Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicCommunal tension

Topic: communal tension

‘Udaipur could’ve seen Godhra repeat’ — ‘Muslim boycott’, uneasy peace after Hindu tailor’s murder

Since Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s murder by two Muslim men, many Hindus have changed how they do business in the Old City. It has hurt both communities, but there are glimmers of hope.

‘Riots, hate, killings’ — how this Karnataka district became hotbed of Hindu-Muslim violence

The rise of Hindutva and Islamist forces, coupled with socioeconomic tensions, have turned Dakshina Kannada into an arena of what experts have called ‘competitive communalism’.

Bihar man stabbed for ‘watching’ Nupur Sharma video, police say ‘no communal angle’

Ankit Jha, 23, was stabbed several times at a betel shop in the state's Sitamarhi district.

‘I support Nupur Sharma’ — how a single WhatsApp forward ‘led to Amravati chemist’s murder’

Police claim 'mastermind', who runs NGO in Amravati, saw message & plotted killing of Umesh Kolhe with 5 aides. NIA took over investigation Saturday after police arrested 7 people.

BJP suspends Nupur Sharma, expels Naveen Kumar for remarks on Prophet Muhammad

The action comes after growing anger among Muslims both within and outside the country, with the Arab world calling for boycott of Indian goods.

Modi hits out at opposition, says some parties ‘trying to poison society for self-interest’

In a virtual address to senior BJP leaders, PM Narendra Modi also defended his government against the opposition's charge of 'Hindi imposition'.

‘WHO has lost credibility’ due to India deaths estimate — what Hindu Right press wrote this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindu media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past week.

Viral photo of Muslims offering namaz in Mumbai resurface amid Azaan, Hanuman Chalisa flare-up

Maharashtra has been alert ever since politician Raj Thackeray made a call to ban the use of loudspeakers for Azaan, an Islamic call to prayer.

Seven arrested for throwing torn pages of religious texts, pork at mosques in Ayodhya

The arrested allegedly belong to ‘Hindu Yodha Sangathan’ outfit & the leader of the group is a 'history-sheeter' with four criminal cases registered against him, police claimed.

Violence after ‘disturbed namaz’ in viral video is actually rival Chennai students fighting

Video has been shared by multiple right-wing handles, one followed by top BJP leaders.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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