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File photo | Amit Malviya (L) and Salman Khurshid (R) | Commons

Amit Malviya and Salman Khurshid wrote a book together. That too on Hindu Rashtra and CAA-NRC

In ‘The Citizenship Debate’, BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya and Congress leader and lawyer Salman Khurshid break down the CAA-NRC-NPR plan in their own words.
Villagers whose names are missing in the final list of National Register of Citizenship stage a protest in Assam | PTI

Gauhati High Court’s citizenship order is flawed because it ignores Indian reality

While putting onus on people to prove their citizenship, Indian courts have failed to establish some kind of standard for how one can discharge such a burden.
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, after Friday prayers, at Jama Masjid | PTI

Why Sardar Patel would have opposed NPR, NRC and CAA

Anyone born in India should be considered an Indian citizen. Period.
People wait to check their names on the final draft NRC in Assam | PTI

CAA rules must be stringent, offering citizenship only to real and not imagined refugees

Ambiguity and discretion in the current Citizenship Amendment Act could be designed for it to be more about NRC than actual refugees.
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From writing history to becoming a part: How Ramachandra Guha became face of CAA protests

Historian Ramachandra Guha fights his battles more with words. Which is why when he hit the streets to protest CAA, it seemingly shook even the BJP.
Captain Virat Kohli looks towards a sea of supporters

Cricket, hijab, language: How the British, French and Americans conduct citizenship tests

In any cricket match between England and a South Asian team, if Indians and Pakistanis cheered for non-English teams, they were accused of disloyalty.
Army personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, on 5 August, 2019 | PTI

Authoritarian streak among Indians on the rise and it’s helping BJP’s hard Right turn

Even globally, Indians demonstrate a lower commitment to democratic principles than people in other major countries, as per opinion polls.
Students outside Jamia Milia Islamia University in New Delhi on 13 December

Jamia cancels exams, declares holiday until 5 January over citizenship law protests

Jamia Milia Islamia saw massive protests Friday when students, who tried to march to Parliament, and policemen clashed.
File photo of voters in Varanasi | Pankaj Nangia/ Bloomberg News

Many countries have stumbled in their efforts to identify citizens. Can India be different?

India, which was under British rule from the 18th century to 1947, has seen many different governments try to define citizenship.
File image of Chennamaneni Ramesh

Why Chennamaneni Ramesh, a 4-time Telangana MLA, has been stripped of Indian citizenship

This is the third time MHA has passed an order cancelling the citizenship of Chennamaneni Ramesh, the TRS MLA from Vemulawada.

On Camera

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?