Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: communalism

Datta Peetha-Bababudangiri: How Karnataka’s Hindu-Muslim shrine became ‘Ayodhya of the South’

The shrine — a confluence of Islamic Sufism and the Hindu Avadhuta tradition — has become the focus of a Sangh Parivar campaign to ‘liberate’ it from Muslim influence.

BJP changing CMs to beat anti-incumbency is an acknowledgement of governance deficit in states

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Bajrang Dal denies role in Kerala nuns harassment, says ‘church lobby’ trying to defame it

Bajrang Dal statement came hours after Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and accused the right-wing group of harassing the nuns.

No, Delhi election wasn’t just about ‘development vs communalism’. That’s lazy analysis

No other recent election as the Delhi assembly polls demonstrates with as much clarity the futility of a single diagnosis of what Indians are truly voting for.

Pratap Mehta turns to Max Weber for answers & Harsh Mander on need for anti-lynching law

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

Kathua judge says there was communal tension in the area before 8-year-old’s rape & murder

The prosecution had claimed in court that the Bakerwal child was raped and killed in Kathua as part of a 'communal plot' to drive away the community.

Trolling the dead, women’s underpants & ‘Pappu’s Pappi’: Here’s worst of the 2019 campaign

Modi, Shah, Mamata, Mayawati or Rahul — this Lok Sabha election will be remembered for its vicious, personal attacks as well as brazenly sexist and communal remarks.

Mayawati regrets ‘hatred between Bajrang Bali & Ali’ as fight over Gods deepens

From Mayawati to Yogi Adityanath to Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh leaders continue to use Gods for campaigning purposes as the controversy rages on.

The good Muslim-bad Muslim binary is as old as Nehru

All political parties in India need Muslims for electoral survival.

Why is everyone so worked up over the phrase ‘Sarkari Mussalman’?

Forget ‘Sarkari Mussalman’, there is no place for even a ‘good Muslim’ in India's current political climate.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.