Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicCommunal politics

Topic: communal politics

Happy BJP took a call against hatemongers, says BJP Minority Morcha head Jamal Siddiqui

BJP suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal over controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed 27 May. Democratic decisions take time, Siddiqui told ThePrint.

From silence to blaming ‘Bangladeshis, Rohingyas’, why AAP’s vocabulary on Muslims has changed

As AAP expands nationally, new approach is part of attempt to woo Hindu voters aligned with BJP but disaffected by its governance, say party leaders. But some fear it may backfire.

Face-saving act? Why state government transferred the road rage case to CID

After several BJP leaders saw a communal angle, Bengaluru Police Commissioner tweeted a clarification. But the issue didn’t stop there. 

BJP vowed ‘justice for Hindutva worker murders’ in Karnataka. 3 yrs on, here’s where cases stand

Bajrang Dal worker Harsha’s murder in Shivamogga last month brings spotlight back on BJP’s 2018 poll promise in Karnataka on providing justice to families of Hindutva workers 'slain for ideology'.

Rich Muslims, angry Hindus: Why coastal Karnataka and Kerala are hotbeds of violent politics

From Kozhikode in Kerala to Uttara Kannada in Karnataka, a unique brand of bloody, hateful, and divisive politics pervades the southwestern coastal districts.

Jharkhand assembly’s namaaz room row echoes in UP & Bihar, now BJP wants Hanuman mandir

2 September notice on room for namaaz in Jharkhand assembly sparks row not just in state, but Bihar & UP, with other party MLAs demanding similar benefits or prayer space for Hindus.

Off The Cuff with Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor talks to Shekhar Gupta about the difference between civic nationalism and the Hindutva idea of the nation, where the...

Indian history tells us that to move beyond Hindu nationalism, we must move beyond identity

India’s Constitution focused on individual freedom, unshackling people from the tyranny of group identities.

Bleak record on economy – the reason Modi’s BJP has returned to communal politics

Voters have to ask themselves why & what this angry, polarising, ugly campaign foretells for the nation if the BJP wins again.

For BJP and RSS, road to the Hindu Rashtra is not through Constitution

The contemporary Hindutva politics is also critical of the idea of ‘communal majority’.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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