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A man holds a placard 'No CAB, No NRC' at a protest against the amended citizenship law in old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Photo

States going against NRC-NPR should know two wrongs don’t make a right

In attempting to uphold the Constitution of India, state governments such as Kerala, Telengana and Rajasthan must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
scales of justice

Why an atheist witness was ‘forced’ to take oath in the name of God in a Guwahati court

Earlier this week, a lower court in Guwahati refused an ‘atheist’ journalist from Arunachal to swear in the name of Constitution as there is no such provision for people like him.
Madrasa students

Assam to shut aided madrasas, Sanskrit schools: What Constitution says on minority institutes

The Assam government has decided to shut down all government madrasas and Sanskrit tols to reinvent themselves as high and higher secondary schools.
A village school in Kerala | Commons

Gurcharan Das wants Indian schools to be ‘free’, Salil Tripathi on a Kafkaesque India

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Gurcharan Das, Salil Tripathi, Kanwal Sibal & many more.
Protesters outside Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hate is hot in India. Colder ideas like constitutional patriotism must work harder to win

Constitutional patriotism is a modern concept anchored in the idea of the nation-state. The problem is that it depends upon imaginings as fuzzy as nationalism itself.
Sharjeel Imam. | Photo: Twitter/@Goutham09828240

Not Kunal Kamra, the real test for Indian liberals is Sharjeel Imam

Kunal Kamra got enormous support over travelling ban by some airlines. Sharjeel Imam has been charged with sedition and is being treated like a terrorist.
File photo of Raghuram Rajan

Madhav Khosla on Constitution’s caste ‘conundrum’, Raghuram Rajan’s tug of war in trade

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Congress sent a copy of the Indian Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Congress sends PM a copy of Constitution, says ‘read when you get free from dividing nation’

Congress tweeted the message along with a picture of an Amazon receipt which stated that the copy of the Constitution was being dispatched to the Central Secretariat.
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Patel’s one comment proved all was not well between Nehru and Constitution in 1950

Astute politician that he was, Sardar Patel clearly had insights into Nehru’s thinking, which informed the advice he gave the PM on sticking to the Constitution.
File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

Mattoo on Pandits’ Kashmir problem, R Ramachandran praises Constitution, 3 faults in GST

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

On Camera

Should Twitter, FB censor world leaders like Trump or remain platforms for freedom of speech?

Earlier, Twitter issued a fact-checking warning on Trump's controversial tweet threatening Minneapolis protesters.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.