Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicCitizenship Amendment Bill

Topic: Citizenship Amendment Bill

Citizenship protests in northeast show Muslims are really on their own in this fight

Northeast unrest over citizenship law is hardly about secularism. People only want to protect their distinct tribal culture from Bengalis residing there.

What it needs to be a ‘Bharatiya’ and ‘sur ki nadi’ seems to have dried up

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

Citizenship law precursor to BJP declaring India a Hindu rashtra, says Manish Tewari 

Speaking at Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh, Congress MP Manish Tewari also said it is every country’s duty to give shelter to refugees without religious bias.

Tough to defend Nitish stand on citizenship law, say JD(U) leaders as cracks appear in party

RJD's Tejashwi Yadav says CM Nitish Kumar has entered a "rat’s hole" by supporting citizenship bill, party calls Bihar bandh on 21 December.

Amar Ujala calls CAB big BJP win, Bhaskar says opposition’s argument against it ‘fallacious’

A round-up of the Hindi newspapers opinion pages to reflect the viewpoint on topical issues from the heartland.

Assam’s old 1970s fury back with Citizenship Act. This time for a new, young generation

With massive opposition to the Citizenship Act, Assam is again feeling alienated and wronged by New Delhi.

Angry JD(U) MP says party has surrendered to BJP like Pakistan to India in 1971

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Dhaka lodges protest with India after Bangladesh diplomat ‘attacked’ in Assam

Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das to ‘discuss’ matter and asks her to ensure safety of the country’s diplomats posted in India.

Verniers says CAB ‘insidious’, Singhvi says it’s ‘infirm’, India-US ties hit ‘rough patch’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Assam’s fears rooted in history, unlike the communal spin Indian ‘intellectuals’ gave to CAB

The agitation against CAB in Assam does not bode well for BJP. Modi and Amit Shah must ensure the fire doesn't spread to rest of the northeast.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

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.
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