit IAS officer of the 1985 batch, claims his elevation as additional secretary was stalled over his caste.
Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

All should get benefit of govt schemes irrespective of caste, creed & other factors: PM Modi

The prime minister invoked Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary to urge people to end caste discrimination and identify those who promote it for self interest.
Rohith Vemula

The IITs have a long history of systematically othering Dalit students

The toxic belief that ‘quota students’ are innately less able than ‘mainstream students’ is at the heart of this caste-based exclusion.
Narayan Singh Solanki (C) and Vishnu (L) at the site of the 'panchayat'. They have been accused by Shri Krishna for caste-based violence | ThePrint.in

Dalit boy, Muslim girl and a Thakur panchayat: How forbidden love rocked this UP village

The girl claims to have eloped of her own will, but the families remain divided as caste equations trump young love.
Indian cricket team

We should celebrate cricket more. It reduces caste divisions, finds study by MIT

A new study finds that collaborative interaction across caste lines, like in cricket leagues, can reduce caste divisions in India.
Manohar Lal Khattar

Khattar govt slammed for asking engineers casteist, sexist question about ‘bad omens’

Applicants were asked which was not a bad omen – ‘meeting a black Brahmin’, ‘an empty pitcher’, ‘a casket full of fuel’, or ‘sight of the Brahmin girl’.

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Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Next military reforms should be to set up integrated theatre commands, says Army chief

Army chief General MM Naravane also said the integration of the armed forces was an inevitability as it would lead to tri-services synergy and optimisation of resources.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.