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Brahmin women at a house in Boolgarhi village, Hathras | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Some want to call Hathras an ‘honour killing case’ — they forgot it’s an upper-caste practice

When was the last time you heard of Dalits killing their daughters for eloping with upper-caste men? ‘Honour killing’ is not really a Dalit trend.
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Congress listened, Yogi doesn’t — Why Hathras isn’t the same as Delhi 2012 gangrape case

Cremating the body at midnight, besieging family of Dalit victim, allowing displays of Thakur supremacy are all Hathras hallmarks.
People gathered at the house of the woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint

Dalit women often face sexual violence because of, yes, their caste

You will never, ever hear of a Dalit man raping an upper-caste woman. That alone tells you of the power dynamic of caste-based sexual violence.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai speaks in Lok Sabha during the Budget Session in New Delhi. | ANI

Raw caste data collected in 2011 given to social justice ministry, govt tells Rajya Sabha

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 data, excluding caste data, has been published.
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Kolkata professor says NIA trying to harass him, no connection with Bhima Koregaon case

IISER-Kolkata professor Partho Sarathi Ray said he has never visited the Bhima Koregaon memorial in Pune. The NIA has asked Ray to appear at its Mumbai office on 10 September.
Oprah talks about Isabel Wilkerson's book | Instagram/oprah

Oprah Winfrey sent a book on caste to 100 US CEOs but Indians still won’t talk about it

Isabel Wilkerson’s book ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’ is creating a storm everywhere but India. And it finally studies caste as a problem, not a system.
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India’s democracy crumbling? Constitution shows how to create democracy in unlikely settings

Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

How ‘Vikas Purush’ Nitish Kumar favoured fellow Kurmis in Bihar administration and politics

Kurmis make up just 2% of Bihar’s population, but members of the caste wield a lot of influence on Nitish Kumar’s administration and in his JD(U).
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Indian voters are ready to go beyond caste, some politicians are not

The era of overt caste politics is over, but Congress leader Jitin Prasada still thinks it’s 1989.
Manu statue in front of the Rajasthan High Court | Facebook/@RajasthanHC

Bristol brought down slave trader’s statue. This is what India should do with Manu statue

The year 2020 will not tolerate White-washing or Manu-splaining of history. It’s time to remove Manu statue from the premises of Rajasthan High Court.

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A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.