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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.
Ramachandra guha

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.
File photo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

NRC to GST – How Modi & Amit Shah create Anxiety Raj and still win elections

Modi’s popularity ratings keep rising despite economic slowdown and undemocratic lockdowns. This is how he does it.
Aatish Taseer | YouTube

Modi govt revokes author Aatish Taseer’s OCI card for ‘hiding’ father’s Pakistan origin

ThePrint Thursday reported the govt was considering revoking his OCI card months after he wrote an article critical of PM Modi in Time.

On Camera

Not Le Corbusier, Chandigarh’s original designer was a Polish architect who loved the Gita

Chandigarh should have been known as the city of Matthew Nowicki, who joined American architect Albert Mayer's team in early 1950. But then a tragedy happened.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.

Defence

Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Under Modi-Shah, BJP is back to being the Bharatiya ‘Baniya’ Party

BJP under Modi-Shah is returning to its protectionist, anti-MNC, technophobic old notions, underlining that strong governments can also be more risk-averse.